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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...

Technology
10 November 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
UK’s first quantum accelerometer demonstrated »
The quantum accelerometer for navigation has been demonstrated by a team from Imperial College London and M Squared....
07 November 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Just published: First report series on User Needs and Requirements on Position, Navigation and Time »
The reports provide an in-depth analysis of user needs and requirements in various market segments. A first series o...
02 November 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tourism AR Challenge 2018-19 »
Tourism Northern Ireland is offering up to £200,000 for technology/tourism partnerships to develop industry exemplars....
20 October 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Capacitive Accelerometers Launched »
Capacitive sensors are replacing pendulous crystals in MEMS accelerometers. Hitherto, modern small inertial...
26 September 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Spirent announce partnership with Fraunhofer and LZE »
Spirent, a RIN Corporate member, announces its approach to ensure continuity of test and evaluation facilities for the Gal...

Applications
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
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...
26 June 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
A wonderful Fly/Sail »
  The Institute’s Fly/Sail weekend was a memorable one in beautiful weather. Around 20 members a...
16 June 2018   (1 Comment - view/add)
TopNav results released »
After a very close and high-quality TopNav competition with almost 30 entrants - and with often only a single point separa...

Science
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...
21 September 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Autumnal astronomical equinox »
In astronomical terms, autumn starts at the autumnal equinox - this year at 0245 UTC on 23 September. The Sun wi...
01 September 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
First day of Autumn »
In meteorological terms, 1 September is the first day of Autumn. Meteorologists define Autumn as the months of...
14 August 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Global variability of navigation ability »
A fascinating study of how human spatial ability is dependent on age, wealth and gender has been published. The r...
26 July 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
A Blood Moon »
A lunar eclipse will be visible over much of the Earth on 27 July Most of the Eastern Hemisphere will see part...

Space
11 hours ago   (0 Comments - view/add)
BeiDou satellites launched »
China launched a pair of Beidou navigation satellites on 19 November. The launch, from the Xichang Satellite Lau...
16 November 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Galileo approved for use in USA »
The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved the use of some Galileo signals within America. On 15...
04 November 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
GLONASS satellite launched »
GLONASS-M No 57 was launched from Plesetsk on 3 November 2018. The Soyuz-2-1b launch vehicle with Fregat upper s...
02 November 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Successful BeiDou Launch »
China has successfully launched a Beidou navigation satellite into a geosynchronous transfer orbit. The Long...
15 October 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Pair of BeiDou satellites launched »
China successfully launched the BeiDou (BDS) navigation satellites into medium Earth orbits (MEO) on 15 October....

RIN
20 July 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Professor Terry Moore named President of RIN »
Nottingham sat nav expert named President of the Royal Institute of Navigation Professor Terry Moore, Director of...
12 July 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Chronos Technology receives Royal Institute of Navigation’s 2018 DofE Award »
Chronos Technology receives Royal Institute of Navigation’s 2018 Duke of Edinburgh’s Navigation Award for Outstanding Tech...
11 July 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
RIN AGM and Annual Meeting - Prize Winners and Election Results »
Following a successful AGM and Annual Meeting, the Royal Institute of Navigation is delighted to report the election resul...
13 June 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
50 years since Sir Robin Knox-Johnson’s feat »
50 years since Sir Robin Knox-Johnson’s feat 14 June sees 50 years to the day since Institute Fellow Sir Robin Kno...
05 June 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Norman Dahl FRIN »
Norman Dahl FRIN It is with great sadness that we report that Norman Dahl has died at the age of 85. Norma...

Maritime
07 September 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
International Maritime Organization - Open House »
As part of the continuing celebrations of International Maritime Organization's (IMO) 70th anniversary, they will be openi...
06 July 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
We’re adopting ‘RYA SafeTrx’ as our new safety ID scheme »
  We’re adopting ‘RYA SafeTrx’ as our new safety ID scheme We are pleased to tell you that we have some excitin...
11 June 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Australia Bans Ship Over Navigation Deficiencies »
Australia Bans Ship Over Navigation Deficiencies The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has banned the Ph...