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The webinar series is starting on 3 September  (source:  Vanessa Ramos – ©KIM Global)

Chile’s Galileo Information Centre launches a series of webinars to introduce Galileo and Galileo Services in Latin America

01 September 2020
The Galileo Information Centres (GIC), an initiative of the European Commission and DG-DEFIS, are facilitating the introduction of EGNSS in Latin America. The recently-established Centre in Chile - providing services to the Galileo user community in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia and Ecuador - is organising a series of webinars to introduce Galileo to the Latin America user community, and showcase the benefits that the European GNSS can bring to the regional markets and stakeholders.
EU Satellite navigation launched opportunities for students, innovators and entrepreneurs this summer, there is room for everybody.

EU Satellite navigation: a wealth of opportunities

28 August 2020
In the past few weeks the European GNSS Agency (GSA) has been launching a series of initiatives to boost EU innovation and support European entrepreneurs able to come up with ideas and applications leveraging Galileo and EGNOS services, here is a short recap.
Infoshare is an ideal forum to showcase your projects and connect with one of the largest tech community in Europe.

It is time for your project to shine: join us at Infoshare 2020

21 August 2020
Interested in presenting your solution at Infoshare? Then read on! The European GNSS Agency (GSA) is looking for innovative solutions to showcase at the virtual Galileo stand during Infoshare event taking place 23 – 30 September 2020. Infoshare is the biggest Tech Conference in Central and Eastern Europe. In 2019 it gathered over 6000 participants and 700+ start-ups, speakers and investors. It’s a place to share ideas and passions but also to boost start-ups and investments. In 2020, under the changed circumstances, Infoshare will continue to be a place to meet like-minded developers and experts and make new contacts from the industry in a digital format.
The EGNOS SoL service has improved following the successful GPS III introduction

GPS III successfully introduced into EGNOS services

20 August 2020
Introduction of the first GPS III satellites into EGNOS services was successfully achieved on 27 July 2020, following the initiation by GPS of a transition from its “GPS Block II” satellites to its new generation “GPS Block III satellites”.
Evaluations for the EUSPA Logo Contest are ongoing

…and it’s a wrap! EUSPA Logo Contest submissions are now closed. Top finalists will be announced mid-October

19 August 2020
The deadline for the submissions of the new European Union Space Programme Agency logo has expired.
Thanks for flying with the GSA crew to Prague's EGNOS-enabled airport! We hope to see you soon again!

GSA lands safely at Prague’s EGNOS-enabled Airport for Runway Park 2020

17 August 2020
The European GNSS Agency and its crew touched down on the runway of the Vaclav Havel Airport in Prague to highlight the benefits of the EU Space Programme in the Czech Republic.
Thanks to satellite navigation, advanced signaling system controls the maximum allowed speed and the distance of the trains, instant by instant.

Satellite navigation: the new frontiers in railway traffic management

11 August 2020
For the first time in Europe, the Italian Railway Network (RFI) has introduced a new railway traffic control and management system that uses satellite technologies, including Galileo.
What integrity concept to develop for the autonomous transportation system using EGNOS and Galileo?

Prior Information Notice: Integrity Service Complementing EGNSS High Accuracy

07 August 2020
The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Defence, Industry and Space (DG-DEFIS) has issued a Prior Information Notice (PIN) for a planned call to address how the future evolution of European GNSS (EGNSS) could be beneficial for autonomous transportation. The new service contract shall assess the feasibility of an integrity service complementing EGNSS High Accuracy in the 2030+ timeframe.
The deadline for submitting ideas is 16 October 2020.

Geomatics on the Move competition open for submissions!

03 August 2020
The European GNSS Agency (GSA), in collaboration with the Council of European Geodetic Surveyors (CLGE), has launched the Geomatics on the Move 2020 competition with the aim of fostering the use of EU satellite programmes Galileo, EGNOS and Copernicus among students, young professionals, entrepreneurs and small and mid-sized businesses (SMEs), to create innovative geomatics applications and solutions across all over Europe. The deadline for submission of ideas is 16 October 2020. Interested? Click here!
The GNSS.Asia Market & Technology Trends Report is a must read for GNSS companies looking to do business in Asia.

First GNSS Asia Market & Technology Trends Report now available

31 July 2020
GNSS.asia, a Horizon-2020 project of the European GNSS Agency (GSA) that aims to stimulate the creation of partnerships between GNSS industries in Europe and Asia, has announced the publication of its first Market and Technology Trends Report for the Asian market. Packed with key insights from GNSS.asia teams on the ground in Asia, this report, provided on quarterly basis, is a must read for companies looking to expand into Asian markets or to cooperate with Asian companies and institutions.
Check UseGalileo.eu to see if your sports wearable benefits from Galileo’s accuracy

Get the most out of summer with Galileo

27 July 2020
As Europe cautiously emerges from lockdown, people are eager to stretch their limbs and engage in summer activities – from running and hiking to biking and sailing. With Galileo as your training partner, you can improve your performance and get the most from all of these activities. What’s more, in the unlikely event that you have an accident while engaging in your chosen activity, Galileo will ensure that help reaches you as quickly as possible.
Vilnius Airport is the first of 3 airports in the country to upgrade to EGNOS by the end of the year

EGNOS procedures implemented in Vilnius

23 July 2020
EGNOS procedures were launched at Vilnius Airport in Lithuania on 18 June 2020 as part of the EGNOS Lithuania project. Funded under the European GNSS Agency’s (GSA) Aviation Grant Programme, EGNOS Lithuania aims to implement 5 LPV approach procedures at the three biggest airports in Lithuania: Vilnius, Kaunas and Palanga.
Under what conditions would it be beneficial to implement an EGNOS service for payment and liability-critical road applications in 2025-2035?

EC launches study on EGNOS integrity concept for road applications

22 July 2020
The European Commission, with the support of the GSA, has launched a new project using EGNOS, the European satellite-based augmentation system (SBAS), with the aim of developing a tailored integrity concept for payment and liability critical applications in the road sector such as road tolling or pay-as-you-drive insurance in the 2025-2035 timeframe.
Teams should submit their initial ideas by 31 August 2020.

MyGalileoDrone contest open for submissions!

17 July 2020
The European GNSS Agency (GSA), the operational agency of the European Commission for Galileo and EGNOS, is launching its MyGalileoDrone competition on July 17. This contest is targeting the design and development of drone-based applications or services, using a Galileo/EGNOS-enabled receiver, that address the EU’s key priorities such as the Green Deal, and support the EU Recovery Plan for Europe. Initial ideas should be submitted by 31 August. A wide participation from all Member States is expected.
A Logo Design Contest is launched for EUSPA.

Will your design be our future? EUSPA logo design contest is open. The evaluation of the submitted proposals is ongoing. Its estimated completion is foreseen by October 2020.

14 July 2020
The European GNSS Agency, operational arm of the European Commission for the EU Space Programme, is on the hunt for forward thinking graphic designers and visual artists from across the EU to craft its new EUSPA logo. Five finalists, one winner and up to €15k! Ready to break the mould? Proposals should be submitted by 14 August. The evaluation of the submitted proposals is ongoing. Its estimated completion is foreseen by October 2020.
 

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