The goals of IVS are:

  • To provide a service to support geodetic, geophysical and astrometric research and operational activities.
  • To interact with the community of users of VLBI products and to integrate VLBI into a global Earth observing system.
  • To promote research and development activities in all aspects of the geodetic and astrometric VLBI technique.

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Whenever your use of IVS data or products results in a publication, please include a citation.


IVS is a service of

  International Association of Geodesy
  International Astronomical Union
  ICSU World Data System

News and Current Events

Results of the representative elections (December 3)
The newly elected representatives for the period February 2019 to February 2023 are: Hayo Hase (Networks), Laura La Porta (Correlators), James Anderson (Analysis), and Chet Ruszczyk (Technology Develpment).

2018 Directing Board Elections (October 15)
The IVS Election Committee solicits nominations for four representative positions and three at-large positions on the board. The deadlines for nominations are November 10 (representative) and December 2 (at-large). Further information can be found in the Call for Nominations.

August Newsletter (August 20)
The August issue of the IVS Newsletter was posted on the Web site. This issue features the Analysis Center at Politecnico di Milano. There will only be an electronic version provided for the IVS Newsletter starting with this issue.

April Newsletter (April 19)
The April issue of the IVS Newsletter was posted on the Web site and the print version will be sent to the IVS mailing list in the next days. This anniversary issue features an interview with Bill Petrachenko about VGOS.

December Newsletter (December 27)
The December issue of the IVS Newsletter was posted on the Web site and the print version will be sent to the IVS mailing list in the next days. This issue features an interview with Chopo Ma who retired at the end of September.


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