BPSGGOS Bureau of

Products and Standards

Organizational Structure

The present BPS staff members are Detlef Angermann (director), Thomas Gruber (deputy director), Michael Gerstl, Urs Hugentobler and Laura Sánchez (all from Technical University Munich), as well as Robert Heinkelmann (GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences Potsdam) and Peter Steigenberger (German Aerospace Centre (DLR), Oberpfaffenhofen.

In its current structure, the following GGOS entities are associated with the BPS:

According to its charter, the work of the BPS requires a close interaction with the IAG Analysis and Combination Centres regarding the homogenisation of standards and products. The IAG Services and the other entities involved in standards and conventions have chosen their representatives as associated members of the BPS. The present status is shown in Table 1.

Detlef Angerman

Detlef Angerman

Director of the BPS

R. Heinkelmann, GermanyInternational Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service (IERS)
N. Stamatakos, USAInternational Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service (IERS)
U. Hugentobler, GermanyInternational GNSS Service (IGS)
M. Bloßfeld, GermanyInternational Laser Ranging Service (ILRS)
J. Gipson, USAInternational VLBI Service for Geodesy and Astrometry (IVS)
P. Štěpánek, Czech RepublicInternational DORIS Service (IDS)
R. Barzaghi, ItalyInternational Gravity Field Service (IGFS)
S. Bonvalot, FranceBureau Gravimétrique International (BGI)
M. Reguzzoni, ItalyInternational Service for the Geoid (ISG)
E. S. Ince, GermanyInternational Center for Global Earth Models (ICGEM)
K. M. Kelly, USAInternational Digital Elevation Model Service (IDEMS)
H. Wziontek, GermanyInternational Geodynamics and Earth Tide Service (IGETS)
J. Kusche, GermanyRepresentative of gravity community
J. Ferrandiz, SpainIAU Commission A3 Representative
M. Craymer, CanadaChair of Control Body for ISO Geodetic Registry Network
L. Hothem, USAVice-Chair of Control Body for ISO Geodetic Registry Network
S. Rózsa, HungaryIAG Communication and Outreach Branch
M. Sehnal, AustriaGGOS Coordinating Office

Table 1: Associated members of the BPS, representing the IAG Services, IAU and other entities (status: March 2024).