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Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) International Summer School 2018

Jul 16 2018
Jul 27 2018

The ten-day course will cover all aspects of satellite navigation, including 

  • theory of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS),
  • threats to satnav systems,
  • patents and intellectual property,
  • creation of satnav-based businesses.

The main emphasis of the course will be the development of a group business project, building on an innovative idea to take in the planning of the product or service, its technical realisation and finally its marketing to customers.

Summer school

The International Summer School on Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) 2018 is organised by the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Joint Research Centre (JRC).

It will take place from 16 to 27 July 2018 in Loipersdorf, Austria.

The Summer School is open to:

  • Graduate students (more than 3 years studies)
  • PhD students and postdoctoral researchers (< 38 years)
  • Young engineers and professionals from industry and agencies (< 38 years)


Please register before 15 May 2018 (early registration discount).

The number of participants is limited to 50, on a first come, first served basis.


The ESA/JRC International Summer School on GNSS 2018 is organised in cooperation with Graz University of Technology, the Austrian Institute of Navigation (OVN), Stanford University, Institut Supérieur de l’Aeronautique et de l’Espace ISAE-SUPAERO, and University FAF Munich.

The role of the JRC

The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission has been supporting the ESA/JRC summer school on GNSS since 2013. The JRC contributes to the organisation of the event and structuring relevant programme, inviting prominent speakers, and making its technical and scientific competences available to the students throughout lectures, laboratory work and project work.

JRC scientists will chair a lecture on “GNSS threats and vulnerabilities” with a practical "hands on" experience on GNSS signal processing.