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Founded within the framework of B-XB1291 - International Association of Geodesy (IAG). Began formal operation, 1 Jan 1994, following 1-year pilot phase. Responsible union: A-XA2722 - International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG).


Provide the highest quality data and products as the standard for global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) in support of earth science research, multidisciplinary applications and education; advance scientific understanding of the earth system components and their interactions; facilitate other applications benefiting society.


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International Governing Board, comprising Chair, Director of Central Bureau and 14 members (elected and appointed representatives of Analysis Centers, Data Centers and Networks; Analysis Coordinator; representatives of IAG and IERS; appointed members at large). Working Group. Central Bureau based at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena CA (USA).

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GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure



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