13-19 March 2016
Progress on the United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management initiative on the Global Geodetic Reference Frame and the Norwegian Mapping Authority's core station project at 79° North
Presented by Mr. Per Erik OPSETH on 14 Mar 2016 from 15:10 to 15:25
Type: Oral Presentation
Track: 2: VGOS Strategies and Expected Results
February 26th 2015 the United Nations General assembly adopted the resolution on the Global Geodetic Reference Frame (GGRF). Presently major effort under a UN mandate is entered into developing a road map giving guidance to how the GGRF shall become sustainable. This work will influence the geodetic framework conditions in the years to come. As a contribution to global geodesy, Norway is building a core station at Ny-Ålesund, Spitsbergen. Presently the station buildings and fundaments are finished and waiting for the new twin VLBI telescopes to be installed.