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GGOS Bureau for Standards and Conventions: Integrated Standards and Conventions for Geodesy

  • U. HugentoblerEmail author
  • T. Gruber
  • P. Steigenberger
  • D. Angermann
  • J. Bouman
  • M. Gerstl
  • B. Richter
Conference paper
Part of the International Association of Geodesy Symposia book series (IAG SYMPOSIA, volume 136)

Abstract

The Global Geodetic Observing System (GGOS) is the contribution of the International Association of Geodesy (IAG) to the Global Earth Observing System of Systems (GEOSS). The implementation of common standards and conventions in all components of GGOS is of crucial importance to ensure highest accuracy of geodetic and geophysical products. Consistency with relevant external standards and conventions is mandatory to achieve interoperability with GEOSS.

The Bureau for Standards and Conventions (BSC) complements the already existing GGOS structure. Its tasks include keeping track of the strict observance of adopted geodetic standards and conventions applied by the different GGOS components and assuring consistency of data sets released by the services. Complementary tasks include the interaction with international bodies engaged with standards and conventions and the promotion of geodetic standards in the broader scientific and user community and society in general.

Keywords

Geodetic Reference System International Terrestrial Reference Frame Tide System International Astronomical Union Terrestrial Time 
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Notes

Acknowledgement

We acknowledge the comments and contribution of additional aspects related to standards and conventions provided by the reviewers which was greatly appreciated.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • U. Hugentobler
    • 1
    Email author
  • T. Gruber
    • 1
  • P. Steigenberger
    • 1
  • D. Angermann
    • 2
  • J. Bouman
    • 2
  • M. Gerstl
    • 2
  • B. Richter
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Astronomical and Physical GeodesyTechnische Universität MünchenMunichGermany
  2. 2.Deutsches Geodätisches ForschungsinstitutMunichGermany

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