Training Research and Applications Network to Support the Mitigation of Ionospheric Threats
The University of Nottingham

Obituary Kees de Jong

We are deeply saddened by the news that Kees de Jong from Fugro Intersite B.V. (The Netherlands) suddenly passed away on Friday 31st October 2014 from brain hemorrhage. He was an unconditional supporter of the TRANSMIT project and became not only a fantastic professional advisor to all of us, but also a great friend and colleague. He will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege to meet him, and especially by all involved in TRANSMIT. We will be forever indebted to him. Our thoughts are with his family at this sad moment.

The TRANSMIT Consortium


Training Research and Applications Network to Support the Mitigation of Ionospheric Threats - TRANSMIT

One of the main threats to such as the now popular GPS and the new European Galileo - is the variable propagation conditions encountered by the satellites signals as they pass through the Earth’s upper atmosphere (the ionosphere). Disturbances in the ionosphere may lead to phenomena such as scintillation, characterised by sudden signal fluctuations that can cause serious operational outages.

TRANSMIT is a prestigious Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN), funded by the European Commission. The Marie Curie ITNs are part of the FP7 People Programme and aim to ‘improve the career perspectives of researchers who are in the first five years of their research career, in both public and private sectors’.

TRANSMIT comprises a consortium of renowned universities and research centres in Europe led by The University of Nottingham, with associated partners from top European industry stakeholders, as well as industry and academia from as far as Brazil and Canada. It kicked off in February 2011 and aims to provide a coordinated training programme in an area of immediate interest to European society.

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