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Davos (CH) - 15/07/13 - 25/07/13

International Summer School on GNSS 2013


JRC has teamed up with the European Space Agency (ESA) in organising the next International Summer School on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) in Davos, Switzerland, from 15 to 25 July 2013. Growth and innovation objectives of Europe2020 will be greatly supported by a successful launch and uptake of the forthcoming European Galileo system for high precision satellite navigation. The Summer School is an important contribution towards fostering technical expertise and to stimulate new products and services based on GNSS technologies in Europe.

The objective of this Summer School is to provide the attendees with a comprehensive overview of the satellite navigation (SatNav) process, starting from the basics of a GNSS system, its signals, the processing of the observations in a receiver and finally determining the position-navigation-timing (PNT) solution. The programme will include laboratory work to help attendees gain valuable “hands-on” experience in GNSS technologies. The summer school puts particular emphasis on innovation through a group project based on a new idea covering all aspects from the concept, business plan, technical realisation till the marketing of an innovative SatNav product or service.

The two-week residential school is open to university graduates, Masters/Ph.D. candidates, early-stage researchers and young professionals willing to broaden their knowledge and launch a career in a GNSS related field. Internationally renowned scientists and specialists will give lectures as well as guiding practical exercises, laboratory work and the project. More information on the detailed programme and to register for the Summer School, please visit

The International Summer School on GNSS is organised in cooperation with Stanford University, Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace de Toulouse (ISAE), Graz University of Technology and University FAF Munich. The event is supported by the Swiss Space Office (SSO) and the Swiss Space Center (SSC).