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Galileo Green Lane is helping Europe mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Galileo Green Lane proving a hit with drivers

04 June 2020
With over 2 500 downloads since it was launched at the start of May, the Galileo Green Lane app is proving to be popular with drivers. Developed by the European GNSS Agency (GSA) in collaboration with the European Commission, the app is a key tool in the EU’s COVID-19 pandemic response. By easing traffic flow through the EU’s borders, the app is helping to support a fundamental EU principle - the free movement of goods and freight in the internal market.
EGNOS, like the other EU space programmes, has a key role to play in the COVID-19 response

EGNOS key for emergency and medical operations in EU COVID-19 response

29 May 2020
The European Space Programmes are playing a key role in managing the COVID-19 pandemic and in particular in supporting emergency and medical operations in all weather, anytime, when they are most needed. We have talked to air ambulance and emergency operators using EGNOS about their experience and how EGNOS is helping them to take care of EU citizens, operate more effectively in these difficult times and save lives.
Having benefitted users in the EU for 15 years, EGNOS is now broadening its horizons.

EGNOS goes from strength to strength

27 May 2020
EGNOS, the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service, has been augmenting the GPS signal and providing services to users in Europe since its initial operations back in June 2005. About to celebrate its 15th anniversary, the system is going from strength to strength, with its coverage area set to expand and work towards the next generation EGNOS V3 well underway.
The kick-off will highlight how space data can support human lives, health and development.

Galileo Masters international kick-off, don’t miss it!

25 May 2020
This year’s online International Kick-off of the Galileo Masters and Copernicus Masters will take place with a webinar on 26 May highlighting how space data can support human lives, health and development. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet with high-level representatives from both competitions, along with stakeholders from the broader partner community of 121 organisations from 34 countries. Sounds interesting? Register now!
SARA offers improved continuity, usability, coverage and security of SAR drone operations.

Harnessing space to save lives at sea

22 May 2020
The migration crisis in recent years has thrown into focus the fact that current technological solutions are simply not capable of saving the lives of all those who get lost at sea. A number of search and rescue services and other state authorities are increasingly using drones to make surveillance operations more efficient. However, drones usually have very limited flight time which is not sufficient for the needs of SAR services. This is where the SARA project comes in.
The GNSS Task Force Workshop brings stakeholders together to discuss experience around raw measurement use.

Raw Measurements Workshop: Registration now open!

14 May 2020
Registration is now open for the fourth GNSS Raw Measurements Task Force Workshop, which will take place on 27 and 28 May 2020. Participants in the event, which will be held online due to the current lockdown restrictions in place around Europe, will gain access to Task Force members’ experience and learn about progress around the use of raw measurements in Android devices.
Forestry surveyor at work

Galileo in high latitudes and harsh environments: a success story

13 May 2020
Access to the Galileo signal in a multi-constellation environment is providing benefits and opportunities for businesses, thanks to the enhanced performance and increased accuracy on offer. Here we look at the experience of one GIS technology company in northern Europe that has been leveraging Galileo to increase the positioning accuracy of its solutions.
The EU space programme is helping to support many of the EU’s key policies and goals

EU Space growing #strongertogether: Happy Europe Day

08 May 2020
As the European Union celebrates Europe Day on May 9, we take a look at how the EU space programmes, themselves a result of European cooperation, are helping the European Union achieve concrete goals of a more united and prosperous Europe.
This year’s GNSS Raw Measurements Taskforce Workshop will be held online on May 28

Working with Android GNSS raw measurements? GSA wants to hear from you!

27 April 2020
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) has launched two calls for papers ahead of its GNSS Raw Measurements Taskforce Workshop, to be held online on 28 May 2020. The first of these calls targets innovative work using raw measurements while the second is related to testing EGNOS Data Access Service (EDAS) corrections in smartphones. If you are working on innovative solutions in these areas, we want to hear from you!
Galileo Green Lane will help reduce freight bottlenecks at EU borders

Galileo Green Lane, easing pressure at the EU’s internal borders

24 April 2020
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) is working together with the European Commission (EC) on an app to facilitate the movement of goods and freight within the EU in support of the COVID-19 pandemic response. The “Galileo Green Lane” app will ease the flow of freight through borders and enable the efficient transit of critical goods.
Space technologies are a key asset in the fight for a greener, more sustainable planet.

Looking to space for solutions on Earth Day

22 April 2020
Earth Day is celebrated around the world on April 22. Since its early days back in the seventies, Earth Day has striven to build the world’s largest environmental movement to drive transformative change for people and the planet. As an engine of this transformative change, space tech supports the goals of Earth Day by enabling innovative solutions that promote sustainable economic growth that is decoupled from resource use.
Wearables are the second most sold GNSS devices, after smartphones

Galileo for wearables

16 April 2020
Galileo delivers more accurate and reliable positioning information to our mobile devices, including wearables. Used in fitness- and health-related, and other applications, GNSS-enabled wearables are contributing significantly to continued growth in the mobile services arena.
Supporting ongoing operations, security and staff health are priorities for the GSA.

Maintaining EGNSS operations and security in challenging times: the GSA response

08 April 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has had an impact on organisations, businesses, individuals and their families. As one of the few European Agencies delivering services 24/7, and with centres spread across Europe, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) has put various measures into place to ensure continuity of services and the security of EGNSS infrastructure, while at the same time prioritising the health and safety of staff and contractors.
Satellite navigation saves lives every day. Image ©Orolia

Are you aware? Beacons save lives!

06 April 2020
The GNSS world marks Beacon Awareness Day (406 Day) on 6 April. But this celebration also has a more serious purpose - serving as a reminder to the owners of Search and Rescue 406MHz beacons to test them, check their batteries and update their Cospas-Sarsat or National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) registration.
The Galileo Masters has been rewarding the best EGNSS-based innovation since 2004.

Galileo Masters 2020 now open!

02 April 2020
The 2020 edition of the Galileo Masters opened for submissions on April 1st, seeking to award applications, services and new ideas that use Galileo and EGNOS also in synergy with other space programmes to respond to pressing needs facing business and society. The 2020 competition has three GSA challenges under the theme Space for Future Generations
 

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