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News - 2011

Winners of Trinity House 2011 Staff Awards - Thu, 22 Dec 2011

Congratulations to Malcolm Nicholson, James Skinner and Ian Tutt (Retired) of the GLAs R&RNAV department who received the Innovation or New Idea Benefitting Trinity House award recently at the 2011 Trinity House Annual Awards Ceremony.


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European Navigation Conference 2011 - Tue, 29 Nov 2011

The GLA R&RNAV Team gave three presentations and two posters at ENC 2011 and had a stand in the exhibition. The subjects of GNSS vulnerability and the provision of alternatives to ensure resilient PNT, were prominent throughout the conference.... Read more >>

International Loran Association - ILA40 - Thu, 17 Nov 2011

R&RNAV attended the 40th International Loran Association conference in Busan, Korea and presented a UK Status Update and a paper on eLoran. ... Read more >>

Galileo PRS Information Day - Fri, 14 Oct 2011

R&RNAV represented the General Lighthouse Authorities of the United Kingdom and Ireland at the recent Galileo Public Regulated Service (PRS) information day, hosted by the UK Space Agency.

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RTCM SC104 Autumn Meeting - Fri, 14 Oct 2011

R&RNAV represented the General Lighthouse Authorities of the United Kingdom and Ireland at the recent meeting of the Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Services Special Committee 104 on Differential Global Navigation Satellite Systems. 

The two broadcast standards, versions 2 and 3, are both being updated to include generic messages so that providers can broadcast corrections for multiple GNSS constellations.

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SENTINEL - Q3 Meeting - Thu, 13 Oct 2011

The GLAs attended 3rd Quarter Sentinel partner progress meeting at NPL, Teddington. Consortium partners discussed work progress and outlined their work plans for the next quarter.

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R&RNAV are currently recruiting for two Research & Development Engineers - Tue, 11 Oct 2011

The General Lighthouse Authorities, R&RNAV department, are currently recruiting for two Research & Development Engineers, based in Harwich. Please see the Careers' page for the link to the job description and application form.... Read more >>

R&RNAV presented at Cheltenham Science Festival - Tue, 9 Aug 2011

The Research and Radionavigation directorate presented the results of their recent GPS jamming trials at the recent Cheltenham Science Festival.  This annual event focuses on bringing science to the general public through a well organised and varied programme of presentations, question and answer sessions, exhibitions and participation events.   

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eLoran Monitoring at Dungeness to cover Dover Straits - Mon, 1 Aug 2011

R&RNAV have installed a prototype eLoran reference receiver at Dungeness Lighthouse. In time this may enable the site to act as a Differential-eLoran reference station covering the Dover Straits and parts of the English Channel.

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R&RNAV make UTC measurements for eLoran at NPL - Wed, 20 Jul 2011

As part of the Sentinel project, R&RNAV visited the National Physical Laboratory in Teddington on 20th July to make UTC-alignment calibration measurements for the eLoran receiver used in the project.... Read more >>

GLAs launch '2025 & Beyond' Strategy - Tue, 19 Jul 2011

The General Lighthouse Authorities for the UK & Ireland’s marine Aids to Navigation document ‘2025 & Beyond’ was launched yesterday by the Shipping Minister, Mike Penning.

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RIN Award Top Student Prize to R&RNAV member - Fri, 15 Jul 2011

The Royal Institute of Navigation has awarded Chris Hargreaves, Development Engineer, with the IESSG Top Student Prize.... Read more >>

UK Working Party 5B (Radio-determination) - Wed, 8 Jun 2011

R&RNAV represented the GLA at a meeting of UK Working Party 5B (Radio-determination), to prepare the UK Position and papers for ITU-R WP 5B.... Read more >>

IALA e-NAV 9 - Fri, 20 May 2011

R&RNAV represented the GLAs at the recent IALA e-Navigation committee meeting.... Read more >>

Considering options for Alternative Positioning - Summary of Business Case - Fri, 13 May 2011

This summary is now available for download from the R&RNAV website.... Read more >>

Vessel Tracking and Monitoring Seminar - Mon, 4 Apr 2011

The Seminar was held at the Lloyds Maritime Academy in London from 27th -28th January 2011.

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Marine AtoN Lights Calculator - Thu, 31 Mar 2011

The Marine AtoN Lights Calculator is now available from the R&RNAV website.... Read more >>

R&RNAV and Twitter - Thu, 24 Mar 2011

You can now follow R&RNAV news on Twitter

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GPS vulnerabilities and the benefits of eLoran - Thu, 10 Mar 2011

The General Lighthouse Authorities of the UK and Ireland (GLAs) fully support the findings of the Royal Academy of Engineering’s paper on the dangers of heavy dependency on GPS.

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Royal Academy of Engineering report on GNSS Vulnerabilities - Tue, 8 Mar 2011

The Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) has published a report on GNSS Vulnerability. The study on which the report was based involved a wide range of organisations with knowledge in this area, including GLA R&RNAV.... Read more >>

e-Navigation Underway - Thu, 24 Feb 2011

The conference was held aboard the M/S Crown of Scandinavia (Copenhagen-Oslo-Copenhagen) as part of the INTERREG Baltic Region Project ‘EfficienSea’, from 31st January to 2nd February 2011.

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ION – International Technical Meeting - Thu, 24 Feb 2011

GLA R&RNAV recently attended the US Institute of Navigation (ION) International Technical Meeting (ITM) held in San Diego USA from 23rd to 26th January 2011.... Read more >>

IALA WG2 Inter-sessional Meeting and VRS Demonstration - Mon, 24 Jan 2011

GLA R&RNAV attended the IALA e-Navigation Committee Working Group 2 inter-sessional
meeting in Koblenz, in November 2010....

satellite image courtesy of ESA