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EU-Japan GNSS Roundtable 25-26 November 2021

05 November 2021
The European Union and Japan are key actors and partners in the domain of space with rapidly evolving ecosystems. The GNSS Roundtable 2021 offers companies from the EU and Japan the opportunity to explore potential business cooperation in the application of GNSS technologies.
Staying true to its mission, EUSPA is linking space to user needs with Horizon Europe Call.

Green Deal, digital innovation and resilience, takes centre stage at EUSPA’s latest Horizon Europe call

05 November 2021
The first Horizon Europe call managed by the European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) is now open for submissions. With an overall budget of 32.6 million EUR, the call aims at developing innovative downstream applications that leverage data from the EU Space Programme, namely Galileo, EGNOS, and Copernicus. The deadline for applications is 16 February 2022.
The contribution of space to green and safe flight operations was a key theme at WATM 2021.

EUSPA landed in Madrid for World ATM Congress to highlight environmental benefits of EU Space technology to aviation

03 November 2021
World ATM Congress, the world’s largest international air traffic management (ATM) exhibition and conference, is always the place to be for EUSPA. Aviation experts and market development professionals were present to voice the importance of the EU Space Programme in aviation and its contribution to making the industry more sustainable. Drone demos by #MyGalileoDrone winners took place at Cuatro Vientos Airport.
EUSPA Open Space will introduce the agency’s new mission and the EU Space Programme to EU citizens in an open air exhibition.

From 4 to 6 November all roads lead to EUSPA!

25 October 2021
EUSPA is introducing itself to general public in Prague and the newly created EU Space Programme with an Open Space open-air, flashy exhibition full of colour.
Aspiring startuppers, serial innovators, seasoned entrepreneurs can apply  by 15th November 2021 (23:59 CET).

Smart cities and green transportation modes take center stage in #myEUSpace

22 October 2021
With less than a month left for the submission deadline of EUSPA’s latest innovation competition it’s time for a short recap the ‘’Map My World’’ and ‘’Move Me Smart’’ challenges.
A Soyuz rocket carrying the first two Galileo operational satellites.

Galileo 10th launch anniversary: The day the European Union broke through the GNSS industry

21 October 2021
On October 21, 2011 Europe took a major step in its space history by launching the first two operational Galileo satellites at 12h30 CET from Kourou, French Guiana. That day the EU came one step closer to having its own Global Navigation Satellite System.
SIA has as main objective the development of four ready-to-use new services (iWheelMon, iRailMon, iPantMon and iCatMon) providing prognostic information on the health status of the railway’s most demanding assets in terms of maintenance costs.

EUSPA-funded SIA project is nearing its completion with promising results for intelligent railway asset management

15 October 2021
Space based services will help reduce 15% of railway maintenance costs, 25% of maintenance unscheduled events and 15% of derailments associated with the rail-wheel interface. To tackle this challenge, the SIA consortium brings together multidisciplinary and cross sector partners (EGNSS technology providers, research centres, IT companies and railway stakeholders) that will co-design EGNSS solutions truly adapted to the needs of the rail sector.
AMRO 2021 which stands for Arctic Mass Rescue Operation was a full-scale live exercise that took place on Friday 8 October 2021 organized by the Norwegian authorities.

Mass rescue operation takes place in the Arctic Circle with Galileo SAR at the forefront

12 October 2021
Just 60 nautical miles off Svalbard, in the freezing arctic waters, the second-largest rescue operation was deemed successful thanks to Galileo Search and Rescue capabilities.
EGNOS is present across many sectors but it is a real game changer in aviation, offering smoother glide paths and reduced emissions among others.

EGNOS improves its robustness and efficiency with modernized processing facilities

06 October 2021
The EGNOS ground segment in Torrejon de Ardoz, Spain and Ciampino, Italy is currently undergoing an important upgrade to ensure further robustness and integrity of the services to the users of Europe’s Satellite-Based-Augmentation System (SBAS).
The objective of the competition is to support the development of innovative commercial solutions that are leveraging EU Space data from Galileo and/or Copernicus.

#myEUSpace competition aims for solutions that look after our planet

04 October 2021
Two out of the six challenges included in the #myEUSpace competition are targeting solutions that will power Europe’s efforts to become climate neutral by 2050.
EUSPA is currently developing a new EGNOS service dedicated to the maritime users, which will complement and serve as an alternative to the local DGNSS networks currently deployed along the European coasts.

Space opportunities for safer maritime operations in Europe and beyond

01 October 2021
Safety of life at sea and ocean protection have always been a top priority in the maritime sector. EUSPA is developing space services, tailored to the needs of this sector that generate tangible benefits to end users.
EUSPA Space Downstream Innovation Days will take place in a hybrid format on 8-9 November

First EUSPA Space Downstream Innovation Days now have a date!

27 September 2021
The 2-day event, scheduled for November 8-9, will offer participants the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the latest funding opportunities for innovators, businesses and researchers but also an overview of the latest novelties in the EU Space Programme and its services. You’ll be able to join us both physically and virtually!
INTERGEO 2021 presented the potential of the rapid technological innovations in geodesy, geo-information, and land management to the national and international professional community

Precise Point Positioning, Galileo High Accuracy and smart cities, trending topics at INTERGEO 2021

24 September 2021
INTERGEO, one of the major live events for the geospatial community, wrapped up yesterday at Hannover. Participating companies showcased their innovations and solutions in the fields of geodesy, geo-IT, Building Information Modelling (BIM), drones and Smart Cities. EUSPA was there to introduce its new mission to the geomatics community and highlight the importance of the forthcoming High Accuracy Service of Galileo.
Timo Pesonen, Rodrigo da Costa and Josef Aschbacher at EUSPA headquarters in Prague, Czech Republic.

High level meeting between EC, EUSPA and ESA takes place in Prague

24 September 2021
A few months after the entry into force of the EU Space Regulation and the subsequent signature of the Financial Framework Partnership Agreement (FFPA) between EC, EUSPA and ESA, EUSPA Executive Director da Costa welcomed Director General of DG DEFIS, T Pesonen and ESA, Director General, J Aschbacher for the first time at the headquarters of EUSPA in Prague.
Considered one of the Earth’s most isolated islands, Kerguelen Islands are still part of Europe. Photo taken by Copernicus Sentinel-2

New infrastructure in Kerguelen Islands, key for the continued Galileo Service Provision

22 September 2021
The construction of a new Galileo Sensor Station in the Kerguelen Islands, in the French Southern and Antarctic Lands (TAAF), was recently completed. The installation of the infrastructure has now begun and will be followed by integration and testing of the GSS apparatuses, which will continue until May 2022 to ensure its robust functioning in view of the forthcoming Galileo satellites launches.