International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service (IERS)

Service international de la rotation de la terre et des systèmes de référence

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1987-08 Vancouver BC Canada


Founded at A-XA2722 - International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) General Assembly, and, Sep 1987, at B-XC1382 - International Astronomical Union (IAU) General Assembly, replacing H-XF4065 - International Polar Motion Service (IPMS) and taking over the earth rotation activities of H-XF4062 - Bureau international de l'heure (BIH), while C-XC1440 - Bureau international des poids et mesures (BIPM) takes over the BIH activities on time scales. Commenced operations on 1 Jan 1988. New structure commenced operations as of 1 Jan 2001.


Serve the astronomical, geodetic, geophysical and space communities by providing data and standards related to Earth rotation and reference frames.


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GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on Land



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