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The overall task of BGI is to collect, on a world-wide basis, all measurements and pertinent information about the Earth gravity field, to compile them and store them in a computerized data base in order to redistribute them on request to a large variety of users for scientific purposes.

See Terms & References:

IAG Geodesist’s Handbook 2012 (PDF - full open access)

IAG Geodesist’s Handbook 2008 (PDF)

IAG Structure 2007-2011 (PDF - H. Drewes Ed., Journal of Geodesy, 82, 11, 2008).

Link to IAG Office webpage :