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Training in using Bernese GPS Software  (AIUB, Bern, Switzerland)

In August 2019, RS RAS has acquired the licensed software "Bernese GPS Software Version 5.2" (Bernese SW) from the Astronomical Institute of the Bern University (AIUB, Switzerland). Bernese SW is a multi-platform program for processing measurement data based on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), calculating high-precision coordinate series and velocity vectors. The license for the right to use the Bernese SW includes the possibility of passing a free training for 2 specialists.

Employees of the LGPS - head laboratory Sergei I. Kuzikov and  junior researcher Yulia M. Salamatina took a course on Bernese SW installation and using at AIUB (Bern, Switzerland) from January 27 to 31, 2020. http://www.bernese.unibe.ch/course/



The organizers provided a large amount of training material and Bernese SW manual and tutorial to each course participant.


The intensive course program covered:
     • software installation on Windows / Unix;
     • overview of the interface and data structure;
     • campaign setting;
     • ambiguity resolution for the troposphere / ionosphere parameters;
     • GNSS orbits modeling;
     • solving uncertainty in GLONASS;
     • clocks of satellites and receivers modeling ;
     • automatic data processing.
To consolidate the lecture material, participants of the course spent 2-3 hours a day practicing at the terminal session.
AIUB staff provided an opportunity to visit the Laser Observatory in Zimmerwald area. Where it was told about telescopes and Optical Observations of space debris, asteroids, and comets, Satellite Laser Ranging (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, etc.).

Participants were awarded certificates at the end of the course:



The laboratory staff cooperates with the scientists and experts from the following organizations:

  1. Institute of Geomechanics and Mineral Exploration NAS Kyrgyz Republic (Bishkek);
  2. Institute of Seismology NAS Kyrgyz Republic (Bishkek);
  3. Institute of Geology NAS Kyrgyz Republic (Bishkek);
  4. Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University (Bishkek);
  5. Central-Asian Institute of Applied Geosciences (Bishkek);
  6. Institute of Seismology, MES, Republic of Kazakhstan (Almaty);
  7. National Space Agency of Republic of Kazakhstan, “National Center of Space Research and Technologies” (Almaty);
  8. Institute of Seismology, Uzbekistan (Tashkent);
  9. National University of Uzbekistan (Tashkent);
  10. “Geological Museum”. State Committee of Geology, Uzbekistan (Tashkent);
  11. Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology, AS Republic of Tajikistan, (Dushanbe);
  12. Schmidt Institute Physics of the Earth RAS (Moscow, Russia);
  13. Geological Institute RAS (Moscow, Russia);
  14. Sergeev Institute of Environmental Geoscience RAS (Moscow, Russia);
  15. Institute of Applied Astronomy RAS (Moscow, Russia);
  16. Fryazino Branch of the Institute of Radio Engineering And Electronics RAS (Moscow, Russia);
  17. Moscow State University (Russia);
  18. Institute of the Earth’s Crust SB RAS (Irkutsk, Russia);
  19. The University NAVSTAR Consortium – UNAVCO (Boulder, Colorado, USA);
  20. Colorado State University (Fort Collins, USA);
  21. Montana State University (Bozeman, USA);
  22. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, USA);
  23. International Institute of Seismology and Earthquake Engineering (Tsukuba, Japan);
  24. Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo (Tokyo, Japan);
  25. Earthquake Administration of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region (Urumqi, China);
  26. Tel-Aviv University (Tel-Aviv, Israel).

Training in using Bernese GPS Software  (AIUB, Bern, Switzerland)



Geographic location

40 km. from Bishkek