News in 2017

The Twelfth Meeting of the International Committee on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (ICG-12)

December 2017, Kyoto, Japan

The ICG has been formed as a result of recommendations of the UN Committee on the Peaceful Use of Outer Space (COPUOS), as ratified by the General Assembly of the UN. The International Federation of Surveyors (FIG) is an Associate Member of the ICG. FIG Vice President Mikael Lilje is the FIG representative to UNOOSA and Suelynn Choy is the FIG co-chair to ICG Working Group D on Reference Frames, Timing and Applications. This meeting attracted more than 200 people with representatives from all of the GNSS/RNSS providers except India. There were also many representatives from other countries and non-government organisations.

At the end of each meeting, the ICG issues a Joint Statement outlining the highlights of the broad scope of work across the ICG.

 Various presentations were made at the plenary sessions and working group sessions of the meeting and they form a very useful snap shot of the state of the art with the various GNSS and also with issues across key user groups. The Joint Statement from ICG-12, Working Group Reports and all presentations are available on the ICG Information portal. The joint statement is also included as Appendix A.

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