Tim Springer received his M.Sc. from the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering in Delft, The Netherlands and his Ph.D. from the Astronomical Institute of the University of Berne in Switzerland.
He has been a key person in the development of the Centre for Orbit Determination in Europe (CODE), the Bernese software, and the IGS orbit and clock combination software.
Since 2004 he has led the GNSS developments at the Navigation Support Office of the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) of the European Space Agency (ESA). In this group he has developed the new ESOC GNSS analysis software, NAPEOS, which has been operational since January 2008.
Springer’s main GNSS activities at ESOC include the ESA IGS analysis centre, the Galileo Geodetic Reference Service Provider (GRSP), Giove-A and B analysis, and (near) real-time GNSS processing.