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United Nations Workshops on the Use and Applications of Global Navigation Satellite Systems

In 2001, pursuant to the Third United Nations Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNISPACE-III), the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) established the Action Team on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) under the leadership of the United States and Italy and with the voluntary participation of 38 Member States and 15 organizations. The Action Team was one of 12 action teams established by COPUOS to implement priority recommendations of UNISPACE-III, as identified by Member States of the United Nations. The deliberations of the Action Team on GNSS led to the establishment of the International Committee on GNSS (ICG) under the umbrella of the United Nations. ICG's establishment recognizes that GNSS has become a truly international resource and demonstrates the willingness of providers and users to ensure that GNSS services continue to be available in the future for the benefit of humankind. ICG is a milestone in the demonstration of Member States to cooperate in the use of outer space for peaceful purposes.

To support the work of the ICG, the Office for Outer Space Affairs (OOSA) of the Secretariat of the United Nations was designated as the Executive Secretariat of the ICG. In that capacity the OOSA, through its Programme on GNSS Applications, is organizing regional workshops, training courses and international meetings focusing on capacity-building in the use of GNSS-related technologies in various rapidly growing fields of applications, as well as deploying instruments for the International Space Weather Initiative (ISWI). OOSA is also developing an in-depth GNSS education curriculum for inclusion in the training programmes at all UN-affiliated Regional Centres for Space Science and Technology Education, which also serve as ICG Information Centres. Annually all these activities bring together a large number of experts, including those from developing countries, to discuss and act on issues that are also of high relevance to the ICG.

United Nations/Croatia Workshop on the Applications of Global Navigation Satellite Systems,Baška, Krk Island, Croatia, 21 - 25 April 2013

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 Workshop Report (A/AC.105/1055)

United Nations/Latvia Workshop on the Applications of Global Navigation Satellite Systems, Riga, Latvia, 14 - 18 May 2012

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Workshop Report (A/AC.105/1022)

Research Projects:

  • A new multi-purpose Mobile Satellite-Laser Ranging (MSLR) system: Presentation
  • Depth resolved sensor for accurate space object motion tracking: Presentation

United Nations International Meeting on the Applications of Global Navigation Satellite Systems, United Nations Office at Vienna, Vienna International Centre, Vienna, Austria, 12 - 16 December 2011

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United Nations/United Arab Emirates/United States of America Workshop on the Applications of Global Navigation Satellite Systems, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 16 - 20 January 2011

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United Nations/Moldova/United States of America Workshop on the Applications of Global Navigation Satellite Systems, Chisinau, Moldova, 17 - 21 May 2010

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United Nations/Azerbaijan/United States of America/European Space Agency Workshop on the Applications of Global Navigation Satellite Systems, Baku, Azerbaijan, 11 - 15 May 2009

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United Nations/Colombia/United States of America Workshop on the Applications of Global Navigation Satellite Systems, Medellin, Colombia, 23 - 27 June 2008

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United Nations/China/European Space Agency Training Course on the Use and Applications of Global Navigation Satellite Systems, Beijing, China, 4 - 8 December 2006

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United Nations/Zambia/European Space Agency Regional Workshop on the Application of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) Technologies for Sub-Saharan Africa, Lusaka, Zambia, 26-30 June 2006

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Colombia International Workshop on the Use and Applications of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), Bogotá, Colombia, 26 - 29 September 2005

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UN/USA International Meeting on the Use and Applications of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), 13-17 December 2004, Vienna, Austria

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Joint Meeting of Action Team on Global Navigation Satellite Systems and Global Navigation Satellite Systems Experts of UN/USA Regional Workshops and International Meeting 2001-2002, 8-12 December 2003, Vienna, Austria

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UN/USA International Meeting of Experts the Use and Applications of Global Navigation Satellite Systems, 11-15 November 2002, Vienna, Austria

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Fourth UN/USA Workshop on the Use of Global Satellite Positioning Systems, for the benefit of Africa, Lusaka, Zambia

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Third UN/USA Workshop on the Use and Applications of Global Navigation Satellite Systems, for the benefit of Latin America and the Caribbean, 1 - 5 April 2002, Santiago, Chile.

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Second United Nations/United States of America Regional Workshop on the Use of Global Navigation Satellite Systems, 26 - 30 November 2001, Vienna, Austria.

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First United Nations/United States of America Workshop on the Use of Global Navigation Satellite Systems, 20 - 24 August 2001, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Other resources

United Nations/Italy Long-term Fellowship Programme On GNSS and Related Applications

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