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Sep 11-12, 2018 Technische Universität Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany

Inertial sensors and systems

At this symposium the latest state of inertial sensors and navigation systems as well as gyro technology will be presented. This includes applications of this technology, the development of new systems, components and test procedures as well as investigations on cost and marketing aspects.


Sep 24-28, 2018 Hyatt Regency, Miami, Florida, U.S.


ION GNSS+ is the world's largest technical meeting and showcase of GNSS technology, products and services. This year's conference will bring together international leaders in GNSS and related positioning, navigation and timing fields to present new research, introduce new technologies, discuss current policy, demonstrate products and exchange ideas.

Complimentary Short Courses Taught by ION Masters
Short courses will be provided on Monday on a complimentary basis to all paid registrants at ION GNSS+ with the compliments of the Satellite Division and the ION Master Instructors. ION Master Instructors are internationally recognized GNSS experts and educators. All of the ION Masters have generously donated their time and talents to this effort, as a service to the GNSS community, with the ION's gratitude.


Sep 27-28, 2018 MARITIM proArte Hotel Berlin, Berlin, Germany

13th International Symposium on Integrated Ship's Information Systems & Marine Traffic Engineering Conference - Navigating the Oceans

It is Tuesday, 28th May 2030, north of the Canary Islands. After a relaxing night, the first officer enters the idle bridge. A translucent projection on the windows highlights a swarm of unmanned trawlers fishing four nautical miles on port side, while their unmanned sister ship is still following them with two miles distance. Furthermore, a computer voice informs him about two ship encounters that took place during the night, while those are replayed on a tablet next to the captain's seat. The officer checks the vessel's position and route, which has slightly shifted to South.
A short videochat with the shore officer in Flensburg, who supervised the vessel during the night, and he has been informed that due to the latest weather forecast the course has been adjusted to avoid an upcoming low pressure system and that the weekly security update for the ECDIS is overdue. Furthermore, he got briefed that the shore office has cross-analyzed fuel injection sensor with the voyage data and detected a decreasing performance. The analyses expects a degrading hull performance, hence a cleaning has been ordered in the next port.
Shortly after this hand-over, he cross checks the event log of the lookout system, before he goes down to the galley. Each Tuesday morning, he there meets the chief onboard administrator for a coffee, before they do the routine security checks on the bridge.


Oct 01-03, 2018 Concorde El Salam Hotel, Cairo, Egypt

Melaha 2018 International Conference & Exhibition - GNSS - The key to innovation

The MELAHA Conference will be held Oct. 1-3 2018 in Cairo, the Call for Papers is now open. The (MELAHA) Navigation Conference is the premier conference, in the Middle East. The theme of this conference is "GNSS THE KEY TO INNOVATION".
Implementation of new technologies will be demonstrated through an industrial exhibition arranged in parallel to the conference. Representatives of the various international organizations are expected to be participating and some will deliver keynote speeches.

Arab Institute of Navigation

Oct 18-20, 2018 The Westin Chosun Busan, Busan, Republic of Korea

World Ocean Forum 2017 - The ocean, the economy

The World Ocean Forum, contributing to the realization of marine powers and aiming for Davos Forum in terms of the ocean, celebrates its 11th anniversary this year. The World Ocean Forum has been developed as a global debate on analyzing various issues and seeking their measures with world-class scholars and marine experts.
In the 11th World Ocean Forum 2017 under the theme of 'The Ocean, The Economy' we will seek future strategy to sense the change of the ocean industry and create a new ocean value with IBCA (IoT, Big Data, Cyber Physical System, Artificial Intelligence) platforms in a new paradigm of the fourth industrial revolution.

Korea Association of Marine Industry (KAMI)
+82 051 461 4346

Oct 18-19, 2018 Meliá Hotel Berlin, Berlin, Germany

International Symposium on Enhanced Solutions for Aircraft and Vehicle Surveillance Applications

ESAVS is the globally recognised premier event for emerging civil aviation surveillance technologies and operational applications. ESAVS 2018 will take place in Berlin and will carry forward this momentum. It will focus on international implementation and operational use of surveillance technologies and applications as well as on research and development, deployment and certification.
ESAVS 2018 is dedicated to providing up-to-date information to experts and decision-makers in the world of sensor development, tracking, data fusion, avionics and airport operations as well as air traffic control procedures and technology.


Oct 29-31, 2018 Qingdao, China

World Congress of Ocean-2018 - One ocean One dream

The 7th Annual World Congress of Ocean-2018 (WCO-2018) will be held in Qingdao during October 29-31, 2018. WCO-2018 is an international event focusing on the current hot topics and major advances in the Field of ocean and aquaculture by attracting experts on a global scale and we will supply the most cutting-edge technology information to you.
The aim of the conference is to bring together leading scientists, engineers, practitioners, business elites, lawers and policy makers from multidisciplinary research and application areas to exchange information on their latest research progress and innovation.

BIT / Organizing Committee of WCO-2018

Nov 12-15, 2018 Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel, Bristol, United Kingdom

RIN International Navigation Conference 2018 - Navigation challenges and societal benefits

The International Navigation Conference, brought to you by the Royal Institute of Navigation, is the premier forum for the presentation of research and advances in navigation. INC2018, the 4th in this annual series, brings together industry, academia, and governments from around the world.


Nov 13-16, 2018 ENAC auditorium, Toulouse, France

International Symposium on Navigation and Timing

The International Technical Symposium on Navigation and Timing also known as the ITSNT, is an annual event organized by CNES and ENAC for professionals and researchers working with or interested in navigation and timing technologies and their use.
This event is composed of two types of sessions:
- "Invited Guest" sessions: special guests are invited by the scientific committee to give a presentation related to the generic topic of the session. Typically, there are 4 guest speakers per session, and the session ends with a round table.
- "Peer Reviewed Paper" sessions: the presenters of these sessions are selected by the scientific committee based on a call for abstracts.

The ITSNT also provides a great environment for networking and visiting our sponsors' exhibition stands. The symposium includes tutorials given by some of the invited guest speakers on their topic of excellence.

The 2018 edition of the ITSNT will take place on the 13-16 Nov 2018.

Nov 15-16, 2018 Vertretung des Landes Bremen beim Bund, Berlin, Germany

Positionierung und Navigation für intelligente Transportsysteme

POSNAV 2018 is organised by DGON in cooperation with ESA, DLR, CESAH and Bauhaus Universität Weimar.


Nov 21-23, 2018 Grand Inna Bali Beach, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia

Int. Symposium on GNSS 2018

The annual International Symposium on GNSS has been an open forum for international researchers and practitioners - especially in the Asia Pacific region, to discuss most recent technologies and applications, to exchange innovative ideas and experiences, and to promote future research opportunities in the fields related to Global Navigation Satellite Systems. The symposium, themed "Toward Best Integration of Global Navigation Satellite System and its Applications" aimed at knowledge and information sharing of the development of positioning and GNSS-related science and technology its various applications.

The Institute of Technology, Bandung (ITB) and Institute of Technology, National (Itenas)

Nov 22-23, 2018 Chalet Royal, Veysonnaz, Switzerland

AHORN 2018

AHORN 2018 - der Alpenraum und seine Herausforderungen im Bereich Orientierung, Navigation und Informationsaustausch.


Nov 28-Dec 01, 2018 Makuhari Messe, Chiba, Japan

16th IAIN World Congress® 2018 - Science, technology and practice to resilient navigation

A wide range of topics will be presented and discussed at the 16th IAIN World Congress®:

- Status of satellite navigation system - GNSS hardware technology - GNSS vulnerabilities - Precise positioning (PPP, RTK) - Atmosphere and space weather - Time and frequency transfer - Indoor and urban positioning - eGNSS, eLORAN and data communication - eNavigation and data communication - Sensor based navigation - Radar technology and navigation - Integrated navigation and algorithm - Aeronautical navigation - Surface navigation - Marine navigation - Intelligent transport system - Surveillance and communication - Fleet management system - Traffic control system - Green navigation - Arctic navigation - Autonomous navigation - Navigation data application: Big Data - Education and training for navigation - Advanced application and future developments

Japan Institute of Navigation (JIN) & IAIN

Dec 04-05, 2018 Southampton, UK

CommOCEAN 2018

CommOCEAN 2018 aims to provide communication skills and inspiration to communicators across a range of experience levels. Many sessions are suitable for all, but some elements of the programme will run simultaneously and are tailored for those looking to build their communications skills and to those looking to move their communications to the next level. Delegates should choose the most appropriate sessions for their skills level.
The core programme will offer inspiring and insightful addresses from leaders in marine science communication, presentations and workshops covering communications techniques and platforms, and examples of marine science research communications campaigns. The event will also feature talks on current marine science projects and an exhibition of public engagement materials and techniques.

National Oceanography Centre, UK

Dec 05-06, 2018 Hamburg, Germany

13th Arctic shipping summit

ACI's Arctic Shipping Summit is moving to Hamburg, Germany for its 13th gathering in the series and will take on a new look for December 2018.
ACI are bringing together stakeholders from all parts of the Arctic to discuss their involvement in the ever-changing Northern Shipping Route.
The two day conference will see an assembly of companies and organisations such as coast guards, senior Arctic government officials, shipping companies, LNG projects, lawyers, P&I Clubs, arctic researchers and lecturers and more. This is expected to allow for an interactive and open conference with much networking and discussion.


Dec 05-07, 2018 ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands

Navitec 2018

NAVITEC 2018 is the 9th edition of a navigation conference hosted by ESA in coordination with CNES, DLR, and the University of the Federal Armed Forces Munich.


Jan 28-31, 2019 Hyatt Regency Reston, Reston, Virginia, USA


ITM and PTTI 2019 are co-located, one registration fee covers two technical events, a commercial exhibit, and the 50th Anniversary of PTTI.
- ITM is the ION's winter meeting with peer-reviewed technical papers related to positioning, navigation and timing and includes the ION Fellows and Annual Awards presentations.
- PTTI is the annual technical conference designed to disseminate and coordinate PTTI information at the user level; review present and future PTTI requirements; inform government and industry engineers, technicians and managers of precise time and frequency technology and its problems; and provide an opportunity for an active exchange of new technology associated with PTTI.
>At the same time a special joint plenary session will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of PTTI.

ITM/PTTI 2019 will also feature a technical exhibit and showcase of products and services related to positioning, navigation and timing.


Apr 08-11, 2019 Hilton Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Hawaii, US

Pacific PNT 2019

The (US) Institute of Navigation's Pacific PNT Conference is a global cooperative development of Positioning, Navigation and Timing technology and applications where policy and technical leaders from Japan, Singapore, People's Republic of China, Republic of Korea, Australia, the United States and more meet to discuss policy updates, receive programme status updates and exchange technical information.
Special topic sessions will concern BeiDou, Cosmic / Formosat and QZSS.

See the flyer for details.


Apr 09-12, 2019 Novotel Warszawa Centrum Hotel, Warsaw, Poland

European Navigation Conference 2019

"Welcome! On behalf of European Group of Institutes of Navigation (EUGIN) and the Polish Navigation Forum (PNF), I invite you to participate in the next edition of European Navigation Conference, ENC 2019. Looking forward to seeing you in Warsaw!"
Krzysztof Czaplewski, Chairman of the ENC 2019 Organizing Committee

The Polish Navigation Forum

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