Maritime in action

The UCP enables direct interaction between users of positioning, navigation and timing solutions and the organisations and institutions that oversee Galileo and EGNOS.

User Consultation Platform helps shape the future of European GNSS

23 January 2019
The European GNSS User Consultation Platform was hard at work in Marseille during this year's EU Space Week. Parallel panel sessions brought together users from different market segments. Each session had specific objectives aiming at profiting from the valuable contributions of users. The UCP ended with a plenary session in which the elected chairperson of each panel presented the results of their discussions to the wider community.
Do you have an innovative idea for an application that could benefit from the precise positioning offered by Galileo? Then apply today for the GSA’s MyGalileoApp competition!

Introducing the MyGalileoApp Competition

21 January 2019
The European GNSS Agency’s (GSA) new MyGalileoApp competition challenges developers to design, develop, test and launch a mobile application that takes advantage of the increased accuracy and availability provided by Galileo. The winner stands to win up to EUR 100,000.00.
The Interconnectivity session during the 2018 European Space Week was packed with informative presentations from a range of stakeholders, projects and companies.

EU Space enables an interconnected future

15 January 2019
As was highlighted at the 2018 European Space Week special session on Interconnectivity, European space technology is providing smart, new applications that deliver the information we need to make faster, easier and more efficient decisions.
A dedicated session at EU Space Week highlighted how Galileo and Copernicus contribute to the sustainable management of our oceans and provide support for maritime operations.

Space serving our blue planet

11 January 2019
The oceans represent 90% of the Earth’s biosphere and are essential to a range of economic activities with over 90% of world trade travelling via maritime routes. The oceans also play a central role in regulating the Earth’s climate. Global observation and monitoring systems are therefore essential to better manage the oceans and to achieve a sustainable blue economy. A dedicated session at EU Space Week on 6 December highlighted how the Galileo and Copernicus programmes contribute to the sustainable management of our oceans and provide support for maritime operations.
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.
The GSA uses feedback from users to improve EGNSS service delivery.

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05 December 2018
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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.
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.
Visitors to the GSA stand are briefed on LPV procedures

Galileo supports compliance with ICAO SAR requirements

04 November 2018
Galileo supports compliance with new Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) from the International Civil Aviation Organisation relating to the location of an aeroplane in distress. This and other benefits of European GNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) for the aviation sector were in focus at the European Regions Airline Association (ERA) General Assembly, which took place on 9-11 October in Edinburg, UK.
The reports provide an in-depth analysis of user needs and requirements in various market segments

Just published: First report series on User Needs and Requirements on Position, Navigation and Time

31 October 2018
A first series of Reports on User Needs and Requirements on position, navigation and time has been published on the European GNSS Service Centre web portal in the section “GSA Publications”. The publication of this series paves the way to the 2018 edition of the User Consultation Platform to be held in Marseille on 3-4 December 2018 as part of European Space Week.
ERL Emergency 2019 is targeting autonomous capabilities and seamless navigation for emergency robotic systems

GSA partners with Septentrio in ERL Emergency 2019

29 October 2018
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) is partnering with GNSS receiver manufacturer Septentrio to award a prize in the ERL Emergency Local Tournament 2019, which aims to foster advanced developments of autonomous capabilities and seamless navigation for emergency robotic systems.
The GSA-funded 5-LIVES project provides innovative EGNSS-based solutions for helicopter rescue operations

FLAG consolidated as group to promote EGNSS in rotorcraft emergency response

23 October 2018
Following its success in advising the 5-LIVES H2020 research and development project, the Five Lives Advisory Group (FLAG) of helicopter users has now been consolidated as the European focal point for coordination and harmonisation of the implementation of satellite-based rotorcraft operations and, with the support of GSA, will continue its work on the early implementation of satellite-based rotorcraft operations for emergency response.
The call targets the development of multi-frequency, multi-purpose antennas aimed at both the mass and professional markets

GSA funding opportunity: Multi-frequency multipurpose antenna for Galileo

22 October 2018
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) has opened a call for proposals within its Fundamental Elements funding mechanism to develop a Galileo-enabled multi-frequency antenna. The activity shall also focus on developing a close-to-market GNSS antenna for both mass-market and professional users. The deadline for submissions is 08 March 2019.
ERL Emergency 2019 is targeting autonomous capabilities and seamless navigation for emergency robotic systems

ERL Emergency 2019 – robots to the rescue!

15 October 2018
In emergency situations, robotic systems play a key role in providing rescue teams with remote access to an emergency site. The ERL Emergency Local Tournament 2019 aims to foster advanced developments of autonomous capabilities and seamless navigation for emergency robotic systems.
The GSA/JRC test campaign will support the maritime receiver industry with the implementation of Galileo

GSA and JRC launch test for maritime receivers

03 October 2018
The widespread uptake of GNSS in commercial shipping has raised the need for common performance, reliability and resilience standards. With this in mind, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and the Joint Research Centre (JRC) are launching a test campaign to help manufacturers with the implementation of Galileo in maritime shipborne receivers while checking compliance with standards in the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).
 

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