Review of the 5th Asian-Oceania Regional Workshop on GNSS
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Dec 1-3, 2013, the 5th Asia Oceania Regional Workshop on GNSS was successfully organized at Hanoi University of Science and Technology.

On Dec 2nd, 2013, Mr. Tran Quoc Khanh - Deputy Minister of Science and Technology, His Excellency Mr. Franz Jessen - Ambassador of EU delegation in Vietnam, Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Canh Luong, HUST Vice President remarked their welcome speeches to open the workshop, together with the presence of Dr. Masanori Homma, Executive Chief Engineer of Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and other representatives.

The workshop was jointly organized by Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST), Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Satellite Positioning Research and Application Center (SPAC), QZS System Services Inc. (QSS) and EU-FP7 Growing NAVIS project, and supported by United Nations International Committee on GNSS (ICG) and International Global Navigation Satellite Systems Service (IGS).

The Asia Oceania Regional Workshop on GNSS is one of two most important events on space technology in the Asia - Pacific region which have been annually organized by JAXA, as part of Asia Oceania Multi-GNSS Demonstration Campaign promoted by Multi-GNSS Asia (MGA)

Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Canh Luong, HUST Vice President remarked "HUST is one of the leading engineering universities in Vietnam, which have emphasized on training, scientific and international cooperation in the area of GNSS. The establishment of International Collaboration Center for R&D Navigation Technology in South East Asia (so called NAVIS) in 2010, which is the fruitful result of cooperation between HUST and European Union partners, has been creating the clearest evidence. With the incentive achievement of NAVIS center, HUST will focus on investing for further development and make our best effort to assist NAVIS to become one of the international research centers, a reliable partner in GNSS research cooperation in Asia and Oceania".

He also believed that the hosting of this regional workshop would create favorable conditions for HUST lecturers, students to understand and exchange with the researchers in the world on the information and application solution in GNSS in Vietnam.

The three-day workshop attracted the participation of 200 managers, scientists from international organizations, government agencies, companies, universities and research institutes which have an interest in the utilization of Multi-GNSS.


54 papers of GNSS activities were reported, and the detail plans of future demonstration experiments presented and discussed. The participants shared information about the latest trend of Multi-GNSS and new system of GPS of the United States, Beidou of China, Glonass Russia and the Galileo of Europe and some regional navigation systems like Japan's QZSS , IRNSS of India which promise to open up more developing services with high accuracy and reliability.

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