Eurepean Reference Frame (EUREF) Symposium 2017, Warszawa, Poland, 17 May 2017 - 19 May 2016
In recent years, Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) have gained great importance in terms of the benefits it provides such as precise geodetic point positioning, determining crustal deformations, navigation, vehicle monitoring systems and meteorological applications etc. As in Turkey, for this purpose, each country has set up its own GNSS station networks like TNPGN-Active named Turkish National Permanent RTK Network analyzed precise station coordinates and velocities together with the International GNSS Service (IGS), Turkish National Fundamental GPS Network (TUTGA) and Turkish National Permanent GNSS Network (TNPGN). TNPGN stations not only are utilized as precise positioning but also GNSS meteorology studies so total number of stations are increased. Permanent GNSS stations at Yildiz Technical University in Istanbul (YLDZ) and Afyon Kocatepe University in Afyon (AFKU) were added to TNPGN.
This work is related to the reactivated of the TRAB IGS station was established in Karadeniz Technical University, Department of Geomatics Engineering. Within the COST ES1206 Action (GNSS4SWEC) KTU analysis centre was established and Trop-NET system developed by Geodetic Observatory Pecny (GOP, RIGTC) in order to troposphere monitoring. The project titled "Using an Regional GNSS Networks to Strengthen Severe Weather Prediction" was accepted to the scientific and technological research council of Turkey (TUBITAK). With this project, we will design 2 new constructed GNSS reference station network. Using observation data of network, we will compare water vapor distribution derived by GNSS Meteorology and GNSS Tomography. At this time, KTU AC was accepted as E-GVAP Analysis Centre in December 2016. KTU reference station is aimed to be a member of the EUREF network with these studies.