13 November 2008

ERIG project presented to the GSA

On 16 October, the ERIG project was presented by the partners to the European GNSS Supervisory Authority (GSA). In particular, it was highlighted the importance of the online GNSS education tool developed by the NavSAS, the NAVKIT.

From the GSA news: " "NavKit is similar to programmes already being offered online by a number of universities," said Gabriella Povero of Italy's Istituto Superiore Mario Boella, "but this is the first time we have applied the concept in the GNSS sector."
The NavKit programme is just one of the results of the ERIG project (Education, research and innovation in GNSS). With a strong focus on content, it features top lecturers delivering presentations to a technician- and engineer-level audience on a wide variety of GNSS-related subjects. "Feedback so far has been positive," said Povero, "especially with respect to content and exercises."
ERIG partners say they hope NavKit will not only prove a valuable resource for building European GNSS expertise, but will also draw new attention to the European initiatives such as Galileo and EGNOS and GNSS policy in general."
The NAVKIT is available online on the NavSAS website.