25 November 2008

Master on Navigation: seminars on the EU GNSS programmes for the end of the first quarter

Last week Politecnico di Torino and ISMB hosted two interesting seminars on the European GNSS programmes for the end of the first quarter of the Master on Navigation and Related Applications.

Frédéric Bastide, from the European GNSS Supervisory Authority (GSA), presented the whole
Galileo programme. In the first session, he provided an overview on the rationale and EU motivation. He talked about the history of the European GNSS and the current situation. In particular, he underlined the importance of the international cooperation within the Galileo programme. In the second session, he illustrated the Galileo User Segment providing a full overview on the future applications and services (including the signals).

The second seminar was centered on the
EGNOS augmentation system. The ESA officer Felix Toran talked about the EGNOS programme. He explained the system history, its functioning and its future development. Finally, he illustrated its performances in the areas covered by the service.

The aim of the Master is to provide students the most up-to-date information on the GNSS technology. Experts from EU and ESA are a key element of this strategy for their knowledge and high-end profile.

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