at the IUGG General Assembly 2007 in Perugia the new Terms of Reference (ToR) of the Global Geodetic Observing System (GGOS) were accepted by the IAG Executive Committee. According to these new ToR, the following new components of GGOS are going to be established:
In the GGOS website http://ggos.gfz-potsdam.de/ggos/index.php?id=20 you will find the Calls for Proposals (CfP) for these new components. The deadline for submitting your proposal is extended:
November 7, 2008.
More details are given in the documents mentioned.
Please consider this unique opportunity to contribute with your institution, possibly in cooperation with other institutions, to these important activities of GGOS.
Looking forward to your proposals,
with best regards,
Chair of GGOS
The IAG Commission 4 will be co-sponsoring the session on Applications in Surveying, Geodesy, Science and Timing at the upcoming International Technical Meeting of the Institute of Navigation (ION ITM 2009) to be held in Anaheim, California, January 26-28, 2009 (https://www.ion.org/meetings/itm2009cfa.cfm) The theme of the ION ITM 2009 is "GNSS Technology: A Path to Sustainable Economic and Social Benefits for Developing Countries" The session will be co-chaired by Dr. Dorota Grejner-Brzezinska, The Ohio State University and Dr. Jade Morton, Miami University.
Commission 4 Announcement
There are over 500 pre-planned sessions for the AGU Fall 2008 Meeting, including 21 sessions organized by the Geodesy Section of AGU. Among the Geodesy Sessions are 4 sessions on Future GNSS, Geodetic and Geophysical Applications based on GNSS signals, GNSS equipment and site monumentation as well as GNSS signal propagation errors. For further information see http://www.agu.org/meetings/fm08/.
IAG 2009 Scientific Assembly, Buenos Aires, Argentine, August 31 to September 4, 2009
2nd Circular is reachable through the webpage of the conference www.iag2009.com.ar.
Local Organizing Committee
2nd International Conference on Earth Observation for Global Changes
25–29 May 2009, Chengdu, China
2nd Announcement and Call for Papers is available from http://www.eogc2009.com.cn/.
15–19 June 2009, Rome, Italy, Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei
Scientific Organization Committee:
Local Organization Committee:
The first circular letter will be sent out in December, 2008. By that time, a website will have been set up with additional information (under construction).
on November 14, 2008 at Berlin (Germany)
(Extract of the Second Circular)
On November 1, 2008, Prof. Dr. techn. Dr. h.c. mult. Helmut Moritz, Graz, Member of the Leibniz Society of Sciences at Berlin, Full Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW), foreign member of over ten national academies of sciences, is reaching the age of 75.
On this occasion the Leibniz Society, to honour its standing member of many years’, is organising an all-day Colloquium on the theme “Scientific Geodesy” on November 14, 2008, at Berlin. This colloquium is supported by the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW), the International Association of Geodesy (IAG) and the Graz Technical University.
We invite warmly all the friends of Helmut Moritz, his colleagues, coworkers and scholars, as well as all the persons, interested in the theme of the colloquium, to attend.
A registration fee for the colloquium is not requested. We ask to apply for registration in time using the application form.
Pre-programme on November 13, 2008
10.00 to 16.00 h Scientific sessions of the Leibniz Society on themes of theoretical physics to honour Hans-Jürgen Treder, Member of Leibniz Society, who passed away on November 18, 2006, on the occasion of his 80 th birthday (Programme enclosed)
18.00 h Informal meeting of the contributors to the Colloquium „Scientific Geodesy“
November 14, 2008 Colloquium „Scientific Geodesy“
Location of the sessions: Otto-Suhr-Saal in Neues Stadthaus at Berlin-Mitte, Parochialstr. 1-3, near by the stations S- und U-Bahnhof Alexanderplatz.
Registration for attendance is requested.
The contributions will be presented in the language used in the title. Summaries in German and English will be available during the meeting.
10.00 h – 12.30 h Morning Session
10.00 h Opening, Laudationes, Addresses
Dieter B. Herrmann, President of the Leibniz Society,
Begrüßung und Eröffnung des Kolloquiums
Herbert Mang, Former President of the Austrian Academy of Sciences,
Laudatio auf Helmut Moritz
Heinz Kautzleben, Member of the Leibniz Society,
Die Geodäsie ab dem IGJ und Helmut Moritz
Herrmann Drewes, General Secretary of the International Association of Geodesy,
Address to Helmut Moritz from the IAG
Hans Sünkel, Rector of the Graz Technical University,
Grußadresse der TU Graz
Addresses from the Austrian Geodetic Commission and the German Geodetic Commission
Bogdan Ney, Member of the Presidium of the Polish Academy of Sciences,
Address to Helmut Moritz from the Polish Academy of Sciences
Yury M. Neyman, Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography,
The Russian Geodesy and Helmut Moritz. Address from MIIGAIK
Announcement of the other addresses from Academies, Scientific Societies and Universities, which has elected Helmut Moritz for Foreign Member or Doctor honoris causa, respectively
11.30 h Start of presenting the scientific papers
Fernando Sansň & G. Venuti, Milano,
The convergence problem for the collocation solution; a return
Christian C. Tscherning, Copenhagen,
The use of least-squares collocation for the processing of GOCE data
Petr Holota, Prague,
Problems of potential theory in gravity field studies
Elena Mazurova, Moscow,
Corrections for ellipsoidality
12.30 h to 14.30h Lunch break
14.30 h to 17.00 h Afternoon session
14.30 h Continuation of presenting the scientific papers
Erik W. Grafarend, Stuttgart,
Helmut Moritz, das Somigliana-Pizetti-Referenz-Schwerefeld und „Mars“, die Referenz-Äquipotentialfläche
Jürgen Müller, Hannover,
Moderne Geodäsie – eine Herausforderung für Gravitations- und Quantenphysik
Bernhard Hofmann-Wellenhof, Graz,
Galileo Galilei und Helmut Moritz im Diskurs
Bogdan Ney, Warsaw,
Integration of geoinformations
Victor P. Savinykh, Moscow,
Space monitoring for nature and antropogenic disasters
Juhani Kakkuri, Helsinki,
Weikko Heiskanen and Helmut Moritz
Markku Poutanen, Helsinki,
From Maupertuis to GRACE. Finnish contributions to the global geodesy
Günter Leonhardt, Gera,
Der Dresdener Geodät Horst Peschel (1909-1989)
Dieter Lelgemann, Berlin,
Eratosthenes von Kyrene und das heliozentrische Konzept des Planetensystems
Herbert Hörz, Berlin,
Unbestimmtheit und Exaktheit in der Wissenschaft – Anmerkungen zu wissenschaftsmethodologischen Überlegungen von Helmut Moritz
Helmut Moritz, Graz,
Schlusswort zum Kolloquium
Große Mathematiker und die Geowissenschaften. Von Pythagoras zu Einstein und Hilbert
17.00 h End of the scientific meeting
18.00 h Informal meeting of the participants to the Colloquium “Scientific Geodesy” to honour Helmut Moritz
Addresses for Questions:
Leibniz-Sozietät der Wissenschaften zu Berlin e.V.
Langenbeck-Virchow-Haus, Luisenstr. 58/59, D-10117 Berlin
Prof. Dr. Heinz Kautzleben
Schneewittchenstr. 18, D-12524 Berlin
May 25-29, 2009, Chengdu, China
The Second International Conference on Earth Observation for Global Changes (EOGC2009) will take place in Chengdu, China, 25-29 May 2009. Knowledge about changes to the Earth's surface and the underlying processes that induce them has enormous impacts on how society responds to these changes. With its remarkable progress in the past decade, Earth observation technology has been playing a crucial role in studies on global changes. EOGC2009 promises to bring together a broad range of scientists, researchers, students, and practitioners worldwide in leading academic institutions and government and industrial laboratories, to enjoy a week of technical sessions, tutorials, exhibits and social activities. Please visit http://www.eogc2009.com.cn/ for details.
IAG 2009 Buenos Aires
August 31 to September 4, 2009
The International Association of Geodesy Scientific Assembly IAG2009 that will be hosted by the IUGG National Committee together with the Argentine Association of Geophysics and Geodesy, will take place in the city of Buenos Aires. IAG2009 will be an event that covers the whole of geodesy in an exciting social environment that extends our knowledge, improves our practice, and widens our friendship networks. Following the long outstanding tradition of these scientific assemblies, IAG2009 will be a major scientific event, bringing together geodesists from all over the world, and demonstrating the vital role that geodesy plays in our society. This will be the main geodetic meeting in 2009. 2nd Circular is reachable through the webpage of the conference www.iag2009.com.ar.
November 5-7, 2008, Irvine, CA, USA
The ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems 2008 (ACM GIS 2008) is the sixteenth event of a series of symposia and workshops that began in 1993 with the aim of bringing together researchers, developers, users, and practitioners carrying out research and development in novel systems based on geo-spatial data and knowledge, and fostering interdisciplinary discussions and research in all aspects of geographic information systems. Additional information is available through the webpage http://acmgis08.cs.umn.edu/.
November, 12-14, 2008, Potsdam, Germany
The summit will be held in Wissenschaftspark Albert Einstein, Potsdam, Germany from 12-14 November 2008. It will bring together leading scientists from Geoinformatics and Global Change research and will foster the exchange of ideas, cooperation between so-far disjoint scientific fields and provide time for in-depth discussion. For details please visit the webpage of conference, www.isde-summit-2008.org.
December 5-13, 2008, e-conference
The Fourth International Conference on Systems, Computing Sciences and Software Engineering SCSS 2008 provides a virtual forum for presentation and discussion of the state-of the-art research on Systems, Computing Sciences and Software Engineering. SCSS 2008 is one of the sub-conferences in the CISSE series of international joint e-conferences. SCSS 08 provides a virtual forum for presentation and discussion of the state-of the-art research on computers, information and systems sciences and engineering. The virtual conference will be conducted through the Internet using web-conferencing tools, made available by the conference. Authors will be presenting their PowerPoint, audio or video presentations using web-conferencing tools without the need for travel. The website of the conference is .
December 15-19, 2008, San Francisco, USA
The 2008 AGU Fall Meeting is expected to draw a crowd of over 15,000 geophysicists from around the world. The Fall Meeting provides an opportunity for researchers, teachers, students, and consultants to present and review the latest issues affecting the Earth, the planets, and their environments in space. This meeting will cover topics in all areas of Earth and space sciences. Among the Geodesy Sessions are 4 sessions on Future GNSS, Geodetic and Geophysical Applications based on GNSS signals, GNSS equipment and site monumentation as well as GNSS signal propagation errors. For further information see http://www.agu.org/meetings/fm08/.
February, 1-6, 2009, Cancun, Mexico
GEOWS 2009, The International Conference on Advanced Geographic Information Systems & Web Services will be held in Cancun, Mexico between 1-6 February 2009. Conference details and call for papers are reacheable from the webpage http://www.iaria.org/conferences2009/GEOWS09.html.
March, 3-5, 2009, Munich, Germany
The Munich Satellite Navigation Summit 2009 – the seventh one, to be held March 3-5, 2009 in the famous “Residenz München”, Germany – has been established as the European and International conference with global impact featuring invited high-ranking worldwide speakers from industry, science and governments dealing with the directions of satellite navigation now and in the future. Emphasizing a future trend in satellite navigation, this year’s Summit will focus on special sessions on safety and security, in particular also on the use of the Galileo Public Regulated Service (PRS). Please visit http://www.munich-satellite-navigation-summit.org/Summit2009/ for details.
July 10-13, 2009, Orlando, Florida, USA
The 7th International Conference on Computing, Communications and Control Technologies: CCCT 2009 (http://www.2009iiisconferences.org/CCCT) will take place in Orlando, Florida, USA, on July 10th - 13th, 2009. CCCT Conferences are yearly events intended to serve as an encounter point for Computer, Communications and Control Technologies researchers, practitioners, consultants and users who have been interchanging ideas, research results and innovations in the mentioned areas and other related topics. The deadline to submit a paper/abstract is November 12th, 2008.
July 21-24, 2009, Presidente Prudente, Săo Paulo, Brazil
The 6th International Symposium on Mobile Mapping Technology “Mobile Mapping Serving the Information Society” will take place in Presidente Prudente, Săo Paulo, Brazil, July 21-24, 2009. The main objective of the conference is to discuss the most recent technology and its application, to exchange experiences and to promote future research aiming at the development and the production in the fields related to mobile mapping. You may want to check out the website http://www.fct.unesp.br/eventos/simposio/mmt09/ingles to get preliminary information on MMT’09.
IHB. Monaco, October 15 – 17, 2008
The Fifth Conference of the IAG/IHO* Advisory Board on Scientific and Technical Aspects of the Law of the Sea (ABLOS) was held at the International Hydrographic Bureau, in the Principality of Monaco, on 15-17 October 2008. The purpose of this Conference was to draw together specialists from a variety of disciplines for a discussion of the challenges that arise when applying science and technology with due consideration of the juridical requirements of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). The Conference was very successful, attracting a capacity audience of 90 delegates from 30 countries, with 23 papers being presented during 9 sessions. The sessions dealt with such topics as:
· The delimitation of the outer continental shelf
· Technical and legal issues concerning territorial sea baselines in a changing environment
· The protection of the marine environment - principles and practices
· The definitions of sea level and sounding datum
· The establishment and application of marine cadastres
· Marine scientific research and the collection of oceanographic data
Most of the papers submitted and presentations given during the Conference are available for download from the IHO web site http://www.iho.int > Committees > ABLOS > 5th Conference.
The 6th ABLOS Conference is planned to be held in Monaco in October 2010 and further details will be made available in due course.
The Conference was preceded by the 15th ABLOS Business Meeting which was held on 14-15 October. The meeting was well attended with only 1 member of ABLOS not being able to attend. The ex-officio members from the United Nations – Division for Ocean Affairs and Law of the Sea (UN-DOALOS) and the IHB and five Observers also attended the meeting. The meeting elected Professor Chris Rizos (Australia), from the IAG, as the new Chairman, and Chris Carleton (UK), from the IHO, as Vice Chairman. They assumed their positions following the closure of the 5th Conference. (The report of the 15th Business Meeting will be available from the ABLOS section of the IHO web site once it has been approved by the ABLOS members.)
* IAG: International Association for Geodesy; IHO: International Hydrographic Organization
This document has been provided by the Communicational and Outreach Branch of the International Association of Geodesy.