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Working remotely? Social distancing? Hunkering down?
Webinars are the perfect way to stay connected, informed, and just shake the cobweb loose.
Our readers may be particularly interested in two that are scheduled for the near future:
24 March 2020, 1600 GMT
Royal Institute of Navigation
John Pottle, Director of the Royal Institute of Navigation, will put into context what the hundreds of navigation satellites in space are all for and how they work together.
This webinar will explain the similarities and differences between global and regional satellite navigation systems, how they are co-ordinated, and by whom.
The space-based augmentation systems will also be covered: what are these and how do they help?
How America is Losing the GPS War – and risking everything
March 26, 2020 | 14:00 – 15:00 EDT (18:00 – 19:00 UTC)
When the US and Europe abandoned robust terrestrial systems for satellites, they became vulnerable to adversaries wise enough to use both.
Global Navigation Satellite Systems like America’s GPS are essential to virtually every networked technology and many others. Yet GNSS signals are very easy to jam and spoof.
Russia, China, Iran, along with several allies the United States have terrestrial systems to provide GPS-like services that can protect their populations and militaries from GNSS signal disruptions. The US and Europe don’t and their adversaries feel free to regularly disrupt GNSS signals for both tactical and geopolitical/strategic reasons.
The seminar will discuss how the US and Europe fell behind in this conflict, what is being done, and what should be done to protect the west’s critical infrastructure and very way of life.