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Wearables are the second most sold GNSS devices, after smartphones

Galileo for wearables

16 April 2020
Galileo delivers more accurate and reliable positioning information to our mobile devices, including wearables. Used in fitness- and health-related, and other applications, GNSS-enabled wearables are contributing significantly to continued growth in the mobile services arena.
Supporting ongoing operations, security and staff health are priorities for the GSA.

Maintaining EGNSS operations and security in challenging times: the GSA response

08 April 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has had an impact on organisations, businesses, individuals and their families. As one of the few European Agencies delivering services 24/7, and with centres spread across Europe, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) has put various measures into place to ensure continuity of services and the security of EGNSS infrastructure, while at the same time prioritising the health and safety of staff and contractors.
Satellite navigation saves lives every day. Image ©Orolia

Are you aware? Beacons save lives!

06 April 2020
The GNSS world marks Beacon Awareness Day (406 Day) on 6 April. But this celebration also has a more serious purpose - serving as a reminder to the owners of Search and Rescue 406MHz beacons to test them, check their batteries and update their Cospas-Sarsat or National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) registration.
The Galileo Masters has been rewarding the best EGNSS-based innovation since 2004.

Galileo Masters 2020 now open!

02 April 2020
The 2020 edition of the Galileo Masters opened for submissions on April 1st, seeking to award applications, services and new ideas that use Galileo and EGNOS also in synergy with other space programmes to respond to pressing needs facing business and society. The 2020 competition has three GSA challenges under the theme Space for Future Generations
eCall has been saving lives on EU roads for 2 years already.

eCall: 2 years of saving lives

31 March 2020
In the two years since the launch of the EU’s eCall emergency response system, which automatically calls emergency services in the event of a road accident, manufacturers have been quick to implement the life-saving technology, with around 3 million eCall-enabled vehicles already sold in Europe.
Apps leveraging GNSS positioning can be used to effectively monitor and map the spread of the virus.

Calling for GNSS apps supporting authorities and citizens in the COVID-19 emergency response and recovery

27 March 2020
Location is a key requirement when attempting to monitor and map the spread of a disease and GNSS is one of the main tools supporting this. Galileo, currently embedded in over 1.3 billion smartphones and devices worldwide, is helping to increase GNSS accuracy and availability, especially in urban areas. Since the outbreak of the coronavirus earlier this year, many apps have been developed that use GNSS location to monitor the global spread of the virus and to map outbreaks of the COVID-19 disease. GNSS-apps are also proving their usefulness by helping people to implement social distancing in queues and other public spaces.
Raw Galileo targeted the use of GNSS raw measurements and high accuracy to produce innovative solutions.

Hackers take on Raw Galileo challenge

23 March 2020
Hackers came together online at the Raw Galileo 24-hour hackathon over the weekend to develop innovative solutions that leverage Galileo raw measurements for use on Android-based mobile devices. Organized by the University of Nottingham and the European GNSS Agency (GSA) as a part of the FLAMINGO project, the hackathon challenged the participants to develop solutions addressing two key challenges, enticing them with a prize pot of EUR 6000.
Users in the geomatics community are already very aware of the benefits that EGNSS offers.

Celebrating the GNSS surveying community

20 March 2020
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) joins the 2020 Global Surveyors Day, to celebrate the men and women of the surveying profession and their valuable work across a wide range of geomatics applications including land surveying (cadastral, construction, mapping and GIS, mining and infrastructure monitoring) and offshore surveying. The surveying industry and community have been an early adopter of Galileo and EGNOS leveraging on the high-precision positioning to develop new services and applications.
Point.IoT aims to leverage Galileo to drive innovation in IoT.

Harnessing Galileo to shape the future of IoT

16 March 2020
Point.IoT, an exciting new programme designed to empower innovation using Galileo and IoT technologies, is offering 10 teams of ambitious entrepreneurs the chance to tackle relevant industry challenges while showcasing the use of European positioning technologies in IoT. The winning team stands to win a cash prize of EUR 20,000. Interested? Apply now!
The competition aims to promote agricultural efficiency through the use of space tech.

Farming by Satellite 2020: on your marks, get set, applications open on 16 March

13 March 2020
Registration for the 5th Farming by Satellite Prize, which aims to promote the use of EGNSS and Earth observation in European and African agriculture, will open on 16 March. If you are a young innovator with an idea for using satellite technologies to enable sustainable farming practices, improve efficiency in agriculture and reduce its environmental impact, this is your chance to win some great prizes!
The SAR/Galileo Forward and Return Link Services comfortably exceed set targets.

Galileo Return Link Service delivers excellent performance

11 March 2020
The first performance evaluation of the Galileo Return Link Service (RLS) following its launch has revealed excellent service provision that exceeds set targets. The Galileo RLS, which allows people in distress to receive automatic acknowledgement that their signal has been received, was declared operational at the 12th European Space Conference on January 21.
Space applications can help improve the efficiency of agricultural production and reduce its environmental impact.

GSA to host EO4AGRI workshop

02 March 2020
Space applications in support of more efficient agricultural operations and optimised food processing in Europe will be in focus at the EO4AGRI workshop, to be held at the European GNSS Agency’s (GSA) Prague headquarters on 16-17 March.

Fundamental Elements call targets shipborne double-frequency receivers

27 February 2020
The European GNSS Agency’s (GSA) has recently launched a call for proposals under its Fundamental Elements funding mechanism targeting the development of a shipborne dual-frequency multi-constellation (DFMC) receiver that leverages the differentiators of European GNSS (EGNOS and Galileo).
A number of funding opportunities are available to entrepreneurs and researchers.

Looking for funding? The EIC may have something for you!

26 February 2020
The European Innovation Council (EIC) has as its goal to put Europe on top of the next wave of breakthrough and disruptive innovation that creates new markets. Space-based technology fits this profile and there are number of funding opportunities available under open EIC calls that may be of interest to space-tech innovators.
The SuperHalfs is a series of the world’s leading half marathons.

Galileo gives major backing to SuperHalfs Series

18 February 2020
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) and SuperHalfs are delighted to announce that Galileo has thrown its support behind the international half marathon series and will become the Presenting Partner. The news comes as thousands prepare to plot their running journey across the continent.