The Project

Project RAEGE results from a Memorandum of Understanding between the Spanish Nacional Geographic Institute (IGN, Ministerio de Fomento, Gobierno de España) and the Government of the Portuguese Autonomous Region of Azores (Secretaria Regional da Ciência, Tecnologia e Equipamentos, Governo dos Açores), signed in 2011, to meet the international developments needed to set up a VLBI (Very Long Baseline Interferometry) Geodetic Observing System - VGOS.

The project consists of a network of four fully equiped Geodetic Fundamental Stations in Spain (Yebes – Guadalajara and Gran Canaria – Canary Islands), and Azores, Portugal (Santa Maria and Flores) and two Base Centres (Yebes/Spain and Lagoa-São Miguel/Azores), dedicated to astronomy, geodesy and geophisics studies.