Educational Material

Available education, including GNSS and its applications

International Technical Symposium on Navigation and Timing, 16 - 17 November 2015, Toulouse, France

International School on Satellite Navigation, 14 - 24 September 2015, Moscow, Russian Federation

ESA/JRS International Summer School on Global Navigation Satellite Systems, 31 August - 10 September 2015, Barcelona, Spain

MEDUSA - MEDiterranean follow-Up for EGNOS Adoption

Brussels, Belgium (18 December 2015) - MEDUSA introduces EGNOS operations in aviation in North Africa and Middle East.

The MEDUSA project is part of the Euromed GNSS II project, funded by the European Commission in the frame of the Euromed Transport prohramme, whose objective is to extended/exploit the use of EGNOS in the Euromed countries (Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria and Tunisia). MEDUSA aids the Euromed countries towards the operational introduction and the exploitation of the European GNSS (EGNOS/Galileo) in various applications, mainly in the transport sectors. Led by Telespazio (Italy) and supported by a team of EU experts, MEDUSA runs a programme of technical assistance actions, aimed at capacity building, development of enablers and regional cooperation. Contact MEDUSA at

Open Source Softwares related to GNSS

Public Outreach by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) as the ICG Executive Secretariat

Education and Public Outreach

Internet Courses on Global Navigation Satellite Systems:

Relevant standard text books on GNSS and its applications

  • M.S. Grewal, L.R. Weill, A.P. Andrews: Global Positioning Systems, Inertial Navigation, and Integration, Wiley-Interscience, 2000, ISBN: 047135032X
  • J.A. Farrell: The Global Positioning System and Inertial Navigation, McGraw-Hill Professional, 1998, ISBN: 007022045X
  • A.A.L. Andrade: The Global Navigation Satellite System: Navigating into the New Millennium (Ashgate Studies in Aviation Economics and Management), Ashgate Pub Ltd, 2001, ISBN: 0754618250
  • L. Letham: GPS Made Easy, Mountaineers Books
  • R. I. Egbert: The GPS Handbook, Revised and Updated Edition: A Guide for the Outdoors, Burford Books
  • L. T. Rinehart: The Captain's Guide to the Wrecks and Reefs of Florida's East and West Coast, the Keys & the Bahamas: Over 1000 GPS and Loran Coordinates for Fisherman, Boa, Hatherleigh Press
  • W. Sarasua and J. C. McCormac: Geomatics, Wiley & Sons
  • L. Harte and B. Levitan: GPS Quick Course: Technology, Systems and Operation, Althos
  • S. W. Hinch: Outdoor Navigation with GPS, Wilderness Press
  • F. K. Brunner: Advances in Positioning and Reference Frames: IAG Scientific Assembly, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, September 3-9, 1997 (International Association of Geodesy Symposia), Springer-Verlag GmbH
  • J. Karl: Celestial Navigation in the GPS Age, Paradise Cay Publications
  • Bernhard Hofmann-Wellenhof, Klaus Legat, Manfred Wieser: Navigation - Principles of Positioning and Guidance. Springer, Wien New York 2003 [ Book Summary]
  • Bernhard Hofmann-Wellenhof, Herbert Lichtenegger, James Collins: Global Positioning System (Theory and Practice), Springer, Wien, New York, Fifth, revised edition, 2001 [ Book Summary]
  • Bernhard Hofmann-Wellenhof, Herbert Lichtenegger, Elmar Wasle: GNSS- Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GPS, Glonass, Galileo and more), Springer, Wien, New York, 2008
  • Frank Van Diggelen, A-GPS, Assisted GPS, GNSS, and SBASArtech House, Boston, London, 2009
  • Werner Mansfeld, Satellitenortung und Navigation (Grundlagen,Wirkungsweise und Anwendung globaler Satellitennavigationssysteme), 3. Auflage, Praxis, Vieweg+Teubner, Berlin, 2010
  • Julien Subilia, L'utilisation des signaux satellitaires dans l'aviation civile internationale. Aspects institutionnels et juridiques. Bruylant, Schulthess Éditions Romandes. [ Book cover and annexes]
  • R. Schunk and A. Nagy. Ionospheres: Phyiscs, Plasma Physics and Chemistry (2nd ed). Cambridge University Press. Cambridge, UK, 2009
  • B.W. Parkinson and J J Spilker, Jr (eds). (1996): Global Positioning System: Theory and Applications (Vol. I.). AIAA. Washington, DC
  • M. Capderou, Satellites, Orbits and Missions. Springer Verlag France. Paris, France, 2005
  • Shumway, R H, D S Stoffer, Time Series Analysis and Its Applications (with R examples) (3rd ed). Springer Verlag. New York, NY, 2011
  • J-M. Zogg, GPS: Essentials of navigation (Compedium). u-blox AG. Thalwill, Switzerland, 2010
  • M. Hapgood, and A Thomson, Space weather: Its impact on Earth and implications for business. Lloyd's 360º Risk Insight. London, UK, 2010. Available at:
  • W. Zucchini and O Nenadić, Time Series Analysis with R - Part I. University of Goettingen, Germany, 2011. Availbale at:
  • P. Kuhnert and B Venables, An Introduction to R: Software for Statistical Modelling & Computing. CSIRO Mathematical and Information Sciences. Cleveland, Australia, 2005
  • Earth-prints. Internet repository of scientific papers. Available at:

Relevant educational materials

Journals on Global Navigation Satellite Systems available on the web

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