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Our objective is to encourage scientists in using and collecting deformation
data related to Hotspot activity. We will make available
as much as possible of previously collected Global
Positioning System (GPS) data in
Iceland, as well as other data such as synthetic aperture radar
interferograms, distance and levelling measurements, that have been
collected in a number of areas in Iceland since the 1960s. The objective
is to provide complete time series of deformation, for both stations
interior of Iceland and at more distant places from the Hotspot center.
This way we will create the favoured infrastructure for European researchers
working with geodetic measurements in Iceland.
Furthermore, our objective is also to ensure full and free access
Continuous GPS (CGPS) measurements of crustal deformation, by combining
ongoing CGPS measurements in Iceland under one infrastructure, the
HOTSPOT CGPS network.
An integral part of this work is to
augment already ongoing CGPS efforts by adding stations
and infrastructure in the center of Iceland, to be able to better provide
information to all users interested in the dynamics of the mantle