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EGNOS: Key to RUC interoperability

15 April 2013
Road User Charging (RUC) is a hot topic in Europe and globally. The clear case for satellite based systems that offer a sustainable, lower cost solution and can facilitate interoperability between national and regional systems was made to the recent 10th Annual RUC Conference in Brussels on 5 and 6 March.

Road User Charging: Belgian insights

12 April 2013
Belgium is making preparations for introducing a Road User Charging (RUC) scheme for heavy vehicles. This scheme could potentially be extended to all vehicles across the country in a few years time. Meanwhile a small case study in the Belgian city of Leuven has shown how a RUC scheme based on satellite technology could help relieve congestion and change driver behaviour.

GSA SME showcase success in Prague

10 April 2013
Since relocating to Prague, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) has worked to engage the business community with the many opportunities offered by the EU’s space programmes. On 27 March the GSA’s HQ hosted a very successful workshop for Czech SMEs and other business organisations and individuals to present the potential of this major growth area.

Mapping gravity more accurately

08 April 2013
By combining GNSS and EGNOS augmented positioning with airborne inertial measurements and a global gravity model, also derived from space-based technology, the Galileo for Gravity project is developing an accurate, cost effective gravimetry surveying service. This has tremendous potential for enhancing activities such as mineral prospecting and a wide range of other commercial and academic applications.

President Barroso visits GSA Prague HQ

04 April 2013
Yesterday (Wednesday 3 April), the President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso visited the European Global Navigation and Satellite System Agency (GSA) in Prague. He saw how the GSA is managing the Galileo and EGNOS programmes on behalf of the Commission and was briefed on developments in these exciting and valuable European space programmes.

Hungarian European Space Expo!

03 April 2013
Hungary is clearly keen on space technology with more than 17 500 visitors passing through the doors of the European Space Expo in Budapest at the end of March. The free exhibition featuring Europe’s Galileo, EGNOS and Copernicus programmes was a big hit with Hungarian citizens of all ages during its first excursion into eastern Europe!

Curved approach lands benefits

02 April 2013
EGNOS ensures that satellite navigation signals can be used for safety-critical applications such as guiding aircraft during their approach to airports and other in-flight manoeuvres. The FilGAPP FP7 project is working to develop advanced EGNOS-based navigation procedures that can deliver tangible benefits to the civil air sector across Europe and beyond.

Aerial assistance for agriculture

25 March 2013
Precision agriculture is an area where satellite-enabled services have made a big impact. But sometimes the weather gets in the way or farmers need very high resolution data. Now EGNOS is being used to help develop a flexible ‘camera in the sky’ service that can provide the essential data that farms need, when they need it.

GENIUS Professional Training Programme

15 March 2013
Fundamentals of GNSS Mar 4th to 6th 2013, GSA Headquarters, Prague, Czech Republic.

Breaking the ‘chicken and egg’ paradigm

14 March 2013
Which came first: the chicken or the egg? It is an old puzzle, but applicable to many contemporary situations. For instance, in the aviation sector adoption of EGNOS-enabled navigation procedures needs acceptance from all sides - airports, aircraft manufacturers, operators and air navigation service providers (ANSPs) – to realise maximum benefits for all. The Accepta project is working to break inertia in the sector and accelerate adoption of EGNOS technologies.

SIMA sees growth in demand for farming satellite technology

11 March 2013
Exhibitors at the 75th Sima-Simagena International Agri-Business Show at the Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre from 24 to 28 of February noted an increase in demand for satellite technology installed in tractors and harvesters over recent years.

Farming by Satellite Prize honours Europe’s brightest agricultural students

08 March 2013
Three young European agricultural students were chosen from among 114 entrants from 25 countries as prize-winners in the European GNSS Agency’s (GSA) Farming by Satellite Prize, awarded at a ceremony at the Sima-Simagena Agri-Business Show in Paris on 25 February 2013.

Africa in Focus

05 March 2013
Africa and the EU are working closely on implementing satellite navigation technologies that can make a major impact on economic development. The benefits that can be delivered by technologies such as EGNOS are considerable. But raising awareness of the opportunities with local business, academics and policy makers is very important. This is where the ‘Awareness in Africa’ project is making a real difference.

GSA offers Czech showcase

27 February 2013
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) is working to engage the regional business communities in opportunities offered by the EU’s space programmes. As part of this effort, a workshop for SMEs and other enterprising companies and individuals is being organised on 27 March at GSA’s HQ.

EGNOS: A High Precision, Low Cost tool for Air Traffic Management

26 February 2013
The ability of EGNOS to enable cost-effective Performance-based Navigation (PBN) was highlighted at the World Air Traffic Management (ATM) Congress in Madrid in mid-February. Satellite-based augmentation systems (SBAS), such as EGNOS, can provide the required high precision without the need for costly investment.
 

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