United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs

Joint Meeting of Action Team on Global Navigation Satellite Systems and Global Navigation Satellite Systems Experts of UN/USA Regional Workshops and International Meeting 2001-2002 
8-12 December 2003, Vienna, Austria

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Monday, 8 December 2003
  Welcome Statement
Dr. Sergio Camacho, Director, Office for Outer Space Affairs
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Objectives and goals
  Action Team on Global Navigation Satellite Systems: status of work and recommendations for UNISPACE III+5 review by the United Nations General Assembly
Mr. Ken Hodgkins, Deputy Director, Office of Space and Advanced Technology, United States Department of State, United States, and co-chair of the Action Team on GNSS
Powerpoint Presentation
  Objectives of the International Workshop: plan of work of the Office for Outer Space Affairs in supporting GNSS activities
Dr. Hans Haubold, Officer-in-Charge, Space Applications Section and
Ms. Takemi Chiku, Chief, Committee Services and Research Section, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs
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Latest development with GNSS service providers
Briefings on new and major developments
Chairperson: Ms. T. Chiku (UN/OOSA)
  Latest developments with Global Positioning System (GPS)
Mr. Hank Skalski, Civil GPS Liaison, Air Force Space Command, Office of the Secretary, United State Department of Transportation
Powerpoint Presentation
  Developments of the Glonass system and Glonass Service Interface
Dr. Sergey Revnivykh, Director, Satellite Navigation Department, Mission Control Center, Russian Aviation and Space Agency
Powerpoint Presentation (12.5 MB)
  Status of EGNOS and GALILEO Projects and application developments
Mr. Rafael Lucas, Navigation Applications and User Services Office, European Space Agency
Powerpoint Presentation (6.5 MB)
  Latest developments with GPS And Geo Augmented Navigation (GAGAN) and Indian interest in Galileo
Dr. S. Kibe, Programme Director, SATNAV, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
Powerpoint Presentation
  Status of Japanese GNSS augmentations
Mr. Kota Tanabe, Special Adviser, Permanent Mission of Japan to the International Organizations in Vienna
Powerpoint Presentation
  Latest news on the GPS-Galileo negotiations
Mr. Ken Hodgkins, Deputy Director, Office of Space and Advanced Technology, United States Department of State, United States
Presentation not available
 
Follow-up actions and initiatives to the UN/USA Regional Workshops and the International Meeting of Experts on the Use and Applications of GNSS, 2001-2002: Results of the survey
Chairperson: Dr. H. Haubold (UN/OOSA)
  GNSS applications to surveying, mapping and Earth science
Dr. Istv�n Fejes (Head of Department, F�MI Satellite Geodetic Observatory, Hungary)
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  GNSS applications to the agriculture and management of natural resources
Prof. Carlos Vettorazzi, Department of Rural Engineering, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
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  GNSS applications to the management of environment and natural disasters
Dr. William Nyakwada, Acting Deputy Director, Kenya Meteorological Department
Powerpoint Presentation
 
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  GNSS applications to transportation
Mr. Timasaniyu Ahmed-Rufai, National Space Research and Development Agency, Nigeria
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  GNSS education, training and implementation
Prof. Fernando Walter, Head of Telecommunication Group, Department of Telecommunications, Instituto Tecnol�gico de Aeron�utica, Brazil
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Organization of work
Co-chairpersons: Dr. S. Camacho and Ms. T. Chiku (UN/OOSA)
  Briefing on the work to be accomplished by the working groups: Guidelines for Working Groups MSWord document
  Establishment of working groups: Working Group Member List-Rev MSWord document
 
Tuesday, 9 December 2003
Plenary session Regional initiatives on the use and applications of GNSS in developing countries following the UN/USA Regional Workshops and the International Meeting of Experts on GNSS, 2001-2002
Chairperson: Dr. S. Camacho (UN/OOSA)
  Windhoek Declaration: cooperation among African countries in the development and implementation of AFREF project in support of NEPAD projects
Dr. Martins Chodota, Senior Surveyor, Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD), Kenya
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  SIRGAS project: developing a network among Latin American countries and link with EUPOS
Mr. William Mart�nez-D�az, Instituto Geogr�fico Agustin Codazzi, Colombia
Powerpoint Presentation (900kB)
  Progress achieved in the preparation for EUPOS
Dr. G. Milev and Dr. K. Vassileva, Central Laboratory of Geodesy, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
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  Initiative to establish regional GNSS coordination groups
Mr. T. Hl�sny, University of Matej Bel, Slovak Republic, and
Prof. Frantisek Vejrazka, Head of Department of Radio Engineering, Czech Technical University, Czech Republic
Powerpoint Presentation
 
Wednesday, 10 December 2003
Coordination of GNSS activities at the national level
Chairperson: Ms. T. Chiku (UN/OOSA)
  Policy and activities of the Australian GNSS Coordination Committee
Mr. Matt Higgins, Department of Natural Resources and Mines, Queensland Government, Australia
Powerpoint Presentations
  Efforts to establish Slovak national infrastructure for the use of GNSS
Mr. Matej Klobusiak and Ms. K. Laitmannova, Institute for Geodesy and Cartography, Slovak Republic
Powerpoint Presentations
  GNSS Implementation, Plan and Projects in Colombia
Mr. Jos� Riveros, Unidad Administrativa Especial de Aeron�utica Civil, Colombia
Powerpoint Presentations
  Development of a national GNSS policy and institutional support in Hungary
Dr. El�d Both, Director, Hugarian Space Office
Powerpoint Presentations
  Nigerian initiative for the benefit of Africa: project to develop a navigation payload for SBAS on a proposed Nigeria communication satellite
Mr. Timasaniyu Ahmed-Rufai, National Space Research and Development Agency, Nigeria
Powerpoint Presentations
  Promoting the use of satellite navigation through applications: Italian initiatives
Dr. Mario Caporale, Director, Satellite Navigation Unit, Italian Space Agency, Italy
Powerpoint Presentations
  GNSS/Galileo work in Poland
Dr. J. Zielinski, Head, Department of Planetary Geodesy, Space Research Centre, Polish Academy of Sciences
Powerpoint Presentations
  GNSS implementation programme in Romania: applications of current systems and development towards Galileo
Dr. Alexandru Badea, Director of Space Applications, Romanian Space Agency
Powerpoint Presentations
 
Plenary session: special presentations
  Latest developments with Galileo: expanding partnerships
Mr. Eero Ailio, Directorate E - Inland Transport, Directorate-General - Energy and Transport, European Commission
Powerpoint Presentations
  Outcome of the World Radiocommunication Conference 2003 (WRC-03) and its first Consultation Meeting: benefits for all GNSS systems
Mr. Attila Matas, Space Services Department, International Telecommunication Union
Powerpoint Presentations
  Supporting international collaboration for the progress of surveying in all fields and applications
Mr. Matt Higgins, Chair, Commission 5 Positioning and Measurement, F�d�ration Internationale des G�om�tres (FIG)
Powerpoint Presentations
  Providing services to support global reference frames: IAG position on GNSS
Dr. Gerhard Beutler, President, International Association of Geodesy
Powerpoint Presentations
 
Thursday, 11 December 2003
Joint meeting of the Action Team on GNSS and experts involved in the follow-up to UN/USA Regional Workshops and International Expert Meeting on GNSS
Co-chairpersons: Mr. K. Hodgkins (United States of America)
Mr. M. Caporale (Italy
  1. Introduction: status of work and work to be accomplished at this meeting
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  2. Finalization of the report and recommendations of the Action Team to the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space: full report and summary version
Full Report
 
Summary Report
  3. Discussions on the preparation of a revised template
Revised Template
  4. Discussions on the draft terms of reference of an International Committee on GNSS (ICG)
Draft Terms of Reference
 
Friday, 12 December 2003
Plenary session: conclusion of the Workshop
Co-chairpersons: Dr. S. Camacho and Ms. T. Chiku (UN/OOSA)
Report by the chairmen of the working groups on the plan of action for GNSS follow-up initiatives in 2004-2005
  Working Group on Surveying, Mapping and Earth Sciences
Dr. Istv�n Fejes, Head of Department, F�MI Satellite Geodetic Observatory, Hungary
Recommendations
Working Group on Management of Environment and Natural Disasters
Dr. William Nyakwada, Acting Deputy Director, Kenya Meteorological Department
MSword document
 
Powerpoint Presentation
Working Group on Agriculture and Management of Natural Resources
Prof. Carlos Vettorazzi, Department of Rural Engineering, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Proposals
 
Activities
Working Group on Transportation
Mr. Jos� Riveros, Unidad Administrativa Especial de Aeronautica Civil, Colombia
Final Report
Working Group on Training, Education and Awareness Increase
Prof. Fernando Walter, Head of Telecommunication Group, Department of Telecommunications, Instituto Tecnol�gico de Aeron�utica, Brazil
Final Report
 
Final Presenatation
  Adoption of the conclusion of the Workshop: Summary of the Workshop
Summary of the Workshop
 
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