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#EUSpace 4 Our planet VOL II: Safeguarding our ecosystems

23 July 2021
Copernicus imagery and reference data coupled with EGNOS and Galileo positioning data enable the development of new services and applications that can act as a protective shield to the natural habitats of our planet.
By monitoring the levels of methane leaks or CO2 emissions we are able to assess if the EU environmental policies in place are effective and adapt them accordingly if needed.

Building a sustainable future with the power of #EUSpace

19 July 2021
Copernicus, Galileo, and EGNOS, when working in conjunction or -as standalone systems- are key assets to implementing green energy solutions and to making the construction sector more efficient.
From monitoring the performance of solar panels with Copernicus to assessing heat loss of buildings with Galileo-enabled drones, #EUSpace keeps an eye on our continent‘s green infrastructure.

#MyGalileoSolution winner 10Lines hits the mark and signs deal with Tera Ventures capital

16 July 2021
The Galileo-enabled autonomous parking lot solution from Estonia signed a 700.000 euro deal with Tera Ventures to scale up in Europe and the US, and to expand to road, airports, and harbours markings too.
The masterminds of 10Lines, Tarmo Prints and Janno Paas together with their autonomous robots.

#EUSpace 4 our Planet

14 July 2021
From helping curb CO2 emissions to fighting illegal logging, Galileo, EGNOS and Copernicus are decisive resource of the European Union in the fight against climate change. EUSPA is launching an awareness raising campaign on the contribution of the Union’s space assets and services to the European Green Deal. Will you join us?
Starting on Monday 19 July 2021, join the “#EUSpace 4 our Planet’’ campaign, and help us raise awareness on the contribution of the EU Space Programme to the EU Green Deal.

FLAMINGO spreads its wings

07 July 2021
The FLAMINGO project, partly funded by the European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA), developed the infrastructure, solutions, and services needed to enable the use of highly accurate and precise GNSS within the mass-market, particularly using smartphones and IoT devices. The project, which ended last May, delivered a successful solution that is now taking wings.
FLAMINGO created first-generation products that the early adopters are beginning to investigate.

Portugal passes space baton to Slovenia

01 July 2021
The space topic has been a key focus of the Portuguese Presidency of the European Union Council, with the EU Space Programme regulation publication. Portugal is now handing over the baton to Slovenia, which has already set the space priorities for its Presidency.
 As of today Slovenia assumes the Presidency of the Council of the EU. EUSpace is an integral part of its agenda.

EUSPA Administrative Board team completed with the election of the new Deputy Chair

30 June 2021
On 28 June 2021, EU Member States representatives elected Juan Manuel del Salvador Codosero Bolaños as the new Deputy Chair of the EUSPA Administrative Board. It followed the election of the AB Chair, Václav Kobera, in mid-June.
EUSPA Administrative Board Deputy Chair Juan Manuel del Salvador Codosero Bolaños and EUSPA AB Chair Mr Václav Kobera at EUSPA Headquarters in Prague.

EUSPA Highlights EGNOS benefits for Maritime at TRANSNAV 2021

29 June 2021
The 14th International Conference on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation took place from 16-18th June 2021.
Over 90% of GNSS maritime receivers are EGNOS-enabled.

Making Europe fit for the Digital Age with the European Connectivity Initiative

28 June 2021
Complementing Copernicus, Galileo, EGNOS, and the forthcoming GOVSATCOM, this new EU flagship programme, will benefit a broad range of sectors, including road and maritime transport, air traffic and control, autonomous vehicle development as well Internet of Things (IoT). It will also open up more opportunities for synergies between the already existing components of the EU Space Programme that can benefit maritime surveillance or even space situational awareness.
The Secure Connectivity Initiative will provide secure communication services to the EU and its Member States as well as broadband connectivity for European citizens, private companies and governmental authorities.

Horizon Europe Info Days: Seizing EU Space to build #NextGenerationEU

25 June 2021
With an allocated budget of EUR 95.5 billion for the period 2021-2027, Horizon Europe is the new EU research and innovation funding programme, poised to develop sustainable solutions to tackle climate change, boost competitiveness and create jobs. Targeting public authorities, universities, research institutes, companies, and other organizations, the Programme also facilitates collaboration and strengthens the impact of research and innovation in developing, supporting, and implementing EU policies.
Save the date for Horizon Europe Info Days 2021!

Unlocking Africa’s full EO potential with EU Space synergies

24 June 2021
The Europe-Africa Space Earth Observation High-Level Forum held earlier in June examined the evolving roadmap for enhancing EU-Africa cooperation in satellite-based Earth Observation; the European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) Executive Director, Rodrigo da Costa was there to highlight the role of the agency in unlocking the full potential of EO in Africa through EU Space synergies.
Agricultural fires in the first half of 2021 in Democratic Republic of Congo, taken by Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellite. Credit: DG DEFIS

The new European Union Space Programme a successful European cooperation paradigm

22 June 2021
With the largest allocated budget ever for - €14.88 billion- the new EU Space Programme has now become a reality marking a new era for Europe in space. The signature of the Financial Framework Partnership Agreement (FFPA) today in Brussels anchors the European Union leadership in Space.
DG DEFIS Director General, Timo Pesonen, Minister for Science, Technology and Higher Education, Manuel Heitor, Commissioner for Internal Market, Thierry Breton, ESA Director General Josef Aschbacher and EUSPA Executive Director, Rodrigo da Costa.

New Chair for the EUSPA Administrative Board

17 June 2021
The Member states of the European Union Agency for the Space Programme elected today Václav Kobera to chair its Administrative Board.
In European Union there's strength: EUSPA Executive Director Rodrigo da Costa (left) and Bruno Vermeire, Security Accreditation Board chair (right) with the newly elected EUSPA Administrative Board Chair, Vaclav Kobera.

Space synergies for sustainable development

16 June 2021
A session on the first day of the Europe-Africa Space Earth Observation High-Level Forum, which took place in Lisbon and online on 10-11 June, looked at capacity building, innovation and entrepreneurship in downstream applications. Speaking at the session, European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) Head of Market Development Fiammetta Diani talked about how synergies between the space programme components are boosting entrepreneurship in Africa by creating opportunities for entrepreneurs.
EGNOS expansion to Africa will open up opportunities for entrepreneurs.

Galileo Public Regulated Service (PRS) launches a technology and service road map consultation

14 June 2021
The European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) is launching a consultation on a technology and service road map for the Galileo Public Regulated Service (PRS). This consultation will support the development of the PRS user segment and market uptake up till 2027.
The deadline for requests is 19 July 2021. All consultations will be organised between 23 August 2021 and 13 September 2021.