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Research Unit Higher Geodesy

Higher Geodesy deals with the figure of the Earth, its gravity field, Earth orientation in space, and monitoring of global dynamic processes like plate tectonics and sea level variations. It makes use of space geodetic techniques and measurements at the Earth surface. Higher Geodesy plays a key role in improving our understanding of the complex Earth system and provides accurate and stable reference frames that are fundamental to any kind of positioning on Earth and in Space as well as to the observation of Global Change.


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On 26 August 2023, universal time determined by Earth rotation (UT1) overtook the coordinated universal time (UTC), defined by atomic clocks. UT1 led…

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Register to our bachelor program in geodesy and geoinformation (in German)!

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Soft launch

Events from 03. October 2023

12 October 2023

16:00 until 17:00

Type of event: OtherEvent location: Seminarraum DA02B (grüner Bereich, 2. Stock), 1040 Wien

Come visit us:

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Research Unit Higher Geodesy

Department of Geodesy and Geoinformation
TU Wien
Wiedner Hauptstraße 8-10
1040 Vienna

Access via:
Freihaus, yellow area, 2nd floor