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Research cruise testing EGNOS satnav for ships

8 November 2012

A research vessel surveying European waters is also charting the maritime performance of Europe’s EGNOS satnav system. Results gathered by Belgium’s RVBelgica are investigating how EGNOS, initially prioritised for aircraft, can also guide marine traffic. test

The Belgica is an all-purpose oceanographic research ship that spends around 200 days per year at sea, monitoring the quality of the marine environment, surveying the seabed and serving as a floating laboratory for Belgian universities and research institutes.

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A radar image of Cyprus is featured in this week’s edition.

 

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