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Registration for European Space Week 2018 is now open!

28 September 2018
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) is pleased to announce that registration for European Space Week 2018 is now open. Register today, and don’t miss out on this opportunity to shape the discussion at the number one European Union space event connecting business, policy-makers, international experts, space-powered businesses and application user communities.
The IPS anticipates any degradation of performance, allowing operators to put in place mitigation measures in good time.

New EC service monitors ionosphere for GNSS users

28 September 2018
Ionospheric effects can be a major source of disruption to GNSS signals, so it is important to be able to predict and compensate for these disturbances. With this in mind, the European Commission-funded Galileo Ionosphere Prediction Service (IPS) monitors ionospheric activity and informs GNSS users in good time of an upcoming event that could disrupt GNSS signals and applications.
The eCall-enabled Volvo V60 being presented at ITS World Congress Copenhagen

Volvo presents on stage the first eCall-enabled car

26 September 2018
Carmaker Volvo presented its V60 model, the first one equipped with the Pan-European eCall emergency response system, at the ITS World Congress 2018 in Copenhagen on 18 September. eCall leverages the precise positioning offered by Galileo and EGNOS to quickly share the location with emergency services in the event of a road accident, automatically dialling the European emergency number 112.

2018 GSA Open Days. Mark your calendar

25 September 2018
On Friday, November 16th and Saturday 17th, the GSA Headquarters in Prague will be open to the public for the 4th year in a row.
GNSS User Technology Report 2018 - the go-to source for information on the dynamic, global GNSS user technology industry

GNSS User Technology Report 2018 available for download now!

24 September 2018
The second edition of the GSA’s GNSS User Technology Report has been published and is now available for free download, providing an exhaustive review of all the latest GNSS trends and developments. Since its launch in 2016, the GNSS User Technology Report has become the go-to-source for information on the dynamic, global GNSS technology industry.
Be the first to benefit from the insights in the new GNSS User Technology Report, at ION GNSS+ Miami

Be the first to benefit from the GNSS User Technology Report at ION GNSS+

21 September 2018
The European GNSS Agency, in cooperation with the European Commission, is to hold a presentation of the second issue of its GNSS User Technology Report at the ION GNSS+ 2018 conference in Miami on Thursday 27 September.
The enhanced UseGalileo site is another example of how the GSA is keeping the user at the centre of European GNSS.

Enhanced UseGalileo site offers a more tailored experience

21 September 2018
To keep up with the increasing interest in Galileo and the many new Galileo-enabled devices and services coming onto the market, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) launched an enhanced version of its popular UseGalileo.eu site.
At ITS World Congress 2018, the GSA will present innovations that leverage space technology to make Europe’s roads smarter, greener and safer

Space-driven innovation for safer roads at ITS 2018

14 September 2018
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) is joining with other stakeholders to present the eCall emergency response system and other innovations that leverage space technology to make Europe’s roads smarter, greener and safer, at the ITS World Congress 2018, in the Bella Centre in Copenhagen on 18 September.
Although the GSA GNSS User Technology Report won’t be officially launched until ION GNSS+, you can already reserve your free copy today.

Coming soon: the 2018 GSA GNSS User Technology Report

11 September 2018
Ready to take the pulse of the GNSS user technology industry? Want to get an inside view on how the latest trends are changing the market? Then sign up today to be one of the first to download a free copy of the GSA’s GNSS User Technology Report – Issue 2.
MEP Franc Bogovič, COPA-COGECA Secretary General Pekka Pesonen and GSA Executive Director Carlo des Dorides at Agriculture and Space Day in Brussels.

Agriculture and Space: The journey from field to fork

07 September 2018
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) joined COPA-COGECA, the organisation that represents European farmers and agricultural cooperatives, at Agriculture and Space Day on September 5 in Brussels. It was a chance not just to discuss the benefits of space for agriculture, but also an opportunity to see the technology, from GNSS-guided tractors to drones.
REAL RPAS ready for scenario testing at ATLAS

Getting REAL with drones

06 September 2018
Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), commonly known as drones, have the potential to develop a wide range of applications for the benefit of society. It is estimated that within the next 20 years the European drone sector could employ more than 100 000 people directly and have an economic impact exceeding EUR 10 billion per year.
The EU Space Programmes provide the innovative solutions needed to optimise Europe’s agricultural production.

Agriculture a key beneficiary of EU Space Programmes

29 August 2018
Agriculture is one of the main sectors to benefit from synergies between the flagship EU Space Programmes EGNOS, Galileo and Copernicus, with European-GNSS and Earth Observation technologies being leveraged to implement the Common Agricultural Policy. Representatives from national Paying Agencies, the European Commission, ESA and the GSA came together in a Learning Network Meeting of Directors of Paying Agencies and Coordinating Bodies, in Brussels on 10 July.
Agriculture and Space Day – showcasing how EU space programmes are revolutionising agriculture

Agriculture and Space Day: Space technology revolutionising agriculture

28 August 2018
Agriculture and Space Day, to be held in Brussels on September 5, will showcase how Europe’s space programme is revolutionising agricultural production, making it more efficient and reducing the environmental impact of the sector.
All four of the satellites launched on July 25 have been transferred from the GSA’s Early Orbit Phase (EOP) team to the Galileo Control Centres (GCC).

New satellites finding their place in the Galileo constellation

27 August 2018
Just over one month ago, four new Galileo satellites were successfully launched from the European spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. A lot has happened since then, as the satellites move towards their final position and prepare for entry into service.
To help ensure that the mapping and surveying community is positioned to take full advantage of all that Galileo has to offer, the GSA and EuroGeographics are holding a free webinar.

Webinar: learn how the surveying community can benefit from Galileo

23 August 2018
To ensure that the mapping and surveying community is taking full advantage of all that Galileo has to offer, the GSA and EuroGeographics are hosting a free webinar on 10 September. Register today!