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The EU space programme is helping to support many of the EU’s key policies and goals

EU Space growing #strongertogether: Happy Europe Day

08 May 2020
As the European Union celebrates Europe Day on May 9, we take a look at how the EU space programmes, themselves a result of European cooperation, are helping the European Union achieve concrete goals of a more united and prosperous Europe.
This year’s GNSS Raw Measurements Taskforce Workshop will be held online on May 28

Working with Android GNSS raw measurements? GSA wants to hear from you!

27 April 2020
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) has launched two calls for papers ahead of its GNSS Raw Measurements Taskforce Workshop, to be held online on 28 May 2020. The first of these calls targets innovative work using raw measurements while the second is related to testing EGNOS Data Access Service (EDAS) corrections in smartphones. If you are working on innovative solutions in these areas, we want to hear from you!
Galileo Green Lane will help reduce freight bottlenecks at EU borders

Galileo Green Lane, easing pressure at the EU’s internal borders

24 April 2020
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) is working together with the European Commission (EC) on an app to facilitate the movement of goods and freight within the EU in support of the COVID-19 pandemic response. The “Galileo Green Lane” app will ease the flow of freight through borders and enable the efficient transit of critical goods.
Space technologies are a key asset in the fight for a greener, more sustainable planet.

Looking to space for solutions on Earth Day

22 April 2020
Earth Day is celebrated around the world on April 22. Since its early days back in the seventies, Earth Day has striven to build the world’s largest environmental movement to drive transformative change for people and the planet. As an engine of this transformative change, space tech supports the goals of Earth Day by enabling innovative solutions that promote sustainable economic growth that is decoupled from resource use.
Wearables are the second most sold GNSS devices, after smartphones

Galileo for wearables

16 April 2020
Galileo delivers more accurate and reliable positioning information to our mobile devices, including wearables. Used in fitness- and health-related, and other applications, GNSS-enabled wearables are contributing significantly to continued growth in the mobile services arena.
Supporting ongoing operations, security and staff health are priorities for the GSA.

Maintaining EGNSS operations and security in challenging times: the GSA response

08 April 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has had an impact on organisations, businesses, individuals and their families. As one of the few European Agencies delivering services 24/7, and with centres spread across Europe, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) has put various measures into place to ensure continuity of services and the security of EGNSS infrastructure, while at the same time prioritising the health and safety of staff and contractors.
Satellite navigation saves lives every day. Image ©Orolia

Are you aware? Beacons save lives!

06 April 2020
The GNSS world marks Beacon Awareness Day (406 Day) on 6 April. But this celebration also has a more serious purpose - serving as a reminder to the owners of Search and Rescue 406MHz beacons to test them, check their batteries and update their Cospas-Sarsat or National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) registration.
The Galileo Masters has been rewarding the best EGNSS-based innovation since 2004.

Galileo Masters 2020 now open!

02 April 2020
The 2020 edition of the Galileo Masters opened for submissions on April 1st, seeking to award applications, services and new ideas that use Galileo and EGNOS also in synergy with other space programmes to respond to pressing needs facing business and society. The 2020 competition has three GSA challenges under the theme Space for Future Generations
eCall has been saving lives on EU roads for 2 years already.

eCall: 2 years of saving lives

31 March 2020
In the two years since the launch of the EU’s eCall emergency response system, which automatically calls emergency services in the event of a road accident, manufacturers have been quick to implement the life-saving technology, with around 3 million eCall-enabled vehicles already sold in Europe.
Apps leveraging GNSS positioning can be used to effectively monitor and map the spread of the virus.

Calling for GNSS apps supporting authorities and citizens in the COVID-19 emergency response and recovery

27 March 2020
Location is a key requirement when attempting to monitor and map the spread of a disease and GNSS is one of the main tools supporting this. Galileo, currently embedded in over 1.3 billion smartphones and devices worldwide, is helping to increase GNSS accuracy and availability, especially in urban areas. Since the outbreak of the coronavirus earlier this year, many apps have been developed that use GNSS location to monitor the global spread of the virus and to map outbreaks of the COVID-19 disease. GNSS-apps are also proving their usefulness by helping people to implement social distancing in queues and other public spaces.
Raw Galileo targeted the use of GNSS raw measurements and high accuracy to produce innovative solutions.

Hackers take on Raw Galileo challenge

23 March 2020
Hackers came together online at the Raw Galileo 24-hour hackathon over the weekend to develop innovative solutions that leverage Galileo raw measurements for use on Android-based mobile devices. Organized by the University of Nottingham and the European GNSS Agency (GSA) as a part of the FLAMINGO project, the hackathon challenged the participants to develop solutions addressing two key challenges, enticing them with a prize pot of EUR 6000.
Users in the geomatics community are already very aware of the benefits that EGNSS offers.

Celebrating the GNSS surveying community

20 March 2020
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) joins the 2020 Global Surveyors Day, to celebrate the men and women of the surveying profession and their valuable work across a wide range of geomatics applications including land surveying (cadastral, construction, mapping and GIS, mining and infrastructure monitoring) and offshore surveying. The surveying industry and community have been an early adopter of Galileo and EGNOS leveraging on the high-precision positioning to develop new services and applications.
Point.IoT aims to leverage Galileo to drive innovation in IoT.

Harnessing Galileo to shape the future of IoT

16 March 2020
Point.IoT, an exciting new programme designed to empower innovation using Galileo and IoT technologies, is offering 10 teams of ambitious entrepreneurs the chance to tackle relevant industry challenges while showcasing the use of European positioning technologies in IoT. The winning team stands to win a cash prize of EUR 20,000. Interested? Apply now!
The competition aims to promote agricultural efficiency through the use of space tech.

Farming by Satellite 2020: on your marks, get set, applications open on 16 March

13 March 2020
Registration for the 5th Farming by Satellite Prize, which aims to promote the use of EGNSS and Earth observation in European and African agriculture, will open on 16 March. If you are a young innovator with an idea for using satellite technologies to enable sustainable farming practices, improve efficiency in agriculture and reduce its environmental impact, this is your chance to win some great prizes!
The SAR/Galileo Forward and Return Link Services comfortably exceed set targets.

Galileo Return Link Service delivers excellent performance

11 March 2020
The first performance evaluation of the Galileo Return Link Service (RLS) following its launch has revealed excellent service provision that exceeds set targets. The Galileo RLS, which allows people in distress to receive automatic acknowledgement that their signal has been received, was declared operational at the 12th European Space Conference on January 21.
 

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