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Maritime Resilience and Integrity of Navigation

MarRINav consortium members Mike Fairbanks and Bob Cockshott FRIN explain the need for a resilient high-integrity PNT solution for maritime navigation in the UK, and outline what is being done to achieve this. This item was originally published in the Royal Institute of Navigation’s Navigation News and is reproduced by kind permission. For more information on the RIN […]

The project aims to explore the vulnerabilities of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS).

What is MarRINav? MarRINav (Maritime Resilience and Integrity of Navigation) is a European Space Agency project run in partnership with a consortium of organisations led by NLA International which comprises The General Lighthouse Authority, University of Nottingham, University College London, Taylor Airey, Terrafix, London Economics and the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN).   What are the project […]

GPS Spoofing: What’s The Risk for Ship Navigation? – Ship Technology

GPS spoofing – or GNSS spoofing more accurately – is a much-discussed cyber-threat to ship navigation systems. With the potential for paralysed shipping lanes, collisions and even untraceable piracy incidents, what is the current state of play between the shipping industry’s cyber-defences and the malicious actors who aim to cause chaos through GPS spoofing?

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.