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Mar 31 - Apr 2, 2020 Baku Convention Center, Baku, Azerbaijan

IATA Safety & Flight Ops Conference - 20/20 Vision: Focusing on the Future

The IATA Safety and Flight Operations (SFO) conference is IATA's premium annual event bringing together industry leaders, visionaries and innovators. In 2020, IATA is excited to bring you the 9th edition in the diverse city of Baku, Azerbaijan.
The pace of technological change is exponential. Over the course of the last two or three decades, we have seen computing power, data storage, Internet bandwidth, and the performance of wireless devices increase to the power of 10 for the same cost. As one of the most technology-dependent industries in the world, air transport has been significantly impacted, with new changes bringing new opportunities to improve safety, efficiency and the passenger experience, but also new responsibilities with regard to data management & protection, cyber-safety & security.


Apr 7 - 9, 2020 Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Geospatial World Forum

Best-known for its futuristic themes, engaging content, and top-level attendees, Geospatial World Forum will be back in Amsterdam this coming 7-9 April 2020. With the theme 'Transforming Economies in 5G Era - The Geospatial Way', the 12th edition of the conference will continue to initiate thought-provoking discussions and advocate for technology innovation and practices in the geospatial industry.
The conference will highlight the value of geospatial technology in digital economy and its integration with emerging technologies such as 5G, AI, Autonomous Vehicles, Big Data, Blockchain, Cloud, IoT and LiDAR in various user industries, including digital cities...

Apr 20 - 23, 2020 Hilton Portland Downtown, Portland, Oregon, USA

IEEE-ION Position Location and Navigation Symposium

The Position Location and Navigation Symposium (PLANS) is a biennial technical conference that occurs in the spring of even numbered years. Our mission is to provide a forum to share the latest advances in navigation technology.
The PLANS conference is a four day conference with 1 day dedicated to tutorials and three days to technical sessions. The tutorials provide attendees with the opportunity to learn about navigation technology from well-known industry experts. A variety of tutorials are offered to serve the professional needs of both newcomers and those well versed in the field of navigation.
Twenty-four half-day technical sessions are offered over a three day period, with four sessions running simultaneously each morning and afternoon. At the technical sessions scientists, researchers and engineers from around the world present their latest work in the field of navigation.


May 3 - 8, 2020 Vienna, Austria

European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2020

The EGU General Assembly 2020 will bring together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary and space sciences. The EGU aims to provide a forum where scientists, especially early career researchers, can present their work and discuss their ideas with experts in all fields of geoscience. The EGU is looking forward to cordially welcoming you in Vienna.


May 4, 2020 Daniel Hotel, Herzelia, Israel

Graduate Students in Systems and Control


May 10 - 14, 2020 RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

FIG Working Week 2020 - Smart surveyors for land and water management

From 10 to 14 May 2020 FIG and the Dutch local organisers will welcome surveyors to Amsterdam. FIG Working Week is an exciting week-long conference that brings the international community of surveying and spatial professionals together to experience a mix of interesting technical sessions and workshops, a trade exhibition and a variety of side events and social functions.
The Working Week 2020 is an opportunity for the entire FIG community to meet, discuss, learn and get inspired on overall emerging challenges currently faced by our world. As Surveyors and related professions, we have not only the ability but the responsibility to actively participate in the solutions of these challenges. The technical programme will consist of around 500 presentations in the broad field of surveying including best practices and new research on sensing technologies and spatial data processing.

May 11 - 14, 2020 Maritim Hotel & Internationales Congress Center, Dresden, Germany

European Navigation Conference

Dear friends from the worldwide satellite navigation family,
It is our great pleasure to welcome you again in Germany in the beautiful city of Dresden. On behalf of the Program Committee of the European Satellite Navigation Conference (ENC 2020) the German Institute of Navigation (DGON) is very pleased to welcome everybody cordially to the ENC 2020 in Dresden.


May 18 - 21, 2020 Vilnius, Lithuania

2020 International Radar Symposium

MIKON Foundation and Fraunhofer Institute for High Frequency Physics and Radar Techniques FHR invite you to the International Radar Symposium 2020 (IRS 2020), continuing a very successful sequence of Radar Symposia, which started in 1998 in Munich, Germany.
This time we come to Vilnius, Lithuania, with help of local organizer, Geozondas company. We hope to repeat the success of IRS 2010, which was also held here. Again, IRS is a part of Microwave and Radar Week.


May 18 - 21, 2020 Vilnius, Lithuania

Microwave and Radar Week 2020

The 9th MICROWAVE & RADAR WEEK is the continuation of the series of very successful conferences from Warsaw, 2004, to Poznan, 2018.
The 9th Microwave and Radar Week MRW-2020 comes again to Vilnius, Lithuania. This time the event comprises four parallel conferences and a workshop:
- MIKON-2020 23rd International Microwave and Radar Conference
- IRS-2020 International Radar Symposium
- Baltic URSI-2020 Baltic URSI Symposium and
- SPW-2020 Signal Processing Workshop.

MIKON / Polish Academy of Sciences

May 25 - 29, 2020 Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2020 VTS ENAV Symposium - Enhanced Maritime Safety and Efficiency by Connectivity

The 2020 VTS-ENAV Symposium, themed Enhanced Maritime Safety and Efficiency by Connectivity, will be held 25 to 29 May 2020 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The Symposium Steering Committee invites interested parties to submit abstracts of proposed presentations for the VTS-ENAV Symposium, on any of the topics listed below, or on any other topic considered to be in alignment with the theme of the Symposium.


May 25 - 29, 2020 WTC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

The 14th IALA Symposium - Enhanced Maritime Safety and Efficiency by Connectivity

The Netherlands Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management together with IALA are the host organizations for the 14th IALA Symposium to be held from 25-29 May 2020 in the WTC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
This event will be the first Symposium of its kind combining the topics of modern Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) and the implementation of maritime services under the e-Navigation concept.

IALA & The Netherlands Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management

Jun 1 - 3, 2020 Covington, Kentucky, USA

2020 ION Joint Navigation Conference

JNC is the largest U.S. military Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) conference of the year with joint service and government participation. The event focuses on technical advances in PNT with emphasis on joint development, test and support of affordable PNT systems, logistics and integration. From an operational perspective the conference will focus on advances in battlefield applications of GPS; critical strengths and weaknesses of field navigation devices; warfighter PNT requirements and solutions; and navigation warfare.
FOUO U.S. only conference attendance (June 1-3) will be screened by the Joint Navigation Warfare Center and will be restricted to US only.


Jun 2 - 4, 2020 Omni Mont-Royal Hotel, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Greentech 2020

The Green Marine team is already enthusiastically planning the yearly gathering that has become a must for everyone involved or interested in maritime transportation and its greater sustainability through greener technologies, innovation and best practices.
Green Marine welcomes proposals for presentations from the maritime community focusing on real-life experiences, case studies and/or leading edge research that show delegates how best practices, new technologies and insightful partnerships make a difference.

Green Marine

Jun 8 - 12, 2020 Delft, The Netherlands

60th IADC Seminar on Dredging & Reclamation

The IADC Seminar on Dredging and Reclamation is a unique chance to receive invaluable hands-on experience. The in-depth lectures are given by dredging experts from IADC member companies as Boskalis, DEME, Jan de Nul and Van Oord, whose practical knowledge and experience add an extra value to the classroom lessons.
In addition to the above, there is no other dredging seminar where the workshop exercises are covering a complete tender process, from start to finish.


Sep 1 - 4, 2020 London, UK

2020 RGS-IBG Conference - Borders, Mobilities and Frictions

Papers being sought which may include, but are not limited to the following topics:
How flows of goods and people are affected by processes of 'strengthening’ borders
The experience of mobile workers and working at borders
Representations and subjectivities of people crossing, or wanting to cross, borders
Illegal and clandestine border crossings
Borders as places of rest, waiting, conflict and conviviality
Implications of re-bordering for just-in-time production and logistical systems
Border crossings and nationalism
Abstracts (c.250 words) for oral presentations should include a title, and the names, affiliations and email addresses of all authors. Deadline for submission of abstracts: Monday 3rd February 2020. Responses from session convenors by: Friday 7th February 2020. The session convenors will communicate the RGS response as soon as informed by the organisers after the 14th February session proposal deadline. `Deadline for reduced rate ('early-bird') registrations: 12th June 2020. >br />Abstracts should be submitted to Debbie.hopkins - at - ouce.ox.ac.uk by Monday 3rd February 2020.


Sep 15 - 17, 2020 Paris Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Commercial UAV Expo Americas

Sep 21 - 25, 2020 St. Louis Union Station Hotel, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

ION GNSS+ 2020

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.
Abstracts deadline is 5 March 2020.


Oct 5 - 8, 2020 Grand Chancellor Hotel, Hobart, Australia

IHMA Congress Hobart - The next wave - Navigating towards the digital future

The biennial IHMA congress provides a unique forum in which formal Association meetings are combined with a conference, extensive networking program and an exhibition - displaying equipment, services and technical developments relevant to the ports and harbour sector and providing both local and international sponsors and exhibitors with a unique marketing platform.
The 2020 IHMA Congress is an unparalleled opportunity for maritime businesses to showcase their services and for port marine professionals from around the world to network, share their experiences and update their professional knowledge.

International Harbour Masters Association

Nov 30 - Dec 4, 2020 Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Commercial UAV Expo Europe

As part of Amsterdam Drone Week.

Dec 7 - 11, 2020 San Francisco, California, USA

American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting

Celebrate the past, inspire the future. As AGU marks its Centennial in 2019, we return to San Francisco, the home of the AGU Fall Meeting for more than 40 years. Join our diverse community at the newly renovated Moscone Center as we collaborate across borders and boundaries to explore and develop our research. Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to participate in Centennial presentations and special events that will bring to life the past, present and the future of our science.


Nov 15 - 18, 2021 Edinburgh, Scotland

IAIN World Congress

The triennial IAIN World Congress.


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