NavSAS Workshops in South-East Asia: Focus on Growing NAVIS Project

7 October 2014

Within the framework of the Growing NAVIS project, the Navigation Technologies Research Area co-organized two workshops in South-East Asia in October.

The first one was organized in collaboration with the Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Institute of Technology and the NAVIS Centre. It took place yesterday, the 6th of October, in Ho Chi Minh City, in the southern part of Vietnam. During the workshop – which was entitled “GNSS: Status, Applications and Future in South-East Asia” – the Growing NAVIS consortium presented its activities and made some presentations about the status of GNSS technology, with a strong focus on the research lines carried on by every institutions: differential GNSS, GPS meteorology, etc.

Gabriella Povero (ISMB) presented the Growing NAVIS project

The Navigation Technologies Research Area, on behalf of the Growing NAVIS project, co-organized also the 6th Asia Oceania Regional Workshop on GNSS, which will be held in Phuket (Thailand) from 9th to 11th October 2014. It is jointly organized by Growing NAVIS, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Thailand National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) as part of the G-NAVIS consortium, Satellite Positioning Research and Application Center (SPAC) of Japan and QZS System Services Inc. (QSS), and supported by United Nations International Committee on GNSS (ICG) and International Global Navigation Satellite Systems Service (IGS). This workshop is one of the main activities of Multi-GNSS Asia, an organization whose aim is to promote multi-GNSS utilization and applications in the Asia and Oceania region. At the event the Growing NAVIS partners will present the activities carried on during the lifespan of the project that will end at the beginning of 2015.

Gabriella Povero (ISMB) was chairing the first session of the workhop

Background
In the last years the collaboration between the Navigation Technologies Research Area and South-East Asia speed up thanks to several projects. In particular SEAGAL (2009-2010) and Growing NAVIS (2012-2015) projects funded the setup and the consolidation of a collaboration centre on GNSS technologies in Vietnam: the NAVIS Centre in Hanoi. The Growing NAVIS project – which is coordinated by NavSAS – aims to boost the collaboration between the European and South-East Asian partners within the NAVIS Centre, exploiting both the NAVIS research capabilities and the Multi-GNSS environment.