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UN Subcommittee on Geodesy established

Last August the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) decided to elevate the Global Geodetic Reference Frame (GGRF) Working Group to a permanent Subcommittee on Geodesy. Following this decision the GGRF Working Group drafted the Terms of Reference (TOR) for the subcommittee and developed a transition plan from Working Group to Subcommittee on Geodesy. This August, during the UN-GGIM seventh session, the Terms of Reference(...)

NASA, Norway to Develop Arctic Laser-Ranging Station

By Maria-José Viñas NASA\'s Earth Science News Team NASA and the Norwegian Mapping Authority are partnering to develop a state-of-the-art satellite laser ranging station 650 miles from the North Pole that will produce high-precision locations of orbiting satellites, help track changes in the ice sheets and improve the efficiency of marine transportation and agriculture. The Arctic station will be the latest addition to a global network of space geodetic stations, which(...)

IAG-IASPEI Joint Scientific Assembly, Kobe, July 30-August 4, 2017

IAG welcomes the participants of the IAG-IASPEI Jouint Scientific Assembly! Conference website is available here.(...)

Unified Analysis Workshop 2017

by Richard Gross* and Tom Herring† *Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA †Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA Overview Unified Analysis Workshops are co-organized by the International Association of Geodesy’s (IAG’s) Global Geodetic Observing System (GGOS) and International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service (IERS). This was the 5th in a series of workshops that are held every two to three yea(...)

Inauguration of the Onsala Twin Telescopes

The Onsala Space Observatory, Chalmers University of Technology, and the International VLBI Service for Geodesy and Astrometry (IVS) are proud to announce the ceremonial inauguration of a new pair of Twin Telescopes for geodetic and astrometric VLBI. More than 200 international and national guests, including veterans of the first transatlantic VLBI observations in 1968 as well as the regional governors and representatives of Chalmers, participated in the festivity on Thursday(...)

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