Agriculture in action

Galileo and EGNOS will deliver integrity, improve availability and enhance accuracy for such safety critical applications as railway signaling.

EU Parliament calls for fast adoption of satellite-based train localization in railway signaling

02 August 2021
The European Union Agency for the Space Programme has been supporting on a long-term basis the EU railway industry, infrastructure managers, and operators in the complex task of introducing satellite-based localization into the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) as the flagship for interoperable railway signaling within the EU.
Agricultural fires in the first half of 2021 in Democratic Republic of Congo, taken by Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellite. Credit: DG DEFIS

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.
EU Space is powering solutions to protect and restore the oceans.

Satellites and the sea

08 June 2021
On World Ocean Day, which takes place every year on 8 June, people around the world celebrate our shared ocean and take action to protect and restore it for future generations. Today we take a look at how EU Space contributes to these efforts by providing data that improves our understanding of the ocean ecosystem and enables applications and services that help to minimise the impact of human activity on ocean health.
Individually and in synergy, the EU Space Programme components are making Europe greener.

Going green? Look to EU Space!

03 June 2021
From the air we breathe to the water we drink and the land we grow our food on, our ecological footprint and means to minimise it are more in the focus than ever. Innovative technological solutions, including space-based applications, can help to prevent pollution and reduce its negative impacts: from agriculture to transport. To mark the European Green Week 2021, which runs from 31 May to 4 June, we look at some of the contributions that space is making to a greener future.
EU Ambassadors visited EUSPA on May 26

EU Heads of Mission hear how Europe benefits from space during EUSPA visit

01 June 2021
Over 20 European Union Ambassadors and Deputy Heads of Mission visited the headquarters of the European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) in Prague on May 26 to hear how the EU Space Programme is supporting European priority policies – from the Green deal to digital transition – and to learn about the Agency’s plans for the future.
The creation of EUSPA will create opportunities for a stronger EU role in space

EU Space on a new trajectory with launch of EUSPA

12 May 2021
The European Union Agency for the Space Programme, EUSPA, is launched today marking the start of a new era for EU Space. Building on the legacy of the European GNSS Agency, EUSPA will take on more responsibilities to create even more opportunities from Space for EU citizens and its economy.
EUSPA will open up new horizons to explore EU Space Programme synergies

View from Munich: 2021 a key year for the EU Space Programme

23 April 2021
Following the challenges of 2020, this year will be a key year for the EU Space Programme, European GNSS Agency (GSA) Executive Director Rodrigo da Costa said at a panel discussion at the Munich Satellite Navigation Conference, which was held online on March 16-17. The GSA executive director went on to outline some of the upcoming events to look forward to in the year ahead.
Space synergies are supporting sustainable solutions in agriculture.

Space synergies serving the environment

22 April 2021
On Earth Day, which is celebrated on April 22, it has become a tradition for us to take a look at how the European Space programme, Galileo, EGNOS and Copernicus, is helping to protect the environment by driving innovation and enabling solutions that increase efficiency across a wide range of sectors, from aviation and maritime transport to energy and engineering. However, it is in the agriculture sector in particular that synergies between the three EU space components are helping to reduce the environmental footprint.
Space synergies will deliver on key EU policies, from the economy to the environment

Space synergies key for EUSPA

18 January 2021
One of the main motivations behind the creation of the European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) is to generate synergies between the different components of the EU Space Programme, particularly navigation, Earth observation and secure communications, according to European GNSS Agency (GSA) Executive Director Rodrigo da Costa.
Give us your feedback and help shape the Galileo and EGNOS services of the future

Let us have your feedback on Galileo/EGNOS – User satisfaction survey launched

14 December 2020
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) is launching the 2020 editions of its Galileo User Satisfaction Survey and EGNOS User Satisfaction Survey. These surveys play an important role in the evolution of the EGNSS programmes by feeding users’ needs and requirements into programme development.
The winning idea will help farmers reduce water waste and improve fertilisation practices

Spanish team wins Farming by Satellite Prize 2020

09 December 2020
Graniot, a team from Spain, has won this year’s 1st Farming by Satellite Prize. The winning team developed a web application that uses European satellite technologies to help agronomists and farmers monitor crops, reduce water waste and avoid poor fertilisation practices. The Farming by Satellite Prize promotes the use of GNSS and Earth observation in Europe and includes a special Africa Prize.
UCP feedback will help improve current services and shape future service developments

High accuracy and synergies in focus at UCP

08 December 2020
European Space Week 2020 kicked off on Monday 7 December with the User Consultation Platform (UCP) plenary, where users from different market segments presented the results of work carried out during the UCP over the previous week. Copernicus users were included in the UCP for the first time, and possible services and applications arising from synergies between Copernicus and Galileo were very much in focus.
With more than 80 submissions from across Europe and Africa, received, 18 pre-selected teams participated in the Deep Dive Phase, presenting their innovations in pitch deck format.

Grand Finalists of the Farming by Satellite Prize 2020 Announced

27 November 2020
Eight teams have been selected for the Grand Finale of the 5th Farming by Satellite Prize, which aims to promote the use of EGNSS and Earth Observation in sustainable agriculture in Europe and Africa.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to shape the future of EU Space

UCP: your chance to shape the future of the EU Space Programme services

26 November 2020
The 3rd edition of the User Consultation Platform (UCP) for the European Space Programme will take place on 1-2 December, ahead of European Space Week 2020. This is a unique opportunity for the rapidly expanding community of space tech users to inform the organisations and institutions that oversee the programme of their experience and requirements, helping to shape the future evolution of the system. Don’t miss this opportunity to have your say – register now.
With HERE HD GNSS Positioning drivers can enjoy accurate lane-level navigation to take the right highway exit

Precise Point Positioning opens up new possibilities for mass market applications

03 November 2020
Precise Point Positioning is becoming an attractive alternative technique to RTK, removing GNSS system errors to provide global high accuracy positioning, HERE has recently introduced the service HERE HD GNSS Positioning, a cloud-based service that provides sub-meter positioning for devices equipped with GNSS receivers.