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ESA/JRC International Summer School on GNSS, Barcelona, 31 August 10 September 2015

on 21 April 2015

The European Space Agency (ESA) in cooperation with the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission is organising the International Summer School on Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), Barcelona, Spain, during 31 August – 10 September 2015.

The organisers aim to provide the attendees with a comprehensive overview on satellite navigation, starting from the GNSS system, its signals, the processing of the observations in a receiver and finally determining the position-navigation-time (PNT) solution.

During the event, international renowned scientists and specialists will give the lectures on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and Patents as well as the practical exercises and lab work. The future of satellite systems will be also discussed and main emphasis will be put on the development of a group project using innovative ideas and covering all aspects from the idea, business plan, technical realisation till the marketing of the product or the service.

The program is open to graduate students (with a first university degree), Ph.D. candidates, early-stage researchers and young professional willing to broaden their knowledge.

The following participants can register for the ESA Summer School:

  • Graduate students (more than 3 years studies)
  • PhD students and postdoctoral researchers (< 35 years)
  • Young engineers and professionals from industry and agencies (< 35 years)

The online registration form is available here.

The number of participants is limited to 50.

The event is organised by ESA and Joint Research Centre (JRC) in cooperation with Stanford University, Institut Supérieur de l’Aeronautique et de l’Espace (ISAE), Toulouse, Graz University of Technology, University FAF Munich together with the Local Organizer, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), and is supported by the City Council of Barcelona, Spain.

Further information on the detailed programme are available here.

Image: the Galileo Telemetry, Tracking and Command (TTC) station at Kiruna, Sweden. Credit: ESA/Fermin Alvarez Lopez