Navigation Technologies Area at the 9th ICG in Prague

12 November 2014

Gabriella Povero from Navigation Technologies Area is participating in the ninth edition of the International Committee on GNSS promoted by the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs in Prague, Czech Republic. The meeting is being organised by the European Commission and the European GNSS Agency (GSA) on behalf of the European Union.

Gabriella Povero presented the NAVIS Centre and its activities in South-East Asia. 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 the Navigation Technologies Research Area – 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.

The International Committee on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (ICG), established in 2005 under the umbrella of the United Nations, promotes voluntary cooperation on matters of mutual interest related to civil satellite-based positioning, navigation, timing, and value-added services. The ICG contributes to the sustainable development of the world. Among the core missions of the ICG are to encourage coordination among providers of global navigation satellite systems (GNSS), regional systems, and augmentations in order to ensure greater compatibility, interoperability, and transparency, and to promote the introduction and utilization of these services and their future enhancements, including in developing countries, through assistance, if necessary, with the integration into their infrastructures. The ICG also serves to assist GNSS users with their development plans and applications, by encouraging coordination and serving as a focal point for information exchange.