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Symposium SIRGAS2016

Thanks to a kind invitation of the Instituto Geográfico Militar of Ecuador, the Symposium SIRGAS2016 will take place in Quito, from November 16 to 18, 2016. This symposium is sponsored by the International Association of Geodesy (IAG) and the Pan-American Institute for Geography and History (PAIGH). The main objective of SIRGAS2016 is to bring together the geodetic community of the Americas to exchange experiences about present advances and future challenges related to the implementation, maintenance, and appropriate utilization of the existing reference geodetic infrastructure. In this way, everyone from the public, private and academic sectors, or in general, from every institution, whose activities are based on the generation or utilization of geo-referenced data is very welcome and is kindly requested to submit a contribution related to the SIRGAS objectives. The logistical organization of SIRGAS2016 is coordinated by the Instituto Geográfico Militar of Ecuador, who provides detailed information at the website http://www.igm.gob.ec/sirgas/. The thematic and contents of SIRGAS2016 are coordinated by the SIRGAS Executive Committee and Scientific Council [more…]


New SIRGAS-CON stations

The following stations are added in March 2016 to the SIRGAS-CON network:

Argentina: BCH1 (Bariloche)
Costa Rica: VUKE (Orosi)


New SIRGAS authorities

According to the SIRGAS Bylaws, each four years the SIRGAS Directing Council elects new SIRGAS president and vicepresident, who also appoint chairs for the SIRGAS working groups to conform the SIRGAS Executive Committee. The members of the SIRGAS Executive Committee for the period 2015 - 2019 are:

President: William Alberto Martínez Díaz, Departamento Administrativo Nacional de Estadística, Bogotá - Colombia
Vicepresident: María Virginia Mackern Oberti, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Universidad Juan Agustín Maza, Mendoza, Argentina
Chair of the WGI (Reference System): Víctor Cioce, La Universidad del Zulia, Maracaibo, Venezuela
Chair of the WGII (SIRGAS at National Level): Roberto Pérez Rodino, Universidad de la República, Uruguay
Chair of the WGIII (Datum vertical): Sílvio Rogério Correia de Freitas, Universidade Federal do Parana, Curitiba, Brazil.




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