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ESA-JRC International Summer School on GNSS 2014

Jul 21 2014
Jul 31 2014

The European Space Agency (ESA) and the JRC organise a summer school on the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) to be held at the at Campus of the Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic from 21 to 31 July 2014.

The Summer School has the objective 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. Many lab work will be carried out to get attendees really “hands-on”. In addition, lectures on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and Patents as well as on business aspects are given. The future of satellite systems is also discussed. 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.
International renowned scientists and specialists will give the lectures as well as the practical exercises and lab work.

The following participants can register for the ESA-JRC 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 number of participants is limited to 50 - early registration (reduced rate) is recommended (first come - first serve).

For more information on the detailed programme, and to register for the ESA/ JRC Summer School, please go to:



The Summer School is organised in cooperation with:
- Stanford University
- Institut Supérieur de l’Aeronautique et de l’Espace (ISAE), Toulouse
- Graz University of Technology
- University FAF Munich

and supported by the:
- Czech Republic Ministry of transport
- Technical University of Ostrava
- City of Ostrava