THE 2007 GGOS WORKSHOP
The Global Geodetic Observing System (GGOS) of the International
Association of Geodesy (IAG) is coordinating the geodetic support for the
Earth sciences. Building upon the work of the IAG Services, GGOS provides the
geodetic infrastructure necessary to support the monitoring of the Earth system
and global change research. It is integrating the three pillars of geodesy,
which is geometry and kinematics, Earth orientation and rotation, and gravity
field and dynamics, in order to maximize the benefit for the scientific
community and society in general.
With the global geodetic reference frames and observations of the variations
in the Earth's shape, gravity field, and rotation, GGOS provides fundamental
contributions to the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS).
In a detailed strategy process, GGOS is currently developing the plan for a
geodetic observing system that will meet future requirements not only of GEOSS
but also of science and society in general.
To a large extent, the Workshop was based on the results of the strategy
process and discussed steps towards the implementation of the recommendations
given in the strategy report.
The 2007 GGOS Workshop was integrated into the International Geohazards Week
2007. The GGOS Workshop was intended as an outreach activity of GGOS to both the
space agencies and users. The Workshop discussed the current and future
contributions of GGOS to Earth observations and, in particular, an observing
system for geohazards applications. The Workshop was organised to help
facilitate the communication between scientific user communities and those who
will provide the geodetic products. Therefore, the Workshop was organised
in conjunction with the Third International Geohazards Workshop, organised by
the IGOS-P Geohazards Theme, which took place after the GGOS Workshop.
||5 April 2007|
||20 April 2007|
|Deadline, submission of abstract
||31 August 2007|
|Notification of acceptance
||24 September 2007|
|Full programme available
||5 October 2007|
||20 October 2007|
More information is available on the GGOS 2007 workshop website at http://geodesy.unr.edu/ggos/ggosws_2007/.