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A Window on the Future of Geodesy

Proceedings of the International Association of Geodesy IAG General Assembly Sapporo, Japan June 30 – July 11, 2003

  • Fernando Sansò
Conference proceedings

Part of the International Association of Geodesy Symposia book series (IAG SYMPOSIA, volume 128)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. Positioning

    1. D. Angermann, H. Drewes, M. Gerstl, R. Kelm, M. Krügel, B. Meisel
      Pages 3-8
    2. D. Angermann, B. Meisel, M. Krügel, H. Müller, V. Tesmer
      Pages 9-14
    3. Markku Poutanen, Jorma Jokela, Matti Ollikainen, Hannu Koivula, Mirjam Bilker, Heikki Virtanen
      Pages 15-20
    4. A.I. Waugh, F.N. Teferle, R.M. Bingley, A.H. Dodson
      Pages 26-31
    5. H. Drewes, K. Kaniuth, C. Vö1ksen, S.M. Alves Costa, L.P. Souto Fortes
      Pages 32-37
    6. G. Blick, C. Crook, D. Grant, J. Beavan
      Pages 38-43
    7. M. Satomura, S. Shimada, Y. Goto, M. Nishikori
      Pages 44-47
    8. J. Krynski, Y.M. Zanimonskiy
      Pages 48-53
    9. S. Schön, H. Kutterer
      Pages 54-59
    10. G. Weber, D. Dettmering, H. Gebhard
      Pages 60-64
    11. N. S. Kjorsvik, O. Ovstedal, J. G. G. Svendsen, L. E. Blankenberg
      Pages 71-76
    12. Y. Gao, M. Abdel-Salam, K. Chen, A. Wojciechowski
      Pages 77-82
    13. J. Barnes, C. Rizos, H-K. Lee, G. W. Roberts, X. Meng, E. Cosser et al.
      Pages 83-88
    14. Xiaolin Meng, Alan Dodson, Gethin Roberts, Emily Cosser
      Pages 89-94

About these proceedings


Every four years the International Association of Geodesy meets at the IUGG General Assembly and this has always been an important event for IAG to make the point on where are we going as geodesists both in terms of scientific production as well as in terms of organization. The proceedings of IAG at the Sapporo 2003 General Assembly are the mirror of our scientific achievements, and, as Geodesy is a living entity like any other science, we could say it is a way to see the picture of what we consider our field of applications as well as of theoretical speculations. Let us examine this aspect in terms of what are: the object of our research, the methods we use, the general scientific results we can produce. • Our object: here I would like to use a pseudo-Helmert definition; the object of Geodesy is knowing the surfaces of the earth: the geometric surface by positioning and e.m. surveying, and the physical surface, i.e the gravity field, by land, marine or satellite gravimetry, and their time variations. This "object" is naturally interlaced with other physical properties of the earth both through deep processes affecting its surface and through the gravity field at all different scales from the global to the regional and local, where most engineering applications take place.


Positioning geodesy geodynamics gravity field satellite space geodesy

Editors and affiliations

  • Fernando Sansò
    • 1
  1. 1.D.I.I.A.R. — Surveying SectionPolytechnic of MilanMilanItaly

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