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The Raw Measurements Task Force Workshop provides a forum to share experiences around raw measurements use.

Third GNSS Raw Measurements Task Force Workshop - Register now!

15 May 2019
Registration is now open for the third GNSS Raw Measurements Task Force Workshop, which will take place on 26 June 2019 at the GSA Headquarters in Prague. Participants in the workshop will gain access to the Task Force’s wealth of experience and learn about progress around the use of raw measurements in Android devices, so register now!
The report summarises the results of a GSA-JRC testing campaign for eCall devices, in which device manufacturers provided samples for conformity assessment.

Do eCall devices conform?

13 May 2019
Since 31 March 2018, all new car and light vehicle models sold in the EU must be fitted with an eCall device that can automatically alert emergency services in the event of an accident and transmit the position of the vehicle. In parallel with the launch of this life-saving service, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) launched a testing campaign for eCall devices, inviting all device manufacturers to provide samples for conformity assessment by the European Commission’s science service: the Joint Research Centre (JRC). A summary report of the results has just been published.
Students of topography, GIS, geodesy, mapping and related studies are invited to submit unique and innovative ideas.

2019 CLGE Students’ Contest is scouting for ideas

09 May 2019
The eighth edition of the CLGE Students’ Contest is now open for submissions. The deadline for applications is 23:00 on 29 July 2019.
The GSA workshop will review Horizon Europe EGNSS Downstream R&D priorities.

Have your say on Horizon Europe

08 May 2019
The European GNSS Agency (GSA) is to host a workshop at its Prague headquarters on 4 June 2019 to consult with industry and academia on Horizon Europe EGNSS Downstream R&D. At the workshop, participants will discuss priorities for EGNSS downstream applications, receivers, and market uptake in Horizon Europe – the European Commission’s ambitious €100 billion research and innovation programme that will succeed Horizon 2020.

Galileo Masters 2019 open for submissions!

07 May 2019
The 2019 edition of the Galileo Masters opened for submissions on May 1. Since it began in 2004, the Galileo Masters has scouted for the most forward‐thinking applications based on Galileo and EGNOS. Innovators and entrepreneurs are now invited to submit their innovative solutions to the competition by 31 July.
Innovation procurement offers interesting opportunities for EGNSS applications.

Innovation procurement opportunities explored at Prague workshop

03 May 2019
Innovation procurement can deliver solutions to public interest challenges and may be an interesting new instrument for European GNSS (EGNSS). To explore these opportunities, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) hosted the “EGNSS Innovation procurement opportunities within Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe” workshop at its Prague headquarters on 11 April 2019.
The GSA testing campaign will look at the implementation of Galileo in agriculture receivers

GSA launches testing campaign for agriculture receivers

30 April 2019
The GSA is launching a new testing campaign for receiver manufacturers: The machine guidance testing campaign for agriculture receivers.
Galileo satellites metadata is used to implement advanced algorithms for precise orbit determination or Precise Point Positioning (PPP).

Galileo Satellite Metadata updated!

25 April 2019
The European GNSS Service Centre (GSC) is pleased to announce the publication of updated Galileo Satellite Metadata on the GSC web portal. In particular, the update includes metadata for Galileo satellites L9 and L10 and the update of the Mass, Centre of Mass and ANTEX Reference Frame coordinates for all the other satellites.
The GSA has selected 30 teams to advance to the development phase of the competition.

MyGalileoApp rocks the app development world

24 April 2019
The European GNSS Agency’s (GSA) MyGalileoApp competition has sparked significant interest among the app development community, with the high number of entries in the competition underlining the value that app developers place on Galileo’s precise positioning. The GSA has now selected the 30 most innovative projects to advance to the next phase of the competition.
The PRS ensures continuity of service to authorised users when access to other navigation services is denied.

PRS – the future is bright!

23 April 2019
One of the four Galileo services, along with the Open Service, High Accuracy Service, and the Safety of Life Service, the Public Regulated Service (PRS) is an encrypted navigation service designed to be resistant to involuntary interference and spoofing. With increased user involvement, new procurements to support the PRS user segment, and enhanced services all in the pipeline, the future of the PRS looks bright.
Galileo accuracy is helping EMT Madrid to improve their services.

EMT Madrid announces readiness to Galileo in all the metropolitan bus fleet

19 April 2019
The city of Madrid is one of the first utilising Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) in conjunction with enhanced positioning services, in order to improve public transport services in the Spanish capital.
The new EU Space Programme will foster a strong and innovative space industry in Europe.

EP endorses provisional agreement on EU Space Programme

18 April 2019
In a vote on 17 April 2019, the European Parliament endorsed a provisional agreement reached by co-legislators on the EU Space Programme for the 2021-2027 budget period. The agreement passed by a large majority, with 560 votes in favour, 63 against and 32 abstentions.
GNSS underpins many smart city applications in its own right and enables other smart city technologies

Satellites and the City

17 April 2019
As urban populations grow, cities will have to become smarter to provide the same level of services to their residents, while tackling growing environmental and logistical challenges. A dedicated session at the recent Munich Satellite Navigation Summit discussed the future needs of smart cities and how synergies between GNSS and other emerging technologies support the applications that will meet these needs.
The winning KAUST team at the ERL Emergency Local Tournament in Seville.

KAUST wins GSA Special Prize at ERL Emergency Local Tournament 2019

16 April 2019
A team from the Robotics, Intelligent Systems, and Control (RISC) lab at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia were the lucky winners of the GSA Special Prize at this year’s ERL Emergency Local Tournament, which took place in the fields surrounding the ‘Hacienda de Oran’ in Seville on 18-23 March.

Invitation to tender: EGNOS service for payment and liability-critical applications in the road sector

15 April 2019
Under what conditions would it be beneficial to implement an EGNOS service for payment and liability critical applications in the road sector in the 2025-2035 timeframe?