IGS Organization

The IGS organization (see Organization Chart below) consists of the following components:

  • Associate Members (AM), persons affiliated with contributing organizations that are the electorate body of the IGS Governing Board spend majority of their time on work contributes to the IGS.
  • Governing Board (GB), the international body which sets policy and direction for the IGS. Some positions are elected and others are appointed.
  • Central Bureau (CB), executive office provides overall coordination and day-to-day management of the information systems, network and Infrastructure.
  • Data Centers (DCs), archive and provide open access to IGS data and products.
  • Analysis Centers (ACs), analyze the IGS station data to form submissions to IGS products such as orbits, clocks, and station positions.
  • Analysis Center Coordinator (ACC), combines the ACs’ submissions to form the “classic” IGS products (GPS orbits, clocks).
  • Associate Analysis Centers (AACs), produce specialized or derived products with coordinators that combine AC submissions to form IGS Products.
  • Working Groups (WGs), incubator through Pilot Projects with particular focus on components, products and infrastructural elements within Working Groups.
  • Infrastructure Committee (IC), a permanent body established to ensure that the data requirements for the highest quality GNSS products are fully satisfied while also anticipating future needs and evolving circumstances.
  • Station-Operating Agencies, manage the IGS network stations according to the IGS Site Guidelines and transmit the data to IGS Data Centers.
  • Contributing Organizations, any agency or entity that participates in at least one of the above-mentioned components.
IGS Structure and Association with International Scientific Organizations, as of 2020