NNF news from the IAIN

06. 12

At the recent IAIN meeting in November, one member of the NNF board was appointed as a vice president of the IAIN, while another was recognized for a lifetime of achievement.

 

Professor Emeritus Börje Forssell receives the IAIN Necho Award

At the general assembly of the International Association of Institutes of Navigation (IAIN) in November 2021, it was announced that Professor Emeritus Börje Forssell receives the IAIN Necho Award and also becomes honorary member of the IAIN.

Professor Börje Forssell is granted the award because of his significant contribution during 55 years to both research and education in navigation, and especially for his contributions to marine and air navigation and to the development of Galileo.

During 1983 to 2009 Börje Forssell was Professor in Telecommunication in the field of Navigation at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway.

Before that he first worked in the navigation industry in Sweden, then moved to Norway where he got his Ph.D. from the NTNU and also worked as a scientist with SINTEF.

After his retirement from the university, Börje worked voluntarily as secretary general of the NNF for many years. He has been active with the NNF since it was established in 1983; as a member of the board, chairman of the Election Board and as Secretary General.

The board of the NNF extends our sincere congratulations to Börje. The award is very well deserved and his contributions to the navigation community in Norway and internationally truly are significant.

The Necho award is granted to one person every three years for contributions to navigation in general, over a number of years, or for a special achievement. For more information visit the IAIN web site: http://www.iainav.org/iain-awards.html

 

 

 

NNF Board member appointed Senior Vice President of the IAIN

The NNF is a member of the International Association of Institutes of Navigation (IAIN) which is governed by a committee of seven members. At the general assembly of the IAIN on November 9th 2021, officers for the next three year term of the organization were elected, and Dr. Aiden Morrison from the NNF was elected Vice President of the IAIN for the term 2021 to 2024.

Since 2014, Aiden has been the vice president of the NNF. Further he has been a member of the board of the NNF since 2012.

Aiden Morrison is a Senior Research Scientist with SINTEF Digital in Norway. He has worked within several fields of navigation including, but not limited to, navigation of aerial vehicles, navigation of road based vehicles, indoor navigation, security in navigation, and navigation for defence applications. He is also engaged in teaching and supervision of engineering students at the NTNU in Norway.

The board congratulates Aiden with the election as Vice President. We are happy to have a representative from the NNF in the Officers Committee of the International Association of Institutes of Navigation for the next three year term.

Aiden Morrison
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