Light source research, study of visual perception & metrology of visual AtoNs
Loran, GPS, Galileo, DGPS, GLONASS & AIS
IMO's future, digital concept for the maritime sector, to improve safety of navigation & protection of the environment
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".