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IAG Symposia » G07. Global Geodetic Observing System (GGOS) and Earth monitoring services

[G07-2] GGOS focus on reference frames

Thu. Aug 3, 2017 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Room 502 (Kobe International Conference Center 5F, Room 502)

Chairs: Detlef Angermann (Technical University of Munich) , Richard Gross (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology)

4:30 PM - 4:45 PM

[G07-2-01] Activities of the UN GGIM on the Global Geodetic Reference Frame

Gary Johnston1, Laila Lovhoiden2, Anne Jorgensen2, John Dawson1 (1.Geoscience Australia, 2.Norwegian Mapping Authority)


The United Nations initiative on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) plays a leading role in setting the agenda for the development of global geospatial information and promoting its use in addressing key global challenges. It provides a forum for liaison and coordination between Member States, and also between Member States and international organizations. Recognizing the importance of the Global Geodetic Reference Frame (GGRF) for science and societal applications the UN GGIM facilitated a group of interested member nations and international organisations, including the IAG, to commence cooperation on global geodesy under the auspices of the UN. This presentation will detail the achievements so far including the adoption of a UN General Assembly Resolution on Geodesy and the development of a Roadmap for the sustainability and enhancement of GGRF. It will also discuss plans for the development of an implementation plan for the GGRF Roadmap.