Review of Reorganization of the IERS VLBI and APSG Workshop

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

Review of Reorganization of the IERS VLBI

In the beginning, the aim of reorganization of the IERS VLBI is explained referring to the policy of IERS to be discussed at the 1996 IERS Workshop in October (See; Report on the IERS Directing Board Meeting No.18). Reorganization and particpations were decided by the members of Directing Board in a vote by correspondence after the meeting held at Baltimore in May, 1996. It is decided that the VLBI Coordinating Centre is NEOS (National Earth Orientation Service) with Dr. Chopo Ma as representative in the Directing Board. Then, it is informed that the proposal of CRL to continue to work as a VLBI Technical Development Center (TDC) is formally accepted by the letter from Prof. Ch. Reigber (Chairman of the IERS Directing Board) to Dr. Y. Furuhama (Director General of the CRL). The TDC consists of seven institutes from six countries.

APSG Workshop

The APSG (Asian Pacific Space Geodynamics) Project is based on a recommendation of the symposium on Space Technology and Applications for Sustainable Development held during the ESCAP (Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific) Ministerial Conference on Space Applications for Development in Asia and the Pacific (19-22 September, 1994). It is also recommended as the IAG Resolution #4 adopted at the XXI General Assembly of the International Association of Geodesy in July 1995.

The first APSG workshop was held in Shanghai in May 1996. Objectives of the APSG discussed at the workshop is reported. As an APSG structure, it is decided to have a Program Secretariat, a Technical Coordinating Center (TCC), and a Data Processing and Archiving Center under a Management Board. The TCC consists of five Technique Working Groups (TWG). Since CRL is expected to contribute to the APSG as a VLBI Technical Development Center of the IERS, T.Yoshino (CRL) is designated as a convenor. In order to understand the tectonic condition surrounding Japanese islands, we should cooperate with the countries in Asia-Pacific region for the study of future earthquakes.

Updated on October 28, 1996. Return to CONTENTS