What is GNSS
Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), commonly called "SatNav" or GPS, provide free positioning, navigation and timing information to anyone with an appropriate receiver.
Depending on the type of receiver used, GNSS can give a position from a few metres down to millimetre accuracy, they can also give globally coordinated nano-second timing.
GNSS in our daily lives...
- GNSS receivers within mobile phones are vitally important for supporting many of the apps that we use daily
- All sectors of the transport industry use GNSS navigation
- The Earth Observation community is developing at ways to use GNSS signals to observe and monitor the environment
- GNSS timing is being adopted by industries where accuracy is essential - for instance: energy distribution or financial markets
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GENIUS Project Overview
The GENIUS project is funded by the European GNSS Agency (GSA) as part of the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme.
The focus of the GENIUS project is to strengthen links between universities, research institutes and industry. This is achieved by providing a range of activities that include:
- providing three-day training courses for industry that concentrate on current hot topics in GNSS,
- a range of industry-focused post-graduate scholarships and internships,
- supporting entrepreneurship and innovation in GNSS through the University Challenge - a special prize within the European Satellite Navigation Competition, and
- working with the Satellite Navigation Universities Network (SUN) to foster academic and industrial cooperation.
Learn more about the GENIUS project.
GENIUS Project Partners
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