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The IGS organization (see Organization Chart) 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.