In 2017 the Norwegian Mapping Authority was granted 2,575 Million Norwegian kroner to investigate the status and to prepare a plan for improving the vertical component of the geodetic reference framework in the Balkan Region. The goal would eventually be to work towards a common improved geoid for the region.
A separate allocation of 47,410 MNOK will fund field works and calculations through a framework agreement between the Norwegian Mapping Authority and each of the respective organisations.
The start-up meeting for this project was held in Oslo April 17-18th, 2018.
Two components for this project were drafted:
1.Establishment of a work plan for improving the vertical component of the geodetic framework
2.Procurement of gravimetric instruments
This project involves all of the geodetic authorities in the Balkan region, including Albania, Kosovo, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia and Montenegro and lasts until 2020.
Please refer to this page for more spesific details about the project and progress.