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Consortium of Ohio Universities on Navigation and Timekeeping


Precise navigation, accurate timekeeping, registration and geospatial technologies have become necessities for agriculture, banking, commercial aviation, emergency rescue efforts, military operations and more. The need for well-trained professionals who are capable of developing technologies required to meet these demands is exploding.

Industry and government required highly-trained work forces equipped with the latest technological developments and breakthroughs to assure timely implementation of next generation systems. 

The Ohio State University (OSU) in Columbus, Ohio; Ohio University (OU) in Athens, Ohio; the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) at WPAFB, Ohio, and Miami University in Oxford, Ohio are top-ranked universities in undergraduate and graduate education and research. These institutions train more students in these and related areas than any other regional group of universities in the United States.

COUNT Conference 2019

The faculty and researchers at these four universities have formed a Consortium of Ohio Universities on Navigation and Timekeeping (COUNT) to share their expertise for further training of undergraduate and graduate students as well as employees of the U.S.-based navigation industry. 

COUNT poster session

Under the consortium, they hold annual informational meetings and  deliver short courses providing system-level training to navigation professionals; to share their latest research findings, and to offer early industry exposure to graduating students. The short courses and the annual meeting are open to U.S.-based industry personnel who are members (Industrial Affiliates) of the consortium.