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The Shark Bait test took just over three and a half minutes to locate the PLB developed under a GSA Horizon 2020 project.

Operation Shark Bait: Galileo SAR will save lives!

08 October 2019
The huge value of the Galileo Search and Rescue (SAR) service was underlined in a live demonstration off the coast of Belgium on Thursday 26 September. Operation Shark Bait showed how this vital service can quickly trigger a rescue operation and save lives at sea. Despite a grey day and choppy sea conditions, an emergency rescue was initiated in just over three and a half minutes after intrepid “volunteer victim”, Australian broadcaster and explorer Tara Foster, operated her Galileo-enabled SAR beacon from a small life raft buffeted by the waves just offshore from the port of Ostend.
GSA Open Days 2019: Accuracy Matters - Look around you!

GSA Open Days 2019: Accuracy Matters – look around you!

04 October 2019
Have you ever wondered how pilots can land a plane when it is snowing or foggy? The answers lie just five minutes away from downtown Prague.
The hackathon brought together a large group of participants from a wide range of disciplines.

Galileo, Smart RTK Hackathon kicks off Thai Space Week

04 October 2019
Over two days in August, to kick off Thai Space Week, GNSS.asia and Thailand’s Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA) ran a Galileo and Smart RTK Hackathon – challenging participants to think outside the box. With one hackathon already completed this year, this was a good opportunity to introduce Galileo to a new region and to a new group of enthusiastic innovators.
EGNSS and Copernicus support many services that fall within the European Parliament ITRE Committee’s sphere of interest.

Europe’s economy is increasingly dependent on space - ITRE committee hears

02 October 2019
During a presentation on the EU Space Programmes as enablers for policies requested by the European Parliament’s Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) on 25 September 2019, attendees heard how the European economy is increasingly dependent on space-based services.
Europe’s space programmes help sustain Europe’s growing blue economy.

Space – underpinning the blue economy

26 September 2019
The European Union's blue economy is thriving - economic activities related to oceans, seas and coastal areas recorded gross profit of EUR 74.3 billion in 2017. By providing the tools needed to streamline marine navigation and port operations, support fast and effective search and rescue, and monitor the health of the marine environment, Europe’s GNSS and Earth Observation programmes offer crucial services for this vital segment of the European economy.
Accuracy Matters campaign

Accuracy Matters a runner up at Digital Communication Awards 2019

24 September 2019
The Galileo – Accuracy Matters campaign was a worthy runner-up in the ‘Campaign of the Year - Associations & Institutions’ category at this year’s Digital Communication Awards. The first place prize in the category went to Finland’s Capital of Metal campaign, which set out to determine which Finnish city deserves to be known internationally as the Capital of Metal.
Many of the submissions in this year’s MyGalileoApp competition target solutions that improve users’ mobility experience

MyGalileoApp – targeting the future of mobility

20 September 2019
Submissions in the MyGalileoApp competitions target applications in 11 innovation areas. European Mobility Week, which is taking place this week, is a good opportunity to take a look at some of the applications addressing mobility-related issues that were shortlisted in the Top 30 in this year’s edition of the competition.
The deadline for submissions is 31 October 2019, a webinar on 9 October will help you prepare.

GSA funding opportunity: Enhanced GNSS Receiver/User Terminal

19 September 2019
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) has opened a call for proposals within its Fundamental Elements funding mechanism, targeting the implementation of OS-NMA and/or I/NAV features in close-to-market receivers and/or GNSS user terminals. The deadline for submissions is 31 October 2019.
Webinars will be held on Maritime, Rail, Aviation and Timing and Synchronisation

GSA webinars on Pre-Commercial Procurement funding opportunities tailored to public authorities

18 September 2019
In September 2019, public authorities will have the opportunity to attend and participate in several informative webinars on Pre-Commercial Procurement and learn about the available funding opportunities on this topic.
Galileo and EGNOS are supporting the smart mobility solutions of the future

European GNSS supports smarter mobility

17 September 2019
Over the past few months, we have published a number of articles highlighting how GNSS is contributing to technological advancements in various transport sectors. Mobility Week is a good opportunity to look back at these and summarise how Galileo and EGNOS are enabling the intelligent transport applications that underpin the mobility solutions of the future.
The GSA-EIB agreement will help create high-skilled jobs and improve the day-to-day lives of Europeans

GSA, EIB sign agreement on investment in space

13 September 2019
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have signed an agreement to cooperate on supporting investment in the European space-based service economy. The agreement was signed as part of celebrations at GSA headquarters in Prague on September 10 to mark the Agency’s 15th anniversary.
“GSA has been at the heart of the EGNOS and Galileo programmes over the past 15 years,” Carlo des Dorides.

GSA celebrates 15 years

10 September 2019
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) is hosting a special event on September 10 to mark the 15th anniversary of its creation. The Agency was set up as the European GNSS Supervisory Authority in 2004 to oversee the development of the European space programmes EGNOS and Galileo.
The number of Galileo-enabled smartphones in use has soared to 1 billion in just 3 years.

GSA celebrates 1 billion Galileo smartphone users

09 September 2019
The estimated number of Galileo-enabled smartphones in use has reached one billion. This significant milestone has been achieved in the week when the European GNSS Agency (GSA), responsible for operation of the Galileo programme, celebrates its 15th anniversary, making this a memorable week for the Agency.
In total, 203 ideas were submitted in this year’s competition.

Galileo-Copernicus challenge leads the pack in Galileo Masters 2019

04 September 2019
The Galileo-Copernicus Synergy Challenge, which seeks solutions that help to make our world safer and more sustainable using Earth observation combined with Galileo/EGNOS geo-referencing, received the most submissions in this year’s Galileo Masters, with a total of 54 completed ideas submitted.
A sneak peek at the cover of the upcoming edition of the GSA’s GNSS Market Report.

GSA GNSS Market Report 6 – coming soon!

27 August 2019
The 2019 edition of the GSA’s GNSS Market Report will be launched in the autumn. As in previous years, the latest issue of the report will provide comprehensive information on the dynamic global GNSS market along with in-depth analysis of the latest global GNSS trends and developments. To be among the first to receive the Market Report straight into your inbox , register here.
 

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