EGU2020-7930, updated on 08 Sep 2023
EGU General Assembly 2020
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The GGOS Bureau of Products and Standards

Detlef Angermann1, Thomas Gruber1, Michael Gerstl1, Urs Hugentobler1, Laura Sanchez1, Robert Heinkelmann2, and Peter Steigenberger3
Detlef Angermann et al.
  • 1Technische Universität München (TUM), München, Germany
  • 2GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany
  • 3German Aerospace Centre (DLR), Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany

The Bureau of Products and Standards (BPS) supports GGOS in its goal to obtain consistent products describing the geometry, rotation and gravity field of the Earth. A key objective of the BPS is to keep track of adopted geodetic standards and conventions across all IAG components as a fundamental basis for the generation of consistent geometric and gravimetric products. This poster gives an overview about the organizational structure, the objectives and activities of the BPS. In its present structure, the two Committees “Earth System Modeling” and “Essential Geodetic Variables” as well as the newly established Working Group “Towards a consistent set of parameters for the definition of a new GRS” are associated to the BPS. Recently the updated 2nd version of the BPS inventory on standards and conventions used for the generation of IAG products has been compiled. Other activities of the Bureau include the integration of geometric and gravimetric observations towards the development of integrated products (e.g., GGRF, IHRF, atmosphere products) in cooperation with the IAG Services and the GGOS Focus Areas, the contribution to the re-writing of the IERS Conventions as Chapter Expert for Chapter 1 “General definitions and numerical standards”, the interaction with external stakeholders regarding standards and conventions (e.g., ISO, IAU, BIPM, CODATA) as well as contributions to the Working Group “Data Sharing and Development of Geodetic Standards” within the UN GGIM Subcommittee on Geodesy.

How to cite: Angermann, D., Gruber, T., Gerstl, M., Hugentobler, U., Sanchez, L., Heinkelmann, R., and Steigenberger, P.: The GGOS Bureau of Products and Standards, EGU General Assembly 2020, Online, 4–8 May 2020, EGU2020-7930,, 2020.


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