International Association of Geodesy

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IAG
International Association of Geodesy (logo).jpg
Full name International Association of Geodesy
Members about 80 countries
Affiliation IUGG
Office location München,  Germany
Website www.iag-aig.org

The International Association of Geodesy is a constituent Association of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics. It was founded in 1862 as the Mitteleuropäische Gradmessung became the Europäische Gradmessung in 1867, the Internationale Erdmessung (Association Geodésique Internationale in French and "International Geodetic Association" in English) in 1886 and took its present name in 1946.[1] At present there are 4 commissions and one inter-commission committee:

  • Reference Frames
  • Gravity Field
  • Geodynamics and Earth Rotation
  • Positioning & Applications
  • Inter-commission Committee on Theory

The Global Geodetic Observing System (GGOS) is the observing arm of the IAG that focuses on proving the geodetic infrastructure to measure changes in the earth's shape, rotation and mass distribution.[2][3]

See also

History of geodesy

References

  1. ^ Torge, Wolfgang (2015). IAG 150 Years. Springer, Cham. pp. 3–18. doi:10.1007/1345_2015_42. 
  2. ^ Plag, H.-P.; Pearlman, M. (2009). Global geodetic observing system meeting the requirements of a global society on a changing planet in 2020. Berlin: Springer. pp. 1–13. ISBN 978-3-642-02687-4. 
  3. ^ "GGOS - Global Geodetic Observing System - About". 176.28.21.212. IUGG. Retrieved 30 June 2018. 
  • Drewes, Hermann (2016) [1] Springer-Verlag ISSN 1432-1394
  • IUGG Report (2012) pg 47-50


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