IAG releases statement on Ukraine

The International Association of Geodesy (IAG) has released a statement on the conflict in Ukraine: The International Association of Geodesy and its services strongly condemn the unprovoked and premeditated Russian invasion of Ukraine. We are deeply troubled by the loss of life and hundreds of thousands of civilians becoming refugees, and are very concerned about […]

Australia–Europe Symposium on Research Infrastructures

The RI-VIS Australia – Europe Symposium will be held between Tuesday, October 5th and Thursday, October 7th 2021, as a virtual event. International cooperation in science and technology is an important part of addressing major global issues like climate change, infectious disease, food security, and natural disasters. Research Infrastructures are organizations providing state-of-the-art resources, services […]

August 2021: IVS newsletter, issue #60

The August 2021 issue of the IVS Newsletter is available on the IVS CC website. https://ivscc.gsfc.nasa.gov/publications/newsletter/issue60.pdf Topics include: Helsinki to host the General Meeting in 2022 Interview with newly elected IVS Chair Alex Nothnagel News from the Board One Thousand and One R1s (and R4s) TOW2021: A Virtual Success TOW: A Teacher’s Perspective

Seminar: VLBI tie between the legacy and VGOS geodetic antennas at Kōkeʻe Park Geophysical Observatory, Hawaii, USA

Arthur Niell held an informative talk for the US NASA Goddard group (virtually) on 15 June 2021, on VLBI ties at the Kōkeʻe Park Geophysical Observatory (KPGO) station in Hawaii. The seminar was recorded; the talk and accompanying slides are available for download here. slides (PDF): 20210615_VLBITies_ArthurNiell.pdf seminar video (MP4): 20210615_VLBITies_ArthurNiell_2.mp4

Seminar: Station Amplitude Calibration

Eskil Varenius held an excellent seminar on amplitude calibration at the 8 April 2021 VGOS Technical Committee (VTC) meeting. This topic is of high relevance for the VGOS stations. His presentation slides and a recording of the seminar are linked below. (Thanks to Dirk Behrend for the coordination of this event.) Title: Station Amplitude Calibration: […]

IVS Directing Board updates: March 2021

The IVS Directing Board (DB) recently elected a new chair, Dr. Rüdiger Haas, of the Onsala Space Observatory of the Chalmers University of Technology in Onsala, Sweden. Rüdiger also serves as the IVS representative to the IERS. Also recently elected were representatives Pablo de Vicente, Yebes Observatory, Spain (Networks) and Oleg Titov, Geoscience Australia (Analysis). […]

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