Round Table Plenary Session

Organizing Committee would like to inform that on 19th of June (Wednesday) - the First Day of Conference - will be organized the Round Table Panel Discussion under chairmanship of Prof. Vidal Ashkenazi, UK. The title of Round Table Plenary Session is "GNSS and e-Navigation".

  1. Mr Gard Ueland - President Kongsberg Seatex AS, Norway, and President of Galileo Services
  2. Professor Bernd EisfellerDirector, Institute of Space Technology and Space Applications, University of FAF, Munich, Germany
  3. Capt Marek DziewickiMaritime Office Gdynia, Poland, Delegate of the International Association of Lighthouse Authorities (IALA)
  4. Mr Gian Gherardo CaliniHead of Market Development, European GNSS Agency (GSA), Prague, Czech Republic
  5. Capt William Burns, Commander of the US Coast Guard Navigation Centre, United States
  6. Prof Dr Adam WeintritDean, Faculty of Navigation, Gdynia Maritime University, Gdynia, Poland

Prof. Vidal Ashkenazi brief CV

Vidal Ashkenazi is Chief Executive of UK-based Nottingham Scientific Ltd. He is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation and the Royal Academy of Engineering. He was the founding Director of the IESSG (Institute of Space Geodesy) at the University of Nottingham, where he has supervised about 50 doctoral (PhD) students, many of whom now occupy senior positions in universities or industry in Europe, Asia and Latin America. He has published well over 600 papers and has been invited to give keynote lectures at many international conferences and symposia.

Vidal has acted as a Consultant to a large number of government and commercial organisations around the world, and has had short overseas appointments in several countries. These included the US, where he spent 6 months in 1976 as Senior Visiting Research Scientist, at the invitation of the US National Academy of Science, Canada, Australia, India and Brazil. Professor Ashkenazi has the degrees of Dr of Philosophy and Dr of Science from the University of Oxford.

In 1996, he received a medal from the Royal Society for his "significant contribution to the exploitation of GPS in a wide ran-ge of scientific and commercial applications". In 2008, he was awarded the Harold Spencer Jones Gold Medal, the highest award of the Royal Institute of Navigation (the RIN) for "an outstanding contribution to navigation".