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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)

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM

[G07-2-02] Roadmap to implement the UN resolution on Global Geodetic Reference Frame in Europe

Markku Poutanen (Finnish Geospatial Research Institute FGI, Masala, Finland)

In February 2015 the United Nations General Assembly adopted the resolution on a Global Geodetic Reference Frame for Sustainable Development (A/RES/69/266), recognizing the importance of a globally coordinated approach to geodesy. The plan and the roadmap were formulated by the working group on the Global Geodetic Reference Frame (GGRF) of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM).

UN-GGIM has regional entities, including UN-GGIM:Europe. In connection with the implementation of the GGRF roadmap it is assumed beneficial that the regions contribute through regional GGRF working groups. The UN-GGIM: Europe working group “GRF-Europe" (Geodetic Reference Frames – Europe) was established in 2016 to prepare and implement the plan in Europe. GRF-Europe will be working with a close connection to geodesy-related organizations in Europe and actively contribute to the work of the sub-committee on Geodesy in UN. GRF-Europe will provide a link between the geospatial community, scientists and policy makers. In this presentation we will describe current status and plans of GRF-Europe.