Global Geodesy Ambassador
The United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean, the Honorable Ambassador Peter Thomson, who is also the Global Geodesy Ambassador, provided the opening address. Ambassador Peter Thomson from Fiji introduced the resolution ‘A Global Geodetic Reference Frame for Sustainable Development’ (A/RES/69/266) to the United Nations General Assembly in 2015.
Crucial role of geodesy
The forum also highlighted the benefits enabled by an accurate and reliable Global Geodetic Reference Frame (GGRF), and the crucial role of geodesy in providing safer and more resilient communities. Target groups are policy- and decision makers, chief executives, director-generals and senior executives from Member States and relevant stakeholders in the global geospatial community. If decision makers and donors do not understand the value of an investment in the GGRF, they are unlikely to prioritize GGRF investments above other initiatives You can find more information and connection details: https://ggim.un.org/meetings/2021/Global_Geodesy_Forum/ [copyright by UN-GGIM & Anne Jørgensen, IAG Newsletter – March 2021]