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Challenges in Arctic navigation the focus of new conference

March 20, 2018  - By
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The first Pan-Arctic Workshop: Challenges in Arctic Navigation will be held April 16-18 in Olos, Lapland, Finland.

The workshop is part of the official Arctic Council calendar (Finland is the chairman for 2017-2019). It will gather academia, industry and authorities to discuss navigation challenges on land, air and sea in the Arctic.

The experts will be looking for solutions and the next steps forward. One challenge is solving the problem  of suboptimal satellite navigation augmentation constellations in the Arctic, as well as scintillation affecting satellite navigation.

The workshop is funded by the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and organized by the Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications, but they have delegated the arrangements to FGI/Department of Navigation and Positioning.

Speakers and participants from all Arctic Council states will take part, with participation expected to be around 100-150.

The event is free of charge, but participants will have to cover their own travel and accommodation expenses.

Olos is close to the snowtonomous ITS testing grounds Aurora Snowbox, and participants will also be given information and a demonstration about the site during the workshop.