Bradford Parkinson, who is known as “the father of GPS,” will give a keynote speech during the opening session of the European Navigation Conference 2014. The conference will be held April 15-17, 2014, in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Parkinson’s speech is titled “Assured PNT – Assured World Economic Benefits.” Representatives of the European Commission, the European GNSS Agency, and the European Space Agency will also present keynotes in the opening program.
The conference focuses on technology, innovation and business. Special sessions are scheduled on the Galileo IOV, Galileo PRS, alternatives and back-ups to GNSS ,and PNT applications in the various sectors of land, sea and air.
The conference program will be complemented with an icebreaker party on April 14 at WTC and a conference dinner on board the paddle steamer De Majesteit on April 16. The City of Rotterdam has invited conference delegates to a reception at Rotterdam City Hall on April 15. Accompanying persons are welcome to join these events, as well as the guided walking tour on Tuesday.
With Easter following the conference, there is a good opportunity to visit Rotterdam, tulip fields, windmills, museums and other attractions in The Netherlands.
Deadline for abstracts is December 31. Early bird registration is possible until February 15, 2014.