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Physical and Satellite Geodesy


The IPGD is engaged in research and study courses with respect to the global aspects of Geodesy and measurements of the Earth for the determination of reference systems and precise positioning, e.g. to measure deformations, on the whole scale range. Satellite methods are applied to positioning with Global Satellite Navigation Systems (GNSS), to the determination of the Earth's gravity field with laser und gradiomety satellites, as well as with altimetry satellites for the determination of sea level changes and height changes on land.

Die VLBI Antenne in Wettzell
VLBI Antenna Wettzell

The IPGD is mainly active in the following research fields:

  • Physicali Geodesy
    • Gravimetry
    • Geoid Computation
    • Mass Transport in System Earth
  • Satellite Geodesy
    • Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS)
    • Satellite Altimetry
    • Celestial Mechanics
  • Inertial Geodesy and Navigation
    • Inertial Navigation (and Measuring) Systems (INS)
    • INS/GNSS Integration
  • Geodynamics
    • Reference Systems and Geokinematics
    • Volcano Monitoring