Co-Chairs

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Australia
Mr. Nicholas Brown

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Russian Federation
Mr. Alexey Trifonov
 

Objectives

  • 1. Provide an intergovernmental forum, with equitable regional representation, for cooperation and exchange of dialogue on issues relating to the maintenance, sustainability and enhancement of the GGRF;
  • 2. Provide governmental strategic leadership and vision on the management and development of geodetic strategy and policies;
  • 3. Develop an implementation plan for the GGRF Road Map;
  • 4. Develop, as part of the implementation plan, a concept for an appropriate governance mechanism in order to effectively implement the road map for the global geodetic reference frame, particularly with respect to the governance mechanism being owned and driven by Member States, with the aim of eventually implementing the proposed mechanism;
  • 5. Encourage open sharing of geodetic data and information that contribute to the implementation of global, regional and national reference frames, and their inter-relationship;
  • 6. Advocate for guidelines and standards to advance the interoperability of geodetic systems and data;
  • 7. Address various technical, institutional and policy issues related to the implementation of a GGRF;
  • 8. Maintain a dialogue between UN-GGIM Member States and the Non-government international geodetic community;
  • 9. Pursue the implementation of a GGRF Roadmap in coordination with the International Association of Geodesy (IAG) and the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG);
  • 10. Encourage and provide mechanisms for capacity development and knowledge transfer in the field of geodesy among Member States;
  • 11. Provide, through outreach, advocacy for the GGRF as the basis upon which all spatial data and positioning activities should be founded; and
  • 12. Continue outreach and communication, particularly with appropriate regional initiatives and activities.

  • Terms of Reference

    Terms of Reference

    Members

    Member States in Africa

    • Botswana
    • Burkina Faso
    • Cameroon
    • Kenya
    • Madagascar
    • Kingdom of Morocco
    • Nigeria
    • Senegal
    • South Africa

    Member States in Asia-Pacific

    • Australia (Co-Chair of the SCoG)
    • China
    • Fiji
    • Islamic Republic of Iran
    • Japan
    • Kyrgyzstan
    • Malaysia
    • New Zealand
    • Philippines
    • Republic of Korea

    Member States in Americas

    • Argentina
    • Canada (Chair of WG-SPP)
    • Costa Rica
    • Jamaica
    • Mexico
    • United States of America
    • Uruguay

    Member States in Arab States

    • Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    • Kingdom of Morocco
    • Lebanese Republic
    • People's Democratic Republic of Algeria
    • State of Libya

    Member States in Europe

    • Belgium
    • Finland
    • France (Chair of WG-Geodetic Infrastructure)
    • Germany
    • Republic of Moldova
    • Norway (Chair of WG-Governance, Chair of WG-OC)
    • Russian Federation (Co-Chair of the SCoG)
    • Spain
    • United Kingdom

    Invited Member States

    • Sweden (Chair of WG-ETCB)
    • Tonga

    Observers

    • International Association of Geodesy (IAG)
    • International Federation of Surveyors (FIG)

    Additional Observers (from the Geodetic Community)

    • SIRGAS Geocentric Reference System for the Americas
    • World Health Organization (WHO)
    • NASA

    Observer Member States

    • Chile
    • Brazil
    Workplans (forthcoming)
    Meetings of the Working Group on Global Geodetic Reference Frame
  • 2016
    • Working Group Meeting during EGU, Vienna, 21 April 2016
    • Working Group GoToMeetings/teleconferences: 24 February, 8 February 2016

    • 2015
      • Working Group Meeting during AGU, San Francisco, 14 and 15 December 2015
      • Working Group GoToMeetings/teleconferences: 15 September, 15 October, 23 November
      • Working Group Meeting during the 5th Session of the UN Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Management in New York, 4 August 2015
      • Side Event during the 5th Session of the UN Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Management in New York, 3 August 2015
      • Working Group Meeting during IUGG, Prague, 26 and 27 June 2015
      • Working Group Meeting during EGU, Vienna, 13 April 2015

      • 2014
        • Working Group Meeting during AGU, San Francisco, 14 December 2014
        • Working Group Meeting during Refag, Luxembourg, 16 October 2014
        • Workshop on GGRF, during the 4th Session of the UN Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management in New York, 6 August 2014
        • Working Group Meeting during the 4th Session of the UN Committee of Experts on Global Geospatial Information Management in New York, 4 August 2014
        • Working Group Meeting during FIG, Kuala Lumpur, 20 June 2014
        • Briefing to UN Mission Representatives - The Importance of the GGRF, 6 May 2014, United Nations Secretariat, New York
        • Working Group Meeting during EGU, Vienna, 2 May 2014

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