The GGHS2016 “Gravity, Geoid and Height Systems 2016” Meeting is the first Joint Commission2 and IGFS Symposium co-organized with GGOS Focus Area 1 “Unified Height System”. It will take place in Thessaloniki, Greece September 19-23, 2016 at the premises of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Main Ceremony Hall of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki).
The main focus of GGHS2016 will be on methods for observing, estimating and interpreting the Earth gravity field as well as its applications. Therefore it will cover all fields of studies and objectives of IAG Commission 2, IGFS and GGOS Focus Area 1.
GGHS2016 continues the long history of IAG’s Commission 2 Symposia, GGG2000 (Banff, Canada), GG2002 (Thessaloniki, Greece), GGSM2004 (Porto, Portugal), GGEO2008 (Chania, Greece), GGHS2012 (Venice, Italy), with those of IGFS, 1st IGFS Meeting 2006 (Istanbul Turkey), 2nd IGFS Meeting 2010 (Fairbanks, Alaska, USA), 3rd IGFS Meeting 2014 (Shanghai, China) under a unified umbrella, the latter being decided during the XXVI IUGG General Assembly in Prague.
Session 1: Current and future satellite gravity missions
Session 2: Global gravity field modelling
Session 3: Local/regional geoid determination methods and models
Session 4: Absolute and relative gravimetry: observations and methods
Session 5: Height systems and vertical datum unification
Session 6: Altimetry, Mass transport and Climate-relevant processes
Feb. 15, 2016 – May 31, 2016 Abstract Submission
Jun. 15, 2016 Early Registration
Jun. 30, 2016 Abstract acceptance notification
Jul. 31, 2016 Session organization
Aug. 15, 2016 Letter of schedule
George S. Vergos (Chair of the LOC)
Vassilios N. Grigoriadis
Dimitrios A. Natsiopoulos
Ilias N. Tziavos
Roland Pail (President Comm. 2)
Riccardo Barzaghi (President IGFS)
Shuanggen Jin (Vice President Comm. 2)
Laura Sanchez (Chair GGOS Focus Area 1 JWG 0.1.1)
Leonid Vitushkin (Chair SC2.1)
Jonas Agren (Chair SC 2.2)
Adrian Jäggi (Chair SC 2.3)
Maria Cristina Pacino (Chair SC 2.4)
Xiaoli Deng (Chair SC 2.5)
Jürgen Kusche (Chair SC 2.6)
Pavel Novak (representative ICCT)
Sylvain Bonvalot (Director BGI)
Franz Barthelmes (Director ICGEM)
Mirko Reguzzoni (Director ISG)
Jean-Pierre Barriot (Director ICET)
More information on the conference sessions, venue site, accommodation and hosting city along with important dates for abstract submission, registration, trip and visa arrangements can be found in the symposium website at http://www.gghs2016.com
and the First Circular.
We are looking forward to welcoming you in Thessaloniki!
George S. Vergos
(on behalf of the GGHS2016 LOC and Scientific Committee)