Gfg2 First Summer School

08/13/2012 - 08/15/2012
Venue name: 
University of Nottingham
Nottingham, UK

Deadline extension until 8th July. Scholarships available for students.

The first Gfg2 summer school will be dedicated to teach fundamentals and applications of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) with special focus on Positioning and Timing to Global Environmental Earth Observation experts from academia or industry


Can you answer yes to the following questions?

  1. Are you working or studying in: disasters; energy; health; weather; climate; water; ecosystems; biodiversity; or agriculture?
  2. Do you want to develop new ways of advancing knowledge in your research/work?
  3. Do you want to add an important new skill to your C.V.?

If the answer is yes to all of the above, then we want to hear from you. Remember that you do not need any previous knowledge of GNSS – that is what the Summer School is for!


Europe has started to create its own constellation of Navigation Satellites known as Galileo. Galileo will support other Global Satellite Systems from the US, Russia, China, India and Japan. Collectively they will create a Global Navigation System of Systems (GNSS). The First Gfg2 Summer School will introduce students from education and industry to the world of Satellite Navigation by covering:

  • The basics of satellite navigation from leading experts in the field
  • Use of a variety of navigation equipment and applications
  • Presentations showing the range of current applications of GNSS
  • Sharing ideas with fellow students working in different fields
  • Some of the initiatives and that support people with new ideas for using GNSS
ATTENDANCE Through a poster competition of your research/work topic
WHO CAN APPLY Graduate students (from university/industry) who wish or are developing their career in the field of Global Environmental Earth Observation and would like to get to know more about Navigation Satellites and the benefits of these for their research/work.
  1. Register your interest via: REGISTRATION FORM
  2. We will contact you to submit an abstract of a poster outlining your current or intended research, indicating how navigation precise positioning and timing might be important to you. This might include: tracking, monitoring, repeated observations at the same location, calculating area, detecting movements etc.
  3. Submission deadline 15th June 2012
SELECTION PROCESS The judging panel will inform the sixty successful candidates by June 30th 2012
LIMITED NUMBER OF PLACES We only have 60 places available for the summer school. These will be awarded on individual merit. All we ask from you is to tell us what you are doing and why you want to come.
SUMMER SCHOOL COSTS There are no summer school costs and registration is free of charge. In addition, there will be a few travel grants available for those candidates top ranked by the summer school judging panel. Lodging and diets will be provided by the summer school organizers free of charge.


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