Deep Sea Navigation from Traditional to Modern
On 26 November the Branch was joined at the Hawes Inn by Alan Peden, recently of the City of Glasgow College.
Alan has had a varied career and spoke knowledgeably on the development of navigation technology. Europe was a late developer in the field of navigation, with Chinese, Arab and Pacific Islander navigators all achieving significant early voyages, however the development of latitude measurement and, in the 18th Century, the chronometer and accurate longitude, enabled the growth of marine navigation. The last century has seen the development of many and varied radio navigation systems, culminating in the GNSS of today with previously undreamt accuracy and worldwide coverage.
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