A concept to monitor field sports in real-time has won this year’s GSA EGNOS Special Topic Prize in the 2013 European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC). Project JOHAN will enable assessment of players’ performances and the development of new tactics based on their capabilities. The idea employs tiny wearable GNSS receivers and uses EGNOS to ensure accuracy and reliability. The project received the prize at the Galileo Masters / ESNC 2013 awards ceremony that took place in Munich on 5 November.
Today (October 15), the European GNSS Agency (GSA) published its third Market Report on future trends for the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) market. The report highlights a rapidly developing and complex market that already boasts a global installed base of over two billion GNSS devices. Further dynamic growth of the market is predicted, providing promising prospects for a multi-constellation GNSS including Europe’s Galileo system.
Today, in the presence of the Vice President Tajani, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and the European Satellites Services Provider (ESSP SAS) signed a €450 million contract for the provision of EGNOS services until 2021.
Today, Antonio Tajani, European Commission Vice-President, responsible for enterprise and industry policy, and Ana Pastor, Spanish Minister of Transport, inaugurated the European GNSS Service Centre in Torrejon outside Madrid within the National Institute of Aerospace Technologies (INTA) facilities with large attendance of Spanish authorities.
Today, at the site of the future main Galileo Security Monitoring Center (GSMC) in Saint Germain en Laye outside Paris, a ground-breaking ceremony was organised by the French Space Agency (CNES), with a large contingent of French civilian and military authorities and EU officials in attendance.
An idea to help vision impaired people navigate using sound cues and augmented satellite navigation signals has won the GSA Special Topic Prize at the ninth European Satellite Navigation Competition that took place in Munich on 25 October. The technology could also help the emergency services cope with low visibility environments.
Today the European GNSS Agency (GSA) officially opened its new Headquarters Office in Prague. The ceremony, presided by Antonio Tajani, Vice President of the European Commission and Pavel Dobeš, Czech Minister of Transport, follows several years of coordinated efforts by the Czech government, the European Commission and the GSA to establish the official seat of the Agency - the future focal point of Galileo programme management - in the fourteenth largest city of the European Union.
Today the European GNSS Agency (GSA) published a contract notice in the Official Journal of the European Union inviting operators to bid for the provision of EGNOS services over the 2014-2021 period. This contract will consist in operating, maintaining and upgrading the EGNOS system infrastructure, and ensuring the continuous and safe provision of the three services offered by EGNOS.