The 59th meeting of the U.S. Civil GPS Service Interface Committee was held Sept. 16-17, 2019, in Miami, Florida. For readers who were unable to attend, Maritime Commons is providing the below synopsis of the meeting and presentations. The full agenda and presentations are available for download from the GPS.gov website.
The Global Positioning Systems Directorate has announced the 2018 Public Interface Control Working Group and Open Public Forum. The meeting will be held Sept. 12, 2018, at the TASC/Engility facility in El Segundo, California, and will be available through teleconference. The purpose of this meeting is to update the public on GPS public document revisions and collect issues/comments for analysis and possible integration into future GPS public document revisions.
5/31/2018: Navigation Center visits European counterparts to discuss global satellite system information sharing
The EU is building Galileo, a Global Navigation Satellite System similar to the U.S. GPS, and their GSC has looked at NAVCEN as a model service center for civil GNSS. The bilateral talks are allowing and encouraging full cooperation between the two service centers and NAVCEN is sharing its 30 years of experience in representing civil users in the U.S. GPS program. The two service centers discussed their roles and respective responsibilities to support civil users of GPS and Galileo, along with how they can continue to improve the sharing of relevant navigation information.
The 57th meeting of the U.S. Civil GPS Service Interface Committee was held September 25-26, 2017, at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon, in conjunction with the Institute of Navigation’s Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS)+ conference. For readers who were unable to attend, Maritime Commons is providing a synopsis of the meeting and presentations. The full agenda and presentations are available for download from the GPS.gov website.
The 56th Meeting of the Civil GPS Service Interface Committee (CGSIC), was held September 12-13, 2016, at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon, in conjunction with the Institute Of Navigation’s Global Navigation Satellite System conference.
11/16/2015: Civil GPS Service Interface Committee conference and subcommittee meeting – Open to the public
The CGSIC State and Local Government Subcommittee will meet in conjunction with the 2015 Field Technology for Data Collection in Forestry, Fisheries and Natural Resources Conference. These are both open to the public.
The Coast Guard’s Navigation Center informs mariners that CGSIC meetings are open to the public and provide useful information on GPS-based applications; NAVCEN also reminds mariners to report incidents of GPS jamming as well as GPS signal interferences.
The 55th Meeting of CGSIC will be held September 14-15, 2015, in Tampa, Florida in conjunction with the Institute Of Navigation’s Global Navigation Satellite System conference. The meeting is open to the public.
The Coast Guard announced the GPS-IIF satellite lauched in August was healthy as of September 17th, 2014 and the Civil GPS Service Interface Commmittee’s Executive Secretariat explains the meaning of this update.