TOW 2021: 11th IVS Technical Operations Workshop

The 11th IVS Technical Operations Workshop (TOW) is being hosted by MIT Haystack Observatory — this year completely online, because of the pandemic. The classes are going well despite the lack of in-person conversations. Looking forward to getting back to normal for upcoming meetings! For the program, TOW Notebook of presentations and documents, and more […]

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). […]

April 2021: IVS newsletter, issue #59

The April 2021 issue of the IVS Newsletter is available on the IVS CC website. https://ivscc.gsfc.nasa.gov/publications/newsletter/issue59.pdf Topics include: News from the Board: Changing of the Guard Swiss Analysis Center at ETH Zurich Stream the Lectures of the 3rd VLBI School on Vimeo EVGA2021 Held Successfully in Cyberspace From vlbi.org From the VGOS World How to: […]

T2++ countdown!

IVS stations will be performing a historic set of observations called “T2++” sessions on January 12, 2021, and on November 30, 2021. In these two sessions, 24 and 28 IVS radio telescopes, respectively, will be participating, and will perform a series of simultaneous observations of quasars as fixed reference points on the sky. The main […]

IVS Infrastructure Development Plan 2030: Request for feedback

The final version of the IVS Infrastructure Development Plan 2030 is now available on the IVS Coordinating Center website, https://ivscc.gsfc.nasa.gov/about/strategic/IVS-InfrastructureDevelopmentPlan2030_2020-09-28.pdf. This document presents a vision for the IVS on a path into the future. IVS stakeholders and those in related organizations such as the IAG are welcome to comment (please email axel dot nothnagel at […]

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