The EVGA as a subgroup of International VLBI Service for Geodesy and Astrometry (IVS) is a group of European scientists working in or supporting Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) for geodetic and astrometric applications.

The EVGA seeks to

a) foster the use of European VLBI resources for deriving high quality reference frames and other scientific results.

b) form a link between the different European VLBI components from observations to data analysis.

c) promote and represent European geodetic and astrometric VLBI within the broader international scientific communities.

d) provide and archive information and scientific results of European geodetic and astrometric VLBI.

e) organize regular working meetings.

f) support the respective education and training efforts.

The EVGA consists of its members who elect a chairman and a secretary. Chairman and secretary are elected for a term of 4 years each.

The EVGA consists of all European IVS associated members and is also open for membership to any scientist affiliated to a European institution involved in geodetic and/or astrometric VLBI. EVGA membership of the latter commences and ends with written notice to the EVGA Secretary.

As approved by the participants of the 17th Working Meeting on European VLBI for Geodesy and Astrometry at Noto, Italy, on April 23, 2005.

Last update: 2005-05-10