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IERS Directing Board

The DB exercises general control over the activities of the service and modifies the organization as appropriate to maintain efficiency and reliability, while taking full advantage of the advances in technology and theory. It meets once or twice each year, summaries of minutes of these meetings are available.

For more details about the tasks, please consult the Terms of Reference. For regular mail addresses of the Directing Board members, please see Not barrier-free file. Appendix 2 (PDF, 58KB) of the IERS Annual Report 2017.

Internal area for Directing Board members

IERS Organization Chart

IERS Organization Chart IERS Organization Chart

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Representative of
ChairBrian LuzumU.S. Naval Observatory
Analysis CoordinatorRobert HeinkelmannGeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam
Product Centres
Earth OrientationChristian BizouardObservatoire de Paris
Rapid Service / PredictionChristine HackmanU.S. Naval Observatory
Earth Orientation Department
ConventionsNick StamatakosU.S. Naval Observatory
Earth Orientation Department
ICRSJean SouchayObservatoire de Paris
ITRSZuheir AltamimiInstitut National de l'Information Géographique et Forestière (IGN)
Laboratoire de Recherche en Géodésie (LAREG)
Global Geophysical FluidsJean-Paul BoyEcole et Observatoire des Science de la Terre (EOST),
Institut de Physique du Globe de Strasbourg (IPGS)
Central BureauDaniela ThallerBundesamt für Kartographie und Geodäsie
Technique Centres
IGSRolf DachUniversität Bern
Astronomisches Institut
Chuck MeertensUNAVCO
ILRSErricos PavlisGoddard Earth Science and Technology Center (GEST/UMBC)
University of Maryland
Jean-Marie TorreUFR Sciences-Laboratoire GEOAZU
IVSSigrid BöhmTechnische Universität Wien
Dep. für Geodäsie und Geoinformation
Rüdiger HaasChalmers University of Technology
Onsala Space Observatory
IDSHugues CapdevilleCLS
Jérôme SaunierInstitut National de l'Information Géographique et Forestière (IGN)
Réseaux et Services Internationaux
Union Representatives
IAUAleksander BrzezinskiSpace Research Centre
Polish Academy of Sciences
IAG / IUGGAxel NothnagelUniversität Bonn
Institut für Geodäsie und Geoinformation
GGOSRichard Gross Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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