16 - 20 September 2019 – Buenos Aires City, Argentina

IMPLEMENTATION OF THE
GLOBAL GEODETIC REFERENCE FRAME (GGRF)
IN LATIN AMERICA


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Presentation

Within the centenary of the founding of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG), and thanks to the joint efforts of the IUGG, the International Association of Geodesy (IAG), the International Association of Seismology and Physics of the Earth's Interior (IASPEI), the Argentine-German Geodetic Observatory (a joint initiative of the National Council of Scientific and Technical Research of Argentina -CONICET- and the Federal Agency of Cartography and Geodesy of Germany -BKG-), and the National Geographic Institute of the Argentine Republic (agency under the Secretariat of Research, Industrial Policy and Defense Production for the Ministry of Defense), an International Workshop will be held In Argentina to support the Implementation of the United Nations’ Resolution on the Global Geodetic Reference Frame (UN-GGRF) for Sustainable Development in Latin America. The workshop is also sponsored by the International Committee on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (ICG) of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA).


The main objective of the Workshop is the development of capacities oriented to the implementation of the GGRF in Latin America, following the scientific definition released by IAG (and driven by the Geocentric Reference System for the Americas -SIRGAS-) and the political frame outlined by the Subcommittee on Geodesy (SCoG) of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM).


The main idea is to provide the Latin American Organizations and Colleagues responsible for national geodetic reference frames with scientific and political tools to persuade policy makers and stakeholders about the importance of investing economic and human resources in the development of the national geodetic and geophysical infrastructure.


The Workshop is called International workshop for the implementation of the Global Geodetic Reference Frame (GGRF) in Latin America and will be held at the National Geographic Institute in Buenos Aires City, Argentina, from September 16 to 20, 2019. In addition, foreign visitors will have the opportunity to pay a visit to the Argentine-German Geodetic Observatory (AAGO) on Friday, September 20. For more information about the event you can visit the following website http://www.sirgas.org/en/ggrf/

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GGRF workshop

Objetives

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To present the definition of the Global Geodetic Reference Frame (GGRF) and the roadmap for its implementation, emphasizing its fundamental role for the Earth system monitoring and economic development and sustainability.

2

To give a complete overview of the different international organizations contributing to and supporting the implementation of the GGRF to promote a more active participation of the Latin American countries in global and regional related initiatives.

3

To identify deficiencies (and possibilities of improvement) in the existing Latin American geodetic infrastructure and to show how fundamental geodetic observatories operate.

4

To strengthen the combination of geodetic and seismologic infrastructure and methods to improve the reference in Earth system modelling and mitigation of natural disasters produced by seismic activity.

5

To provide the Latin American colleagues responsible for the national geodetic reference frames with scientific and political arguments to convince policy makers about the necessity of investing in geodetic and geophysical infrastructure in their countries.

Venue

National Geographic Institute

Instituto Geográfico Nacional

The workshop will take place at the National Geographic Institute: Cabildo Av. 381, City of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Observatorio Argentino-Alemán de Geodesia

On Friday, September 20th, international guests are invited to pay a visit to the Argentine-German Geodetic Observatory: Camino General Belgrano km 40, Berazategui, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

GGRF workshop

Committee

Program Committee

Laura Sánchez (Chair) | TUM *

Lead of the Focus Area Unified Height System of the IAG Global Geodetic Observing System (GGOS), Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany

Claudio Brunini | AGGO

Science Director of the Argentinean-German Geodetic Observatory (AGGO), CONICET, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, La Plata, Argentina

Allison Craddock | JPL

GGOS Manager External Relations, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, USA

Hermann Drewes | IAG

IAG Secretary General, Technische Universität München, München, Germany

Sergio Rubén Cimbaro | IGN

President of the National Geographic Institute, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Johannes Schweitzer | IASPEI

IASPEI Secretary General, NORSAR, Kjeller, Norway

Marcelo Assumpçăo | LACSC

Executive Secretary of the Latin American and Caribbean Seismological Commission (LACSC), Universidade de Săo Paulo, Brazil



Local Organizing Committee

Sergio Rubén Cimbaro | IGN

President of the National Geographic Institute, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Diego Pińón | IGN

General Director of Geographic Services, National Geographic Institute, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Demián David Gómez | IGN

Director of Geodesy, General Direction of Geographic Services, National Geographic Institute, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Emiliano Fernández Lascano | IGN*

Head of Public Relations Department, National Geographic Institute, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Claudio Brunini | AGGO

Science Director of the Argentinean-German Geodetic Observatory (AGGO), CONICET, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, La Plata, Argentina

Michael Häfner | BKG

Head of the SLR Team in the Argentinean-German Geodetic Observatory (AGGO), Bundesamt für Kartographie und Geodäsie (BKG), Frankfurt, Germany