The goals of the GGOS Bureau for Networks and Communication are to implement the Charter delineated in the Call for Proposals:
- Develop a strategy to design, integrate and maintain the fundamental geodetic network of co-located instruments and supporting infrastructure in a sustainable way to satisfy the long-term (10 - 20 years) requirements identified by the GGOS Science Council.
- At the base of such a strategy would be the sensors and the observatories situated around the world providing the timely, precise, and fundamental data essential for creating the GGOS products.
- Primary emphasis would be placed on sustaining the infrastructure needed to maintain the evolving global reference frames, while at the same time ensuring the broader support of the scientific applications of the collected data.
- The strategy would exploit synergistic opportunities to better integrate or co-locate with the infrastructure and communications networks of the many other Earth Observation disciplines organized under GEOSS should be considered and exploited.