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The MyGalileoApp awards will be handed out at a ceremony at GSA headquarters in Prague on 7 November.

MyGalileoApp enters the final stage

18 October 2019
Final preparations are underway as the October 21 deadline approaches for the 10 finalists in this year’s MyGalileoApp competition to deliver a finalised version of their app. All the teams to successfully complete the second development phase will be invited to the award ceremony, to be held at the Prague headquarters of the European GNSS Agency (GSA) on 7 November 2019, where they will present their apps to a GSA evaluation board.
The latest issue of the GNSS market Report was eagerly awaited by all market stakeholders.

GNSS Market Report downloaded 1,000 times in first 24 hours

17 October 2019
The sixth issue of the GNSS Market Report from the European GNSS Agency (GSA) has been downloaded over 1,000 times since it was published on the GSA website on October 15. With its comprehensive overview of the current status and future trends on the global GNSS market, the report was eagerly awaited by all market players, from global corporations and SMEs to R&D organisations and academia.
Joint use of EGNSS and Earth observation enables applications of great interest to the mapping and surveying communities.

EGNSS perspectives at InterGEO Stuttgart

16 October 2019
The InterGEO conference and trade show continues to be a positive occasion to highlight Europe's GNSS services in the fields of geodesy, geo-information, land management and related areas.
The GSA GNSS Market Report has become the go-to reference for all GNSS market players.

European GNSS Agency (GSA) releases 6th GNSS Market Report

15 October 2019
The GNSS market is developing rapidly. Demand for precise location information is also growing and the evolution of GNSS technology is ongoing. In this environment, the 6th issue of the GSA GNSS Market Report, officially launched today, is a valuable tool enabling all stakeholders to skilfully navigate and benefit from the flourishing GNSS market.
GSA Market Development Innovation Officer Eduard Escalona speaking at the InterGEO Galileo workshop

Galileo and EGNOS featured at InterGEO 2019

14 October 2019
Galileo and EGNOS were the focus of attention at a special workshop at this year's InterGEO in Stuttgart. InterGEO is the world's leading conference and trade fair for geodesy, geo-information and land management.
The GSA-WGIC agreement will increase the joint contribution of geospatial and satellite navigation technology to a wide range of projects.

GSA, WGIC sign cooperation agreement

11 October 2019
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) and the World Geospatial Industry Council (WGIC) have signed a memorandum covering cooperation to promote the combined use of geospatial technology and European satellite navigation systems, to jointly contribute to projects across a wide range of activities, from sustainable development and achieving global development agendas, including the SDGs, to innovative opportunities that benefit citizens and enterprises.
Testing of the EGNOS GEO-3 payload will begin 2 weeks after the launch of EUTELSAT 5 West B.

EUTELSAT 5 West B successfully launched with EGNOS payload

10 October 2019
The EUTELSAT 5 West B satellite was successfully launched on a Proton M/Breeze M launch vehicle from Pad 39 at Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, at 12.17 CET on Wednesday 9 October. Hosting the GEO-3 payload of the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay System (EGNOS), the satellite will support EGNOS V3 - the next generation of the EGNOS programme.
End-to-end tests were successfully carried out with remote beacon activation using the Galileo Return Link Service on Iberia and Air France

Remote beacon activation with Galileo return link successfully tested

09 October 2019
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) together with Orolia, CNES, Enaire, Spanish Mission Coordination Centre (MCC), Spanish Rescue Coordination Center (RCC) and French MCC, have successfully performed end-to-end test tests with the airlines Iberia and Air France on remote beacon activation using the Galileo Return Link Service (RLS). The tests helped to assess and validate the operational concept for a potential new use of Galileo to support fast response in distress situations.
The Shark Bait test took just over three and a half minutes to locate the PLB developed under a GSA Horizon 2020 project.

Operation Shark Bait: Galileo SAR will save lives!

08 October 2019
The huge value of the Galileo Search and Rescue (SAR) service was underlined in a live demonstration off the coast of Belgium on Thursday 26 September. Operation Shark Bait showed how this vital service can quickly trigger a rescue operation and save lives at sea. Despite a grey day and choppy sea conditions, an emergency rescue was initiated in just over three and a half minutes after intrepid “volunteer victim”, Australian broadcaster and explorer Tara Foster, operated her Galileo-enabled SAR beacon from a small life raft buffeted by the waves just offshore from the port of Ostend.
GSA Open Days 2019: Accuracy Matters - Look around you!

GSA Open Days 2019: Accuracy Matters – look around you!

04 October 2019
Have you ever wondered how pilots can land a plane when it is snowing or foggy? The answers lie just five minutes away from downtown Prague.
The hackathon brought together a large group of participants from a wide range of disciplines.

Galileo, Smart RTK Hackathon kicks off Thai Space Week

04 October 2019
Over two days in August, to kick off Thai Space Week, GNSS.asia and Thailand’s Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA) ran a Galileo and Smart RTK Hackathon – challenging participants to think outside the box. With one hackathon already completed this year, this was a good opportunity to introduce Galileo to a new region and to a new group of enthusiastic innovators.
EGNSS and Copernicus support many services that fall within the European Parliament ITRE Committee’s sphere of interest.

Europe’s economy is increasingly dependent on space - ITRE committee hears

02 October 2019
During a presentation on the EU Space Programmes as enablers for policies requested by the European Parliament’s Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) on 25 September 2019, attendees heard how the European economy is increasingly dependent on space-based services.
Europe’s space programmes help sustain Europe’s growing blue economy.

Space – underpinning the blue economy

26 September 2019
The European Union's blue economy is thriving - economic activities related to oceans, seas and coastal areas recorded gross profit of EUR 74.3 billion in 2017. By providing the tools needed to streamline marine navigation and port operations, support fast and effective search and rescue, and monitor the health of the marine environment, Europe’s GNSS and Earth Observation programmes offer crucial services for this vital segment of the European economy.
Accuracy Matters campaign

Accuracy Matters a runner up at Digital Communication Awards 2019

24 September 2019
The Galileo – Accuracy Matters campaign was a worthy runner-up in the ‘Campaign of the Year - Associations & Institutions’ category at this year’s Digital Communication Awards. The first place prize in the category went to Finland’s Capital of Metal campaign, which set out to determine which Finnish city deserves to be known internationally as the Capital of Metal.
Many of the submissions in this year’s MyGalileoApp competition target solutions that improve users’ mobility experience

MyGalileoApp – targeting the future of mobility

20 September 2019
Submissions in the MyGalileoApp competitions target applications in 11 innovation areas. European Mobility Week, which is taking place this week, is a good opportunity to take a look at some of the applications addressing mobility-related issues that were shortlisted in the Top 30 in this year’s edition of the competition.
 

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