Astronomy → Geodesy
Geodesy is the Earth science of accurately measuring and understanding Earth's geometric shape, orientation in space and gravitational field. The field also incorporates studies of how these properties change over time and equivalent measurements for other planets. Geodynamical phenomena include crustal motion, tides and polar motion, which can be studied by designing global and national control networks, applying space and terrestrial techniques and relying on datums and coordinate systems.
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Organizations relating to Geodesy
International Association of Geodesy / Masala, Finland / Est. 1862
Council of European Geodetic Surveyors / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1972
International VLBI Service for Geodesy and Astrometry / Greenbelt MD, USA / Est. 1999
Protocol Regarding the Renewal of the Baltic Geodetic Convention / Est. 1936
International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics / Potsdam, Germany / Est. 1919
International Geodetic Students Organization / Est. 1991
Nordic Geodetic Commission / Masala, Finland / Est. 1953
Trade Union International of Workers in Geology, Geodesy and Cartography / Moscow, Russia
Global Geodetic Observing System / Matera, Italy
European VLBI Group for Geodesy and Astrometry / Ny-Ålesund, Norway
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