JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2020

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[E] Oral

S (Solid Earth Sciences ) » S-GD Geodesy

[S-GD01] Geodetic Infrastructure for Monitoring the Dynamic Earth: The Global Geodetic Observing System

convener:Basara Miyahara(GSI of Japan), Richard S Gross(NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory)

[SGD01-04] GGOS Bureau of Networks and Observations: Network Infrastructure and Related Activities

*Michael R Pearlman1, Carey E Noll2, Dirk Behrend3, Allison Craddock4, Erricos Pavlis5, Jérôme Saunier6, Elizabeth Bradshaw7, Riccardo Barzaghi8, Daniela Thaller9, Benjamin Maennel10, Ryan Hippenstiel Hippenstiel11, Roland Pail12, Nicholas Brown13 (1.Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge MA, United States, 2.NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Code 61A, Greenbelt MD, United States, 3.NVI, Inc./NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt MD, United States, 4.Jet Propulsion Laboratory/California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States, 5.University of Maryland, Baltimore MD, United States, 6.Institut Géographique National, St. Mande, France , 7.National Oceanography Centre, Liverpool, United Kingdom, 8.Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy, 9.Bundesamt fuer Kartographie und Geodaesie, Frankfurt, Germany, 10.GeoForschungsZentrum, Potsdam, Germany, 11.National Geodetic Survey, Silver Spring, MD, United States, 12.Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Munich, Germany, 13.Geoscience Australia, Canberra, Australia)

Keywords:Space Geodesy, Reference Frames, GGRF, Global Geodetic Observing System, Co-located Geodetic Techniques

The GGOS Bureau of Networks and Observations works with the IAG Services (IVS, ILRS, IGS, IDS, IGFS, and PSMSL) to advocate for the expansion and upgrade of space geodesy networks for the maintenance and improvement of the reference frame and other applications, as well as for the integration with other techniques, including absolute gravity and sea level measurements from tide gauges. New sites are being established following the GGOS concept of “core” and co-location sites, and new technologies are being implemented to enhance performance in data yield as well as accuracy. The Bureau continues to meet with organizations to discuss possibilities, including partnerships, for new and expanded participation. The GGOS Network continues to grow as new stations join every year.

The Bureau holds meetings frequently, providing the opportunity for representatives from the services to meet and share progress and plans, and to discuss issues of common interest. It also monitors the status and projects the evolution of the network based on information from the current and expected future participants. Of particular interest at the moment is the integration of gravity and tide gauge networks and the forthcoming establishment of the new absolute gravity reference frame.

The IAG Committees and Joint Working Groups play an essential role in the Bureau activity. The Standing Committee on Performance Simulations and Architectural Trade-offs (PLATO) uses simulation and analysis techniques to project future network capability and to examine trade-off options. The Committee on Data and Information is working on a strategy for a GGOS metadata system for data products and a more comprehensive long-term plan for an all-inclusive system. The Committee on Satellite Missions is working to enhance communication with the space missions, to advocate for missions that support GGOS goals and to enhance ground systems support. The IERS Working Group on Site Survey and Co-location (also participating in the Bureau) is working to enhance standardization in procedures, outreach and to encourage new survey groups to participate and improve procedures to determine systems’ reference points, a crucial aid in the detection of technique-specific systematic errors.

We will give a brief update on the status and projection of the network infrastructure of the next several years, and the progress and plans of the Committees/Working Group in their critical role in enhancing data product quality and accessibility to the users.