[unav_all] Call for Abstracts for 2017 IGS Workshop Session "PS09: Scientific Applications"

Neilan, Ruth E (3300) ruth.e.neilan at jpl.nasa.gov
Tue Apr 11 16:16:42 MDT 2017

Thanks Geoff and Tilo

From: unav_all <unav_all-bounces at postal.unavco.org> on behalf of Geoffrey Blewitt <gblewitt at unr.edu>
Date: Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 6:01 PM
To: "unav_all at postal.unavco.org" <unav_all at postal.unavco.org>
Cc: Tilo Schoene <tschoene at gfz-potsdam.de>
Subject: [unav_all] Call for Abstracts for 2017 IGS Workshop Session "PS09: Scientific Applications"

Dear Colleagues,

As you may be aware, the 2017 IGS Workshop will be held at the University of Paris-Diderot in Paris, France, from 3-7 July, 2017, as detailed on the following web page:


If you are conducting your scientific research using IGS products (either combination products or specific Analysis Center products), then please consider submitting an abstract to the session "PS09: Scientific Applications" (please see description below).  Most of the presentations will be posters, but a few will be selected for the plenary session.

It is important that IGS make connections with the scientists that use IGS products, so that IGS can better serve the scientific community.  This is the perfect opportunity to make those connections, while learning more about the data that you need, and error sources that may be affecting your results.   Likewise, IGS would like to hear about your experiences and questions on using IGS products for your research, particularly as to whether they are meeting your needs in terms of quality or information content.

The abstract deadline is May 5, 2017.   Abstracts may be submitted at the following web page:


The system can accept both abstracts and final presentations.  Initially, select "abstract".  The procedure is to first enter your personal details, then go to "Select Option" and select either "Poster" or "Plenary".  This will then allow you to select either "Poster Type" or "Presentation Type".  At this point you can select "Abstract" to submit your document.  Later you can go back and select "Final".   Final Plenary presentations must be uploaded through this web site no later than the day before the presentation at 6 pm.  No onsite uploads will be allowed.

Note that the plenary session is scheduled for the afternoon of Wednesday July 5, with poster sessions on both Wednesday and Thursday afternoon.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Thank you for considering your participation in the IGS "Scientific Applications" session, and we look forward to reading your abstracts!

With kind regards,

Geoff Blewitt and Tilo Schöne

Convenors of Session PS09: Scientific Applications

(With apologies for cross-posting)

Scientific applications
Conveners: Geoffrey Blewitt, Tilo Schöne

Summary: IGS products are being used for an increasingly broad diversity of scientific applications. The benefits of using IGS products include accuracy, robustness, consistency, stability, standardization, and traceability in reference systems and time standards. Moreover, many applications benefit retrospectively when IGS completely reprocesses of its entire dataset with improved reference systems, models, estimation strategies, algorithms, and calibrations. Scientific applications that benefit from IGS comprise an exponentially growing list, including reference frame realization, Earth rotation, plate tectonics, plate boundary deformation, the earthquake cycle, seismology, glacial isostatic adjustment, sea level monitoring, low Earth orbiter positioning, time transfer, weather forecasting, climate monitoring, ionospheric science, atmospheric sounding, tsunami early warning, terrestrial water storage, snow depths, soil moisture, vegetation monitoring, and fundamental physics experiments. For this session, we solicit presentations on scientific applications that use IGS products (either combination products or Analysis Center products). We particularly encourage presentations that trace the quality of the science outcomes to the quality of IGS products, and identify how future science may be improved by either new or improved IGS products.


Geoff Blewitt, Professor

University of Nevada, Reno



"If we knew what we were doing, it wouldn’t be called research" - Albert Einstein
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