Since almost 10 years NavSAS people is collaborating with Asian partners, especially from Vietnam.
In the last years this collaboration speed up thanks to SEAGAL, an FP7-GSA project, that funded the set up of a Collaboration Centre on GNSS technologies in Vietnam: the NAVIS centre. NAVIS opened in October 2010 whitin the Hanoi University of Science and Technology, in Hanoi, Vietnam.
On March the 15th, it started a new FP7-GSA project: Growing NAVIS (G-NAVIS).
G-NAVIS aims to boost the collaboration between the European and South East Asian partners whitin the NAVIS Centre. The Consortium is bigger then the SEAGAL project one, with new partners from Germany, Thailand, Malaysia and Australia. The kick-off meeting was held in Torino, in the Istituto Superiore Mario Boella premises, on March the 22nd with all the partners of the project and with officers from the European GNSS Agency (GSA).
The project will give a great emphasis to dissemination and training activities, for example with a Summer School dedicated to GNSS that will be held in Vietnam targeting students and professionals from South East Asia. Indeed, the G-NAVIS will start new reserach lines dedicated to exploit both the NAVIS research capabilities and the Multi-GNSS environment:
- Precise Navigation in South East Asia
- Multi-GNSS Receivers
- Performance analysis of wireless communications in an Intelligent Transport System