GSA and Galileo Services Confirm Commitment to Downstream Market

Updated: Aug 08, 2016

26 November 2015

The European GNSS Agency (GSA) and Galileo Services (GS) recently met to confirm their continued commitment to ensuring the success of both European GNSS programmes and industry. 

The GSA recently met with Galileo Services, who represents the European GNSS downstream industry, to discuss the market uptake of Galileo and EGNOS. The meeting, which took place at GSA Headquarters in Prague on 25 November, reconfirmed the two organisations’ collaboration on Europe’s GNSS programmes.

The focus of the dialog was on a recent GS published position paper entitled “Europe Must Succeed in the Global Navigation Race”. The paper highlights potential plans for increasing the development of the GNSS market in Europe and, in particular, the uptake of Galileo and EGNOS – a task at the core of the GSA’s mission.

“I am pleased to see a convergence of views on many of the actions identified in the paper, including market intelligence and the promotion and support of R&D activities,” says GSA Executive Director Carlo des Dorides. “In this direction, the GSA is pleased to see GS members actively involved in Horizon 2020 R&D projects.”

“Galileo Services deeply appreciates the resources and actions coming from the GSA and other European institutions aimed at strengthening European GNSS and its downstream market,” adds GS Chairman Gard Ueland. “However, we need to do more to ensure that European industry can take full advantage of this booming, global market.”

Des Dorides noted that working in close collaboration with industry is a key task for the GSA. In support of this objective, the GSA has published its GNSS Market Report, which serves as an essential tool for understanding the evolution and current state of the global GNSS market.

Likewise, the GS Position Paper aims to serve as a roadmap, outlining a series of crucial steps Europe needs to implement to succeed at achieving its market potential.

Both organisations reconfirmed their commitment to cooperation, both with each other and with other stakeholders, with the ultimate objectives of fostering European GNSS market uptake and promoting the emergence of a dynamic European GNSS downstream sector. 

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