News and events

MarRINav Phase 1 Overview – Webinar

Findings and insights from the Phase 1 of MarRINav are revealed in this webinar recorded in June 2020. With thanks to the Resilient Navigation and Timing Foundation and the Royal Institute of Navigation.

MARRINAV PROJECT CALLS FOR TERRESTRIAL NAVIGATION SYSTEMS TO REDUCE RISK

Register for the next MarRINav webinar sharing project results   In 2018 the first-ever European Radionavigation Plan said “It is recognised that [..] GNSS should not be the sole source of PNT information. Alternative PNT systems, not necessarily using radio frequencies, should thus be put in place where the criticality of the application requires it.”One […]

Plotting the Course for the Future of Maritime Navigation

For centuries, mariners have utilised myriad assets to navigate the world’s seas and oceans safely. Compasses, radar, echo sounders, Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers, signals, the ship’s whistle and the very skies above have all been used to navigate weather, geography and human factors to ensure safe passage.   Back in 2017 a concerned captain […]

MarRINav dissemination workshop

PDF on Dissemination Workshop the 5th December 2019.

Professor David Last, World Renown PNT Authority, Presumed Lost At Sea

  Just before 13:00 GMT yesterday a private plane piloted by former President of the Royal Institute of Navigation, Professor David Last, disappeared from radar and impacted the sea approximately two miles off the coast of Wales. On-going search and rescue efforts have recovered pieces of wreckage and personal effects. Professor Last was one of […]

NLA-led consortium to tackle vulnerabilities in maritime position, navigation and timing

NLA International Ltd is proud to announce the start of a new project funded by the European Space Agency’s ’s NAVISP programme.

MarRINav (Maritime Resilience and Integrity of Navigation) will explore vulnerabilities in position, navigation and timing (PNT) solutions.  Both the 2017 Blackett report and 2018 London Economics report highlighted the risks associated with Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), and the operations that depend on it.  In the marine space these vulnerabilities are significant.  Factors such as space weather, jamming and ‘spoofing’ – being misled by false signals – can cause ships to appear on charts at inaccurate locations.  MarRINav will consider these risks and explore how other PNT solutions can complement GNSS to provide the mariner with greater resilience and confidence in what is now recognised as a critical national infrastructure.

The NLA-led consortium includes The University of Nottingham, The General Lighthouse Authorities Research and Development team, Terrafix, London Economics, Innovate UK, Taylor Airey and University College London.  Together we will explore a system-of-systems solution primarily for maritime PNT resilience and integrity whilst recognising that findings may be applied to other sectors such as transport and logistics; emergency response; security; financial services; power distribution; and telecommunications.

Project updates will appear here and on the NLA website.  For more details please see the ESA official release here. https://navisp.esa.int/project/details/50/show.