[unav_all] Deadline May 5: Abstracts for 2017 IGS Workshop Session "PS09: Scientific Applications"

Geoffrey Blewitt gblewitt at unr.edu
Wed May 3 11:55:11 MDT 2017

  Dear Colleagues,

This is a reminder that this Friday, May 5, is the deadline for 
abstracts for  the 2017 IGS Workshop, which 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).

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 

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

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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