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GOCE+ HUG
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Project Reference

Name

GOCE+ HUG

Title
GOCE+ HUG

Thematic Area
Solid Earth

Cost
300 - 400 K

Action Line
Novel Algorithms and Products

Status
In Progress

Missions
GOCE

Sensors
Accelerometers , Gradiometer
 
Project Description

Objectives
Currently, height systems are defined by long-term averages of many local reference benchmarks and the measured local mean-sea levels are used to define a vertical datum. The relationship between observed mean-sea level and the reference benchmarks is not constant due to changes in sea level, uplift/subsidence of the land and other phenomena. Thus, datums defined at different times and on different continents and islands refer to different levels and are offset from each other. The purpose of this study is to demonstrate the feasibility of connecting height systems with the GOCE derived geoid, a global equipotential reference surface, to unify different height systems.

Project link
http://www.goceplushsu.eu/
 
Project Consortium

Project Partners
TU Munich : Technische Universität München, Germany (Prime contractor)
U Calgary : University of Calgary, Canada (Subcontractor)
NOC : National Oceanography Centre, United Kingdom (Subcontractor)
BKG : Bundesamt für Kartographieund Geodäsie, Germany (Subcontractor)
 
Contact Points

Technical Officer
Roger Haagmans

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