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      <p><font size="-1">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:<br>
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href="https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Figsworkshop2017.ign.fr&data=01%7C01%7Cgblewitt%40unr.edu%7C085ad9e5622149fdb53308d47ee3d0df%7C523b4bfc0ebd4c03b2b96f6a17fd31d8%7C1&sdata=7VZvSEGIn1yH4XvxfBh9kqTqOi8CANBpfeiWnU1Qk%2FA%3D&reserved=0">http://igsworkshop2017.ign.fr</a><br>
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      <p><font size="-1">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.<br>
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      <p><font size="-1">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.<br>
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      <p><font size="-1">The abstract deadline is May 5, 2017.  
          Abstracts may be submitted at the following web page:</font></p>
      <p><font size="-1"><a class="moz-txt-link-freetext"
href="https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fconnect.igs.org%2Fworkshop-2017&data=01%7C01%7Cgblewitt%40unr.edu%7C085ad9e5622149fdb53308d47ee3d0df%7C523b4bfc0ebd4c03b2b96f6a17fd31d8%7C1&sdata=WTSGPXWe4MQ9bi7OrEzR8lLt5H8fxScObZMfmZak%2F7Y%3D&reserved=0">https://connect.igs.org/workshop-2017</a></font></p>
      <p><font size="-1">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.</font></p>
      <p><font size="-1">Note that the plenary session is scheduled for
          the afternoon of Wednesday July 5, with poster sessions on
          both Wednesday and Thursday afternoon.<br>
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      <p><font size="-1">Please contact us if you have any questions.<br>
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      <p><font size="-1">Thank you for considering your participation in
          the IGS "Scientific Applications" session, and we look forward
          to reading your abstracts!</font></p>
      <p><font size="-1">With kind regards,<br>
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      <p><font size="-1">Geoff Blewitt and Tilo Schöne</font></p>
      <p><font size="-1">Convenors of Session PS09: Scientific
          Applications<br>
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      <p><font size="-1">(With apologies for cross-posting)<br>
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        inline-block;">Scientific applications</h3>
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        style="text-decoration: underline;">Conveners:</span><span
        class="Apple-converted-space"> </span><span
        class="conveners-names">Geoffrey Blewitt, Tilo Schöne</span></div>
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          style="text-decoration: underline;">Summary:</span><span
          class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>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.</p>
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    <pre class="moz-signature" cols="72">-- 
Geoff Blewitt, Professor
University of Nevada, Reno
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"If we knew what we were doing, it wouldn’t be called research" - Albert Einstein</pre>
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