Introduction The United States Naval Observatory (USNO) is one of the oldest scientific agencies in the United States, with a primary mission to produce positioning, navigation and timing for the United States Navy and the United States Department of Defence. The observatory is located in Northwest Washington, D.C. at the Northwestern end of Embassy Row.… Read More
What Impact will Brexit have on the UKHO?
What is the UKHO? The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) is the UK’s agency for providing hydrographic and marine geospatial data to mariners and maritime organisations across the world. The UKHO is a trading fund of the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and is located in Taunton, Somerset with a workforce of approximately 900 staff. Research… Read More
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“COULD China soon have the world’s most sensitive submarine detector? On 21 June, the Chinese Academy of Sciences hailed a breakthrough – a major upgrade to a kind of quantum device that measures magnetic fields. Then the announcement vanished, after a Hong Kong newspaper pointed out the potential military implications: the invention could help China lock down the South China… Read More
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