13-19 March 2016
IVS Retreat 2015
Presented by Axel NOTHNAGEL on 14 Mar 2016 from 10:05 to 10:20
Type: Oral Presentation
Track: 1: Advances in VGOS Stations and Technology
On October 7 and 8, 2015, the IVS Directing Board held an IVS Retreat at the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory, Penticton, BC, Canada, to discuss current implications and future challenges of the IVS’s existence and operations. In order to benefit from outside views, six external advisors had been invited as well. The group spent two days discussing correlation, product lines, institutional relations, and operations details with concepts for the future. Critical items included the aging of the experienced workforce of the IVS, the preparation of the correlators for the large increase in data throughput for VGOS, an emphasis on the service aspect of the IVS, and the need for increased public relations work, among other items. In this presentation, the chair of the IVS will inform the participants about the retreat and its consequences.