Session 3: "The role of Satellite Laser Ranging in the Global Geodetic Observing  System"

Author: Erricos C. Pavlis
Subject: Call for papers for 16th International Workshop on Laser Ranging
Session 3: "The role of SLR in GGOS" 

Dear Colleague,

Session 3 of the 16th International Workshop on Laser Ranging that will be held in Poznaņ, Poland during 13-17 October 2008 is entitled:

"The role of Satellite Laser Ranging in the Global Geodetic  Observing System".

The session is intended to highlight the central role that SLR plays within GGOS. On behalf of the Program Committee I would like to draw your attention to this session and encourage you to participate in it. We are organizing a session that will demonstrate through invited and contributed presentations the significant contributions of SLR in support of GGOS' goals. We solicit contributions that will cover all areas of GGOS activities where laser technology is used for the collection of measurements, remote sensing, navigation, calibration, e.g. SLR and LLR for POD and geophysical parameter estimation; laser altimetry over land, oceans and ice; calibration of navigation constellations' radiometric POD; interplanetary navigation and POD, and many more. We hope that you will be able to join us in Poznaņ for this exciting workshop. Detailed information about the workshop can be obtained from its web site at

The deadline for submitting abstracts is September 10, 2008.

We hope to see you all in Poznaņ!

the session organizers,

Erricos C. Pavlis, JCET/UMBC and NASA GSFC, USA
Bernd Richter, BKG, Germany