2015 UN-Russian Federation Workshop: Applications of Global Navigation Satellite Systems

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The United Nations/Russian Federation Workshop on the Applications of Global Navigation Satellite Systems will take place in Krasnoyarsk, Russian Federation, from May 18 – 22, 2015.

The completed application form, together with a presentation abstract, should be submitted online to the Office for Outer Space Affairs no later than Friday, February 27, 2015.

The United Nations/Russian Federation Workshop on the Applications of Global Navigation Satellite Systems will take place in Krasnoyarsk, Russian Federation, from May 18 – 22, 2015.

The completed application form, together with a presentation abstract, should be submitted online to the Office for Outer Space Affairs no later than Friday, February 27, 2015.

The Workshop will address the use of GNSS for various applications that can provide sustainable social and economic benefits, in particular for developing countries. Current and planned projects that use GNSS technology, including GLONASS, for both practical applications and scientific explorations will be presented. Cooperative efforts and international partnerships for capacity-building, training and research, including the activities of the GLONASS learning centre, will also be presented.

The program will include plenary sessions and discussions among participants. A half-day technical tour will be arranged during the Workshop. Planned sessions include:

  • Current and planned GNSS and Satellite-Based Augmentation Systems
  • GNSS-based applications
  • GNSS and space/atmospheric weather monitoring
  • GNSS reference frames/systems and reference station networks
  • Capacity building, training and education in the field of GNSS

The workshop is being planned for a total of 75 participants including scientists, engineers, university educators, policy-and-decision makers and senior experts. The working language will be English with simultaneous translation in Russian.

The event is organized jointly by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs and the Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS), together with the Reshetnev ISS Joint Stock Company. The United States of America and the European Union through the International Committee on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (ICG) are co-sponsors.

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