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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
December 28, 2015

Baška GNSS Conference 2015

The 10th Baška GNSS Conference will take place May 8–10, 2016, in Baška, Krk Island, Croatia, organized jointly by The Royal Institute of Navigation (London, UK), Faculty of Maritime Studies (University of Rijeka, Croatia), and the Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences (University of Zagreb, Croatia),  with technical co-sponsorship from Beihang University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (Beijing, China)

The conference focuses on GNSS resilience and GNSS applications development. The deadline for submitting an abstract (300 – 500 words) of a proposed paper is February 22, 2016. Please contact Renato Filjar.

Please contact Ms Sally-Anne Cooke (e-mail <conference@rin.org.uk>) or Mrs. Marija Šimić-Hlača (e-mail: <marija@pfri.hr>) for further information.

By Inside GNSS