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Augmentation service providers map

The augmentation service providers map supporting Galileo is now available!

02 September 2021
The interactive world map is an online tool to help find information about augmentation service providers that support Galileo. By clicking on each country, the map shows the names of the Galileo-ready providers along with the name and type of service and coverage.
The workshop will be built around presentations and videos, focusing on success stories and concrete examples of the benefits that EGNOS keeps offering to European users

2021 EGNOS Workshop - mark your calendars!

23 August 2021
The EGNOS Annual Workshop is the opportunity to catch up on the latest developments of Europe’s Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS). This year, the workshop will be live-streamed on 2 December 2021.
FLAMINGO created first-generation products that the early adopters are beginning to investigate.

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.
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.

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 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.
The deadline for submissions is extended until 20 August 2021.

Now open: new call for proposal to accelerate EGNOS adoption in transport

12 April 2021
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) has launched a new Call for Proposals for the “Acceleration of EGNOS Adoption in Transport”. The objective of the Call is to foster EGNOS uptake in the European aviation, maritime, inland waterways and railway sectors. The deadline for submissions is 19 July 2021. An informative webinar on the call will be held on 23 April; to register, click here. For more information on the call, click here.
The EGNOS Safety of Life service has been supporting civil aviation in Europe since it was launched in 2011.

EGNOS Safety of Life: Serving aviation for 10 years

17 March 2021
The European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS) Safety of Life (SoL) Service is celebrating its 10th Anniversary. Since it was declared operational in March 2011, the EGNOS SoL Service has been supporting civil aviation by enabling approaches down to LPV (Localiser Performance with Vertical guidance) minima at airports across Europe.
Thanks to EGNOS, the European Satellite-Based Augmentation System, pilots can navigate through the clouds and fog, and land safely at the Prague-based hospital.

Helicopter Medical Emergency Flight lands at Motol Hospital thanks to EGNOS (Real Video Demo)

26 February 2021
Motol University Hospital – Prague’s largest medical facility – embraces EGNOS technology and becomes accessible even under harsh weather conditions.

The Galileo Search and Rescue ground facilities are now upgraded for MEOSAR Full Operational Capability performance

18 December 2020
The latest upgrades carried out on the SAR/Galileo Local User Terminals of Spain, Cyprus and Norway, earlier in the summer are helping the International COSPAS-SARSAT Programme transition towards MEOSAR completion.
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.
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.
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.
The workshop powered by the GSA and EHA intends to familiarize attendees with the process of implementing EGNOS-based approaches for HEMS

Online Workshop: EGNOS approaches for robust Helicopter Emergency Services

16 November 2020
The European GNSS Agency, together with the European Helicopter Association (EHA), is organizing a joint workshop on the use of EGNOS for Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS). The online panel discussion, scheduled for Wednesday 18 November 2020 at 14:00 (CET), is open to private and public health organisations, HEMS operators, pilots, and relevant healthcare stakeholders.
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.
The “SBAS for Africa and Indian Ocean” is based on the technology developed for EGNOS, the EU SBAS, managed by the European GNSS Agency (GSA) on behalf of the European Commission.

ASECNA provides Africa’s first early SBAS Open Service based on the European EGNOS technology

30 October 2020
Earlier in September 2020, the Agency for Air Navigation Safety in Africa and Madagascar (ASECNA) started broadcasting a Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS) signal over Africa and the Indian Ocean. This marks the first SBAS open service in the region, modeled based on the European EGNOS.