3rd General Meeting of the Asia-Oceania VLBI Group for Geodesy and Astrometry

The 3rd Genaral Meeting of the Asia-Oceania VLBI Group for Geodesy and Astrometry (AOV) was hosted by Geoscience Australia and held in Canberra, Australia, from 9-10 November 2018.

The purpose of this AOV Meeting was to discuss current and future topics of the AOV, organise common sessions and foster collaborations. The meeting was open to not only AOV components but also IVS members, space geodetic experts and everyone else interested.

The Meeting dates lay in between the 21st International Workshop on Laser Ranging in Canberra, from November 5-9 and the 7th International VLBI Technology Workshop in Krabi, Thailand from November 12-15. Attendees of the AOV meeting were highly encouraged to take part in these meetings together.

For more information: the 21st International Workshop on Laser Ranging
the 7th International VLBI Technology Workshop

Conference Program:

Meeting Booklet


Contributed Presentations


1 August 2018    Registration has opened.
1 August 2018    Website has opened.
November 2018    Meeting booklet online.
November 2018    Presentations online

Important Dates

Tentative Schedule of Events


Everyone who plans to attend the meeting must register.
The registration will be complete when you fill in the form and submit it to LOC (aov-loc@list.utas.edu.au) by email. The registration form includes participant's information, confirmation of dinner and so on.

The registration form is here. >>> Registration Form

Please send the form to email address by Sun 30 September.

Minutes of the Meeting

Will be available after the meeting.

Practical Information


Geoscience Australia
Cnr Jerrabomberra Ave and Hindmarsh Drive, Symonston ACT 2609, Australia
1800 800 173 (General Enquiries)

A conference room in the building of Geoscience Australia

How to Access the Venue

Taxi is the easist way to the venue from airport. It will take about 10 minutes and cost about 20 dollars.
Public bus service is another option. Bus stop is in front of GA and there is a routine line between GA and City center. For more details, please see the website.


There are two hotels on walking distance from GA
More hotels at different price range are around the city.

Conference Dinner

In the evening of the first day of the meeting, November 9th, we are going to hold an informal conference dinner.

Transportation info to Krabi, Thailand

The 7th International VLBI Technical Workshop is going to be held in Krabi, Thailand in the following week of AOV meeting. People who plan to participate in the workshop should arrange their own flights from Canberra to Krabi referring to expamples below.

Departure on Saturday night Departure on Sunday morning
Sat, 10 23:55 Canberra Sun, 11 8:00 Canberra
 SQ288  QF1462
Sun, 11 5:00 Singapore Changi 8:55 Sydney
 transit  transit
14:15 Singapore Changi 10:30 Sydney
 TR686  QF23
15:00 Krabi 16:10 Bangkok Suvarnabhumi
17:25 Bangkok Suvarnabhumi
18:50 Krabi


If you have any questions, please contact  aov-loc@list.utas.edu.au