COSPAR Colloquium: Scientific and Fundamental Aspects of the Galileo Program - Inside GNSS

COSPAR Colloquium: Scientific and Fundamental Aspects of the Galileo Program

The second international COSPAR colloquium on scientific and fundamental aspects of the Galileo program will be held in the Aula Magna of the University of Padova, the place where Galileo Galilei lectured. It will be held on the 400th anniversary of his first recorded astronomical observations using a telescope.

The colloquium will discuss the use of navigation satellites for scientific purposes, and how these scientific requirements can contribute to the evolution of the present systems. The event will consist of plenary talks and two parallel half-day sessions.

The second international COSPAR colloquium on scientific and fundamental aspects of the Galileo program will be held in the Aula Magna of the University of Padova, the place where Galileo Galilei lectured. It will be held on the 400th anniversary of his first recorded astronomical observations using a telescope.

The colloquium will discuss the use of navigation satellites for scientific purposes, and how these scientific requirements can contribute to the evolution of the present systems. The event will consist of plenary talks and two parallel half-day sessions.

Topics will cover three major research areas:

  • Fundamental aspects of navigation by satellites and the Galileo GNSS.
  • Scientific applications in meteorology, geodesy, geophysics, space physics, oceanography, land surface and ecosystem studies.
  • Scientific developments in physics and dealing with future systems (testing fundamental laws, astronomy, quantum communication, developing clocks or experiments based on GNSS.)

Papers are no longer being accepted.

The colloquium is organized by the European Space Agency, the University of Padova and Committee on Space Research (COSPAR).