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E.g., 25/10/2020
E.g., 25/10/2020
A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.

GSA initiative targets post-COVID urban sustainability: we want to hear from cities

13 July 2020
The GSA aims to help cities emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic by leveraging EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) and Copernicus synergies to make urban mobility more sustainable, as well as boost innovation and economic growth. To do this, the GSA is creating a network of cities that have decided to build better, more sustainable and efficient transport systems to support the recovery phase. With this in mind, a survey has been launched to understand the needs and develop tailored awareness-raising and support actions on space for cities. The Horizon 2020 Ariadna project will take this further with dedicated support to facilitate the use of space for sustainable cities and its integration into new urban mobility schemes.
Innovative solutions will help unblock GNSS potential for the Internet of Things.

IoT positioning in the spotlight at GSA webinar

08 July 2020
Over 100 participants came together online on 18 June to discuss power-efficient positioning for the Internet of Things at a webinar organised by the European GNSS Agency (GSA). At the webinar, which featured input from innovation projects and major chipset manufacturers in the IoT domain, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) presented its recent White Paper on the topic.
The future is bright for the European space programme and for the GSA.

We are writing an extraordinary chapter in the history of space

06 July 2020
At the 45th meeting of the European GNSS Agency’s (GSA) Administrative Board back in July 2016, Jean-Yves Le Gall, President of CNES, the French space agency, and France’s interministerial coordinator for European satellite navigation programmes, was elected as Chair. European GNSS has gone from strength to strength in the four years since then. As his term draws to an end, he looks back at what has been achieved.
97% of new tractors in Europe using GNSS are equipped with EGNOS, the preferred low-cost entry technology for precision farming in Europe

A “Cerealist’s Diary”, the testimony of a wheat farmer

29 June 2020
A cereal farmer in Salamanca, Spain, explains how satellite navigation systems help farmers to reduce CO2 emissions and save time and money, and demonstrates how EGNOS currently plays an important role in European agriculture, helping farms to improve crop yields while reducing their environmental footprint.
Both the Open Service and the SAR/Galileo Service performance figures generally exceed the MPL targets in Q1-2020.

First Galileo Performance Reports of 2020 now available

26 June 2020
Galileo Initial Services Open Service and SAR/Galileo Enhanced Services Performance Reports covering the first quarter of 2020 are available in the Electronic Library of the European GNSS Service Centre web portal.
GNSS is a key technology underpinning future evolutions of the ERTMS

Satellite positioning: a game changer for the European Railway Traffic Management System

23 June 2020
A Work Plan for the European Railway Traffic Management System (ERTMS), published by the European Commission in May this year, lists satellite positioning as one of the game changing technologies underpinning future evolutions of the system and a key element to be included in future Technological Specifications for Interoperability (TSI).
Stakeholders shared the latest knowledge around raw measurement use at the Raw Measurements Workshop

GNSS raw measurements take centre stage at GSA workshop

18 June 2020
Over 200 participants from 32 countries took part in the fourth GNSS Raw Measurements Task Force Workshop, held online on 27-28 May 2020. At the workshop, participants had the opportunity to learn about progress around the use of raw measurements in Android devices and to benefit from the experience of the GSA’s Raw Measurements Task Force.
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.
 

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