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IVS Combination Centre

The IVS Combination Centre was inaugurated by the International VLBI Service for Geodesy and Astrometry (IVS) Directing Board in October 2008 as a joint effort of the Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy (BKG) and the German Geodetic Research Institute (DGFI).
The tasks of this IVS Combination Centre include quality control and a timely combination of the session-based intermediate results of the IVS Analysis Centres into a final combination product (e.g., Earth Orientation Parameters, EOP). These combination results will be released as official IVS products. Furthermore, the IVS Combination Centre is also expected to contribute to the generation of the official IVS input to any ITRF activities.

Assigned Tasks at BKG

Analysis Centers

Analysis Centres produce series of Earth Orientation Parameters (EOP) as well as station coordinates and source positions in regular intervals. These individual series are combined by the IVS Combination Centre at BKG and sumbitted as official IVS products.

Analysis & Combination Centers
AbbrDescriptionSoftware
COMBIIVS Combination Centre - BKG/DGFIDOGS_CS
BKGFederal Agency for Cartography and GeodesyCALC/SOLVE
USNOUnited States Naval ObservatoryCALC/SOLVE
OPAObservatoire de ParisCALC/SOLVE
IAAInstitute of Applied AstronomyQUASAR
GSFCGoddard Space Flight CenterCALC/SOLVE
DGFIGerman Geodetic Research InstituteOCCAM
AUSGeoscience AustraliaOCCAM
VIEVienna University of TechnologyVieVS
NMANorwegian Mapping AuthorityWhere
GFZGerman Research Centre for GeosciencesVieVS
SHAOShanghai Astronomical ObservatoryCALC/SOLVE
CGSCentro di Geodesia Spaziale, ItalyCALC/SOLVE
ASIAgenzia Spaziale Italiana/Centro di Geodesia SpazialeCALC/SOLVE
IGENational Geographic Institute of SpainWhere