NLA-led consortium to tackle vulnerabilities in maritime position, navigation and timing
January 15, 2019

NLA International Ltd is proud to announce the start of a new project funded by the European Space Agency’s ’s NAVISPprogramme.

MarRINav (Maritime Resilience and Integrity of Navigation) will explore vulnerabilities in position, navigation and timing (PNT) solutions.  Both the 2017 Blackett report and 2018 London Economics report highlighted the risks associated with Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), and the operations that depend on it.  In the marine space these vulnerabilities are significant.  Factors such as space weather, jamming and ‘spoofing’ – being misled by false signals – can cause ships to appear on charts at inaccurate locations.  MarRINav will consider these risks and explore how other PNT solutions can complement GNSS to provide the mariner with greater resilience and confidence in what is now recognised as a critical national infrastructure.

The NLA-led consortium includes The University of Nottingham, The General Lighthouse Authorities Research and Development team, Terrafix, London Economics, Innovate UK, Taylor Airey and University College London.  Together we will explore a system-of-systems solution primarily for maritime PNT resilience and integrity whilst recognising that findings may be applied to other sectors such as transport and logistics; emergency response; security; financial services; power distribution; and telecommunications.

Project updates will appear on the NLA website.  For more details please see the ESA official release here. https://navisp.esa.int/project/details/50/show.


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