World satellite navigation congress in Geneva
Geneva, Switzerland, will be the focus for satellite navigation next week as it hosts the first World Congress on Time, Frequency and Navigation. The event runs from 29 May until 1 June.
There will in fact be two events held at the same location. The 11th European Navigation Conference – Global Navigation Satellite Systems (ENC–GNSS) will focus on both the present status of and future developments in navigation systems. The conference brings together the scientific community, private sector and international navigation organizations with the goal of sharing research ideas and promoting development in the field of navigation.
The European Frequency and Time Forum (EFTF) – Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Frequency Control Symposium (IEEE-FCS) joint meeting will be held concurrently.
The combined event is called TimeNav’07 and is organised by the Swiss Foundation for Research in Micro-technology (Fondation Suisse pour la Recherche en Microtechnique – FSRM). The co-location of these two events is an opportunity to exploit the synergies between the fields of satellite navigation and precision timekeeping.
The European satellite navigation programmes will be present with an exhibition stand from the institutional partners: the European Commission, the European Space Agency and the GNSS Supervisory Authority. There will also be tutorials dedicated to Galileo given by ESA specialists.
During the four-day event, 1000 specialists from 58 countries are expected to attend. There will be 42 exhibitors and nearly 500 papers will be presented.
TimeNav’07 provides an excellent opportunity to see where satellite navigation is today and what is happening worldwide on all levels. It also offers a chance to understand the technical and scientific challenges that lie ahead for this ever growing field of activities.