Global Navigation Satellite System for Maritime Applications

A special issue of Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (ISSN 2077-1312). This special issue belongs to the section "Ocean Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 5 September 2024 | Viewed by 280

Special Issue Editors

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Guest Editor
Faculty of Maritime Studies and Transport, University of Ljubljana, 6320 Portorož, Slovenia
Interests: GNSS; navigation; satellite positioning

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Navigating the vast and ever-changing seas has been a critical challenge for mariners since ancient times. The advent of the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) has revolutionized maritime navigation, providing seafarers with unprecedented accuracy, reliability, and global coverage. GNSSs encompass a constellation of satellites emitting signals that enable the precise determination of position, velocity, and time with for users across the globe, thus supporting the resilient Position, Navigating and Timing (PNT) global availability.

The use of GNSSs in maritime applications extends beyond simple navigation to a multitude of critical operations, including search and rescue, secure cargo tracking, authenticated fisheries management, and the enforcement of maritime boundaries. The integration of GNSS technology has become indispensable in modern maritime practices, offering a quantum leap from traditional navigation methods such as celestial navigation and dead reckoning.

This Special Issue delves into the specific applications of GNSSs in the maritime industry, including the development of autonomous vessels, which rely heavily on accurate and high integrity positioning; the enhancement of maritime safety; the facilitation of efficient maritime transport; and the support of sustainable marine environmental practices.

Prof. Dr. Salvatore Gaglione
Dr. Franc Dimc
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • GNSS
  • safety of navigation
  • autonomous vessels
  • reliable positioning
  • high-integrity positioning
  • sustainable navigation

Published Papers

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