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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 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...
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...

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
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...
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...

Natural world
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...

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...
30 January 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
GPS week roll-over coming up »
The GPS 10-bit week number will ‘roll-over’ from 1,024 to zero in April - possibly confusing some receivers. The...
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...

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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....
08 February 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
RIN Fellow and author Dr John Blake features in The Guardian weekly science podcast »
Where on earth is North? - Science weekly podcast via The Guardian The north magnetic pole is moving, fast. So quickly...
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...

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