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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...

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...
03 December 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Funding Competition for Geospatial Sector »
Learning how crowd-sourcing data could change the geospatial sector The Geospatial Commission will invest up...
29 November 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
AR & AI for new vehicle satnavs »
A new line of vehicle satnavs, employing both augmented reality (AR) & artificial intelligence (AI) is to be launched...
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....

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...

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...

12 January 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
US upgrades GPS augmentation »
The FAA is updating its Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) to improve its accuracy, integrity and availability....
02 January 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
BeiDou declared ‘worldwide’ »
On 27 December, the China Satellite Navigation Office announced that global services had been provided and would start imm...
24 December 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
GPS III satellite finally launched »
GPS III SV-01 was finally launched after 5 days of launcher and weather problems. Launch to...
18 December 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
GPS III launch aborted (again . .) »
The 18 December launch by a Falcon 9 rocket was scrubbed shortly before lift-off. The first GPS III satellite dest...
02 December 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
UK to abandon secure Galileo »
The Prime Minister has confirmed that the UK will not use the Galileo Public Regulated Service (PRS) after Brexit....

25 December 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Year Message »
New Year Message Season’s Greeting and Happy New Year to you and your families, on behalf of all at the Royal Institute...
13 December 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
IAIN Council 2018-21 »
The International Association of Institutes of Navigation (IAIN) has declared its Officers for the period 2018 to 2021....
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...

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...