4th International Colloquium – Scientific and Fundamental Aspects of the Galileo Programme

The fourth international colloquium on scientific and fundamental aspects of the Galileo program will take place at the Ministry of Transport in Prague, Czech Republic from December 4-6, 2013.

Online registration is open. Early registration ends November 1, 2013. Abstract submission has ended.

The fourth international colloquium on scientific and fundamental aspects of the Galileo program will take place at the Ministry of Transport in Prague, Czech Republic from December 4-6, 2013.

Online registration is open. Early registration ends November 1, 2013. Abstract submission has ended.

This colloquium is for scientists who use navigation systems and signals for their research. It will focus on scientific applications of Galileo (and other GNSS) and new scientific investigations which can contribute to GNSS development, and will address four major areas of research:

  • Scientific applications in meteorology, geodesy, geophysics, space physics, oceanography, land surface and ecosystem studies, using either direct or reflected signals, differential measurements, phase measurements, radio occultation measurements, using receivers placed on the ground, in airplanes or on satellites.
  • Scientific developments in physics, dealing with future GNSS, particularly in testing fundamental laws  in astronomy  and in quantum communication. Relativistic reference frames and relativistic positioning will be addressed.
  • Aspects of Metrology such as reference frames, on board and ground clocks as well as precise orbit determination.
  • Scientific aspects of satellite navigation and positioning such as signal propagation, tropospheric and ionospheric corrections and means to model and mitigate multipath and interference.

The colloquium will consist of plenary talks and two parallel half day sessions.

The event is organized by the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European GNSS Agency (GSA). It is supported by International Association of Geodesy (IAG), Académie de l’Air et de l’Espace, Bureau des Longitudes, International Union of Radio Science (URSI), Czech Ministry of Transport, and International GNSS Service (IGS).

Previous meetings were held in Toulouse, France in 2007, Padua, Italy in 2009 and Copenhagen, Denmark in 2011.

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