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Do you have an innovative idea for an application that could benefit from the precise positioning offered by Galileo? Then apply today for the GSA’s MyGalileoApp competition!

Introducing the MyGalileoApp Competition

21 January 2019
The European GNSS Agency’s (GSA) new MyGalileoApp competition challenges developers to design, develop, test and launch a mobile application that takes advantage of the increased accuracy and availability provided by Galileo. The winner stands to win up to EUR 100,000.00.
GSTI provides a broad range of GNSS simulator and testing platforms.

Developers are in luck: GSC simulation tools database refreshed

17 January 2019
The GNSS Simulation and Testing Tools Infrastructure (GSTI) database has been recently updated to offer to the developer community the most comprehensive catalogue of commercial tools available for professional use.
"One of the major focuses of the GSA is security" - Stefano Iannitti, Head of Security at the European GNSS Agency.

European space community steps up to Security and Defence

15 January 2019
A special session at the European Space Week conference in Marseille featured representatives of key EU space bodies addressing challenges and implications in the area of Security and Defence.
The Interconnectivity session during the 2018 European Space Week was packed with informative presentations from a range of stakeholders, projects and companies.

EU Space enables an interconnected future

15 January 2019
As was highlighted at the 2018 European Space Week special session on Interconnectivity, European space technology is providing smart, new applications that deliver the information we need to make faster, easier and more efficient decisions.
A dedicated session at EU Space Week highlighted how Galileo and Copernicus contribute to the sustainable management of our oceans and provide support for maritime operations.

Space serving our blue planet

11 January 2019
The oceans represent 90% of the Earth’s biosphere and are essential to a range of economic activities with over 90% of world trade travelling via maritime routes. The oceans also play a central role in regulating the Earth’s climate. Global observation and monitoring systems are therefore essential to better manage the oceans and to achieve a sustainable blue economy. A dedicated session at EU Space Week on 6 December highlighted how the Galileo and Copernicus programmes contribute to the sustainable management of our oceans and provide support for maritime operations.
Blind Explorer provides an accurate and reliable, personal navigation solution to guide people with visual impairments along unknown paths.

Helping the visually impaired explore the outdoors

10 January 2019
On 3 December, as part of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Geko Navsat inaugurated the first accessible urban park using its Blind Explorer sensorial guidance solution.
The public consultation will be open until 12 February 2019.

Integrity & reliability of digital maps – have your say!

08 January 2019
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) is organising a public consultation on the Integrity & Reliability of Digital Maps for Connected and Automated Driving, in connection with the recently published Commission Communication on Connected and Automated Mobility. This Communication addresses the need to investigate the integrity and reliability of digital maps in order to facilitate the deployment of fully automated and connected vehicles.
The roundtable will be an opportunity to explore GNSS business cooperation between Europe and Japan.

4th EU-Japan Satellite Positioning Roundtable set for 14 March

07 January 2019
The Cabinet Office of the Goverment of Japan and the European Commission, in cooperation with the European GNSS Agency (GSA), will organise the 4th EU-Japan Satellite Positioning Public-Private Roundtable in Tokyo, Japan, on 14 March 2019.
The GSA recently visited the New Holland campus in Peñarrubias de Piron (Segovia), Spain, to discuss the performance achieved using the last available GNSS equipment for auto-steering applications.

Case IH, STEYR and New Holland Agriculture equipment is now compatible with the Galileo satellite network

29 December 2018
CNH Industrial, a global leader in the capital goods sector, has enhanced the robustness of the precision agriculture systems for its global agricultural brands, Case IH, STEYR and New Holland Agriculture, by adding Galileo signals to their reference network solution.
The EU space programmes are supporting services and applications that will underpin the Smart City of the future.

EU Space enabling Smart Cities

27 December 2018
The 2018 European Space Week special session on Smart Cities saw professionals and decision makers showcasing how space applications are fostering urban innovation. Presentations highlighted current projects and cutting-edge technologies set to emerge in the coming years.

Message from European GNSS Agency (GSA) Executive Director Carlo des Dorides

21 December 2018
2018 has been an action-packed year for the GSA and for Europe’s satellite navigation programmes, Galileo and EGNOS.
Both the Initial Open Service and the SAR Service performance figures generally exceed the MPL targets in Q3 2018

Galileo IS OS & SAR Performance Reports of Q3-2018 available!

21 December 2018
OS and SAR Service Performance Reports of the third quarter of 2018 (covering July, August and September) have been published under the European GNSS Service Centre web portal, under Performance Reports section.

Space can sustain the land!

20 December 2018
The productivity and sustainability of land is determined by interactions between land resources, climate and human activities. Selecting the optimal, sustainable use of land is essential to minimise degradation, rehabilitate degraded land, ensure the sustainable use of natural resources and mitigate the impact of climate change. So it was appropriate that on World Soil Day, an EU Space Week session showcased how the EU space programmes Galileo and Copernicus are supporting sustainable land use and management.
Snapdragon 855 is the is the world’s first commercial mobile platform supporting multi-gigabit 5G and dual-frequency GNSS

Qualcomm launches Snapdragon with dual frequency and 5G

19 December 2018
At the annual Snapdragon Technology Summit, which took place on December 4-6 in Hawaii, global chipset manufacturer Qualcomm Technologies Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, unveiled the newest generation in the 8 Mobile Platform Series, the dual frequency Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 855 Mobile Platform.
The Teagasc team Richa Marwaha, Azucena Jiménez- Castañeda and Gabriela Afrasinei at European Space Week

Farming by Satellite: Teagasc takes first prize

18 December 2018
A team from Teagasc, the Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority, took the first prize in this year’s Farming by Satellite competition with FODDERApp, a mobile app for grass and grazing management.