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Work-plan of Working Group 1: Geodetic Reference Frame

 

Objective

Goals

Deliverables

Modus Operandi

 

Manage and support Asia Pacific countries to respond to the General Assembly Resolution on A Global Geodetic Reference Frame (GGRF) for Sustainable Development

 

 

To ensure the sustainability and enhancement of the GGRF in the Asia Pacific and provide the framework for all geospatial activity, as a key enabler of spatial data interoperability, disaster mitigation and sustainable development

 

To contribute to a global geodetic reference frame Road Map that will address key elements relating to the development and sustainability of the GGRF that meets the needs of the Asia Pacific

 

 

 

Year 1: Aninterim report on the current status of the GGRF in the Asia Pacific

 

Year 2: An interim report on progress towards implementation of the UN GA GGRF Resolution in the Asia Pacific

 

Year 3: A final report on progress towards implementation of the UN GA GGRF Resolution. The report will include measures of progress towards implementation of the UN GA GGRF Resolution in the Asia Pacific.

 

 

Seek input from Asia Pacific member nations on progress in their countries to ensure the sustainability of the GGRF

 

Chair and vice-chairs of WG1 to liaise closely with UN-GGIM GGRF Working Group to ensure strong input from the Asia Pacific region

 

WG1 members to be encouraged by the Chair to contribute to the UN-GGIM GGRF Working Group

 

WG1 Chair to lead development of report deliverables

 

 

Manage the Asia Pacific Reference Frame (APREF) project and provide a regional mechanism to incorporate Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) data and analysis from CORS stations across the Asia Pacific

 

 

Improve access to the GGRF in the Asia Pacific

 

To encourage open sharing of geodetic data in the Asia Pacific

 

To encourage cooperation that addresses infrastructure gaps and duplications towards the development of a more sustainable GGRF, particularly ensuring improved multi-GNSS tracking in the Asia Pacific

 

To support the observation, analysis and development of national GNSS, Satellite Laser Ranging (SLR) and Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) infrastructure and their interconnection for reference frame improvement and providing an Asia and the Pacific perspective to the global geodetic community

 

To encourage the sharing of real-time geodetic observations to support disaster risk reduction.

 

 

Year 1: APREF to continue while encouraging additional participation of member states through data and analysis contributions. A geodetic data portal to provide easy access to data and results. Encourage the development of national to international transformation parameters. Encourage the development of regional standards including the adoption of a common reference epoch. Support the activitiesof the Asia-Oceania VLBI (AOV) Group.

 

Year 2: on-going – as above. Work together with organisations such as the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) and the International Association of Geodesy (IAG) to develop common approaches to crustal deformation monitoring and modelling and its application to geodetic control networks in our region

 

Year 3: on-going – as above

 

 

Chair of WG1 to ensure resourcing of the APREF central bureau

 

Chair of WG1 to ensure an APREF website will be maintained. APREF website to provide up to date geodetic coordinates and uncertainties for participating stations and members countries

 

Manage an annual regional GNSS campaign - Asia Pacific Regional Geodetic Project (APRGP)

 

 

Improve access to the GGRF in the Asia Pacific, particularly for developing countries

 

To encourage open sharing of geodetic data in the Asia Pacific

 

To encourage the use of geodetic data to enable spatial data interoperability, disaster mitigation and sustainable development in the Asia Pacific

 

 

Year 1: APRGP to continue while encouraging additional participation of member states through GNSS data and analysis contributions. An annual analysis report to be prepared. Encourage the development of national to international transformation parameters. Encourage the development of regional standards including the adoption of a common reference epoch.

 

Year 2: on-going – as above

 

Year 3: on-going – as above

 

 

Chair of WG1 to ensure resourcing for the organisation of the annual APRGP campaign.

 

Chair of WG1 to produce a report that details geodetic coordinates and their uncertainty throughout the region.

 

 

Manage the Asia Pacific Regional Height System Unification (APRHSU) project

 

 

To facilitate regional height system unification to support spatial data interoperability disaster mitigation and sustainable development in the Asia Pacific

 

To encourage open sharing of geodetic data in the Asia Pacific in accordance with the objectives of the UN General Assembly Resolution on the GGRF

 

 

Year 1: develop a geodetic database and dedicated website to facilitate regional height system development. Data to include gravity, levelling and tide gauge observations. Conduct a planning workshop.

 

Year 2: ongoing maintenance of a geodetic database and website. Conduct a capacity building workshop.

 

Year 3: ongoing maintenance of a geodetic database and website. Conduct a planning workshop.

 

 

 

Chair and vice chairs of WG1 to encourage member countries to contribute data to the APRHSU project

 

WG1 Vice-Chairs to provide scientific and expert advice to the APRHSU project

 

 

Support geodetic capacity Building in the Asia Pacific through technical workshops and developing partnerships with other organisations including the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG), the International Association of Geodesy (IAG), the United Nations International Committee for GNSS (UN-ICG) and the Pacific Geospatial and Surveying Council (PGSC)

 

 

To provide technical assistance for capacity building in Geodesy for developing countries, with the aim of ensuring the development, sustainability and advancement of the global geodetic reference frame

 

To make the global geodetic reference frame more visible and understandable to society

 

 

Year 1: conduct a regional geodetic capacity building workshop with a focus on either GNSS data processing, Geoid determination, or the use of open geodetic software

 

Year 2: as above

 

Year 3: as above

 

 

WG1 members to partner with the FIG, IAG and PGSC to develop regional geodetic workshops that support geodetic capacity building

 

WG1 workshops will be arranged to coincide with other related conferences and meetings including the FIG symposium in Christchurch, New Zealand, and potentially the annual South East Asian Survey Congress.

 

WG1 Chair to facilitate funding identification from partner organisations and funding bodies for developing countries

 

 

 

 

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