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Galileo 2.0: moving forward to operation

18 November 2013
A high-level debate on October 15 at the European Parliament in Brussels saw politicians giving the European GNSS Agency (GSA) a very positive review. The event marked the first anniversary of GSA’s move to its new headquarters in Prague and looked forward to a new operational phase as Galileo services come online to join EGNOS during 2014.

EGNOS for Maritime: Trusted Position, Extensive Availability

15 November 2013
You’ve seen how EGNOS is assisting safety and efficiency in road and aviation. But what about the maritime sector? A new video has just been produced showing what EGNOS is doing now for craft of all sizes, from ocean-going container ships to leisure boats on the river, and what Galileo promises for the future afloat.

GS1 in Europe and the GSA have signed a MoU on collaboration in the area of supply chain GNSS applications

15 November 2013
On the 13th of November 2013, the European GNSS Agency's Executive Director, Mr. Carlo des Dorides, and GS1 Europe’s chairman Mr. Nicolas Florin signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Prague, Czech Republic.

Munich Expo showcases Solutions from Space

15 November 2013
The latest stop for the European Space Expo was Munich. The Bavarian region’s administrative centre is often described as a capital of the European aerospace industry. And Munich’s citizens and students certainly showed great enthusiasm for discovering EU space technology with thousands of visitors passing through the doors of the Expo last week (5-10 November 2013). The free exhibition coincided with a major meeting on space technology and business: the European Space Solutions conference.

Galileo 2.0: a Gold Mine for European Industry

14 November 2013
The Galileo 2.0 debate at the European Parliament in Brussels on October 15 outlined the huge opportunity that the Galileo initiative can bring to European industry. Described as a veritable “gold mine” by one speaker, European companies are getting ready to deliver the innovative products and services that Galileo and EGNOS can enable. And the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is ready to help: from funding application research to support in the marketplace.

H2020 opens door for EGNSS applications development

13 November 2013
Satellite navigation technology is an increasingly common component of innovative applications in different sectors. There are already around 2.2 billion devices with GNSS capability used globally and it is expected that by 2022 the number will grow to 7 billion, almost one GNSS enabled device for every person on the planet.

He shoots, he scores! JOHAN wins EGNOS prize at ESNC 2013

06 November 2013
A concept to monitor field sports in real-time has won this year’s GSA Special Topic Prize in the European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC). Project JOHAN will enable assessment of players’ performances and the development of new tactics based on players’ capabilities. The idea employs tiny wearable GNSS receivers and uses EGNOS to ensure accuracy and reliability. The project received the prize at the Galileo Masters / ESNC 2013 awards ceremony that took place in Munich on 5 November.

INTERGEO: innovation in geoinformation, EGNOS and Galileo highlighted

22 October 2013
The INTERGEO conference and trade fair took place in Essen from 7 – 10 October. This leading event for geodesy, geoinformation and land management demonstrated the vibrancy and importance of the sector in which satellite-based positioning technologies, such as EGNOS or Galileo, plays a key enabling role.

GSA Market Report promises success for GNSS

15 October 2013
Today (October 15), the European GNSS Agency (GSA) published its third Market Report on future trends for the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) market. The report highlights a rapidly developing and complex market that already boasts a global installed base of over two billion GNSS devices. Further dynamic growth of the market is predicted, providing promising prospects for a multi-constellation GNSS including Europe’s Galileo system.

Galileo and EGNOS presented at ION GNSS+2013 conference in the USA, Tennessee

10 October 2013
The ION GNSS + 2013 conference recently took place in Nashville, Tennessee from 16 to 20 September, gathering more than a thousand participants and where the major stakeholders of the satellite navigation sector ranging from ground, space and receiver manufacturing industrial actors, governmental representatives, research institutes and universities were present.

EGNOS and Galileo presented in Africa at the AiA GNSS International Conference in Dakar

09 October 2013
The International Conference on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) Technologies and Applications for the Development of Sub-Saharan African Countries took place in May 2013. The conference was organized in the frame of the FP7 project: “Disseminating Knowledge on EGNOS and Galileo in Africa”, Awareness in Africa (AiA).

Galileo in progress also for Location Based Applications

07 October 2013
The Location Based Applications of tomorrow have been discussed in MetroNum in Bordeaux taking into account the future European GNSS system, Galileo.

Record crowds at Rome Space Expo!

12 September 2013
The European Space Expo (ESE) has been continuing its highly successful tour of European cities this summer. This spectacular exhibition’s latest landing was in Rome between 30 August and 6 September on the Piazza del Popolo in the heart of the ‘Eternal City’. And the Romans have been flocking to the ESE in record number with over 50 000 visitors entertained and informed during the week.

Another step for the European GNSS Agency

29 July 2013
In 2012, the Agency’s life was once again very busy with many successes.

Galileo, the European Satellite Navigation system, opens up business opportunities and makes life easier for citizens

25 July 2013
Yesterday a public demonstration of how the four satellites of the EU’s satellite navigation system Galileo can independently and highly accurately determine a position on the Earth’s surface took place in the Galileo Control Centre in Fucino, Italy.