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).
Maritime in Action
08 November 2016The third Horizon 2020 (H2020) call for Applications in Satellite Navigation, managed by the European GNSS Agency (GSA) under the delegation from European Commission is officially open. With a budget of EUR 33 million for the 2017 call, the deadline for submitting proposals is 1 March 2017.
23 June 2016With the launch of Galileo Initial Services later this year, the Galileo Search and Rescue service for locating distress beacons will help operators respond to distress signals faster and more effectively.
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fishing vessels equipped with a satellite-based device (VMS) providing data to fishery authorities in the EU
is the expected installed base of GNSS devices in Europe to be reached in this decade.
of SOLAS Merchant Vessels are using GNSS
Maritime in the media
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Maritime R&D projects
Tight integration of EGNSS and on-board sensors for port vehicle automation
An EGNSS application providing an end-to-end solution based on the SAR/Galileo service and particularly using the Return-Link-Message (RLM), to improve the mobility and safety of citizens
Galileo-based passive radar system for maritime surveillance
Cooperative Satellite navigation for Meteo-marine Modelling and Services
Marine park Enhanced applications based on Use of integrated GNSS Services