Warning to Europe on eLoran

This is serious – GPS and other satellite navigation systems are highly vulnerable and eLORAN offers the only robust back-up.

via RIN News Item – Warning to Europe on eLoranhttp://www.rin.org.uk/NewsItem/4034/Warning-to-Europe-on-eLoran

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Warnings from Royal Institute of Navigation picked up by BBC, Guardian and Daily Mail…

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-32545974

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/may/03/guardian-view-on-reading-maps

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3064306/Sat-navs-apps-threatening-old-fashioned-map-reading-skills-experts-want-taught-schools.html

Royal Institute of Navigation raises concerns about excessive reliance on electronic navigation

This blog from the President about the dangers of excessive reliance on electronic navigation tools echoes themes I set out in ‘Sextant’.

I’m really pleased the RIN is raising these important issues. They deserve to be debated much more widely: http://www.rin.org.uk/newsitem/4060/Society