After an 8-month interruption, I am thrilled to announce that the BlackDotGNSS blog is back! While management was supportive of this initiative, issues were raised by the ethics committee regarding information sharing and it was recommended to abort this activity. I recently had the opportunity to have a face-to-face discussion with members of this committee, and I learned that blogging is allowed under certain conditions.
In a nutshell, I am not allowed to share information that I have obtained through my work and that is not publicly available. For example, I can’t post PPP results derived using options that are not available to the public in the online version. I can’t show preliminary results of an investigation. I can’t write about a conference highlights if I attended the event during work hours or if my employer paid for my travel or registration.
So what can I blog about? I can comment on (open access) papers published online. I can present my own work after it has been published. I can invite people to talk about their work. And of course: I can rant when needed!
I think that great things have come out of this blog so far. Although the content might be slightly different in the future, I’m still hoping to provide insights into GNSS data processing and to connect with people who share the same passion as I do.