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The results of the first two months of a pilot project test campaign are encouraging, with EGNOS corrections transmitted through IALA beacons and AIS base stations showing good performance results (Photo by kinsey on Unsplash).

GSA confirms performance of EGNOS corrections in maritime domain

10 December 2018
In good news for the maritime and inland waterways domain, initial results show that EGNOS corrections perform well when retransmitted over IALA beacons and AIS base stations.
Smart Gate, Troodle and HIVE take the top three prizes at this year’s GSA Special Prize at the ESNC.

Smart Gate takes first place in GSA Special Prize at ESNC

07 December 2018
Smart Gate, a system designed to measure time precisely during sporting activities, has been awarded first place in the GSA Special Prize at this year’s European Satellite Navigation Competition. The awards were handed out at the Galileo and Copernicus Masters gala award ceremony – the ‘Space Oscars’, held on 4 December as part of 2018 European Space Week in Marseille.
Galileo is already improving the accuracy of location-based services.

Accuracy Matters. When close isn’t enough, use Galileo!

06 December 2018
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) kicked off a new campaign to raise awareness of the fact that Galileo is making a real difference in the lives of the over half-a-billion users who have extra Galileo accuracy in their phone…. yet may not know it!
The EU Space Week plenary gathered speakers from industry and the public sector to discuss how European Satellite Navigation and Earth Observation are tackling today's economic, social, and environmental challenges.

2018 European Space Week takes off in Marseille!

06 December 2018
Entrepreneurs and SMEs, along with business and public sector professionals using space data from across Europe and around the globe descended on Marseille ‘en masse’ for the 2018 edition of EU Space Week. The event featured presentations from high-level personalities, as well as key user communities. Plus, awards for Europe's up-and-coming space application researchers and innovators were given at the annual ‘Space Oscars’.
The GSA uses feedback from users to improve EGNSS service delivery.

Help shape the future of Galileo and EGNOS. Give us your feedback!

05 December 2018
Take the survey.
MWC Barcelona is an ideal platform to showcase EGNSS-based solutions and applications.

Take your project to the next level at MWC Barcelona

04 December 2018
Ever dreamed about presenting your solution at Mobile World Congress? The GSA is looking for innovative solutions!
The high-level panel discussing Galileo contribution to autonomous driving.

Galileo is critical for autonomous driving

30 November 2018
High-ranked representatives from the European Commission and from the automotive industry gathered at a Euractiv forum in Brussels on November 26 to discuss the question - ‘Is Galileo is a critical component for autonomous driving?’ The answer, it seems, is a resounding “Yes!”
89% of survey respondents said they were satisfied with Galileo and 94% would recommend Galileo to others.

Just published: Galileo User Satisfaction Survey Report

28 November 2018
You spoke. We listened. The results of the GSA’s 2017 Galileo User Satisfaction Survey are now available.
The report looks at current and future PNT requirements in the road sector.

GSA Road report highlights user PNT requirements

26 November 2018
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) recently published a Report on Road User Needs and Requirements, as part of a series that examines user needs and requirements for position, navigation and timing (PNT) solutions in various sectors. These reports, which are an outcome of the first European GNSS User Consultation Platform (UCP), will help shape the discussion at the next UCP, to be held as part of European Space Week in Marseille on 3-4 December 2018.
Although originally designed for motorcycles and bicycles, the system can also be used for horse riding, skiing, fire fighters, police officers, and the military.

Anticipating eCall for motorcycles, the Crash Care helmet is saving lives

23 November 2018
The innovative Crash Care helmet utilises 3D sensors, Galileo-based positioning and mobile phone networks to detect, and respond to, motorcycle and bicycle accidents, like the eCall system for cars.
The report sheds light on the current market and technology trends for GNSS in the maritime and inland waterways domains.

GSA Maritime and Inland Waterways report examines user PNT requirements

22 November 2018
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) recently published a Report on Maritime and Inland Waterways User Needs and Requirements as part of a series of eight similar reports examining user needs and requirements for position, navigation and timing (PNT) solutions. These reports will help shape the discussion at the next EGNSS User Consultation Platform (UCP), to be held as part of European Space Week in Marseille on 3-4 December 2018.
GSA Open Days visitors attending a satellite navigation workshop

GSA Open Days, linking space to citizens

21 November 2018
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) opened the doors of its Prague headquarters to the public for the 4th year in a row on 16-17 November. As the final event in this year’s Czech Space Week, the GSA Open Days 2018 welcomed visitors eager to get an insider’s look at the European GNSS services and the people behind them.
Consumers and industry in the U.S. will now be to access certain Galileo signals to be used in combination with GPS

FCC approves use of Galileo in the U.S.

16 November 2018
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), at a meeting on November 15, granted in part a request from the European Commission for a waiver of the FCC rules so that devices in the United States may access specific signals transmitted from the Galileo Global Navigation Satellite System.
The report looks at the current market and technology trends for GNSS in the rail sector.

GSA Rail report tracks user PNT requirements

15 November 2018
A Report on Rail User Needs and Requirements, recently published by the European GNSS Agency (GSA), examines user needs and requirements for position, navigation and timing (PNT) solutions in the rail sector. These reports, which are an outcome of the first European GNSS User Consultation Platform (UCP), will help shape the discussion at the next UCP, to be held as part of European Space Week in Marseille on 3-4 December 2018.
+39 team at the 2nd EU Space Programmes Hackathon

LetMeAut takes the prize at EU space hackathon

14 November 2018
LetMeAut, an application that leverages Galileo high accuracy to make everyday tasks easier for people with autism, was declared the winner at the 2nd EU Space Programmes Hackathon, which brought experts and developers interested in shaping the future of location-based services (LBS), the Internet of Things (IoT) and Earth Observation together in Padua, Italy on 24-26 October 2018.