June 29, 201716
The IGS 2017 Workshop in Paris, France will begin in less than a week! In this final Workshop Preview, we shine the spotlight on the workshop hosts and local organizers.
Next week’s workshop will be hosted by Institut National de l’Information Géographique et Forestière (National Institute of Geographic and Forestry Information, IGN), Centre National d’Études Spatiales (National Centre for Space Studies, CNES), and Campus Spatial of the University of Paris-Diderot. IGS Governing Board members Zuheir Altamimi (IAG Representative) and Paul Rebischung (IGS Reference Frame Coordinator), both of IGN, serve on the 2017 Workshop Local Organizing Committee. Joining them on the committee are: Felix Perosanz, of CNES; Anne Duret, Kevin Eyermann, and Xavier della Chiesa, of IGN; and Inez Burger and Lucciana Berrebi, of In2Events.
Over 250 individuals from over 30 countries around the world are expected to participate in the sessions next week. According to Altamimi, this level of participation is “testifying the large number of institutions contributing to the IGS activities, and demonstrating the importance of IGS products for science and society.”
Altamimi went on to note that IGN and CNES involvement in, and commitment to, IGS activities includes numerous GNSS stations, a Data Center maintained by IGN, and an Analysis Center operated by CNES. Furthermore, IGN hosts a Combination Center that ensures the generation of the IGS reference frame (see IGS14 announcement) along with its consistency and alignment to the International Terrestrial Reference Frame (ITRF).
The 2017 Workshop Program Booklet is now available for viewing and download. It contains a wide variety of logistical andother information in summary form.