The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Coast Guard Navigation Center (NAVCEN) will hold the 60th meeting of the Civil Global Positioning System (GPS) Service Interface Committee (CGSIC) in collaboration with the Institute of Navigation (ION), Sept. 21-22, 2020, online, utilizing a virtual meeting platform. All CGSIC meetings are free and open to the public. This is a unique opportunity for anyone in the world with access to a computer to attend these public meetings of the U.S. Civil GPS Program.
DOT serves as the civil lead for the GPS program and chairs the CGSIC in this capacity. NAVCEN is assigned duties as deputy chair and executive secretariat for the CGSIC. Subcommittees of the CGSIC for Timing, International Information, and Surveying-Mapping-Geosciences will hold meetings September 21st, and a summary of these meetings will be presented to the CGSIC plenary session being conducted on September 22nd. The keynote speaker for this year’s plenary session will be Major General John E. Shaw, Combined Force Space Component Commander, U.S. Space Command, and Commander, Space Operations Command, U.S. Space Force.
Among many others, presentations this year include:
- PNT Updates from various countries around the world
- Atomic Clocks for Fundamental Physics: Time for Discovery
- Missouri Department of Agriculture Land Survey Program
- National PNT Policy Update from the National Space Council
- Mobile Geospatial Technology’s Role in Tracking Beetle Infestation in our Nation’s Forests
The full agenda is available at https://www.gps.gov/cgsic/meetings/2020/. CGSIC presentations will be posted online shortly after the meeting ends. Register for the meetings at https://www.ion.org/gnss/registration.cfm.