Resilient Maritime Navigation with MarRINav

The MarRINav team are acutely aware of the global risks associated with resilient position, navigation and timing. Though MarRINav focusses on UK waters we’re sure the learning from the project will benefit mariners everywhere and beyond that we hope it can be transposed to other sectors.

Invitation to MarRINav Project Workshop 15th May 2019

As a maritime user of position, navigation and timing services we’d value your input at our upcoming London workshop.

As part of the MarRINav (Maritime Resilience and Integrity of Navigation) Project we’re holding a workshop on 15thMay 2019 in London to explore maritime requirements for resilience and integrity and associated needs for accuracy, availability and continuity in position, navigation and timing (PNT).

MarRINav will work with stakeholders to lay the foundations for the suitability and acceptance of PNT solutions for future national critical infrastructure. While initially focusing on the UK maritime sector, the project will ensure that outcomes are scalable and expandable to other application sectors, countries and regions.

MarRINav is funded by the European Space Agency’s Navigation Innovation Support Programme (NAVISP). The NLA International led MarRINav consortium is funded by the European Space Agency and comprises The General Lighthouse Authority, University of Nottingham, University College London, Taylor Airey, Terrafix, London Economics and the Knowledge Transfer Network.

A recent London Economics report estimated the cost to the UK economy of losing GNSS at £1Bn per day, a quarter of that impact was associated with the maritime sector. Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) have become the principal source of PNT information for safety and business‐critical professional applications at sea. PNT is also critical for modal integration of services and applications as goods flow from the sea, through a port, to the hinterland.

The workshop has the following objectives:

  • Explain the project approach and objectives
  • Consult stakeholders to validate and refine these
  • Understand current capabilities and technology readiness levels
  • Identify gaps
  • Identify priorities and risks

A follow-up workshop will be held in November to disseminate project results, and delegates will, if they wish, be kept up to date on project progress by email newsletters.

The workshop will be held from 10:30 to 15:30 at the KTN office in the Business Design Centre, Islington, London N1 0QH.

It is free to attendand lunch will be provided.

We would greatly value contributions from any interested parties. Please register here if you would like to participate.