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Robust GNSS will be a key enabler of future smart grids

Timing is everything – GNSS and the energy grids of the future

15 December 2020
In the smart energy grids of the future, all energy market participants will communicate with each other, making energy supplies more reactive. This will bring many benefits, including reduced costs, improved efficiency, and the seamless integration of the distribution of energy sources, including renewable energy. However, for smart grids to operate successfully they will have to be based on a solid and robust synchronisation infrastructure. This is where GNSS comes in.
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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.
This year marks the 9th year of partnership between GSA and CLGE

Geomatics on the Move: the results are in

10 December 2020
Alphamonitoring System, from the joint Italian-French team Alphageomega, has taken the Traditional Geomatics prize in this year’s Geomatics on the Move Competition, while the Integrated Geomatics Prize went to the Greek team 3 Deep Vision for their project Bathymetry from UAV Imagery and Machine Learning. The winners shared in the overall prize of EUR 30,000, with a total of 10 prizes offered in the two categories.
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.
Galileo Masters delivers forward-thinking space applications for future generations

Angsa Robotics wins overall prize in Galileo Masters 2020

09 December 2020
Angsa Robotics has won the overall prize in the Galileo Masters 2020 with “Clive,” Germany’s first autonomous trash collection robot, which collects small pieces of rubbish left on grass or gravel that would otherwise cause ecological and economic problems.
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.
Join the discussion, shape the EU Space Programme, register early!

International Civil Aviation Organisation Navigation System Panel approves new Standards and Recommended Practices putting forth the use of EGNOS and Galileo

02 December 2020
Earlier in November, the Navigation System Panel (NSP) of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) approved new Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) paving the way for the development of new Dual Frequency Multi-Constellation Satellite Based Augmentation Systems (DFMC SBAS).
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.
Join the discussion, shape the EU Space Programme, register early!

European Space Week 2020 – registration now open!

25 November 2020
Registration for EU Space Week – Europe’s number one space event – went live on November 25. You can already sign up to attend the online event and to participate in its plenaries, panel discussions and virtual networking opportunities. European Space Week is a not-to-be-missed event for anybody interested in current developments and future trends in the EU space ecosystem so don’t miss out - 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.
Rodrido da Costa, Executive Director of the European GNSS Agency

Ways the Czech Republic benefits from the EU Space Programme

13 November 2020
The GSA Executive Director, Rodrigo da Costa, joined the Czech Space Week to welcome the participants attending this year’s online edition. The Czech Republic is an active member of the EU Space community, and with EU Space technologies growing at an unprecedented pace, the future looks bright.
Alstom obtains certification of latest ETCS standard. ©Alstom.

Alstom pioneers the use of Galileo to help measure the location and speed of trains

11 November 2020
In June 2020, Alstom became the first railway manufacturer to integrate certified data fusion algorithms for fail-safe train localization, using position and speed of trains based on GNSS data coming from multiple constellations including Galileo, the European Union navigation satellite system.
With only 0,7% of the overall GNSS market, the Critical Infrastructures (CI) segment, is driven by its strategic importance rather than its size.

New Galileo-inspired opportunities for Critical Infrastructures management presented at ITSF 2020

10 November 2020
The European GNSS Agency joined the global timing and sync community at the International Timing and Sync Forum (ITSF) 2020 to share Galileo-based applications for Critical Infrastructures.
30 shortlisted projects were selected based on their level of innovation, market potential, technical feasibility and the extent to which they leverage Galileo.

The names of the #MyGalileoDrone semifinalists are in!

06 November 2020
The European GNSS Agency’s (GSA) #MyGalileoDrone competition has kept the drone and GNSS community on their toes long enough, it is time to reveal the names of the most innovative projects that made it through the first selection.