UN, Roscosmos Plan GNSS Economic Workshop

January 7, 2015  - By
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The United Nations and Russia’s space agency ROSCOSMOS are holding a workshop on ways to use GNSS for sustainable social and economic benefits. The workshop will be held May 18-22 in Krasnoyarsk, Russian Federation.

The United Nations/Russian Federation Workshop on the Applications of Global Navigation Satellite Systems is organized jointly by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs and the Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS). The workshop will address the use of GNSS for various applications that can provide sustainable social and economic benefits, in particular for developing countries.

Current and planned projects that use GNSS technology, including the GLObalnaya NAvigatsionnaya Sputnikovaya Sistema (GLONASS) of the Russian Federation, for both practical applications and scientific explorations will be presented. Cooperative efforts and international partnerships for capacity-building, training and research, including the activities of the GLONASS learning center will also be presented.

The workshop program will include plenary sessions described below and also sufficient time for discussions among participants to identify the priority areas where pilot projects should be launched and examine possible partnerships that could be established.  In addition, a half-day technical tour will be arranged by the Local Organizing Committee during the workshop.

The workshop is co-organized and co-sponsored by the International Committee on Global Navigation Satellite Systems, and hosted by the Reshetnev Information Satellite Systems Joint Stock Company.

Sessions include:

  • Session 1: Current and Planned GNSS and Satellite-Based Augmentation Systems
  • Session 2: GNSS-based Applications
  • Session 3: GNSS and Space/Atomospheric Weather Monitoring
  • Session 4: GNSS Reference Frames/Systems and Reference Station Networks
  • Session 5: Capacity building, training and education in the field of GNSS

Visit the UNOOSA website for more information.


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