Over the past summer and into the fall, the Coast Guard Navigation Center (NAVCEN) completed four Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS) operational assessments of the New York, Corpus Christie, Puget Sound and Tampa regions.
Read an update from the Navigation Center’s commanding officer on operations and 2016 agenda items for NAVCEN.
The Coast Guard issued a safety alert to warn mariners of the potential detrimental impact to navigation caused by GPS interference, or jamming, and the importance of understanding how vessel or facility equipment could be impacted by the loss of a GPS signal.
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.
Due to the declining use of NDGPS and an assessment by the Department of Homeland Security, the decommission and shutdown of 62 DGPS sites is being proposed. This notice seeks public comments on the shutdown and decommissioning of those sites.
Users of the Global Positioning System in Spain and in part of the Southern Indian Ocean may experience short periods of high horizontal dilution of precision at various times today, April 15, 2015, due to satellite maintenance.
On or about 21 January, 2015 the GPS navigation messages began to include future leap second data which indicates an increase in the leap second to become effective at the end of June, 2015.
Link to a Coast Guard authored article that provides an introduction into the services provided by the Coast Guard’s Navigation Center and GPS information.
The Civil GPS Service Interface Committee U.S. States and Local Government Subcommittee, will hold a regional meeting on June 6, 2014 to cover the broad array of GPS-based applications available.