New Partnership at the IERS Conventions Centre

23 June 2016

After years of dedicated service as a co-chair to the IERS Convention Centre, Dr. Gérard Petit of the BIPM has stepped down effective 23 June 2016. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Gérard for all his hard work and dedication in his role as co-chair. From 1 January 2001 until June 2016, the Bureau International des Poids et Mesures ( BIPM) and the US Naval Observatory (USNO) jointly operated the Conventions Center of the International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service (IERS).

Moving foward, the US Naval Observatory has partnered with the Paris Observatory to share in the responsibilities of co-chairing the IERS Conventions Centre. Dr. Christian Bizuard, from the Department SYRTE at Paris Observatory, will take over co-chair responsibilities from Dr. Petit, with assistance from Dr. Sébastien Lambert. The USNO co-chair will remain Mr. Nick Stamatakos, with assistance from Dr. Dennis McCarthy and Ms. Maria Davis.

If you have any questions regarding this transition, please contact us.