BNO – GGOS Bureau of
Networks and Observations
All these measurements require a common reference frame with the same precision across techniques, based on the Global Terrestrial Reference System and the Unified Height System. Fortunately, technology that is now being implemented and envisioned has stepped up to meet these needs. GGOS is designed to assimilate the individual observations and deliver models in a consistent frame with the highest precision possible.
The Bureau of Networks and Observations supports the development of strategies to design, integrate and maintain the fundamental infrastructure in a sustainable way to satisfy the long-term (10-20 years) requirements identified by the GGOS Science Panel. Primary emphasis must be 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. Coordinating and implementing the GGOS co-located station network is a key focus for the Bureau.