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May 24, 2016

RIN INC 2016: Royal Institute of Navigation International Navigation Conference

Main auditorium, Strathclyde Conference Centre

The Royal Institute of Navigation’s International Navigation Conference 2016 will be held at the University of Strathclyde Conference Centre in Glasgow, Scotland from November 8 – 10, 2016.

A number of keynote speakers will discuss topics from Virgin Galactic’s voyage to space to quantum sensors for inertial navigation to autonomous cars, android phones, train control and even "Three dimensional thinking: from rats to humans, via Klingons."

Poster and demonstration abstracts are due by May 30. Full paper submission is due on June 15. 

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By Inside GNSS
May 23, 2016

Alessandra Fiumara

Alessandra Fiumara is the liaison officer on GNSS Evolution Program for the European Space Agency.

She has been working in the space sector for 25 years, both in public and private contexts, and has acquired a deep knowledge of the related political, strategic and financial aspects. As an electronic engineer, she started with technical and scientific activities in the radar application domain, then moved to strategic planning and financial control responsibilities as well as international relations.

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By Inside GNSS
May 19, 2016

The “Brussels View” from Prague

Carlo des Dorides, GSA Executive Director

Last October, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) Administrative Board reelected Carlo des Dorides as executive director of the GSA, giving him a second — and final — four-year term in charge of this key agency responsible for supporting the effective operation, maintenance, and security of Europe’s satellite navigation systems. We met with him recently at the GSA office in Prague to learn how he plans to see out his mandate.

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By Peter Gutierrez

GNSS Evolutions for Maritime

Trends for marine accidents show rising numbers and costs that are mainly associated with collisions and groundings. Research indicates that about 60 percent of these accidents are caused by human error. The majority of them could have been avoided by providing suitable input to the navigation decision-making process, according to a 2008 report by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Marine Safety Committee. (See IMO 2008 in Additional Resources section near the end of this article.).

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By Günter W. Hein
March 17, 2016

RIN Event: The Future of GNSS

Southampton’s Town Walls

The Royal Institute of Navigation will host a one-day event on The Future of GNSS with speaker Prof. Terry Moore on April 21, 2016 at the Warsash Maritime Academy in Southampton, England.

The speaker will outline the future of GNNS and its systems, anticipated changes and the impact of these developments.

This meeting which is joint with the NI and UK Hydro Society will be followed by the RIN Solent branch AGM.

This event is free. Prior booking not required, guests are welcome.

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By Inside GNSS
February 8, 2016

AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2016

The Saint Louis Cathedral, New Orleans, Louisiana

AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems conference and trade show is now XPONENTIAL.

XPONENTIAL 2016 will take place at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A. from May 2 – 5, 2016.

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By Inside GNSS
January 19, 2016

Galileo Themes, Threads and Visions

Europe’s space community rang in the New Year with two of its brightest annual fixtures: the European Union (EU) Space Policy conference in Brussels and the European Space Agency (ESA) media briefing in Paris.

The events brought out all of the relevant voices and served to illustrate not only the disposition of materiel and troops but also their intent and even the level of morale. 

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By Peter Gutierrez
January 18, 2016

GAGAN — India’s SBAS

The GPS Aided Geo Augmented Navigation (GAGAN) system was developed by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), together with Airports Authority of India (AAI), to deploy and certify an operational satellite-based augmentation system (SBAS). The system’s service area covers the Indian Flight Information Region (FIR), with the capability of expanding to neighboring FIRs. 

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By Inside GNSS
January 14, 2016

ICG-11: International Committee on GNSS

Russia will host the eleventh meeting of the International Committee on GNSS (ICG) from November 6 to 11, 2016 in Sochi, on the Black Sea near Georgia. This meeting is organized by Roscosmos, the State Space Corporation. It will take place at the Pullman Sochi Center Hotel and Conference Center.

The ICG is a voluntary United Nations–backed association that brings together GNSS and augmentation providers, including the United States, Russia, European Union, China, India, and Japan.

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By Inside GNSS