An international workshop on European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service performance and applications will be held in Gdynia, Poland on 27 and 28 October 2005.
The European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS) is the first European step into satellite navigation. It is a joint initiative of the European Space Agency, the European Commission and Eurocontrol - the European Organization for the Safety of Air Navigation. EGNOS is a precursor to Galileo, the global satellite navigation system currently under development in Europe.
The workshop is an annual meeting devoted to the satellite based augmentation system EGNOS. The aim of the seminar is to bring together the European EGNOS community, review the present situation and status of the service and foster international cooperation in the development of EGNOS applications.
Since EGNOS will become progressively operational by 2005/2006, the workshop will also provide an excellent opportunity to exchange information and experiences relating to the use of the system.
The EGNOS Workshop is organized by the European Space Agency, the Polish Galileo Information Point at the Space Research Centre of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Navigation and Hydrography of the Naval University of Gdynia. The organisers have now issued a call for papers.
The workshop will cover:
- General information
- General concept of EGNOS as a part of Galileo Programme
- Organizational framework and operations
- Legal aspects
- Technical information
- Measured EGNOS Performance
- Utilization of EGNOS message: Correction and Integrity data
- System Architecture and Modernization Plans
- Geographical coverage in the North and East Regions
- Surveying, mapping, Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
- Land transportation
- Location based services (LBS)
- Education Support
The working language of the workshop will be English. The deadline for applications to participate is 15 September 2005. Persons wishing to participate in the workshop should visit the dedicated website (see link on right) to obtain contact details and an application form.