STRENGTHENING RESILIENT PNT FOR CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE0700-0815 HRS I THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2022
Globally, the economic impact of GPS/GNSS disruption is difficult to state. Today, wherever we look, we see a significantly higher number of consumer products, commercial services, and industrial applications that rely on geolocation powered by these systems. The potential economic consequences of failing to sufficiently protect sources of PNT are enormous, wherein estimates range from millions to billions of dollars depending on the type, length, severity, and geographic scope of the disruption. Furthermore, the impact of a GPS/GNSS outage extends beyond basic economics and could even result in a risk to life. Today, emergency services, distress beacons, telecommunications networks all rely on PNT services – and any disruption could cause consequences beyond the imaginable. This growing dependency on PNT services, and the potentially high economic cost to vulnerabilities, underscores just how vital GPS and GNSS systems are to the global economy and national security of countries worldwide. Resilient PNT systems are thus more than necessary today to combat GPS/GNSS outages.
The session will focus on:
- Why is it now more than essential to look at GPS/GNSS vulnerabilities from an economic standpoint?
- What is Resilient PNT, and what is the economic consequence on key industry sectors such as construction, climate change, maritime and aviation, etc.?
- Which alternative technologies are available to augment GPS/GNSS that provide accurate and reliable PNT information even under adverse conditions
- How can national governments play a decisive role in advocating for and developing resilient PNT systems to enable a dynamic geospatial infrastructure ecosystem?
- What are the unique capabilities of terrestrial PNT systems as complimentary to GNSS and as next-generation GPS for ensuring economic stability, building critical infrastructure and resiliency?
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