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The International Terrestrial Reference Frame: Elaboration, Usage and Applications
Convener: Zuheir Altamimi  | Co-Conveners: Tonie van Dam , Johannes Böhm , Sara Bruni 
 / Tue, 25 Apr, 10:30–12:00
 / Attendance Tue, 25 Apr, 17:30–19:00

The goal of this session is to provide a forum to discuss reference systems theory, realization and applications in geosciences and society, with a special emphasis on the scientific applications of the International Terrestrial Reference Frame (ITRF), and namely the ITRF2014. Participants can discuss concerns not only related to the contributing technique services, but also all ITRF uses, ranging from local, regional to global applications. Contributions are sought from the individual technique services and various ITRF users, covering the complete range of topics, such as data analysis, parameter estimation and correction models. Of special interest is the assessment of the impact of non-linear station motions, e.g. periodic signals and post-seismic deformations. Contributions focusing on identifying and mitigating technique systematic errors are most welcome, which will hopefully help improve the future ITRF solutions.