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Technology
21 September 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
New eLoran signal standards »
SAE International has issued a new ‘Transmitted Enhanced Loran Signal Standard’. Their PNT Committee has issued 3...
18 June 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
The 2nd URSI Atlantic Radio Science Conference held on Gran Canaria, Spain »
The 2nd URSI Atlantic Radio Science Conference held on Gran Canaria, Spain The International Union of Radio Science (Un...
13 June 2018   (1 Comment - view/add)
Dual-frequency GNSS smartphone hits the market »
Dual-frequency GNSS smartphone hits the market Mobile brand Xiaomi has launched a dual-frequency GNSS smartphone....

Applications
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
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
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...
20 June 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
The summer solstice »
  The Sun reaches its highest northerly latitude today The Sun will be at its highest latitude of ~23.4ºN a...

Space
25 September 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
GNSS User Technology Report published »
The second edition of the GSA’s ‘GNSS User Technology Report’ is now available for free download. The 2018 editio...
20 September 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Two more BeiDou satellites launched »
China successfully launched the pair of navigation satellites into medium Earth orbits (MEO) on 19 September. Th...
17 September 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Final batch of GPS 3 satellites to be ordered »
The USAF will purchase a further 22 GPS 3 spacecraft to join the constellation. The Air Force has announced...
29 August 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
UK Government’s alternative to Galileo »
UK industry will benefit from a £92 million injection to design a national alternative to Galileo. The Government...
23 August 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Breakthrough in weather forecasting? »
Using revolutionary laser technology, Aeolus will measure winds around the globe ESA’s Aeolus satellite was...

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...