ILRS Virtual World Tour 2020
November 02-06, 2020

In place of an ILRS Workshop this November, the ILRS wanted to take the opportunity to try something different and look in detail at a selection of stations in the global network.

Therefore, an online 'Virtual World Tour', was held November 2-6, 2020, to virtually visit 5 stations in 5 days, stopping at:

Graz, Austria station

Graz, Austria
Tour page | Station page

Zimmerwald, Switzerland station

Zimmerwald, Switzerland
Tour page | Station page

Simosato, Japan station

Simosato, Japan
Tour page | Station page

Greenbelt, MD, USA station

Greenbelt, MD, USA
Tour page | Station page

Yarragadee, Australia station

Yarragadee, Australia
Tour page | Station page

Each two-hour session consisted of an introductory presentation about the station followed by a tour of the site highlighting instrumentation, software, safety, automation, operations, as well as current issues and future plans. These tours include a mixture of pre-recorded and live presentations with an opportunity for questions. We recorded each tour and made the videos available through the website.

Attendees were required to register for each session they planned to attend. Registration is Closed.


We used Microsoft Teams for these virtual meetings. More information about this software is available at:

An invitation URL for joining each session was distributed to registered attendees.

Workshop Organizers:

Toshimichi Otsubo/Hitotsubashi University, Japan
Randall Carman/Geoscience Australia, Australia
Evan Hoffman/NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA
Carey Noll/NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA
Michael Pearlman/Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, USA
Daniela Thaller/Bundesamt für Kartographie und Geodäsie, Germany
Matthew Wilkinson/NERC Space Geodesy Facility Herstmonceux, UK

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