After the launch of the U.S.-EU Agreement on GPS-Galileo Cooperation in 2004, Working Group C (WG-C) has continuously been working on promoting cooperation on the design and development of the next generation of civil satellite-based navigation and timing systems.
The GPS industry is forming a new trade association called the GPS Innovation Alliance, as InsideGNSS reported. The Alliance will work to educate policy makers and the public about the GPS system and protect the interests of the hundreds of organizations and users that rely upon the constellation, according to sources familiar with the new group.
The United States and United Kingdom announced on January 17, 2013 that the British government would end efforts to obtain patent or intellectual property (IP) rights related to GPS, as InsideGNSS reported.
On the sidelines of the 55th session of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS), the Chinese BeiDou/COMPASS satellitemodel was inaugurated on 8 June 2012 in Vienna, Austria. The model is donated by the People's Republic of China.
Society may already be dangerously over-reliant on satellite radio navigation systems like GPS, the Royal Academy of Engineering warns. The range of applications using the technology is now so broad that, without adequate independent backup, signal failure or interference could potentially affect safety systems and other critical parts of the economy.
This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
The Munich Satellite Navigation Summit 2011 will be held in the famous “Residenz München”, Germany March 1-3, 2011. It has been established as the European and International conference with global impact featuring invited high-ranking worldwide speakers from industry, science and governments dealing with the directions of satellite navigation now and in the future.
The Workshop on the applications of GNSS will be held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from 16 to 20 January 2011. The venue of the workshop will be the campus of the Higher Colleges of Technology in Dubai Academic City.
The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (OOSA) and the Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology on behalf of the Government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are co-organizing the above workshop.