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Beihang Teacher Gives Report at the 16th Meeting of the International Committee on Global Navigation Satellite Systems
Release time:October 18, 2022 / Song Ziyun

On October 10, the16th Meeting of the International Committee on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (ICG-16), organized by the United Arab Emirates Space Agency (UAESA), was officially opened in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates.

Global and regional satellite navigation system providers from China, USA, Russia, EU, Japan, India; ICG members such as Australia, Italy, UAE, Malaysia, New Zealand, Nigeria and Korea; ICG associate members and observers such as International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Bureau International des Poids et Mesures (BIPM), International Association of Geodesy (IAG), and invited observers such as Pakistan, Radio Technology Committee of Marine (RTCM), International Maritime Organization (IMO) attended the meeting.

Yang Changfeng, chief designer of Beidou satellite navigation system project, led the Chinese delegation to attend the meeting on-site. More than 60 representatives and experts from the Cyberspace Administration of China, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Transport, State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense, China Satellite Navigation Engineering Center, Beijing Satellite Navigation Center, National Time Service Center of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, China Electronics Technology Group Corporation, Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Beihang University, attended the meeting online. Yang Dongkai from the School of Electronic Information Engineering of Beihang University, as well as Jin Tian and Xiu Chundi attended the meeting as members of the Chinese delegation.

In the meeting of Working Group C, Jin Tian, Director of Beidou International Exchange and Training Center, gave a presentation entitled “Construction of BDS/GNSS Teaching and Practice Courses”, introducing China’s contribution to education, training and capacity building in the field of Beidou System (BDS) and Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS).

During the meeting, representatives from Beihang University and participants from various parties had in-depth exchanges and extensive discussions on the work related to education and training topics, and suggested continuing to strengthen the cooperation of regional centers under the ICG framework and seeking more development opportunities. In addition, Prof. Yang Dongkai proposed that the regional center cooperation institutions under the ICG framework join the MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) platform.

It is the first time that the Chinese delegation participated in the world satellite navigation conference in both online and offline modes after the completion of the Beidou-3 global satellite navigation system, and proposed Chinese solutions to many important issues, shaping a new pattern of international development of Beidou. The Center’s representatives actively voiced their opinions on the international education and capacity building of satellite navigation in the meeting, which, on the one hand, helped to enhance the international influence of Beidou, and on the other hand built a new platform to advance the Center's international development, making a positive contribution to the sustainable development of the Center.

Reported by Guo Yuanyuan

Reviewed by Weng Jingnong

Edited by Jia Aiping

Translated by Song Ziyun

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