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History in world war 1&2
24 October 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
News Alert from Trinity House »
Trinity House is lighting beacons to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War Trinity House lig...

05 April 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Geospatial Systems Centre for Doctoral Training »
The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Geospatial Systems invites high-quality applications for up to 9 fully fun...
05 March 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Galileo SAR beacons launched »
The EU Helios project has announced the availability of the first Galileo-enabled personal location beacons (PLB)....
08 February 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Bluetooth enhances navigation »
The short-range nav/comms facility has introduced an new facility to greatly improve location services. Current B...
15 December 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
UK’s first digital air traffic control centre (DATCC) »
Cranfield Airport has become the first UK airport to employ a DATCC for ‘Local’ control. The service was opened by the Avi...
11 December 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
There is still time to complete the GLAs’ Differential GPS user survey »
Survey responses can be provided until 31 December 2018. The survey can be completed online or may be po...

28 January 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Loss of light aircraft north of the Chanel Islands »
During the night of Monday 21 January, a US-registered Piper PA-46 Malibu aircraft was lost from radar north of Guernsey....

12 February 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
TopNav 2019 bookings open »
This year’s visual navigation competition for private pilots is now open for booking. The 2019 event is to b...
22 October 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Older drivers and satnavs »
A recent study has highlighted the effect of ageing on the ability to use vehicle satnavs. The US National Highwa...
02 September 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Government to produce roadworks map »
UK drivers will be able to plan journeys better to avoid roadworks, thanks to a new digital system funded by the Governmen...

Autonomy and driverless
13 July 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Accurate navigation in GNSS-denial »
Honeywell has produced a high-quality inertial/GNSS unit for everyday automotive use. The US company has intro...
17 May 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Self-driving cars for country roads »
Self-driving cars for country roads Today’s autonomous vehicles require detailed 3-D maps, but a novel system enables n...

Member News
04 May 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Past Fellow killed in balloon accident »
Julian Nott, who had been a FRIN, died in March, aged 74. He was a balloonist and scientist who set 79 World and 96 Britis...
13 February 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Institute HonFRIN wins the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering »
Dr Brad Parkinson HonFRIN, with 3 colleagues, has won the QEPrize for creating the first truly global satellite-based posi...
06 November 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Captain Ralph Maybourn »
Past President Ralph Maybourn died on 27 October at the age of 92. Ralph was apprenticed to the BP Tanker Company...
31 July 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Mike Highwood »
It is with great regret that we report the death of Mike Highwood at the age of 83 Mike was educated at Sale...
21 July 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Stanley Ratcliffe FRIN »
It is with great sadness that we report that Stanley Ratcliffe has died at the age of 96. Stan, as he was known b...

Natural world
27 April 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Migrating vulture arrested as a spy »
Yemeni Government forces detained the bird on suspicion that an attached GPS tracker was a spy device for Houthi militants...
25 April 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Overland migration of Arctic Terns revealed »
Data from a landmark study of the world’s longest migrating seabird reveals how overland migration is an integral part of...
29 March 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Europe moves to Summer Time »
Under an EU directive of 2002, which states that ‘Summer Time’ will be observed between the last Sundays in March and Octo...
19 March 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Astronomical Spring »
Astronomically, Spring starts at the Vernal Equinox, when the Sun crosses the equatorial into the northern hemisphere - at...
28 February 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Spring is upon us »
1 March represents the start of meteorological Spring. In meteorological terms, Spring in the northern hemisphere...

19 January 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Total lunar eclipse »
Early on Monday 21 January UK will see a total lunar eclipse, also known as a ‘Blood Moon’. The total lunar eclip...
13 January 2019   (1 Comment - view/add)
World Magnetic Model to have unscheduled update »
Unpredicted and unpredictable behaviour of the Earth’s magnetic core since 2014 has led to an additional release of the Mo...
21 December 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Real Winter is upon us »
Today, 21 December, is the astronomical start of Winter. The Sun reaches its furthest southerly latitude of 23º...
01 December 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Winter is upon us »
In meteorological terms, Winter in the northern hemisphere covers the months of December, January and February....
27 October 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
The end of Summer Time »
Sunday 28 October sees clocks in the EU drop Summer Time. Under an EU directive of 2002, which states that ‘Summ...

23 November 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Drones and aircraft fly safely together »
A demonstration at Manchester Airport has shown that drones can be flown safely alongside manned aircraft in controlled ai...

16 April 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Report on GNSS jamming »
An analysis and evidence-based reporting group has reported that GNSS attacks are emerging as a viable, disruptive strateg...
05 April 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
GPS week roll-over this weekend »
The GPS week number is given in the GPS legacy navigation (LNAV) message of 10 bits. Hence, every 1,024 weeks (almost 20 y...
26 March 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
More Galileo infrastructure to be removed from UK territory »
On 25 March the European Commission amended the legal act determining the location of the ground-based infrastructure of t...
22 February 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Warning of RF jamming that might affect GPS »
Jamming of GPS signals is taking place daily from a military training base in Norfolk. Since 11 February, the...
14 February 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Latest Galileo satellites enter service »
The latest batch of 4 Galileo satellites - GSATs 0219, 0220, 0221 and 0222 - have been declared operational. The...

23 April 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston FRIN celebrating his 50th Year Anniversary »
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, FRIN, celebrating his 50th year anniversary on the 22nd April of becoming the first person t...
21 March 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sailing Into History - Sir Robin Knox-Johnston FRIN 50th Anniversary »
"Sailing Into History" - Sir Robin Knox-Johnston FRIN re-lives sailing single-handed, non-stop, around the world....

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