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Friday, August 7, 2020
The 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 assess the feasibility of an integrity...
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Thursday, August 6, 2020
The European GNSS Agency (GSA), in collaboration with the Council of European Geodetic Surveyors (CLGE), has launched the Geomatics on the Move 2020 competition with the aim of fostering the use of EU satellite programmes Galileo, EGNOS and Copernicus among students, young professionals, entrepreneurs and small and mid-sized businesses (...
EGNOS BULLETIN Issue 33, Summer'20 Edition
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
The EGNOS Summer Bulletin edition is now available with the latest and most interesting contributions on the implementation of EGNOS in different sectors such as aviation, agriculture, geomatics and maritime, as well as the presentation of notable success stories from companies such as Anaptixi, VistaJet, GZC and SMATSA on how they have...
Survey ship of the Polish Navy (ORP Heweliusz) and its hydrographic room
Monday, July 27, 2020
The Hydrographic Office of the Polish Navy (HOPN) began its operations in 1920 and is currently in charge of the national maritime hydrographic services, including the maintenance of the national hydrographic database, production and updating of navigational charts and promulgation of navigational warnings. Surveys supervised...
Under what conditions would it be beneficial to implement an EGNOS service for payment and liability-critical road applications in 2025-2035?
Thursday, July 23, 2020
The European Commission, with the support of the GSA, has launched a new project using EGNOS, the European satellite-based augmentation system (SBAS), with the aim of developing a tailored integrity concept for payment and liability critical applications in the road sector such as road tolling or pay-as-you-drive insurance in the 2025-...
Vilnius Airport is the first of 3 airports in the country to upgrade to EGNOS by the end of the year
Thursday, July 23, 2020
EGNOS procedures were launched at Vilnius Airport in Lithuania on 18th June 2020 as part of the EGNOS Lithuania project. Funded under the European GNSS Agency’s (GSA) Aviation Grant Programme, EGNOS Lithuania aims to implement 5 LPV approach procedures at the three biggest airports in Lithuania: Vilnius, Kaunas and Palanga. ...
Teams should submit their initial ideas by 31 August 2020.
Monday, July 20, 2020
The 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 address the EU’s key priorities such as...
View from the cerealist's tractor
Monday, June 29, 2020
EGNOS, Europe's regional satellite navigation system, is at the heart of precision agriculture. With 97% of new tractors in Europe being equipped with EGNOS, EU agriculturists can lower farming associated costs while minimizing their environmental footprint. We met a user! Take the opportunity to discover how EGNOS supports...
Smart agriculture irrigation equipment using a Proxima Systems’ EGNOS-enabled controller.
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) are nowadays the key positioning technology in the smart irrigation sector, having replaced former methods of estimating position information, which were based on mechanical switches, resolvers and encoders. Farmers currently employ GNSS-based control systems for both linear irrigation machines...
The combination of EGNSS with Earth observation can deliver significant benefits to the agricultural sector.
Friday, June 12, 2020
GNSS and Earth observation experts came together at a webinar organised by the European GNSS Agency (GSA) on 26 May to discuss how combining Galileo and EGNOS navigation and positioning tools with the data and services offered by EU Earth observation programme Copernicus can be used to improve food security and make agriculture in...