Launch of the new IGFS web-site, now hosted at DGS/AUTh (igfs.topo.auth.gr)
IGFS is a unified “umbrella” IAG service, which will: (i) Coordinate collection, validation, archiving and dissemination of gravity field related data (ii) Coordinate courses, information materials and general public outreach relating to the earth’s gravity field, (iii) Unify gravity products for the needs of GGOS – the Global Geodetic Observing System.
The IGFS Central Bureau for the period 2015-2019 is located at the Department of Geodesy and Surveying of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
The IGFS Central Bureau (CB) will act as the central coordination and communication centre of the IGFS. The CB will provide a link between the IGFS entities, IAG, and external projects, networks or organizations (oceanic, atmospheric, hydrologic, …); provide link to the GGOS bureau and communicate their requirements and recommendations to the IGFS, and implement standards and recommendations related to gravity field observations, secure consistency with geometric standards, and promote their use within the geoscientific community. The CB will also maintain the web information of the IGFS, and arrange gravity field-related meetings and workshops.