• To present the definition of the Global Geodetic Reference Frame (GGRF) and the roadmap for its implementation, emphasizing its fundamental role for the Earth system monitoring and economic development and sustainability.
  • To give a complete overview of the different international organizations contributing to and supporting the implementation of the GGRF to promote a more active participation of the Latin American countries in global and regional related initiatives.
  • To identify deficiencies (and possibilities of improvement) in the existing Latin American geodetic infrastructure and to show how fundamental geodetic observatories operate.
  • To strengthen the combination of geodetic and seismologic infrastructure and methods to improve the reference in Earth system modelling and mitigation of natural disasters produced by seismic activity.
  • To provide the Latin American colleagues responsible for the national geodetic reference frames with scientific and political arguments to convince policy makers about the necessity of investing in geodetic and geophysical infrastructure in their countries.


Buenos Aires, Argentina
September 16-20, 2019

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
November 11-14, 2019

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
November 6-8, 2019