At the beginning of 2006 the Chair of Geodesy and Photogrammetry was transformed into the Institute of Geodesy and Geoinformatics. The newly created institute has been divided into three units – the Department of Cartography, Photogrammetry and Geoinformatics, the Department of Geodesy and Geodynamics, Department of Fundamentals of Geodesy – and two laboratories – the GIS Laboratory and the Laboratory of Geodetic Technologies. The IGG staff is about 30 people (8 Professors) and 13 PhD students.
TU Delft, Department of Geoscience & Remote Sensing has a long track record in the field of geodesy. The development of techniques for data processing for GNSS as well as InSAR is beneficial for the project. Moreover, the problems of induced seismicity due to mining activities and sinkholes are very important in the Dutch society, and experiences can be shared with the partners of the project. Finally, recent efforts developing integrated geodetic reference stations (IGRS) can be applied in the area of interest for the project as well.