Sixth International Committee on GNSS Meeting Begins September 5 in Tokyo

Mita Kaigisho, site of the ICG-6 meeting

ICG-6, the sixth meeting of the UN’s Sixth Meeting of the International Committee on GNSS, will take place in Tokyo from September 5-9.

ICG-6, the sixth meeting of the UN’s Sixth Meeting of the International Committee on GNSS, will take place in Tokyo from September 5-9.

This annual gathering of satellite navigation and augmentation providers from the U.S., Russia, EU, China, India and Japan promotes cooperation among the GNSS powers and includes reports and presentations from industry and institutional users as well.

The conference website features detailed public transportation information for visitors and links to tourist attractions and visitor resources. 

The ICG-6 meeting will take place seven months after the massive earthquake in North East Japan, and the ongoing crises at the Fukushima nuclear plant reactors.

In response to citizen concerns, the Tokyo city government took detailed readings of radiation near the ground at sites around the city beginning on June 15. They are posted on the city government website in Japanese and English. Information in English is also available on the city ports website.

The city of Tokyo is also facilitating tourism with a number of special offers and conservation measures for the power shortage caused by off-line nuclear plants.