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E.g., 07/08/2020
E.g., 07/08/2020
Galileo Masters: a springboard for next-generation space applications

Galileo Masters: a springboard for your ideas

17 June 2020
Have an idea that uses Galileo positioning to address a pressing societal challenge? Take it to the next level by entering it in this year’s Galileo Masters competition. Every year, the Galileo Masters acts as a springboard for exciting new ideas and awards new applications and services that use Galileo and EGNOS, also in synergy with other space programmes, to respond to pressing needs facing business and society.
JOHAN GNSS-enabled sports trackers help improve team performance.

JOHAN V5 leverages EGNOS for extra precision

16 June 2020
Winner of the GSA Special Prize at the 2013 European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC), JOHAN has successfully established a start-up and is expanding its products portfolio. The company has developed GNSS-enabled motion sensors for location determination and performance measurement of sports teams, especially football and hockey players. The latest version of the sports tracker - V5 - leverages EGNOS/SBAS for extra accuracy.
Collins Aerospace Global Landing Unit (GLU), GLU-2100 MMR, single frequency GPS L1 receiver, prototyped upgraded to support a GPS and Galileo DFMC GNSS and used as a baseline for the development of the ARAIM algorithm

Global ARAIM for Dual-Constellation webinar took place on 24 June 2020

12 June 2020
A webinar was organised by the Global ARAIM for Dual-Constellation (GLAD) project, co-funded by the European GNSS Agency (GSA), which is developing the Advanced Receiver Autonomous Integrity Monitoring (RAIM) prototype receiver under the Fundamental Elements programme. It took place on 24 June 2020 and covered the ARAIM concept and GLAD activities during the prototyping and demonstration of the results.
Synergies between GNSS and Earth observation can help tackle many of the challenges that Europe faces.

Space synergies to drive economic growth and job creation

11 June 2020
By reinforcing synergies with other space technologies and working with all the Member States, while creating a favourable ecosystem, the impact of the space sector on economic growth in Europe will expand and create more jobs, according to European GNSS Agency (GSA) Acting Executive Director Pascal Claudel.
The combination of EGNSS with Earth observation can deliver significant benefits to the agricultural sector.

Space synergies for food security

10 June 2020
GNSS and Earth observation experts came together at a webinar organised by the European GNSS Agency (GSA) on 26 May to discuss how combining Galileo and EGNOS navigation and positioning tools with the data and services offered by EU Earth observation programme Copernicus can be used to improve food security and make agriculture in general more efficient and sustainable.
The first Galileo-enabled trams in Prague are expected by the end of 2020

Galileo-enabled receivers soon in Prague tramways

09 June 2020
The Prague Public Transit Company (DPP) has issued a tender for Galileo-enabled receivers to be included in Prague tramways as part of a modernization plan to increase network efficiency and improve user experience.
Galileo, EGNOS and Copernicus all contribute to making our seas and oceans safer and more sustainable

Making space for the oceans

08 June 2020
On June 8 the world celebrates World Oceans Day, when people around the planet celebrate our oceans and seas and work to raise awareness about problems facing the marine environment. The EU space programmes Galileo, EGNOS and Copernicus, with their positioning, navigation and Earth observation services, are helping to monitor and protect the oceans and make Europe’s Blue Economy more sustainable, in support of the European Green Deal agenda.
The GSA White Paper looks at how positioning for the IoT can be made more power-efficient.

Power-efficient positioning for the IoT

05 June 2020
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) has published a White Paper on “Power-efficient positioning for the Internet of Things”, providing an overview of GNSS technologies that are relevant for low-power IoT applications, including those that require hybridisation with other connectivity solutions. The GSA is organising a dedicated webinar on 18 June to present the main findings from the paper.
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.
 

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