7th Multi-GNSS Asia Conference co-organized by BELS

10 December 2015

The BELS project has been co-organizer of the 7th Multi-GNSS Asia Conference, held from December the 7th to the 10th in Brunei Darussalam. BELS partners participated to the most relevant sessions of the Conference and presented a Session entitled “Latest Trends in GNSS Technology” which presented some of the most important trend in the GNSS technology, with a particular focus on European applications and in the GNSS market with a presentation carried on by an officer of the European GNSS Agency - GSA.
The Conference is held every year as part of Asia Oceania Multi-GNSS Demonstration Campaign promoted by Multi-GNSS Asia (MGA), an organization whose aim is to promote multi-GNSS utilization and applications in the Asia and Oceania region. This year’s conference main theme has been "GeoSpatial Challenges in the Asia-Pacific Region". For the first time this year an industrial session with experts from European and Asian countries introduced new products and services with the aim to create business opportunities between participants.

Building European Links toward South-East Asia in the field of EGNSS (BELS) is coordinated by ISMB (in particular by the Navigation Technologies Research Area) and it will run from 2015 to 2018. The BELS project is funded by the European GNSS Agency (GSA) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and it involves twelve partners from Europe, Asia and Australia among universities, research centres, companies and industries.
The project aims to raise awareness on European Satellite Navigation (EGNSS) technology in South-East Asia, one of the most dynamic areas of the world in this field. BELS will exploit the potentialities of NAVIS, a centre focused on EGNSS located in Hanoi (Vietnam) that is setup and funded by previous FP7 projects. Its peculiar geographic position (excellent visibility of all the GNSS systems today available in the world and high ionospheric activity) makes it a perfect site to test GNSS solutions of European companies so as to make them ready for the global market.