Presentation on theme: "AGCC CGSIC ISC Feb 2003 1 US DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION CIVIL GPS SERVICE INTERFACE COMMITTEE INTERNATIONAL SUB COMMITTEE MEETING Melbourne, Australia,"— Presentation transcript:
AGCC CGSIC ISC Feb 2003 1 US DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION CIVIL GPS SERVICE INTERFACE COMMITTEE INTERNATIONAL SUB COMMITTEE MEETING Melbourne, Australia, 10-11 Feb 2003 Presentation by Dr Don Sinnott Chair, Australian GNSS Coordination Committee Role of the AGCC and Australia’s Satellite Navigation Policy
AGCC CGSIC ISC Feb 2003 2 Australia’s position n Does not, will not, “own” its GNSS n Client for services n Looks to its own national interest n Aviation sector has particular national characteristics n Fast adopter of technology n Innovative adapter
AGCC CGSIC ISC Feb 2003 3 Why the AGCC? n 1999 study launched by DoTaRS identified –Widespread and growing use of GNSS in Australia –Multi-modal transport applications critical –Lack of coordination leading to sub-optimal outcomes, potential spectrum loss, paucity of reliable information –Advisory body to government called for
AGCC CGSIC ISC Feb 2003 4 AGCC Establishment n AGCC established by Minister for Transport and Regional Services May 2000 n Federal Government recognition of need for effective coordination of GNSS implementation
AGCC CGSIC ISC Feb 2003 5 Committee Role n Consider and develop mechanisms to coordinate all land, sea and air aspects of GNSS n Promote the safe and effective utilisation and development of GNSS in Australia n Coordinate national security issues, the application of augmentation systems and the national use of GNSS in other relevant applications
AGCC CGSIC ISC Feb 2003 6 Membership n Independent Chair n DoTaRS n ITS Australia n Aviation n Dept of Defence n Defence Science & Technology n Land Transport n Academia n Dept of Communications n CSIRO n Geoscience Australia n Maritime n Emergency services n Private sector service providers n Free-to-air service providers
AGCC CGSIC ISC Feb 2003 7 Australia’s GNSS Policy: Positioning for the Future n Launched by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Transport and Regional Services 28 August 2002 n Vision is that Australia will be a world leader in the multimodal application of satellite navigation n Policy is based on eight principles
AGCC CGSIC ISC Feb 2003 8 1. National Coverage n GNSS implementation in Australia will be approached at a national level with the objective of providing multimodal GNSS services with full national coverage.
AGCC CGSIC ISC Feb 2003 9 2. Safety n The application of GNSS technology to any activity should maintain or enhance existing levels of safety in that activity, particularly life-critical activities.
AGCC CGSIC ISC Feb 2003 10 3. Efficiency, Economic and Social benefits n The efficiency and safety of a broad range of existing industries will be increased and new industry opportunities will be created by exploiting the potential of GNSS based applications. This will result in substantial benefits to the Australian economy and the Australian public
AGCC CGSIC ISC Feb 2003 11 4. Industry development n Australia will have an innovative world class industry that is internationally competitive in the development, provision and use of applications that utilise GNSS technology.
AGCC CGSIC ISC Feb 2003 12 5. Flexibility of policy and strategy n The application of GNSS technology will focus on user requirements. Innovation and new applications will be actively encouraged in order to derive benefits to the Australian economy and the Australian community.
AGCC CGSIC ISC Feb 2003 13 6. Standards n National and preferably international standards will be developed and used to provide formal and practical assurance of the availability, integrity, continuity of service and accuracy levels of equipment, services and practices.
AGCC CGSIC ISC Feb 2003 14 7. Environmental benefits n The application of GNSS will achieve both intentional and incidental environmental benefits.
AGCC CGSIC ISC Feb 2003 15 8. National Security n All GNSS activities must be consistent with or contribute to national security and national and international defence requirements.
AGCC CGSIC ISC Feb 2003 16 AGCC Current Issues n Awareness raising n Relationships n Studies –Agriculture sector –Interference n Spectrum protection n Liability n GPS verification for evidence purposes
AGCC CGSIC ISC Feb 2003 17 Contact us n The Department of Transport and Regional Services provides the Secretariat for the AGCC n Website address: www.agcc.gov.au n Email address:firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com