A new benchmark for global geodesy
UN-GGIM, NEW YORK: Strong support for the proposal of creating a global geodetic centre of excellence under the auspices of the United Nations. Photo: Anne Jørgensen
The Subcommitee on Geodesy has reached a new milestone on the road towards a sustainable global geodetic reference frame (GGRF).
A strong mandate for global geodetic excellence
At the Ninth Session of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management (UN-GGIM), the GGRF accounted for the most interventions which signaled a strong interest in advancing the subcommittee’s work program. Of the Member States intervening on GGRF, 67% strongly supported the establishment of a Global Geodetic Centre of Excellence (GGCE). This gives the subcommittee a strong mandate on the way forward. In addition, three Member States—the Russian Federation, Germany, and India—announced their interest in hosting or supporting the activities of the future GGCE.
Read more about what the centre will do and the consultations ahead in the UN-GGIM Subcommittee on Geodesy’s latest newsletter: