Sabine Bachmann (BKG)
The International VLBI Service for Geodesy and Astrometry (IVS) Combination Center at the Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy (BKG, Germany) is responsible for generating combined Earth orientation parameter (EOP) products. Additionally, results of combined station coordinates and a terrestrial reference frame based on VLBI observations are generated. For providing information on the combination, the Combination Center maintains the CCIVS website where results, activities and new products are presented. Due to the implementation of a new content management system, the website was revised and new functions were added. A new search function was realized to find individual terms of the page content. A glossary, a sitemap and simplified standardized contact forms improve and enhance the handling of the website. The new design is clear, color matched and fills up the text content with informative graphics and pictures. Information about the results on the IVS contribution to the ITRF2014 were introduced and all existing data is regularly updated. The website is reachable over the Internet link ccivs.bkg.bund.de or www.ccivs.bkg.bund.de. In the future all users may get in contact with the Combination Center via the simplified contact forms or the new central email address firstname.lastname@example.org. The revised website with old and new options, functions and features is presented.
Ms Linda Messerschmitt (Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy)