GGOS Topical Meeting on the Atmosphere

Supported by

IUGG – International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics

IAG – International Association of Geodesy

IAGA – International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy

Helmholtz Centre Potsdam GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences

BEV – Federal Office of Metrology and Surveying, Austria

DGFI-TUM – Deutsches Geodätisches Forschungsinstitut, Technische Universität München


GGOS serves as an integrating framework for all components of the International Association of Geodesy, providing a clearinghouse for geodetic expertise and fostering interdisciplinary research. A current challenging topic is the modelling of spatio-temporal variations of the atmosphere (troposphere, stratosphere, mesosphere, thermosphere, ionosphere/plasmasphere) and the magnetosphere using geodetic and geophysical observations. Several colleagues are making great progress in this field, and therefore, GGOS is convening this meeting to bring together all these colleagues to share common research points and to identify new topics for study. The scope of the meeting also encourages the participation of colleagues from the International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy, with the main objective of establishing a multidisciplinary network of scientists to integrate geodetic and geophysical technologies for comprehensive monitoring of the atmosphere and categorise existing and potential new related applications that contribute to the dissemination and societal use of research results in this important field.

The meeting will be held face-to-face from 7 to 9 October 2024 at the Wissenschaftsetage im Bildungsforum in Potsdam, Germany. Attendance is free (no registration fee), but pre-registration is required to ensure room capacity. Participants are invited to submit their papers to the journal Advances in Space Research (ASR), Special Issue: Ionospheric Imaging: Recent Advances and Future Directions. Thanks to the support of IUGG, IAGA and IAG, we will be able to provide some financial support to early career scientists and colleagues from developing countries who wish to present their research at the meeting. All the details are available at

Important dates

  • Travel Award application deadline July 15
  • Travel Award notification July 31
  • Abstract submission deadline July 31
  • Abstract acceptance notification August 15
  • Schedule and conference program August 31
  • Pre-registration deadline August 31
  • List of participants September 5
  • GGOS Topical Meeting October 7 – 9

Do not miss this opportunity to contact and interact with colleagues from the GGOS Focus Areas “Geodetic Space Weather Research”, “Artificial Intelligence for Geodesy”, and Geohazards Monitoring, IAG Commission 4 “Positioning and Applications”, IAG Sub-Commission 4.3 “Atmospheric Remote Sensing”, IAGA Interdivisional “Commission on Space Weather”, IAGA Division II “Aeronomic Phenomena”, IAGA Division V “Geomagnetic Observatories, Surveys and Analyses”, IAG Study/Working Groups on “AI for GNSS Remote Sensing”, “Remote sensing using GNSS reflected signals”, “High-resolution probing of the Troposphere and Ionosphere”, “Understanding Ionospheric and Plasmaspheric Processes”, “Thermosphere Modelling and Applications”, “Space Weather Monitoring and Prediction”, “Atmospheric Coupling Studies” and many other colleagues who are at the forefront of cross-cutting research in this important area.

Laura Sánchez, GGOS President

Martin Sehnal, Director of the GGOS Coordinating Office.