Description Co-organized and co-sponsored by
The International Committee on Global Navigation Satellite Systems
 
The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy, jointly with the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), are organizing a Workshop on the Use of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) for Scientific Applications, to be held at ICTP, Trieste, Italy, from 1 to 5 December 2014.  The event is co-organized and co-sponsored by the International Committee on Global Navigation Satellite Systems ICG, with sponsorship from the United States of America and the European Commission.
 
The Workshop will discuss state-of-the-art applications with emphasis on the scientific exploration of the Earth's environment using GNSS and review on-going and planned initiatives as well as new research programmes utilizing GNSS ground- and space-based measurements to observe ionospheric and space weather phenomena. Cooperative efforts and international partnerships for capacity-building, training and research, including the activities of the ICTP will also be presented.
The Workshop programme will include plenary sessions and sufficient time for discussions among participants to identify the priority areas where pilot projects should be launched and examine possible partnerships that could be established. The Local Organizing Committee will arrange a half-day technical tour during the Workshop.

Thematic sessions
I.         Policies and Strategies for Promoting Sustainable Development
II.        GNSS-based Application Areas
III.       GNSS Reference Station System and Services
IV.       National, Regional and International Initiativies/Experiences in GNSS
           Implementation and Uses
V.        GNSS and Space/Atmosphere Weather Monitoring
VI.       Capacity Building, Training and Education in the Field of GNSS
VII.      Discussion Session
Go to day
  • Monday, 1 December 2014
    • 09:00 - 12:00 Registration of Attendance and Administrative Formalities
      at registration desk, outside Budinich Lecture Hall, Leonardo building from 9:00 to 10:30.  
      Subsequently with the Event secretary in room 136, first floor near the Library.
      • 09:30 Coffee break 1h0'
    • 12:00 - 13:30 Lunch Break
    • 13:30 - 14:00 Registration of Attendance and Administrative Formalities
      at registration desk, outside Budinich Lecture Hall.  
      Subsequently with the Event's Secretary in room 136, 
      first floor, near the Library, Leonardo building.
    • 14:00 - 14:30 Welcome and Opening Ceremony
      Prof. Sandro RADICELLA, Head, Telecommunications,
      ICT for Development Laboratory
      the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics 
      (ICTP) Trieste, Italy
      
      Ms. Sharafat GADIMOVA, Office for Outer Space Affairs,
      United Nations Office at Vienna, Austria
      Material: Introduction Note by S.M. Radicella
    • 14:30 - 16:00 Session 1: Update on Satellite-based Naviagtion Systems
      Conveners: Babomurot AHMEDOV (Tashkent, Uzbekistan), Esraa Emam HASSAN (Cairo, Egypt)
      • 14:30 Global Positioning System (GPS) 20'
        Speaker: Patricia DOHERTY (Boston College, U.S.A.)
        Material: notes
      • 14:50 GLONASS: Current status and plans 20'
        Speaker: Anna DOROFEEVA (Central Research Institute of Machine Building, Russian Federation)
        Material: notes
      • 15:10 GALILEO program updates 20'
        Speaker: Pieter DE SMET (European Commission, Brussels, Belgium)
        Material: notes
      • 15:30 Coffee break 30' ( LB (outside Budinich Lecture Hall) )
    • 16:00 - 17:00 Session 2: Update on Satellite-based Augmentation Systems
      Conveners: Sonia Maria ALVES COSTA (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), M. Haque SARKER (Dhaka, Bangladesh)
      • 16:00 WAAS development 20'
        Speaker: Patricia DOHERTY (Boston University, U.S.A.)
        Material: notes
      • 16:20 EGNOS update 20'
        Speaker: Pieter DE SMET (European Commission, Brussels, Belgium)
        Material: notes
      • 16:40 International Committee on GNSS 20'
        Speaker: Sharafat GADIMOVA (Office for Outer Space Affairs, UN Vienna, Austria)
        Material: notes
    • 19:30 - 21:00 Welcome Dinner at Adriatico Guest House Cafeteria
  • Tuesday, 2 December 2014
    • 09:00 - 10:00 Session 3: International Initiatives on GNSS Implementation and Uses
      Conveners: Janis ZVIRGZDS (Riga, Latvia), Livia NISTOR LOPATENCO (Chisinau, Rep. of Moldova)
      • 09:00 How multi-GNSS brings benefits to the South-East Asia 20'
        Speaker: Vinh The LA (NAVIS Research Centre, Vietnam)
        Material: notes
      • 09:20 Expanding EGNOS horizons 20'
        Speaker: Antonella DI FAZIO (Telespazio, Italy)
        Material: notes
      • 09:40 GNSS reference stations network development in Moldova: Regional cooperation with Romania 20'
        Speaker: Vasile CHIRIAC (Moldova Union of Surveyors, Rep. Moldova)
        Material: notes
    • 10:00 - 11:00 Session 4: GNSS Capacity Building
      Conveners: Vinh The LA (Hanoi, Vietnam), Keranka Slavova VASSILEVA (Sofia, Bulgaria)
      • 10:00 The Master in Navigation and related applications: A programme to prepare the future experts in the field of GNSS 20'
        Speaker: Gabriella POVERO (ISMB, Italy)
        Material: notes
      • 10:20 TREGA: A joint EC-ICTP project 20'
        Speaker: Sandro RADICELLA (ICTP, Trieste, Italy)
        Material: notes
      • 10:40 Coffee break 20' ( LB (outside Budinich Lecture Hall) )
    • 11:00 - 12:00 Session 4: GNSS Capacity Building (continues)
      Conveners: Vinh The LA (Hanoi, Vietnam), Keranka Slavova VASSILEVA (Sofia, Bulgaria)
      • 11:00 Modernization and development of new curricula on GNSS-related geodetic infrastructure, mobile IT and precise navigation technologies at the Technical University of Moldova 20'
        Speaker: Livia NISTOR LOPATENCO (Technical University of Moldova, Rep. of Moldova)
        Material: notes
      • 11:20 Capacity building in the field of GNSS at the Riga Technical University 20'
        Speaker: Janis ZVIRGZDS (Riga Technical University, Latvia)
        Material: notes
      • 11:40 The status of GNSS technology in Tanzania 20'
        Speaker: Emmanuel Daudi SULUNGU (University of Doduma, Tanzania)
        Material: notes
    • 12:00 - 14:00 Lunch break
    • 14:00 - 16:30 Session 5: GNSS Observation Data for Atmospheric Studies
      Conveners: Medzida MULIC (Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina), Shamil GASIMZADE (Baku, Azerbaijan)
      • 14:00 GNSS space weather monitoring and study at INGV: An Overview 20'
        Speaker: Lucilla ALFONSI (National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, Italy)
        Material: notes
      • 14:20 Monitoring and modelling of ionosphere irregularities caused by space weather activity on the based of GNSS measurements 20'
        Speaker: Iurii CHERNIAK (WD IZMIRAN, Russian Federation)
        Material: notes
      • 14:40 NeQuick model: Features and applications 20'
        Speaker: Bruno NAVA (ICTP, Italy)
        Material: notes
      • 15:00 The NeQuickG model 20'
        Speaker: Raul ORUS (European Space Agency, ESA-ESTEC, The Netherlands)
        Material: notes
      • 15:20 NeQuick model performance analysis for GNSS mass market receivers positioning 20'
        Speaker: Salvatore GAGLIONE (Univ. Napoli Parthenope, Napoli, Italy)
        Material: notes
      • 15:40 Characteristics of low latitude total electron content during solar cycle 23 and 24 over Indian longitude sector using 16 years of GIM VTEC 20'
        Speaker: Sunanda SURESH (National Atmospheric Research Laboratory, India)
      • 16:00 Coffee break 30' ( LB (outside Budinich Lecture Hall) )
    • 16:30 - 17:30 Session 5: GNSS Observation Data for Atomospheric Studies (continues)
      Conveners: Sunanda SURESH (Chittoor, India), Rafael ORTIZ AGUILERA (Mexico D.F.)
      • 16:30 Study of fog forecast for Sofia Airport based on numerical weather prediction simulation and use of GNSS tropospheric products 20'
        Speaker: Keranka S. VASSILEVA (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria)
        Material: notes
      • 16:50 TREGA project results on ionospheric impact on SBAS in Africa 20'
        Speaker: Xurxo OTERO VILLAMIDE (ICTP, Italy)
        Material: notes
      • 17:10 Modelling of atmospheric parameters over Nigeria based on GNSS data 20'
        Speaker: Olelakan Adekunle ISIOYE (Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria and University of Pretoria, South Africa)
        Material: notes
  • Wednesday, 3 December 2014
    • 09:00 - 11:00 Session 6: General GNSS Applications
      Conveners: Emmanuel Daudi SULUNGU (Dodoma, Tanzania), Karin KOLLO (Tallinn, Estonia)
      • 09:00 Use and application of GNSS in air navigation in Ecuador 20'
        Speaker: Bolivar Enrique DAVALOS CARDENAS (General Civil Aviation, Ecuador)
        Material: notes
      • 09:20 Radio occultation experiment on-board Kazakhstan's first nano-satellite 20'
        Speaker: Pavel INCHIN (Institute of Space Technique and Technology, Kazakhstan)
        Material: notes
      • 09:40 Benefits of GNSS software receivers for scientific applications 20'
        Speaker: Nicola Umberto LINTY (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)
        Material: notes
      • 10:00 Applications of the theory of general relativity to GNSS 20'
        Speaker: Jorge David TARAMONA PEREA (Ministry of Transport and Communications, Peru)
        Material: notes
      • 10:20 Coffee break 20' ( LB (outside Budinich Lecture Hall) )
    • 11:00 - 12:00 Session 7: GNSS Positioning
      Conveners: Jorge David TARAMONA PEREA (Lima, Peru), Iurii CHERNIAK (Kaliningrad, Russian Federation)
      • 11:00 A methodology to minimize the operating cost of a water supply network using GNSS and web mapping 20'
        Speaker: Thibaut Aloys EKANI MEBENGA (National Institute of Cartography, Cameroon)
        Material: notes
      • 11:20 Location-based social applications and crowd sourced efforts future role in disaster management scenarios 20'
        Speaker: Tal DEKEL (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
        Material: notes
      • 11:40 GNSS Scientific applications and related projects in Bangladesh 20'
        Speaker: Mozammel Haque SARKER (Space Research and Remote Sensing Organization, Bangladesh)
        Material: notes
    • 12:00 - 14:00 Lunch Break
    • 14:00 - 16:00 Session 7 - GNSS Positioning (continues)
      Conveners: Vasile CHIRIAC (Chisinau, Rep. Moldova), Paul INCHIN (Almaty, Kazakhstan)
      • 14:00 Navigation in Azerbaijan 20'
        Speaker: Shamil GASIMZADE (Ministry of Communications and High Technologies, Azerbaijan)
        Material: notes
      • 14:20 Multipath effect on GNSS positioning 20'
        Speaker: Medzida MULIC (University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
        Material: notes
      • 14:40 Azerbaijan positioning observations system for real estate cadastre database 20'
        Speaker: Chingiz TANIRVERDIYEV (State Committee on Property Issues, Azerbaijan)
        Material: notes
      • 15:00 The main geodetic infrastructure contributing to land reform and weather researches in Brazil 20'
        Speaker: Sonia Maria ALVES COSTA (Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics, Brazil)
        Material: notes
      • 15:20 The GEORED project: GPS/GNSS geodetic infrastructure in Colombia for multi-purpose research 20'
        Speaker: Hector MORA PAEZ (Colombian Geological Survery, Colombia)
        Material: notes
      • 15:40 Coffee break 20'
    • 16:00 - 17:00 Session 7: GNSS Positioning (continues)
      Conveners: Thibaut Aloys EKANI MEBENGA (Yaounde, Republic of Cameroon), Enrique Bolivar DAVALOS CARDENAS (Quito, Ecuador)
      • 16:00 ESTPos- new Estonian GNSS/RTK network 20'
        Speaker: Karin KOLLO (Estonian Land Board, Estonia)
        Material: notes
      • 16:20 Enabling precise geo-spatial applications by development of multi-GNSS continuously operating reference station (CORS) network in Pakistan 20'
        Speaker: Syed Zahid JAMAL (SUPARCO, Pakistan)
        Material: notes
      • 16:40 Feasibility study on the implementation of satellite based technologies in precision agriculture for Mexico 20'
        Speaker: Rafael ORTIZ AGUILERA (Mexican Space Agency, Mexico)
        Material: notes
  • Thursday, 4 December 2014
    • 09:00 - 12:00 Session 8: GNSS for Monitoring Applications
      Conveners: Tal DEKEL (Tel Aviv, Israel), Syed Zahid JAMAL (Karachi, Pakistan)
      • 09:00 Ionospheric anomalies of local earthquakes detected by TEC measurements at Tashkent and Kitab GPS stations 20'
        Speaker: Babomurot AHMEDOV (Ulugh Beg Astronomical Institute, Uzbekistan)
        Material: notes
      • 09:20 GNSS applications in monitoring the movements of the Earth's crust to assess the seismicity of south-eastern Kazakhstan 20'
        Speaker: Assylkhan BIBOSSINOV (JSC National Centre of Space and Technologies, Kazakhstan)
        Material: notes
      • 09:40 Evaluation of the deformation parameter of the northern part of Egypt using GNSS 20'
        Speaker: Esraa Emam HASSAN (National Research Institute of Astronomy and Physics NRIAG, Egypt)
        Material: notes
      • 10:00 Crustal movements in Bulgaria using GPS 20'
        Speaker: Keranka Slavova VASSILEVA (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria)
        Material: notes
      • 10:20 Potential use of GNSS in mountain areas 20'
        Speaker: Krishna Prasad BHANDARI (Institute of Engineering, Nepal)
        Material: notes
      • 10:40 Coffee break 20'
      • 11:00 Effect of the ionospheric irregularities occurring before earthquakes on the signal parameters of GNSS 20'
        Speaker: Sergey PULINETS (Space Research Institute, Moscow, Russian Federation)
        Material: notes
      • 11:20 Development and application of an experimental data server hosting EGNOS and RTCM/RTK correction data for terrestrial navigation 20'
        Speaker: Raffaela CEFALO (GeoSNav Laboratory, University of Trieste)
        Material: notes
      • 11:40 Effect of the April 5, 2010 storm on GPS positioning errors at Yamoussoukro 20'
        Speaker: Olivier Kouadio OBROU (University of Cocody, UFR SSMT, Cote d'Ivoire)
        Material: notes
    • 12:00 - 14:00 Lunch Break
    • 14:00 - 16:00 Panel Discussion on International and Regional Cooperation: Developing Partnerships and Networks for the Use of GNSS Science and Applications. PART I: GNSS Scientific Applications
      Coordinators: Sandro Radicella, Sharafat Gadimova and Bruno Nava
      • 15:30 Coffee break 30'
    • 16:00 - 17:00 Panel Discussion on International and Regional Cooperation: Developing Partnerships and Networks for the Use of GNSS. PART II: GNSS Applications
      Coordinators: Sandro Radicella, Sharafat Gadimova and Bruno Nava
  • Friday, 5 December 2014
    • 09:00 - 10:00 Final Open Discussion
      Coordinators: Sandro Radicella, Sharafat Gadimova and Bruno Nava.
    • 10:00 - 10:30 Summary Reports of Panel Discussions and Closing Remarks
      Ms. Sharafat GADIMOVA, Office for Outer Space Affairs,
      United Nations Office at Vienna, Austria
      and
      Prof. Sandro RADICELLA, Head, Telecommunications,
      ICT for Development Laboratory
      the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics
      (ICTP), Trieste, Italy
    • 10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break