Reorganization of the IERS VLBI

Taizoh Yoshino
Communications Research Laboratory
4-2-1 Nukui-kita, Koganei, Tokyo 184, Japan

The International Earth Rotation Service (IERS) was established in 1988. In October, 1990 at Virginia Beach (USA), the Directing Board of the IERS approved the designation of two technical development centers of VLBI, which are the Haystack Observatory and the Communications Research Laboratory (CRL). The IERS strategy was discussed within the Directing Board held on 11th July 1995 at Boulder during the XXI IUGG General Assembly (See the Report on the IERS Directing Board Meeting No.16) . One of the most important actions decided to be taken was to distribute the CALL FOR PROPOSALS to the VLBI community to reorganize the structure of the IERS. The meaning of this action was explained. In January of 1996, CRL proposed to continue to work as a VLBI technical development center. It is said that the discussion on the selection of the proposal will be held in October, 1996.

Updated on June 25, 1996. Return to CONTENTS