The ROA is a scientific research centre belonging to the Spanish Navy that combines its specific mission as a geophysical and astronomical observatory with research in the fields of physical-mathematical science that are deemed of interest to the Navy and with higher education for Navy personnel. Founded in 1753 in Cadiz, it has been located in San Fernando since 1798. Its activities include the calculation and publication of the Nautical Almanac for its use by sailors and it is responsible at the national level for its annual publication. Several of its members belong to the International Astronomical Union and the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics. It is a member of the International Laser Ranging Service (ILRS) and has representatives in the Working Group of European Geoscientists for the Establishment of Networks for Earth Science Research (WEGENER). It belongs to the global network of geomagnetic observatories (INTERMAGNET) and to various seismic networks at the European and global levels (geophone, ORFEUS, IRIS, etc.). Within the Spanish scientific context, it is an ex officio member of the National Commission for Astronomy (CNA) and the Spanish Commission of Geodesy and Geophysics (CEGG).
Due to its capacity as a depository of the National Time Standard and Spanish legal time, it represents Spain in various international forums and is an ex officio member of the Time and Frequency Advisory Committee (CCTF). It serves as the rapporteur of the EURAMET Time and Frequency Area. Its researchers are associated with the FQM008 Astronomy/History of Science/Astronomical Ephemeris/Time and Frequency research group.
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