colloquium on Future of UTC

Yann Droneaud yann at
Wed Aug 17 10:43:56 UTC 2011


Regarding this subject, the IERS is running a survey about UTC
definition change.

The survey was announced in the latest C bulletin (42) available at

IMPORTANT: After years of discussions, a proposal to fundamentally
redefine UTC will come to a conclusive vote in January 2012 at the ITU-R
in Geneva.

This proposal would halt the intercalary adjustments known as leap seconds
that maintain UTC as a form of Universal Time.

The Earth Orientation Center of the IERS organizes a survey online with
the objective to find out the strength of opinion for maintaining or
changing the present system.

Link to the questionnaire:

Your response is appreciated before 30 August 2011


Yann Droneaud

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