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    UNIS/OS/386
    11 September 2009

    International Committee on Global Navigation Satellite Systems to Hold Its Fourth Meeting in St. Petersburg

    VIENNA, 11 September (UN Information Service) - The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) is organizing the fourth meeting of International Committee on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (ICG) in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation, from 14 to 18 September 2009. As an international forum to discuss Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) to benefit people around the world, ICG brings together six major players in GNSS, namely China, the European Union, India, Japan, the Russian Federation and the United States to promote principles of compatibility and interoperability, open service information dissemination, service performance monitoring, spectrum protection, including interference detection, and mitigation. UNOOSA serves as the Executive Secretariat of the International Committee on ICG.

    In St. Petersburg, more than hundred participants will address science, innovative technology applications and future commercial uses of global navigation satellite systems (GNSS). Four working groups of the ICG will review current activities carried out on compatibility and interoperability among global and regional space-based positioning, navigation and timing systems, and discuss the promotion of the use of GNSS in various areas to support sustainable development and their integration into national infrastructures, particularly for the benefit of developing countries. Close attention will be paid to the role of ICG information centres as hubs to promote GNSS applications and education, as well as task forces on geodetic and time references.

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    For further information, please contact:

    Jamshid Gaziyev
    Associate Programme Officer, UNOOSA
    Telephone: (+43-1) 26060-4958
    Email: jamshid.gaziyev@unoosa.org

    Sharafat Gadimova
    Executive Secretariat of the International Committee on
    Global Navigation Satellite Systems, UNOOSA
    Telephone: (+43-1) 26060-5479
    Email: sharafat.gadimova@unoosa.org

    Internet: www.unoosa.org