Geodesy not only provides the fundamental basis for all practical and scientific disciplines, whose activities are based on geo-referenced data, but it is able to deliver a global picture of the surface kinematics of our planet, including oceans, ice covers, and land areas, and to deliver estimates of mass anomalies, mass transport, and mass exchange in the System Earth. Surface kinematics and mass transport together are the key to global mass balance determination, and an important contribution to the understanding of the energy budget of our planet. Discover more …