Incoming Chair of Commission 5, Mikael Lilje, attends IGS workshop and Vertical Rates Symposium

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, 28 June – 2 July 2010

June 28 – July 2 2010 the Newcastle University Geodesy Group hosted approximately 200 participants in the International GNSS Service (IGS) Workshop 2010 and the COST Action ES0701 Vertical Rates Symposium. The Workshop focused on the application and status of current IGS operations and possibilities for future improvements. The final day of the meeting examined application of GNSS to tide gauge vertical land movement, glacial isostatic adjustment (GIA), subsidence and tectonic motion.

The International GNSS Service is committed to providing the highest quality data and products as the standard for global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) in support of Earth science research, multidisciplinary applications, and education. These activities aim to advance scientific understanding of the Earth system components and their interactions, as well as to facilitate other applications benefiting society. IGS is vital for more or less any high quality GNSS survey in a country. More information on IGS can be found at

The workshop is organised every second year. This year, Mikael Lilje was asked to give a plenary talk with the title FIG and IAG/IGS is a strong combination in which he highlighted some of the cooperation that has been conducted during the last number of years as well as expressed a hope of an increase but perhaps more focused cooperation in the coming years.

All presentations from the symposium can be found at  and that includes video-recordings!

Mikael Lilje
Incoming Chair FIG Commission 5
September 2010

15 September 2010