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The report aims at enhancing the understanding of the LBS market evolution, including strong points, limitations, key technological trends and main drivers.

LBS user requirements highlighted in GSA special report

09 November 2018
A recent report from the European GNSS Agency (GSA) highlights user needs and requirements on position, navigation and timing (PNT) for location-based service (LBS) applications. The report will help shape the discussion at the next EGNSS User Consultation Platform (UCP), to be held in Marseille on 3-4 December 2018 as part of European Space Week.
The Report provides a reference for the EGNSS Programmes and for the aviation community on user needs and requirements in the aviation market segment.

GSA Report highlights key user requirements in aviation

08 November 2018
A Report from the European GNSS Agency (GSA) on Aviation User Needs and Requirements highlights current and future requirements for position, navigation and timing in the aviation sector and will feed into the discussion at the next EGNSS User Consultation Platform (UCP), to be held in Marseille on 3-4 December 2018 as part of European Space Week.
The Report on Agriculture User Needs and Requirements includes an analysis of current and potential future market trends in the agriculture sector.

GSA special report highlights user requirements for PNT in the agri-sector

07 November 2018
A recent report from the European GNSS Agency (GSA) highlights user needs and requirements in the Agriculture sector on position, navigation and timing (PNT) solutions from the strict user perspective and the market conditions, regulations, and standards that drive them. The report will help shape the discussion at the next EGNSS User Consultation Platform (UCP), to be held in Marseille on 3-4 December 2018 as part of European Space Week.
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.
Galileo’s unique features support innovation in a wide range of IoT applications

Where (exactly) are my things? Learn how Galileo empowers IoT solutions

01 November 2018
Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), including Galileo, play a key role in the Internet of Things (IoT), and positioning, velocity and timing information supports a wide range of context-aware applications, from drones and driverless cars to asset tracking. At a webinar hosted by the Alliance for Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI) on November 29, representatives from the GSA will explain how the IoT can benefit from Galileo’s unique features.
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.
The Technology for All forum examined how positioning, navigation and imagery technologies are being used to protect our cultural heritage

Positioning and mapping technologies converging to deliver innovation in high added value applications

30 October 2018
Positioning and mapping technologies are converging and integrating as never before, enabling developers to deliver innovative high added-value applications and services, according to participants in the 5th edition of Technology for All, a forum dedicated to technological innovation in support of the environment, cultural heritage and smart cities, which was held at Rome’s Higher Institute for Firefighting (Istituto Superiore Antincendi) on 3-5 October.
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 last four Galileo satellites launched are all usable for service provision

Four more Galileo satellites brought online

26 October 2018
Galileo Satellites GSAT0215, GSAT0216, GSAT0217, and GSAT0218, launched in December 2017, have been commissioned for operational use.
Panel discussing the role of GNSS in autonomous driving at ITS World Congress 2018 in Copenhagen

Precise positioning takes the stage in Copenhagen

25 October 2018
Key representatives from the automotive industry came together at the ITS World event in Copenhagen to discuss their work in the field of autonomous driving. All of them are using Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) solutions and other localisation techniques in order to make safe driverless road transport a reality.
BELS+ develops GNSS markets for EU companies and helps EU GNSS applications gain a foothold in Southeast Asia.

Bavaria rings to the sound of BELS+

24 October 2018
BELS+ aims to develop GNSS markets for EU companies and helps EU GNSS applications gain a foothold in Southeast Asia. Towards these goals, the project is organising a workshop on October 25, 2018 in Gilching/Oberpfaffenhofen, close to Munich, to raise awareness about business opportunities in Southeast Asia among European companies, professionals and institutions offering GNSS-based products and services.
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.
Landing with EGNOS’ explains the system’s various applications for the aviation sector

'Landing with EGNOS’ exhibition opens in Toulouse

19 October 2018
The European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS), Europe's regional satellite-based augmentation system (SBAS), provides safety of life navigation services to aviation, maritime and land-based users over most of Europe. The ‘Landing with EGNOS’ exhibition, which opened at the Cité de l’Espace in Toulouse on 11 October, explains the system’s various applications, particularly for the aviation sector.
The GNSS-based Emergency Warning Service was tested with Japan’s QZSS in Melbourne, Australia recently

GNSS Emergency Warning Service successfully tested

17 October 2018
In the framework of GNSS cooperation between the European Union and Japan, a test was recently conducted of a GNSS-based global Emergency Warning Service using Japan’s Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS), which delivered impressive results.