Upcoming Events

Extended Workshop on Space Weather Effects on GNSS Operations

GNSS signals, propagating from satellite to user receivers, pass through the ionosphere where they are subject to the damaging effects of space weather. Under these conditions pseudo-range errors and signal scintillations at the user receiver level can be introduced. The effects are global but still more critical at low latitudes where most of the developing countries are located. The purpose of the proposed workshop is to give theoretical and practical training on the physics of space weather and its main effects on the GNSS operations with particular emphasis on the low latitudes ionospheric processes.

This workshop continues the series of activities in the field carried out since 2009 by the ICTP T/ICT4D in partnership with the Institute for Scientific Research (ISR) of Boston College done in this field with the collaboration of the International Committee on GNSS of the UN Office of Outer Space Affairs.

Topics:

  • Introduction to satellite navigation and positioning;
  • GNSS: systems and operations;
  • Introduction to space weather;
  • Continuous and transient transport of energy from the Sun to the Earth;
  • Ionosphere and its response to space weather;
  • Space weather effects on GNSS operations;
  • Computer Laboratory exercises on the use of space weather data for GNSS operations.
Website | Location: Trieste, Italy | Date: 2017-05-22 through 2017-06-02

 
 
 
 



FIG Working Week and General Assembly

FIG Working Week, 29 May - 2 June 2017, Helsinki, Finland, is an exciting week-long conference that brings the international community of surveying and spatial professionals together to experience a mix of interesting plenary and technical sessions and workshops, a trade exhibition and a variety of side events and social functions. The week gives a unique opportunity to discuss key challenges of our time within the surveying profession with fellow peers.

Website | Location: Helsinki, Finland | Date: 2017-05-29 through 2017-06-02

 
 
 
 



Earth Observation Summit 2017

The Earth Observation (EO) Summit 2017 brings together in one exceptional event the 38th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing (CSRS), the 17th Congress of the Association Québécoise de Télédétection (AQT) and the 11th Advanced SAR (ASAR) Workshop. This EO Summit 2017 is an international event to be held in Montréal from 20 to 22 June 2017. It aims to assemble several communities interested in Earth Observation (EO), its technologies, its applications and its societal benefits.

Training on remote sensing applications and technologies will be offered on June 19th. An ice-breaker event will be held on the evening of June 20th while a dinner banquet is offered on June 21st. A student program will foster student – employers networking and offer travel grants.

Website | Location: Montreal, QC, Canada | Date: 2017-06-20 through 2017-06-22

 
 
 
 



Earth Observation Summit 2017

The Earth Observation (EO) Summit 2017 brings together in one exceptional event the 38th Canadian Symposium on Remote Sensing (CSRS), the 17th Congress of the Association Québécoise de Télédétection (AQT) and the 11th Advanced SAR (ASAR) Workshop. This EO Summit 2017 is an international event to be held in Montréal from 20 to 22 June 2017. It aims to assemble several communities interested in Earth Observation (EO), its technologies, its applications and its societal benefits.

Training on remote sensing applications and technologies will be offered on June 19th. An ice-breaker event will be held on the evening of June 20th while a dinner banquet is offered on June 21st. A student program will foster student – employers networking and offer travel grants.

Website | Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada | Date: 2017-06-20 through 2017-06-22

 
 
 
 



IGS 48th Governing Board Meeting

​Forty-eighth meeting of the IGS Governing Board, immediately preceding the IGS 2017 Workshop.

Website | Location: Paris, France | Date: 2017-07-02 through 2017-07-02

 
 
 
 



IGS Workshop 2017 Paris

The IGS Central Bureau is pleased to announce that the next IGS Workshop will take place 3-7 July, 2017. This workshop will be hosted locally by IGN and CNES at the University of Paris-Diderot (15 rue Hélène Brion 75013 Paris) in Paris, France.

More information regarding abstract submission and attendance logistics will be sent out soon, and made available through the IGS Website as well as IGS Social Media. We encourage all those interested to attend, as this is the backbone of our organization and fuels innovation and camaraderie in our community.

Website | Location: Paris, France | Date: 2017-07-03 through 2017-07-07

 
 
 
 



IAG/GGOS/IERS Unified Analysis Workshop (UAW)

The UAW is a meeting of experts from each of the IAG Services, as well as GGOS. Please visit the GGOS website for more information. Attendance is by invitation only.

Topics of discussion will include:

(1) Data and Products of Services
(2) Combined Data and Products
(3) Reference Systems and Frames
(4) Standards, Conventions, and Formats

Website | Location: Paris, France | Date: 2017-07-12 through 2017-07-12

 
 
 
 



Seventh Session of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Mgmt.

The Seventh Session of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) will be held from 31 July - 4 August 2017 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Preceded by a number of related side events from 31 Jul y - 1 August 2017, the Seventh Session of UN-GGIM ( 2-4 August 2017 ) will bring together senior officials and executives from national geospatial information and statistical authorities within Member States, and international geospatial experts from across the globe.

The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) established the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM) in July 2011 (ECOSOC Resolution 2011/24) as the official United Nations consultative mechanism on global geospatial information management.

The primary objectives of the UN Committee of Experts are to provide a forum for coordination and dialogue among Member States, and between Member States and relevant international organizations, and to propose work-plans with a view to promoting global frameworks, common principles, policies, guidelines and standards for the interoperability and inter-changeability of geospatial data and services.

Website | Location: United Nations Plaza, New York, NY, USA | Date: 2017-07-31 through 2017-08-04

 
 
 
 



IAG and IASPEI Joint Scientific Assembly

On behalf of the Geodetic Society of Japan, the Seismological Society of Japan (SSJ), and the IAG-IASPEI 2017 Local Organizing Committee, we would like to invite you to the Joint Scientific Assembly of the International Association of Geodesy (IAG) and International Association of Seismology and Physics of the Earth’s Interior (IASPEI) to be held in Kobe, Japan from July 30 through August 4, 201

Website | Location: Kobe, Japan | Date: 2017-07-30 through 2017-08-04

 
 
 
 



AOGS 14th Annual Meeting

Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS) was established in 2003 to promote geosciences and its application for the benefit of humanity, specifically in Asia and Oceania and with an overarching approach to global issues.

Website | Location: Singapore | Date: 2017-08-06 through 2017-08-11

 
 
 
 



2017 CEOS SIT Technical Workshop

The SIT Technical Workshop is intended to review CEOS progress against the current Three-Year Work Plan, to prepare topics for the next CEOS Plenary, and consolidate CEOS contributions and reporting to major 2017 events and their key stakeholders.

Specific objectives of the 2017 SIT Technical Workshop will be announced soon.

Website | Location: Frascati, 00044 Frascati, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy | Date: 2017-09-11 through 2017-09-14

 
 
 
 



IAG Workshop: Satellite Geodesy for Climate Studies

The growing record of space-gravimetric and -geodetic data (GRACE, GNSS, radar altimetry, InSAR, VLBI, …) provides a new view on Essential Climate Variables such as terrestrial water storage and continental ice-mass changes, steric and barystatic sea level variability, sea ice coverage, tropospheric water vapor variations, and others.

These observational data sets have the strong advantage to be homogeneous around the globe, and independent from any other data commonly used to validate climate models.

Geodetic time series start to reveal a complex picture of low-frequency natural climate variability, long-term climate change and other anthropogenic modifications in geodetic data. It is still difficult to evaluate decadal variability from geodetic data alone, but in combination with other observations or reanalyses they provide excellent tools for climate model evaluations.

Website | Location: Bonn, Germany | Date: 2017-09-19 through 2017-09-21

 
 
 
 



GGOS Days 2017

​The Global Geodetic Observing System (GGOS) is the observing system of the International Association of Geodesy (IAG).

GGOS works with the IAG components to provide the geodetic infrastructure necessary for monitoring the Earth system and for global change research. It provides observations of the three fundamental geodetic observables and their variations, that is, the Earth’s shape, the Earth’s gravity field and the Earth’s rotational motion.

GGOS Days is an annual comprehensive series of GGOS component meetings, including meetings of the GGOS Consortium, Coordinating Board, Bureaus, Working Groups, and Focus Areas.

For more information, please visit http://www.ggos.org.

Website | Location: Jeju Island, South Korea | Date: 2017-09-18 through 2017-09-22

 
 
 
 



COSPAR Symposium 2017

The Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) was established by the International Council for Science in 1958. Among COSPAR’s objectives are the promotion of scientific research in space on an international level, with emphasis on the free exchange of results, information, and opinions, and providing a forum, open to all scientists, for the discussion of problems that may affect space research. These objectives are achieved through the organization of symposia, publication, and other means.

The COSPAR symposium has been initiated by COSPAR which aims to promote space research at a regional level in emerging countries and will be held every two years in a different area of the world. The first COSPAR symposium was in Bangkok, Thailand in 2013 with the theme of “Planetary Systems of our Sun and other Stars, and the Future of Space Astronomy”, and the second symposium in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil in 2015 with the theme of “Water and Life in Universe”. The third symposium will be held in Jeju, South Korea on 2017 with the topic of “Small Satellites for Space Research”. Worldwide scientists and professionals will get together to discuss of new opportunities of space research with small satellites.

The Symposium will allow various communities to share stimulating discussions and near-future among the scientists using the small satellites, which would be a quantum leap in the field of space science.

Website | Location: Jeju Island, South Korea | Date: 2017-09-18 through 2017-09-22

 
 
 
 



Journées 2017, des Systèmes de Référence et de la Rotation Terrestre

The Observatoire de Paris and the Universidad de Alicante are pleased to announce that the “Journées des Systèmes de Référence et de la Rotation Terrestre“ (*) will take place from 25 to 27 September 2017 at the University of Alicante, Spain. The Journées are supported by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) and the International Association of Geodesy (IAG).

In the interest of enhancing the interactions between Astronomy and Geodesy these Journées are devoted to the study of the space-time celestial and terrestrial reference systems and their evolution with time, with the emphasis on the rotation of the Earth. The scope of the meeting will range from concepts and theoretical solutions to observational techniques and data analysis.

The sub-title of this meeting is “Furthering our knowledge of Earth Rotation” and addresses the challenges brought by the accuracy requirements of the Horizon 2020 project. Therefore, our discussions will help to develop the tasks of the IAU/IAG Joint Working Group on “Theory of Earth rotation and validation”, among others.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Theory of Earth rotation variations: precession/nutation, polar motion, LOD/UT1

- Observation methods of Earth rotation variations: Earth Orientation Parameters (EOP) determination

- Celestial and terrestrial reference systems and frames: improvements

- Modelling of Earth rotation variations: solar system dynamics and global geophysical fluid mass transports

- Relativity and new concepts in Earth rotation theory

Website | Location: Alicante, Spain | Date: 2017-09-25 through 2017-09-27

 
 
 
 



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