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USCG informs of GPS satellite maintenance on 22, 23 June

The US Navigation Center posted a notice alerting users of the Global Positioning System that there is possibility of a short period with high Horizontal Dilution of Precision (HDOP) / Position Dilution of Precision (PDOP) in certain locations, because of satellite maintenance.

GPS common problems and how to mitigate them

Navigation relies heavily to the Global Positioning System. This is because it is easy to use, accurate and reliable. However, GPS signals can be compromised by both natural and human sources. If that happens it can lead to inaccurate data or complete loss of GPS signal, North P&I Club informs.

USCG, NOAA to add Navigation Rules in US Coast Pilot

The US Coast Guard Office of Navigation Systems and NOAA Office of Coast Survey will incorporate the International Regulations for the Prevention of Collisions at Sea and the Inland Navigation Rules into NOAA’s US Coast Pilot publications. The US Coast Pilot publications already include the Coast Guard’s Vessel Traffic Service regulations.

BMT to conduct autonomous navigation research project

BMT aims to address the challenge of how traditional manned vessels can co-exist with autonomous systems in shared water space. Deimos Space UK will investigate how the exploitation of existing and future satellite capabilities can contribute to this objective.

Arctic system for safe navigation under development

The US Coast Guard says that the Arctic Navigational Safety Information System is currently under development, seeking to offer a reliable means of providing critical navigational safety information such as hazards, chart corrections and weather to Arctic mariners via digital means.

Tototheo Maritime expands presence in Greece

The new office opened on 2nd October in Piraeus and is expected to offer technical advice on owners seeking communications, navigation and other technical solutions for their vessels.

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