The GGOS Bureau of Products and Standards (BPS) is jointly operated by Deutsches Geodätisches Forschungsinstitut der Technischen Universität München (DGFI-TUM) and Lehrstuhl für Astronomische und Physikalische Geodäsie (APG) Technische Universität München.

Director: D. Angermann

Deputy Director: T. Gruber


  • Geometry, Orbits, TRF: D. Angermann, U. Hugentobler, P. Steigenberger (associated member)
  • Earth Orientation, CRF: M. Gerstl, R. Heinkelmann (as representative of IAU)
  • Gravity: T. Gruber
  • Vertical reference systems:  L. Sánchez

A close interaction with the Services of the International Association of Geodesy (IAG) is essential to accomplish the tasks of the BPS, including the evaluation of the standards and conventions currently adopted by all IAG components and other entities involved. This has been achieved by selecting representatives from the IAG Services, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) and other entities as Associate Members of the BPS:

  • G. Petit (France) - International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service (IERS)
  • T. Herring (USA) - International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service (IERS)
  • U. Hugentobler (Germany) - International GNSS Service (IGS)
  • E. Pavlis (U.S.A.) - International Laser Ranging Service (ILRS)
  • J. Gipson (U.S.A.) - International VLBI Service for Geodesy and Astrometry (IVS)
  • F. Lemoine, J. Ries (U.S.A.) - International DORIS Service (IDS)
  • R. Barzaghi (Italy) - International Gravity Field Service (IGFS)
  • F. Barthelmes (Germany) - International Center for Global Gravity Field Models (ICGEM)
  • S. Bonvalot (France) - International Gravimetric Bureau (BGI)
  • R. Heinkelmann (Germany)- International Astronomical Union (IAU), Working Group "Numerical Standards for Fundamental Astronomy"
  • M. Craymer (Canada) - Chair of Control Body for the ISO Geodetic Registry Network
  • J. Ádám (Hungary) - Chair of the IAG Communication and Outreach Branch
  • J. Ihde (Germany) - IAG representative to ISO/TC211
  • J. Kusche (Germany) - Representative of gravity community