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Visual Signalling

Light source research, study of visual perception & metrology of visual AtoNs

Radionavigation

Loran, GPS, Galileo, DGPS, GLONASS & AIS

e-Navigation

IMO's future, digital concept for the maritime sector, to improve safety of navigation & protection of the environment

Other Projects

Noise investigation, RACONs & radar conspicuity of buoys

The General Lighthouse Authorities of the United Kingdom and Ireland (GLAs) comprise:

The Research and Radionavigation Directorate (R&RNAV) undertakes research and development of physical and radio marine aids to navigation (AtoNs), support systems and their integration to support the GLAs' mission "to deliver a reliable, efficient and cost-effective Aids to Navigation service for the benefit and safety of all mariners".