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History in world war 1&2
30 July 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Obituary for a navigator »
Sqn Ldr Bob Culpin, a WWII bomber pathfinder navigator and later an advanced navigation instructor, has died at the age of...
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...

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...

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....

04 October 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
White van man follows satnav into river »
The driver was called ‘unbelievably stupid’ after following his satnav, which saw the van half-submerged in a tributary of...
11 August 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
what3words adopted by first air ambulances »
Institute Duke of Edinburgh Prize-winners ‘what3words’ is being used by Thames Valley Air Ambulance to find patients faste...
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
29 October 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Air Cdre "Pinky" Grocott CBE AFC HonFRIN RAF »
We are very sad to announce the passing of Past-President "Pinky" Grocott in his 97th year. "Pinky" - he claim...
26 October 2019   (1 Comment - view/add)
Colin Beatty FRIN »
With great sadness we report the passing of Past-President Colin Beatty FRIN on 20 October. Colin started his car...
23 October 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Squadron Leader Peter Hoare FRIN »
In 1942, at the age of 18, Peter volunteered for the RAF and was sent to Canada for flying training, graduating as a navig...
22 September 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Institute event supporter Joan Smith dies »
Many senior members will recall Joan as the focal point for attendees at our major events in the 1990s and early 2000s....
28 August 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Dr Alexander Smith FRIN »
We have heard the sad news that Alex Smith has died in the United States. He graduated from Cranfield Universit...

Leisure navigation
13 September 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Fly/Sail Weekend »
The Institute's Fly/Sail Weekend was great fun, helped by a light breeze and much blue sky over Portsmouth. We h...
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
23 October 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
The end of Summer Time »
Sunday 27 October sees clocks in the EU drop Summer Time. Under an EU directive of 2002, which states that ‘Summe...
22 September 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Autumnal Equinox »
Astronomically, we say ‘farewell’ to Summer at the Autumnal Equinox, when the Sun passes over the equator - at 0750 UTC (0...
31 August 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Farewell Summer . . »
In meteorological terms, 1 September is the beginning of Autumn in the northern hemisphere. Meteorologis...
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...

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...

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