Evolving the Geodetic Infrastructure to Meet New Scientific Needs

Geoff Blewitt (Research Professor, Nevada Geodetic Lab, NBMG) is a co-author of a new report published by the The National Academies Press titled Evolving the Geodetic Infrastructure to Meet New Scientific Needs.

Free downloads and purchases of the report can be found through the National Academy Press. 

Press Release and Report Highlights.

Description: “Satellite remote sensing is the primary tool for measuring global changes in the land, ocean, biosphere, and atmosphere. Over the past three decades, active remote sensing technologies have enabled increasingly precise measurements of Earth processes, allowing new science questions to be asked and answered. As this measurement precision increases, so does the need for a precise geodetic infrastructure.

Evolving the Geodetic Infrastructure to Meet New Scientific Needs summarizes progress in maintaining and improving the geodetic infrastructure and identifies improvements to meet new science needs that were laid out in the 2018 report. Thriving on Our Changing Planet: A Decadal Strategy for Earth Observation from Space. Focusing on sea-level change, the terrestrial water cycle, geological hazards, weather and climate, and ecosystems, this study examines the specific aspects of the geodetic infrastructure that need to be maintained or improved to help answer the science questions being considered.

The study — undertaken by the Committee on Evolving the Geodetic Infrastructure to Meet New Scientific Needs — was sponsored by NASA and the National Academy of Sciences Arthur L. Day Fund.”

  • David T. Sandwell, Chair, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  • Srinivas Bettadpur, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Geoffrey Blewitt, University of Nevada, Reno
  • John J. Braun, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
  • Anny Cazenave, Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales
  • Nancy Glenn, Boise State University and University of New South Wales
  • Kristine Larson, University of Colorado, Boulder, emeritus
  • Steven Nerem, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Michelle Sneed, U.S. Geological Survey
  • Isabella Velicogna, University of California, Irvine

Evolving the Geodetic Infrastructure to Meet New Scientific NeedsWebinar
Friday, February 21, 2020
Presented by Dr. David T. Sandwell, Committee Chair
Friday, February 21, 2020
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM, EST

Webinar registration.