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History in world war 1&2
06 June 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
D-Day and Decca »
Decca Navigator - History INTRODUCTION David S. Jones, a former Decca employee, provides this very fitting introduct...
06 June 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
The aviation innovations behind D Day and how they have influenced modern air traffic control »
On Friday 24 May 2019 more than 8,700 flights were handled in UK airspace in what is likely to be our busiest day of the...
06 June 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Canadian Women ran secret Loran Navigation station for D-Day success »
Loran is short for "Long Rang Navigation" and it was a early hyperbolic radio navigation system which greatly aided the na...
06 June 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
75 Years Ago, a Brilliant Invention Decided When D-Day Would Occur »
The calculation of Tides for D-Day was very important for Navigation both to and from the beaches and for getting Ships, t...
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
29 June 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Car autopilot successfully spoofed »
A Tesla model 3 on autopilot has been successfully spoofed in several GNSS attack scenarios. The ‘navigate on au...
07 June 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
UK entrepreneurs invited to help shape future of Space in international competition »
Press Release from The University of Nottingham: The call is out for aspiring entrepreneurs across the UK to en...
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...

Systems
29 May 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
US Navy to introduce updated GPS carrier landing system »
On 22 May, US Naval Air Systems Command announced a $235 million contract with Raytheon Integrated Defence Systems for an...
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....

Applications
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
03 June 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
GEBCO-NF Alumni robots win ocean-mapping XPRIZE »
A robotic boat and submersible have won the XPRIZE to find the best new technologies to map the seafloor. The surf...
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 July 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
R Adm Mike Burgoyne CB RN »
It is with great sadness that we record the passing of Mike Burgoyne, Institute Director from 1983 to 1992. Rea...
10 June 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Prof Terry Moore Appointed to U.S. PNT Advisory Board »
The Royal Institute of Navigation is delighted to acknowledge the official appointment of our President, Prof Terry Moore,...
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...

Leisure navigation
02 July 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency Consultation on Yacht and PowerBoat Safety »
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency Consultation on Yacht and PowerBoat Safety launched last month. Six draft Marine Guidan...

Natural world
19 June 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
The summer solstice »
The Sun reaches its highest northerly latitude on 21 June. The Sun will be at its highest latitude of ~23.4ºN at...
31 May 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Summer is upon us »
In meteorological terms, 1 June is the beginning of Summer in the northern hemisphere. Meteorologists define nort...
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...

Science
21 June 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
OS-funded PhD at Nottingham in the Geospatial Systems CDT »
PhD on 3D Data Fusion of Complex Environments in the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Geospatial Systems funded by Or...
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...
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...

Drones
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...

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