From a UN mandate to commitment for global geodesy
NY-ÅLESUND: Dr. Zuheir Altamimi, France, is responsible for the international terrestrial reference frame. He encourages nations to follow Norway’s and Australia’s examples. PHOTO: BJØRN-OWE HOLMBERG
“The UN General Assembly resolution on the GGRF for sustainable development calls for commitments by Member States to improving national geodetic infrastructure as an essential means to enhance the global geodetic reference frame. Without commitment by Member States, the GGRF will be in danger of degradation over time and consequently will gradually lose its required accuracy and fundamental role in societal and scientific applications.
Read more about the GGRF Governance Position Paper in the latest newsletter from the UN-GGIM Subcommittee on Geodesy: