ILRS Governing Board
The Governing Board is responsible for the general directions in which the ILRS is providing its services. It defines the official ILRS products, decides upon the satellites to be included in the ILRS tracking list, accepts standards and procedures prepared and proposed by the individual bodies of the ILRS and ensures, through its chairperson, the contact to other services and organizations.
The GB exercises general control over the activities of the Service including modifications to the organization that would be appropriate to maintain efficiency and reliability, while taking fu ll advantage of the advances in technology and theory.
Most GB decisions are to be made by consensus or by a simple majority vote of the members present, provided that there is a quorum consisting of at least ten members of the GB. In case of lack of a quorum the voting is by mail or email. Changes in the Terms of Reference and the Chairperson of the GB can be made by a 2/3 majority of the members of the GB, i.e., by twelve or more votes.
2011-2012 Governing Board Members
Michael Pearlman (Director, Central Bureau)
Carey Noll (Secretary, Central Bureau)
Tonie Van Dam (President of IAG Commission 1)
Bob Schutz (IERS representative to ILRS)
Pippo Bianco (Eurolas Network Rep.)
Francis Pierron (Eurolas Network Rep.)
Ramesh Govind (WPLTN Network Rep.)
Hiroo Kunimori (WPLTN Network Rep.)
David McCormick (NASA Network Rep., replaced David Carter 04/2012)
Jan McGarry (NASA Network Rep.)
Vincenzia Luceri (Analysis Center Rep.)
Erricos Pavlis (Analysis Center Rep.)
Horst Mueller (Data Center Rep.)
Juergen Mueller (LLR Rep.)
Graham Appleby (At Large Rep.), Chairman
Georg Kirchner (At Large Rep.)