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What’s New: The UK’s Royal Institute of Navigation (RIN) has announced its 2nd Annual PNT Leadership Seminar.

Why It’s Important: The UK government has had a strategic plan for PNT in draft for at least two years. The RIN is a “learned society” with an obligation to provide expertise to government.

  • And, of course, PNT is really important, Resilient PNT is even more so.

What Else to Know:

  • The RIN whitepaper does not recommend any systems or architecture. Rather it advocates for the kinds of academic discussions and policy determinations being carried on in the U.S.
  • The U.K. National Physical Laboratory has a national distributed clock program underway. So far it seems to be point to point, but it may well eventually include a broadcast and/or wireless component.

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2nd Annual UK PNT Leadership Seminar

The 2nd UK PNT Leadership Seminar

 Export to Your Calendar 07/11/2023
When: 07/11/2023
1030-1615 (reception 1615-1830)
Where: The Royal Society
6-9 Carlton House
London SW1Y 5AG
United Kingdom
Contact: Clare Stead
[email protected]

Online registration is available until: 07/11/2023

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Positioning, navigation and timing applications and services are a high-growth opportunity for UK investment, skills and IP development and competitiveness. The UK has a track record in achieving excellence in resilient PNT spanning from understanding the threats and impacts to delivering innovative technology and solutions.

This leadership seminar brings together the UK’s leaders in government, industry, academia and key user communities to highlight economic benefits of resilient PNT leadership and to develop a view of approaches, priorities and next steps.

The RIN’s objectives for this event are:

1. To update the community and to demonstrate tangible progress since last year
2. Discuss and issue a call to action to for the PNT best practice group white paper
3. To invite comment and input from the leadership community to help shape RIN’s PNT Advisory Group priorities for next year’s work items.

The outputs from this event for the community will be:

1. A report or blog/PR on the day and discussion
2. Updated workplan for PNTAG

The RIN formed the UK PNT Advisory Group to bring together experts with the aim of providing advice and support in collaboration with key stakeholders. This UK PNT Advisory Group will be present at the seminar.



Time Activity Lead
1100-1105 Welcome and Safety John Pottle
1105-1125 Keynote TBA
1125-1200 Update of last 12m and view of the next 12m (challenges and opportunities) Andy Proctor
1200-1300 Panel Session: Best Practice Prof Terry Moore
1300-1415 Lunch
1415-1440 Keynote: Final title TBC TBA
1440-1510 Keynote: Human factors and design in navigation systems and applications
1510-1610 Panel Session: Upcoming challenges and opportunities TBA
1610-1630 Wrap up and summary of the day Andy Proctor
1630 Reception


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Telespazio UK serves the space market, exploiting space assets, technologies, and processes in market sectors such as defence, transport, and energy.  The Navigation group at Telespazio UK has evolved over several years to build and expand key areas of interest in the navigation domain: these are, maritime user terminals and services, autonomy, timing, and lunar exploration and space station services.