Measuring with sub-mm accuracy, who cares? WE DO!

Measuring with sub-mm accuracy, who cares? WE DO!

Welcome to the official blog of the geodesy division of the European Geoscience Union. Hosted by the EGU (thanks for that!), the blog is currently being brought into life by the geodesy division presidents and myself. Of course, anyone who has even the slightest curiosity towards geodesy is happily invited to pay us a regular visit.

To stigmatize right away, most geodesists will probably be, either directly or indirectly, involved in measuring the Earth (shape, gravity, rotation) with ridiculously accurate measurement equipment. As a result, geodesists tend to get very excited when they see numbers change somewhere in the 8 digit behind the decimal.

At first sight, this seems like a pretty boring occupation, but we would like to convince you of the contrary. By posting here, we want to convey findings of geodesy related research in an easy-to-digest format, and show the world that we (geodesists) are actually doing pretty interesting and highly relevant work. Furthermore, we’re looking forward to add some personal seasoning to the blog by providing, for example, insights into field work experiences. Of course, news from the EGU Geodesy Division itself will also be posted here. We’ll be on the lookout for interesting/important/funny/visual(!) stuff, but it will be even better if you contact us directly if you have something to share.



Roelof Rietbroek is a post-doc researcher at the university of Bonn in Germany, and is currently the early career scientist representative of the EGU. Main research topics include, but are not limited to, sea level, time-variable gravity, Earth surface loading, and reference system issues ( i.e. geocenter motion). To this means, geodetic datasets from spaceborne gravimetry, altimetry and GPS networks are used and combined while keeping an eye on consistency. Roelof tweets as @r_rietje , and personal blogposts can be found on wobbly.earth

1 Comment

  1. It is actually a nice idea Roelof and nice work as well. this gives us the opportunity to be up-to-date with geodesy research among the geodetic comunity.
    With all the bests


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