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Meghan Miller, UNAVCO President

Message from the President

October 9, 2018

Welcome to UNAVCO!

UNAVCO continues to thrive as a strong and growing community of scientists and educators, committed to advancing the frontiers of understanding our home planet, by application of an extraordinary suite of modern and emerging geodetic technologies to observing Earth. Every day, I marvel at the creativity of our scientific community, tracking down the subtlest of irregularities only to discover, again and again, some new aspect of geodynamics not previously resolved. Geodesy in the age of technology is revolutionizing the geosciences, enabling discoveries in multiscale Earth system dynamics from the geocenter to the ionosphere, while transforming our understanding of human impacts on climate, sea-level rise, urban subsidence, and freshwater resources. Geodesy is useful for more than science, however. Civil engineers, departments of transportation, the National Geodetic Survey, weather services, earthquake and tsunami early warning planners, and many other technical communities have come to rely on UNAVCO-operated GPS networks.

UNAVCO remains steadfast in operating a model facility for the 21st century: effective, efficient, nimble, transparent, accountable, and forward-looking. We are proud to serve a science community with a strong tradition of innovation, creativity, transformative research, and broad societal impact. Our sponsors and community have supported a healthy research agenda and sustained efforts to develop the geodesy workforce. We have also developed undergraduate geoscience curriculum modules that showcase important and high impact advances in geodesy.

Beginning October 2018, UNAVCO transitioned its work to a new award, that the National Science Foundation terms GAGE, or Geodesy Advancing Geosciences. Informally we are referring to this award as GAGE2, to distinguish it from the previous award which ran from October 2013 to September 2018.

UNAVCO staff and research community commit to supporting the future of geodesy and its wealth of geophysics applications by sustaining infrastructure, instrumentation and data systems, while cultivating a diverse, inclusive and creative community. Through this work, we further our shared vision, to transform understanding of Earth systems and hazards using geodesy. We invite you to explore our website to discover ways that we can support your projects with geodetic engineering, data services, and educational resources. We welcome the opportunity to serve you.

-M. Meghan Miller, President [Bio], [CV]

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