The International DORIS Service: Current achievements and future challenges
Event: 2016 IDS Workshop
Session: Research activities and new applications
Presentation type: Type Oral
Since the creation of the International DORIS Service (IDS) in 2003, major efforts have been made toward increasing international participation, leading to the regular delivery of geodetic products, and the delivery of a DORIS technique combination for the development of updated realizations of the International Terrestrial Reference Frame (ITRF). The goal of this presentation is to summarize the successive steps leading to the creation of this international service, as well as to review the recent achievements made by its many components. In particular, availability of multiple products on the IDS Web site (time series of station coordinates, metadata) should facilitate the use of IDS products among the scientific community in conjunction with results from other space geodesy techniques and other sources of data. While many improvements were made on the technical side (both for the satellite and for the ground segment), and while this system may continue for at least the next 10 or 15 years, IDS products are not still known and properly used by a large scientific community. We may then discuss the new challenges that the IDS will be facing in the next years and envision possible evolution of this international service.