Agenda released for 57th meeting of US CGSIC

September 19, 2017  - By
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The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Coast Guard Navigation Center (NAVCEN) will host the 57th meeting of the Civil Global Positioning System Service Interface Committee (CGSIC) Sept. 25-26 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon.

CGSIC meetings are free and open to the public.

DOT serves as the civil lead for the GPS and chairs the CGSIC in this capacity. NAVCEN is assigned duties as deputy chair and executive secretariat for the CGSIC.

Subcommittees of the CGSIC for Timing, State and Local Government, International Information, and Survey, Mapping and Geosciences will hold meetings Sept. 25, and a summary of these meetings will be presented to the CGSIC plenary session Sept. 26.

The keynote speaker for this year’s plenary session will be Keith Conner, Ph.D., Senior Engineer, Science and Technology First Responders Group, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Presentations include:

  • Operational status and modernization of the GPS constellation of satellites
  • U.S. Space-Based Position, Navigation and Timing policy
  • GPS augmentation systems
  • Briefings from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the National Parks Service
  • Information related to U.S. engagement with other international Global Navigation Satellite Systems as well as a variety of applications of the use of GPS

The full agenda is available. CGSIC presentations will be posted online shortly after the meeting ends.

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