European GNSS, and specifically EGNOS, contributes substantially to the maritime sector. All passenger ships and cargo ships larger than 500 gross tonnage are regulated and rely heavily on GNSS for navigation. What's more, GNSS systems for maritime navigation are widespread across commercial and recreational vessels, both overseas and in high traffic areas. GNSS is also used to ensure safe navigation in inland waterways (rivers, canals, lakes and estuaries).
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07 August 2020The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Defence, Industry and Space (DG-DEFIS) has issued a Prior Information Notice (PIN) for a planned call to address how the future evolution of European GNSS (EGNSS) could be beneficial for autonomous transportation. The new service contract shall...
17 July 2020The European GNSS Agency (GSA), the operational agency of the European Commission for Galileo and EGNOS, is launching its MyGalileoDrone competition on July 17. This contest is targeting the design and development of drone-based applications or services, using a Galileo/EGNOS-enabled receiver, that...
11 June 2020By reinforcing synergies with other space technologies and working with all the Member States, while creating a favourable ecosystem, the impact of the space sector on economic growth in Europe will expand and create more jobs, according to European GNSS Agency (GSA) Acting Executive Director...
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fishing vessels are equipped with a GNSS-based device providing data to fishery authorities in the EU
of maritime receivers are EGNOS-enabled and 30% are Galileo-enabled
of SOLAS Merchant Vessels are using GNSS
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