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The Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting and AGM took place on 18 July.

A packed RGS saw the most enjoyable and informative meetings take place on 18 July. Our Patron, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, attended the Annual Meeting and Reception and presented the awards.

The AGM approved the Minutes of the previous AGM, adopted the Trustees' Report and Financial Statements and re-appointed the Auditors. The following Annual Meeting heard most interesting presentations:
- 'Navigating the Future' by our President and Director
- 'Driven to Drive' by Prof Paul Newman, University of Oxford
- 'Space Weather and Global Navigation Satellite Systems' by Prof Cathryn Mitchell, University of Bath

Between presentations, our Patron was invited to present the following awards and prizes:

TopNav - flown this year from 5 airfields:
- Youth Trophy: Andrew Pearson & Kean Noon
- BALPA Trophy for best from Solent Airport (TopNav South East): David Youngs & Alexander Van Ingen
- G-Nav Trophy for best from Peterborough Conington (TopNav North): Simon Cassia and Alice Robinson
- West London Aero Club Trophy (TopNav South) and overall runners-up: Sam Scott and Lee Bailey
- AOPA Trophy for best from Bodmin (TopNav South West): John Watts and Corinne Dennis (not present)
- RAF FCA Trophy as best military crew and Wansborough White Trophy as overall winners: Sqn Ldrs Gary Coleman and Dave Hall

Outstanding Graduate on the Nottingham Geospatial Institute’s MSc Course in Positioning & Navigation Technology: Chi Hung Chan (not present)

The Grocott Award for the best Animal Navigation article published in Navigation News last year: Prof Kate Jeffery

New Corporate Member: SRT Marine Systems plc, Simon Tucker CEO

Fellowship:
- Vincent Clot
- Bob Cockshott
- Prof Peter Hore
- Thomas Southall
- Christopher Sweetman

Honorary Fellowship:
- Peter Chapman-Andrews (past Council, Chair M&F & Director)
- Sir Alan Massey (Chief Executive of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency)

Michael Richey Medal for author(s) of the best paper published in the Journal of Navigation:
- Octavian Thor Pleter, Christian Emil Constantinescu & István Barna Jakab for 'Reconstructing the Malaysian 370 Flight Trajectory by Optimal Search'

J E D Williams Medal for a significant contribution to affairs of the Institute:
- Rober Hollingdale for his active work with the RIN Scottish Branch over many years
- David Pike for his active work with the East Midlands Branch over many years and promoting navigation-related youth-focused activities

The Harold Spencer Jones Gold Medal for an outstanding contribution to navigation:
- Dr Philip Mattos for his consistent and continuing contributions to the advancement of consumer GPS and GNSS technology over more than 25 years, and the education of the GNSS community

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Navigation Award for Technical Achievement:
- Ordnance Survey, for sustained and continuing innovation as the national mapping agency for Great Britain, producing more and more accurate geographical data and making this data widely available in diverse formats, including free and mobile applications. The Award was received by OS Chief Executive, Nigel Clifford

At the conclusion of the Meeting, the results of the voting for Officers and Council for 2017-18 were presented:

President
- Capt James Taylor OBE RN

Vice-Presidents
- Prof Terry Moore
- Rod Angel

Treasurer
- Dr Mike Hadley

Chair Technical Committee
- Bob Cockshott

Chair Membership & Fellowship Committee
- Lt Cdr Adam Egeland-Jensen RN

Chair Audit & Risk Committee
- David Goddard MBE

Other Members of Council
- David Barrie CBE
- Sqn Ldr John Cairns RAF
- Simon Cockburn
- Rob Crabbe
- Kim Fisher
- Keith Hope-Lang
- Prof Kate Jeffery
- Prof Serdjo Cos
- Andy Proctor

The Meeting concluded with a standing ovation for our Patron, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, as he departed for the Reception.

  • 20 July 2017
  • RIN

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