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What Direction for Europe in Space?

08 January 2014
Annual high-level conference on EU space policy asks ‘what direction for Europe in space between now and 2020?’

EGNOS Success Story: Area Measurement under CAP

20 December 2013
The 2013 Area Measurement Workshop, held 5 – 7 November in Berlin, confirmed that EGNOS enabled receivers satisfy the measurement accuracy requirements of CAP and opened the door for the forthcoming Galileo constellation.

GEMCO takes off in Tunis

13 December 2013
With the opening of the Galileo EuroMed Cooperation Office (GEMCO) in Tunis earlier this year, efforts to promote awareness of EGNOS and Galileo around the southern and eastern Mediterranean region are getting a major boost. Activities coordinated by GEMCO help countries in the region embrace and adopt these satellite technologies – especially as applied to the transport sector.

Horizon 2020 Call for Applications in Satellite Navigation Officially Open!

11 December 2013
The first Horizon 2020 (H2020) call for Applications in Satellite Navigation is officially open. With a budget of EUR 38 million for the 2014 call, the deadline for submitting proposals is 3 April 2014.

Detector: Making GNSS Road Applications Even Safer

10 December 2013
This autumn, the FP7 project DETECTOR confirmed its ability to efficiently detect potential threats to GNSS positioning, timing and velocity. A consistent problem with GNSS services is disruption caused by radio frequency interference (RFI) sources. To mitigate these disruptions, DETECTOR has developed a system to successfully detect, characterise and classify RFI sources.

EGNOS gets precise at Agritechnica

05 December 2013
EGNOS was presented at the world’s largest agricultural trade fair – Agritechnica – in Hanover. Satellite navigation is a key enabler of innovation in precision and smart farming, and the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is ushering agriculture and promotes efficient management of resources whilst also protecting the environment.

Horizon 2020 Space Programme ready to launch

03 December 2013
Horizon 2020 is the European Union’s next programme for research and innovation with a focus on securing Europe’s global competitiveness. This major initiative will run from 2014 to 2020 and has a total budget of over €70 billion. Space, and Galileo in particular, form a significant part of Horizon 2020 and the draft work programme for the initial two years of the programme has just been published.

Space Solutions for the Environment

02 December 2013
The European Space Solutions’ dedicated session on environmental protection demonstrated the multiple benefits that space technology brings. The session included examples of how space technology is being used to support agriculture, forestry, air quality monitoring and biodiversity.

Space Solutions for Better Mobility

27 November 2013
The European Space Solutions conference  covered aspects of transport on land (chaired by the European GNSS Agency (GSA)) and water, with a focus on how space solutions are making a real impact on the mobility of goods and people both regionally and world-wide. The European Space Solutions conference focused on two major areas for satellite navigation applications in transport: road and maritime.

Space Solutions for Emergency Response

25 November 2013
European Space Solutions conference focussed on emergency response and disaster management. Accurate location data is essential for an efficient and timely response in any emergency – and positioning satellite technology is the key to providing such data.