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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".

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

News From Around The World

Navios Acquisition prioritises debt repayments as tanker cash flows

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 16:28:11 +0000

Taken from Lloyds List

European trade strength raises DFDS

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 16:26:21 +0000

Taken from Lloyds List

Obituary for a navigator

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Taken from RIN

UK eLoran abandoned

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Taken from RIN

Pelangi signs Agreement with TH

Thu, 31 Jan 2013 08:00:00 +0000

Taken from News

e-Navigation Underway

Thu, 31 Jan 2013 08:00:00 +0000

Taken from News

GNSS and Positioning for the Future (Workshop)

Wed, 31 Oct 2012 08:00:00 +0000

Taken from News

Marine AtoN Lights Calculator

Thu, 31 Mar 2011 08:00:00 +0000

Taken from News

The GLAs announce eLoran contract

Thu, 31 May 2007 08:00:00 +0000

Taken from News