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How the EU Space Programme helps address the new challenges of a changing Arctic

08 April 2022
Polar regions are faced with emerging challenges. Climate change is affecting the entire globe, but it is especially pronounced at the poles. With an integrated EU Space Programme in place, Europe has the capacity to better understand the challenges the Arctic Circle is confronted with, shape new mitigating policies and develop the necessary tools to fight climate change.
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EUSPA celebrates “406Day”, the International Search and Rescue Beacon Day by lifting the veil on new life-saving features.

06 April 2022
Beacon Awareness Day (#406Day) is an opportunity to celebrate the amazing work carried out by Search and Rescue teams across the globe that risk their lives daily to save people in distress. It also aims to remind the owners of Search and Rescue beacons of the need to register their beacons and test them regularly.
The Galileo SAR reached new heights with a record-breaking location accuracy performance of 98.12% below 2km. The EU constellation is the biggest contributor to the Cospas-Sarsat MEOSAR system.

Space-based solutions set to address some of today’s most pressing challenges

04 April 2022
Having received 50 proposals, the first Horizon Europe call is set to turn space technologies like Galileo, EGNOS and Copernicus into innovative applications and solutions.
EUSPA launched earlier in 2020 this Horizon Europe call to transform the digital economy, increase the Union’s resilience and support the Green Deal.

Save the date: EUSpace4Ukraine humanitarian help webinar on 12 April

30 March 2022
EUSPA to mobilise the EU Space innovation community and provide solutions to enhance humanitarian support for the Ukrainian people.
Data from the EU Space Programme are provided freely to users around the globe.

43 innovative space-based solutions shortlisted in the #myEUspace competition

28 March 2022
With over EUR 1 million in prize money on the line, #myEUspace is one of the biggest competitions ever organised by EUSPA.
With a prize pool of € 1 million and over 50 awards up for grabs, #myEUspace competition - part of the European Commission Cassini initiative will help innovators develop and market  disruptive, space-based commercial solutions to respond to emerging societal needs!

Deadline for Galileo Reference Centre procurement approaching

23 March 2022
The EU Agency for the Space Programme organised a workshop to familiarise applicants with the mission of the Galileo Reference Centre (GRC), the procurement documentation and the submission process. The workshop met with success and generated a series of questions that we have answered for you!
The deadline for the procurement on “GRC Infrastructure evolution, nominal operations support, and maintenance’’ is on April 11 23:59 CET.

The world has a water problem, and space may have a solution

22 March 2022
It’s World Water Day – the perfect occasion to take look at how Earth Observation and Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) are being used to help manage the world’s water crisis.
Both Copernicus, for EO, and Galileo, for GNSS, are also being used to support Europe’s growing aquaculture sector.

The best time to invest in space – EUSPA launches info session for fund managers

18 March 2022
EUSPA is organizing, in cooperation with EC, ESA and EIF a series of events aimed at providing venture capital and private equity fund managers with market intelligence they need to successfully invest in space. The first workshop takes place 28 March from 14:00 – 17:00 CET and will focus on how European space technology can be used for construction and infrastructure projects.
The event will be held live at EUSPA’s headquarters in Prague, as well as online. Attendance is free, but registration is required.

BroadGNSS Request for Tender now open, deadline is 2 May 2022

18 March 2022
BroadGNSS, the Pre-Commercial Procurement action funded by the European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA), moves into the Request for Tender phase.
BroadGNSS is a Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) project which will procure Innovation activity for Applications, Synchronisation and Monitoring of Critical Mobile Broadband Communication Infrastructure and Information Assets for Public Protection and Disaster Recovery (PPDR) Operations.

Investing in GNSS is key to European competitiveness

17 March 2022
Through investment opportunities, market intelligence and business support, EUSPA plays an important role in ensuring Europe keeps its competitive position in the fast-growing, global GNSS downstream market.
The report sets out recommendations to support the EU’s future competitiveness in the GNSS downstream market. These recommendations include the need to mobilise significant investment envelopes through tailored instruments, supported by technical capacity building activities towards fund managers

As of 17 March 2022, all smartphones placed in the European Single Market should be leveraging Galileo signals

17 March 2022
As of 17 March 2022, all smartphones placed in the European single market should be leveraging Galileo signals, in addition to other Global Navigation Satellite Systems. The addition of the EU positioning system to enhance the 112-calls location will result in faster response times and consequently, more lives saved.
Galileo-supported E112 will result in faster response times and more lives saved

CASSINI Hackathon VOL 3: (Re)Visit Europe with help from the EU Space Programme

15 March 2022
The CASSINI Hackathons and Mentoring, initiated by the European Union is a series of six hackathons aimed to tackle global challenges using services and data from the EU Space Programme. In its third edition, this hackathon provides access to European space data and services from Copernicus, Galileo, and EGNOS to help participants take on various challenges and uplift Europe’s tourism industry.
The #myEUSpace competition is part of the of the European Commission’s CASSINI initiative to support entrepreneurship in space-related businesses across the EU

European space technology key to achieving a more sustainable future

09 March 2022
The EU Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) and the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOSSA) team up to leverage space technology.
In addition to joint studies, EUSPA and UNOOSA will coordinate to conduct pilot projects, facilitate knowledge sharing and education on the EU Space Programme, and foster a space economy that best supports the UN SDGs.

Updated agreement with Czech Republic gives EUSPA space to grow

08 March 2022
The amended agreement, which was signed during an official ceremony at EUSPA’s Prague headquarters with Czech Republic Minister of Transport Martin Kupka, gives the agency the room and tools it needs to extend.
The signing ceremony was also an opportunity for Minister Kupka to discuss several future initiatives, including the Czech Republic’s upcoming EU Presidency and its hosting of the 2022 EU Space Week.

EUSPA welcomes ITRE committee members to its Prague headquarters

23 February 2022
The visit was an opportunity for EUSPA to highlight the many synergies between EGNSS and Copernicus, and how these synergies benefit EU businesses and citizens.
The ITRE Committee legislates on important policy areas of the European Union, such as industrial policy, EU research, and innovation policy, space policy, energy policy, and the application of new technologies.