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H2020 Green Deal Call: harnessing Galileo, EGNOS and Copernicus for a greener, smarter and more sustainable Europe

25.9.2020 11:47  
EU Space Programmes can enhance green solutions, more climate neutral results and increase Europe’s resilience.
Published: 
25 September 2020

The Horizon 2020 Call “Building a low-carbon, climate resilient future: Research and innovation in support of the European Green Deal” with an overall indicative budget of € 983 million has just opened for submissions with a deadline on 26 January 2021. #EUSpace and its community of entrepreneurs and innovators have a key role to play in it, integrating space intelligence into the services and applications that will support Europe and the achievement of the Green Deal ambitious goals.

In recent years, EUSpace has enabled the creation, development and adoption of a wide range of services and applications to mitigate the environmental footprint and reduction of emissions, enhance the optimisation of resources, and improve the capacity to prevent and respond to crises.

Launched by the European Commission under the Green Deal Call, 11 thematic areas are looking for nothing less than future-proof solutions targeting a climate-neutral Europe by 2050:

Area 1: Increasing Climate Ambition: Cross sectoral challenges

Area 2: Clean, affordable and secure energy

Area 3: Industry for a clean and circular economy

Area 4: Energy and resource efficient buildings

Area 5: Sustainable and smart mobility

Area 6: Farm to Fork

Area 7: Biodiversity and ecosystem services

Area 8: Zero-pollution, toxic free environment

Area 9: Strengthening our knowledge in support of the European Green Deal

Area 10: Empowering citizens for the transition towards a climate neutral, sustainable Europe

Area 11: International cooperation

Some of the thematic areas with specific references to the use of satellites and EU’s flagship programmes Copernicus, Galileo and EGNOS include:

Area 1: Preventing and fighting extreme wildfires with the integration and demonstration of innovative means

The new context of extreme wildfires requires accelerating the shift towards implementing a more holistic fire management approach through research, demonstration and deployment of innovative means and methods tailored to extreme wildfire behaviour, such as better techniques, models, solutions and capabilities for preventing, predicting, monitoring and fighting wildfires, and mitigating their impact, including better technologies, equipment and decision support systems for first responders.

Area 4: Building and renovating in an energy and resource efficient way

With rising focus on the building sector in view of the full decarbonisation by 2050, the built environment remains a strategic domain for R&I. Proposals submitted in this area should target sustainable and highly energy-efficient building designs adapted to local environments and climatic conditions, including active-passive solutions for the building envelope, with digital and EGNSS-based methods of design and construction, smart monitoring and tracking of building and renovation processes (e.g. Building Information Modelling, digital twins and augmented reality, robotics, etc.)

Area 5: Sustainable and smart mobility - Green airports and ports as multimodal hubs for sustainable and smart mobility

In aviation, the area targets the application of innovative digital and EU satellite-based solutions, including new tools and traffic optimisation mechanisms for multimodal access, passenger and freight flows into and out of the airport, as well as between airports, facilitating airport access and reducing traffic from/to the city or other nodes.

In ports, it looks for pilot activities to showcase the positive environmental effects of digitalisation (incl. EU satellite-based solutions), particularly with clean (e.g. electrified/hydrogen) connected and automated vehicles and cranes, as well as intelligent port systems and dynamic vessel traffic flows for improved routing and scheduling, to minimise ship time at port, enabling efficient and automated logistics chains and multimodal inter-connections.

Read more: The Horizon 2020 EU Green Deal Call

Area 6: Farm to Fork - Testing and demonstrating systemic innovations in support of the Farm-to-Fork Strategy

Proposals are invited against “Testing and demonstrating systemic innovations in support of the Farm-to-Fork Strategy”, bringing forward the most appropriate mix of innovations, such as novel, digital and space-based technologies using EGNSS and Copernicus data and services, new business and supply-chain models, new governance models, ecological and social innovations while taking into account regional and sectoral contexts (environmental, socioeconomic, cultural) and needs, both for production and consumption. 

Read more: A European Green Deal 

The H2020 Call is inviting GNSS industry, entrepreneurs, SMEs, universities, organizations and public bodies to explore how synergies among the EU Space Programmes can enhance green solutions, more climate neutral results and increase Europe’s resilience. “We have only scratched the surface of what EU Space can do for a smarter, greener and more sustainable Europe” said Fiammetta Diani, GSA Head of Market Development, “the wealth of data and services provided by EU Space are key enablers in devising solutions for Europe’s future challenges and ambitions” she continued “we are looking forward to serving and supporting ideas and entrepreneurs that put sustainability at the core of innovation”. 

A webinar to be held on 8th October, co-organised by the GSA and the European Commission  will provide an overview of the call priorities and possible applications and areas that will be considered for funding out of the €983 million available.  

You can also join the matchmaking sessions organised to introduce the Green Deal call for proposals, present insights and expectations whilst offering a unique international networking experience to forge the winning partnerships of the future.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

EU Space Programmes can enhance green solutions, more climate neutral results and increase Europe’s resilience.

European Space Week 2020: Mark your calendars!

24.9.2020 10:54  
EUSW is a unique opportunity to share and learn from the leaders and innovators driving and shaping the future of Europe’s space programme and space applications.
Published: 
24 September 2020

The top EU Space Conference will be on your screens from 7 to 11 December 2020. Held under the auspices of the German Presidency of the European Union, EU Space Week 2020 will be packed full of exciting events ranging from plenary sessions, keynotes, discussions and conference sessions, competition awards ceremonies, and much more. So, gear up and save the date!

As in previous years, European Space Week 2020 will address space-related topics engaging the entire European Space community, from policy-makers and start-ups to public authorities and industry players, and from investors to users. With its unique blend of plenaries, panel discussions, programme status updates, and virtual networking opportunities, European Space Week is a not-to-be-missed event for anybody interested in the current challenges and future trends of the EU Space ecosystem. 

What to expect

This year’s European Space Week will focus on how the EU Space Programme is contributing to achieving the European Commission’s priorities for 2019-2024, with sessions on the European Green Deal, the EU Space Programme and an economy that works for people, the EU Space Programme and a Europe fit for the digital age, and others. With space having a positive multiplier effect in the EU economy, particular focus will be put on how synergies among Galileo, EGNOS, Copernicus and GovSatCom can foster innovation, growth and sustainability. For communications enthusiasts and digital media lovers, a session on how to effectively communicate about the #EUSpace Programme will be led by top tech-influencers.

The fast-growing #EUSpace user’ community will present their needs and requirements during the User Consultation Platform plenary as a unique opportunity to influence and shape the services and future evolutions of the space programme’s components.

Don’t miss out

Sign up here to be notified when the official registration opens. Don’t miss Europe’s no. 1 space event, to discover cutting-edge Galileo, EGNOS and Copernicus applications and hear from award-winning entrepreneurs, start-ups and visionaries. The event will also feature investors’ fora and business matchmaking, one to one networking opportunities with decision-makers, innovators and industry leaders, and virtual exhibitions.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

EUSW is a unique opportunity to share and learn from the leaders and innovators driving and shaping the future of Europe’s space programme and space applications.

Invitation to Tender: Integrity Service Complementing EGNSS High Accuracy

21.9.2020 10:42  
What integrity concept to develop for demanding and innovative applications using EGNOS and Galileo?
Published: 
21 September 2020

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Defence Industry and Space (DG-DEFIS) has issued an Invitation to Tender (ITT) for a service contract to address how the future evolution of European GNSS (EGNSS) could be beneficial for innovative demanding applications. The new service contract shall assess the feasibility of an integrity service complementing EGNSS High Accuracy in the 2030+ timeframe. 

The new service contract will feed into the evolving needs of demanding new applications without disrupting the current business models of established service providers. This action serves to assess the respective merits of various directions for the Galileo and EGNOS services to evolve and to build roadmaps of the steps needed before operational introduction of such new services.

A webinar to explain the framework and objectives of the procurement and the different tasks in the procurement is planned on 23 September 2020 at 16:00 CEST. You can register here.

More information about the Invitation to Tender (ITT) and the contract notice publication can be found here.

Tailored premiums

Emerging/Next-generation applications will require more demanding positioning solutions to be able to offer innovative services in the future. What could be the role of EGNOS and Galileo in the 2030+ timeframe for demanding and innovative applications?

Read this: First Galileo-enabled autonomous vehicle successfully demonstrated

The European Commission is currently specifying the long-term evolution of the EGNSS programme, including new services for Galileo and EGNOS. The use of an integrity service complementing European GNSS (EGNSS) High Accuracy in the 2030 horizon could result in the provision of an accurate and reliable positioning solution which would translate into the overall improvement of future innovative and demanding services. 

Galileo is Europe’s Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) providing an accurate, guaranteed global positioning service under civilian control. Galileo is operational since the Initial Service declaration at the end of 2016. As part of the main services provided by Galileo, the Galileo High-Accuracy Service (HAS) shall provide in the near future a high-accuracy positioning and synchronisation information.

EGNOS is the European SBAS and augments GPS L1 C/A civilian signal by providing corrections and integrity information for positioning and navigation applications over Europe. EGNOS version 3, will in the near future augment both GPS and Galileo constellations in the L1 and L5 bands and will extend the service area to the entire landmasses of EU Member States. New EGNOS services could be implemented in further releases of EGNOS as an option for the integrity service complementing EGNSS High Accuracy.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

What integrity concept to develop for demanding and innovative applications using EGNOS and Galileo?

Invitation to Tender: Integrity Service Complementing EGNSS High Accuracy

21.9.2020 10:42  
What integrity concept to develop for demanding and innovative applications using EGNOS and Galileo?
Published: 
21 September 2020

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Defence Industry and Space (DG-DEFIS) has issued an Invitation to Tender (ITT) for a service contract to address how the future evolution of European GNSS (EGNSS) could be beneficial for innovative demanding applications. The new service contract shall assess the feasibility of an integrity service complementing EGNSS High Accuracy in the 2030+ timeframe. 

The new service contract will feed into the evolving needs of demanding new applications without disrupting the current business models of established service providers. This action serves to assess the respective merits of various directions for the Galileo and EGNOS services to evolve and to build roadmaps of the steps needed before operational introduction of such new services.

A webinar to explain the framework and objectives of the procurement and the different tasks in the procurement took place on 23 September 2020 at 16:00 CEST. You can check the presentation here.

More information about the Invitation to Tender (ITT) and the contract notice publication can be found here.

Tailored premiums

Emerging/Next-generation applications will require more demanding positioning solutions to be able to offer innovative services in the future. What could be the role of EGNOS and Galileo in the 2030+ timeframe for demanding and innovative applications?

Read this: First Galileo-enabled autonomous vehicle successfully demonstrated

The European Commission is currently specifying the long-term evolution of the EGNSS programme, including new services for Galileo and EGNOS. The use of an integrity service complementing European GNSS (EGNSS) High Accuracy in the 2030 horizon could result in the provision of an accurate and reliable positioning solution which would translate into the overall improvement of future innovative and demanding services. 

Galileo is Europe’s Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) providing an accurate, guaranteed global positioning service under civilian control. Galileo is operational since the Initial Service declaration at the end of 2016. As part of the main services provided by Galileo, the Galileo High-Accuracy Service (HAS) shall provide in the near future a high-accuracy positioning and synchronisation information.

EGNOS is the European SBAS and augments GPS L1 C/A civilian signal by providing corrections and integrity information for positioning and navigation applications over Europe. EGNOS version 3, will in the near future augment both GPS and Galileo constellations in the L1 and L5 bands and will extend the service area to the entire landmasses of EU Member States. New EGNOS services could be implemented in further releases of EGNOS as an option for the integrity service complementing EGNSS High Accuracy.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

What integrity concept to develop for demanding and innovative applications using EGNOS and Galileo?

The third edition of the GNSS User Technology Report is coming soon.

16.9.2020 11:36  
With over 7500 downloads the report is referenced by inudstry and decision-makers
Published: 
16 September 2020

The European GNSS Agency’s (GSA) User Technology Report 2020 is on the horizon. In this issue, the Report will present an overview of the current GNSS user technology trends and developments across four macrosegments: high volume devices, safety- and liability-critical devices, high-accuracy devices, timing devices.

Already at its third edition, the GNSS User Technology Report provides - together with its sister publication the GNSS Market Report - market intelligence, expert analysis on the industry’s dynamics and trending domains. The report is referenced extensively by industry and decision-makers and its 2018 edition has been downloaded over 7500 times.

The 2020 Report starts with an overview of GNSS, RNSS and SBAS updates followed by a summary of recent developments and future trends in GNSS user technology, common to all device types. It then takes an in-depth look into four macrosegments defined on the basis of commonalities from the technology point-of view: high volume devices, safety- and liability-critical devices, high-accuracy devices and newly timing devices. Each chapter starts with the macrosegment characteristics and receiver capabilities, depicts the industry landscape and typical receiver form factor, it then delves into the key current and future drivers and trends, and finishes with the added value of the EGNSS for the macrosegment at stake.

To be among the first ones to download the publication register here

In the 2020 issue, the Editor´s special focuses on Space Data for Europe, and the role of flagship European Space Programmes, Copernicus and Galileo. It also provides a vision of major transformations under way within our society and our economy, and benefits expected from this digital transformation, including to enable the European Data Strategy or Green Deal.

Read this: GNSS User Technology Report Issue 2 (2018) 

A sneak peek from this year’s report:

Multi-constellation is already standard in most of the segments, GNSS receivers across all domains are now more commonly featuring multi-frequency support in order to deliver better performances to end users (primarily greater accuracy and robustness to interferences);

There are many high-accuracy services now available on the market to all category of users;

Protection measures against GNSS jamming and spoofing are implemented through different combinations of technologies on both the receivers and their antennas, through the use of multiple sources of positioning information as well as the authentication of GNSS signals;

Sensors of all types are now routinely integrated with GNSS receivers and their outputs; While largely propelled by the emerging world of ‘autonomous things’, this trend widely benefit to other sectors, leading to ubiquitous localization and timing, ubiquitous sensing, ubiquitous connectivity, where each subsystem contributes to the performance of the others and where the seamless integration of space and ground components is paramount to achieve truly global ubiquity.

Read this: GNSS Market Report Issue 6 (2019)

Interested in the full report? Register here to receive in your inbox a notification about the official release of the GNSS User Technology Report 2020.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

With over 7500 downloads the report is referenced by inudstry and decision-makers

The third edition of the GNSS User Technology Report is coming soon

16.9.2020 11:36  
With over 7500 downloads the report is referenced by inudstry and decision-makers
Published: 
16 September 2020

The European GNSS Agency’s (GSA) User Technology Report 2020 is on the horizon. In this issue, the Report will present an overview of the current GNSS user technology trends and developments across four macrosegments: high volume devices, safety- and liability-critical devices, high-accuracy devices, timing devices.

Already at its third edition, the GNSS User Technology Report provides - together with its sister publication the GNSS Market Report - market intelligence, expert analysis on the industry’s dynamics and trending domains. The report is referenced extensively by industry and decision-makers and its 2018 edition has been downloaded over 7500 times.

The 2020 Report starts with an overview of GNSS, RNSS and SBAS updates followed by a summary of recent developments and future trends in GNSS user technology, common to all device types. It then takes an in-depth look into four macrosegments defined on the basis of commonalities from the technology point-of view: high volume devices, safety- and liability-critical devices, high-accuracy devices and newly timing devices. Each chapter starts with the macrosegment characteristics and receiver capabilities, depicts the industry landscape and typical receiver form factor, it then delves into the key current and future drivers and trends, and finishes with the added value of the EGNSS for the macrosegment at stake.

To be among the first ones to download the publication register here

In the 2020 issue, the Editor´s special focuses on Space Data for Europe, and the role of flagship European Space Programmes, Copernicus and Galileo. It also provides a vision of major transformations under way within our society and our economy, and benefits expected from this digital transformation, including to enable the European Data Strategy or Green Deal.

Read this: GNSS User Technology Report Issue 2 (2018) 

A sneak peek from this year’s report:

Multi-constellation is already standard in most of the segments, GNSS receivers across all domains are now more commonly featuring multi-frequency support in order to deliver better performances to end users (primarily greater accuracy and robustness to interferences);

There are many high-accuracy services now available on the market to all category of users;

Protection measures against GNSS jamming and spoofing are implemented through different combinations of technologies on both the receivers and their antennas, through the use of multiple sources of positioning information as well as the authentication of GNSS signals;

Sensors of all types are now routinely integrated with GNSS receivers and their outputs; While largely propelled by the emerging world of ‘autonomous things’, this trend widely benefit to other sectors, leading to ubiquitous localization and timing, ubiquitous sensing, ubiquitous connectivity, where each subsystem contributes to the performance of the others and where the seamless integration of space and ground components is paramount to achieve truly global ubiquity.

Read this: GNSS Market Report Issue 6 (2019)

Interested in the full report? Register here to receive in your inbox a notification about the official release of the GNSS User Technology Report 2020.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

With over 7500 downloads the report is referenced by inudstry and decision-makers

The third edition of the GNSS User Technology Report is coming soon

16.9.2020 11:36  
With over 7500 downloads the report is referenced by industry and decision-makers
Published: 
16 September 2020

The European GNSS Agency’s (GSA) User Technology Report 2020 is on the horizon. In this issue, the Report will present an overview of the current GNSS user technology trends and developments across four macrosegments: high volume devices, safety- and liability-critical devices, high-accuracy devices, timing devices.

Already at its third edition, the GNSS User Technology Report provides - together with its sister publication the GNSS Market Report - market intelligence, expert analysis on the industry’s dynamics and trending domains. The report is referenced extensively by industry and decision-makers and its 2018 edition has been downloaded over 7500 times.

The 2020 Report starts with an overview of GNSS, RNSS and SBAS updates followed by a summary of recent developments and future trends in GNSS user technology, common to all device types. It then takes an in-depth look into four macrosegments defined on the basis of commonalities from the technology point-of view: high volume devices, safety- and liability-critical devices, high-accuracy devices and newly timing devices. Each chapter starts with the macrosegment characteristics and receiver capabilities, depicts the industry landscape and typical receiver form factor, it then delves into the key current and future drivers and trends, and finishes with the added value of the EGNSS for the macrosegment at stake.

To be among the first ones to download the publication register here

In the 2020 issue, the Editor´s special focuses on Space Data for Europe, and the role of flagship European Space Programmes, Copernicus and Galileo. It also provides a vision of major transformations under way within our society and our economy, and benefits expected from this digital transformation, including to enable the European Data Strategy or Green Deal.

Read this: GNSS User Technology Report Issue 2 (2018) 

A sneak peek from this year’s report:

Multi-constellation is already standard in most of the segments, GNSS receivers across all domains are now more commonly featuring multi-frequency support in order to deliver better performances to end users (primarily greater accuracy and robustness to interferences);

There are many high-accuracy services now available on the market to all category of users;

Protection measures against GNSS jamming and spoofing are implemented through different combinations of technologies on both the receivers and their antennas, through the use of multiple sources of positioning information as well as the authentication of GNSS signals;

Sensors of all types are now routinely integrated with GNSS receivers and their outputs; While largely propelled by the emerging world of ‘autonomous things’, this trend widely benefit to other sectors, leading to ubiquitous localization and timing, ubiquitous sensing, ubiquitous connectivity, where each subsystem contributes to the performance of the others and where the seamless integration of space and ground components is paramount to achieve truly global ubiquity.

Read this: GNSS Market Report Issue 6 (2019)

Interested in the full report? Register here to receive in your inbox a notification about the official release of the GNSS User Technology Report 2020.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

With over 7500 downloads the report is referenced by industry and decision-makers

EGNSS at the core of the drone revolution

9.9.2020 9:46  
Only 7 days left to submit your application to MyGalileoDrone Competition. Don't miss your chance to win €100.000
Published: 
09 September 2020

The European GNSS (EGNSS) is at the core of the drone revolution and future U-space services. EGNOS and Galileo provide significant added value to drone navigation, positioning, and related applications, and the use of their differentiators will be instrumental in developing new business opportunities. Receiver manufacturers, well aware of the benefits that GNSS can bring to the users, are eager to adopt Galileo and EGNOS and pass on these advantages to their users. 

A growing number of drone applications require accurate positioning information. According to the 2019 GSA’s GNSS Market Report survey, almost 50% of drone users expect a horizontal accuracy of below 10 cm and 38% a vertical accuracy of below 10cm. This increased performance is critical for multiple drone applications and is not achievable without any GNSS signal augmentation. The EGNOS Open Service can augment GPS signal to a minimum accuracy of 3 metres in the horizontal and 4 metres in the vertical planes compared to 17 and 37 metres for non-augmented GPS.

Galileo: a must have for drone operators

Whether used for guiding drones automatically back to the operator, building inspection or just maintaining geo-awareness to avoid obstacles or no fly zones, GNSS has become a ‘must have’ for drone operators. With Galileo satellites in addition to GPS, drones may use signals from more satellites as well as dual frequency to determine their position, which improves the accuracy and also increases the availability of received signals. 

Read this: EGNSS For Drones Operations White Paper

EGNSS receivers for drones are already populating the market, with Europe supplying around 12% drone receivers worldwide. Companies like u-Blox, Septentrio, Novatel, and Javad have been the early adopters of Galileo and EGNOS and invested in the technology now revolutionising the drone industry. Thanks to this forward thinking companies, EGNSS is now a standard feature for the drones and to date, there are 190 EGNOS-capable or Galileo-ready chipsets and modules available in the market. You can discover them here

The urban environment can pose various challenges to the reception of GNSS signals. Galileo-enabled, multi-constellation receivers provide significantly better performances. Earlier this year, the EGNSS4RPAS Project performed EGNSS-enabled drone flight trials. The results demonstrated that the use of Galileo in dual constellation with GPS notably improves accuracy compared to GPS-only for both the horizontal and vertical dimension.  

Supporting EGNSS-based drone innovation

In July, the GSA launched MyGalileoDrone, the biggest European drone competition. The contest, open for submissions until 15 September 2020, is targeting the design and development of drone-based applications or services, using a Galileo/EGNOS-enabled receiver. The use of EGNSS is understood in the broad sense, and Galileo and EGNOS can be integrated in the flying platform, the ground control station, or in other devices supporting the operation, such as a smartphone or even in the frame of U-Space services. The overall prize pool of the competition is EUR 230,000, with the first prize of EUR 100,000. 

And this: EU Satellite navigation: a wealth of opportunities

“MyGalileoDrone is a fantastic initiative. Septentrio is looking forward to the innovation solutions coming out of this contest to analyse possible synergies with their products”, said Gustavo Lopez, Market Access Manager at Septentrio.

The GeomaticsOnTheMove ideas competition is another exciting opportunity for drone enthusiasts to showcase their EGNSS solutions. The surveying Prize Contest also seeks for applications that integrate the use of additional technologies, including remote sensing data sources like drones.  

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

Only 7 days left to submit your application to MyGalileoDrone Competition. Don't miss your chance to win €100.000

New H2020 mission evolution studies on EGNSS-based rail safety service

8.9.2020 11:33  
What integrity concept for the rail sector based on EGNSS would enable rationalising the current rail signalling infrastructure?
Published: 
08 September 2020

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Defence, Industry and Space (DG-DEFIS) has awarded two new H2020 mission evolution studies to assess the feasibility of an EGNSS-based safety service for the rail sector beyond 2022, which would enable to rationalise the rail signalling infrastructure.

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Defence, Industry and Space (DG-DEFIS) has awarded two new H2020 mission evolution studies, EGNSS-R and IMPRESS:

  • EGNSS-R project is led by Airbus Defence and Space with the support of FDC, SNCF, and ESSP;
  • IMPRESS project is led by Egis Avia with the support of TAS and Noordwijk navigation. 

The main tasks of the studies are the development of an appropriate integrity concept for rail applications and the definition of the associated EGNSS-based rail safety service. As part of the user level integrity concept, the projects shall develop the models and algorithms to cope with the challenging local environment of the rail sector. The European GNSS Agency (GSA) will be in charge of the technical supervision of the projects.

When defining the service, the projects shall produce the service concept and consolidate it through iteration with a Working Group of experts, who will validate the final approach. The analyses will also enable the EC to determine the way forward and next steps regarding the EGNSS-based European rail safety service adoption within the rail signalling infrastructure. 

European GNSS in ERTMS

Rail signalling systems are used to safely control railway traffic in order to prevent trains collisions. There are currently more than 20 rail signalling systems in Europe since each country has developed its own railway infrastructure, equipment and operational rules. This has led to increased costs and technical and operational complexity of the train sets. Therefore, the European Rail Industry, supported by the EU Institutions, is working on the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS), with an aim to implement a common signalling system for Europe.

Read this: Satellite positioning: a game changer for the European Railway Traffic Management System

The European Commission (EC) is currently specifying the long-term evolution of the EGNSS programme, including new services based on Galileo and EGNOS. The use of an EGNSS receiver in combination with other sensors could result in the provision of accurate and reliable positioning which would translate into an overall improvement of the rail system. 

Galileo is Europe’s Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) providing an accurate, guaranteed global positioning service under civilian control. Galileo is operational since the Initial Service declaration at the end of 2016. Full Operational Capability is expected to be reached along 2020. As part of the main services provided by Galileo, the Galileo High-Accuracy Service (HAS) shall provide in the near future a high-accuracy positioning and synchronisation information.

EGNOS is the European SBAS and augments GPS L1 C/A civilian signal by providing corrections and integrity information for positioning and navigation applications over Europe. EGNOS version 3, will in the near future augment both GPS and Galileo constellations in the L1 and L5 bands and will extend the service area to the entire landmasses of EU Member States. New EGNOS services could be implemented in further releases of EGNOS as an option for the integrity service complementing EGNSS High Accuracy.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

What integrity concept for the rail sector based on EGNSS would enable rationalising the current rail signalling infrastructure?

New H2020 mission evolution studies on EGNSS-based rail safety service

8.9.2020 11:33  
What integrity concept for the rail sector based on EGNSS would enable rationalising the current rail signalling infrastructure?
Published: 
08 September 2020

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Defence, Industry and Space (DG-DEFIS) has awarded two new H2020 mission evolution studies to assess the feasibility of an EGNSS-based safety service for the rail sector beyond 2022, which would enable to rationalise the rail signalling infrastructure.

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Defence, Industry and Space (DG-DEFIS) has awarded two new H2020 mission evolution studies, EGNSS-R and IMPRESS:

  • EGNSS-R project is led by Airbus Defence and Space with the support of FDC, SNCF, and ESSP;
  • IMPRESS project is led by Egis Avia with the support of Thales Alenia Space and Noordwijk Navigation B.V.

The main tasks of the studies are the development of an appropriate integrity concept for rail applications and the definition of the associated EGNSS-based rail safety service. As part of the user level integrity concept, the projects shall develop the models and algorithms to cope with the challenging local environment of the rail sector. The European GNSS Agency (GSA) will be in charge of the technical supervision of the projects.

When defining the service, the projects shall produce the service concept and consolidate it through iteration with a Working Group of experts, who will validate the final approach. The analyses will also enable the EC to determine the way forward and next steps regarding the EGNSS-based European rail safety service adoption within the rail signalling infrastructure. 

European GNSS in ERTMS

Rail signalling systems are used to safely control railway traffic in order to prevent trains collisions. There are currently more than 20 rail signalling systems in Europe since each country has developed its own railway infrastructure, equipment and operational rules. This has led to increased costs and technical and operational complexity of the train sets. Therefore, the European Rail Industry, supported by the EU Institutions, is working on the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS), with an aim to implement a common signalling system for Europe.

Read this: Satellite positioning: a game changer for the European Railway Traffic Management System

The European Commission (EC) is currently specifying the long-term evolution of the EGNSS programme, including new services based on Galileo and EGNOS. The use of an EGNSS receiver in combination with other sensors could result in the provision of accurate and reliable positioning which would translate into an overall improvement of the rail system. 

Galileo is Europe’s Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) providing an accurate, guaranteed global positioning service under civilian control. Galileo is operational since the Initial Service declaration at the end of 2016. Full Operational Capability is expected to be reached along 2020. As part of the main services provided by Galileo, the Galileo High-Accuracy Service (HAS) shall provide in the near future a high-accuracy positioning and synchronisation information.

EGNOS is the European SBAS and augments GPS L1 C/A civilian signal by providing corrections and integrity information for positioning and navigation applications over Europe. EGNOS version 3, will in the near future augment both GPS and Galileo constellations in the L1 and L5 bands and will extend the service area to the entire landmasses of EU Member States. New EGNOS services could be implemented in further releases of EGNOS as an option for the integrity service complementing EGNSS High Accuracy.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

What integrity concept for the rail sector based on EGNSS would enable rationalising the current rail signalling infrastructure?

New H2020 mission evolution studies on EGNSS-based rail safety service

8.9.2020 11:33  
What integrity concept for the rail sector based on EGNSS would enable rationalising the current rail signalling infrastructure?
Published: 
08 September 2020

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Defence, Industry and Space (DG-DEFIS) has awarded two new H2020 mission evolution studies to assess the feasibility of an EGNSS-based safety service for the rail sector beyond 2022, which would enable to rationalise the rail signalling infrastructure.

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Defence, Industry and Space (DG-DEFIS) has awarded two new H2020 mission evolution studies, EGNSS-R and IMPRESS:

  • EGNSS-R project is led by Airbus Design and Space with the support of FDC, SNCF, and ESSP;
  • IMPRESS project is led by Egis Avia with the support of TAS and Noordwijk navigation. 

The main tasks of the studies are the development of an appropriate integrity concept for rail applications and the definition of the associated EGNSS-based rail safety service. As part of the user level integrity concept, the projects shall develop the models and algorithms to cope with the challenging local environment of the rail sector. The European GNSS Agency (GSA) will be in charge of the technical supervision of the projects.

When defining the service, the projects shall produce the service concept and consolidate it through iteration with a Working Group of experts, who will validate the final approach. The analyses will also enable the EC to determine the way forward and next steps regarding the EGNSS-based European rail safety service adoption within the rail signalling infrastructure. 

European GNSS in ERTMS

Rail signalling systems are used to safely control railway traffic in order to prevent trains collisions. There are currently more than 20 rail signalling systems in Europe since each country has developed its own railway infrastructure, equipment and operational rules. This has led to increased costs and technical and operational complexity of the train sets. Therefore, the European Rail Industry, supported by the EU Institutions, is working on the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS), with an aim to implement a common signalling system for Europe.

Read this: Satellite positioning: a game changer for the European Railway Traffic Management System

The European Commission (EC) is currently specifying the long-term evolution of the EGNSS programme, including new services based on Galileo and EGNOS. The use of an EGNSS receiver in combination with other sensors could result in the provision of accurate and reliable positioning which would translate into an overall improvement of the rail system. 

Galileo is Europe’s Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) providing an accurate, guaranteed global positioning service under civilian control. Galileo is operational since the Initial Service declaration at the end of 2016. Full Operational Capability is expected to be reached along 2020. As part of the main services provided by Galileo, the Galileo High-Accuracy Service (HAS) shall provide in the near future a high-accuracy positioning and synchronisation information.

EGNOS is the European SBAS and augments GPS L1 C/A civilian signal by providing corrections and integrity information for positioning and navigation applications over Europe. EGNOS version 3, will in the near future augment both GPS and Galileo constellations in the L1 and L5 bands and will extend the service area to the entire landmasses of EU Member States. New EGNOS services could be implemented in further releases of EGNOS as an option for the integrity service complementing EGNSS High Accuracy.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

What integrity concept for the rail sector based on EGNSS would enable rationalising the current rail signalling infrastructure?

Level up your space idea with #MyGalileoSolution competition

3.9.2020 10:09  
MyGalileoSolution is the biggest competition ever organised by GSA with a prize pool of almost €1.5 million
Published: 
03 September 2020

The European GNSS Agency (GSA) has just launched the #MyGalileoSolution competition. The contest is targeting European innovators and entrepreneurs ready to develop location-based solutions, such as mobile applications, wearable-based solutions, asset management and tracking solutions, or robotics, leveraging Galileo as a source of positioning, navigation and/or timing. A wide participation from all Member States is expected.

GSA has a successful track record in supporting and boosting GNSS-based innovative applications. For years the Agency has been leading several research and innovation initiatives such as the Galileo Masters, Horizon 2020 projects, and more recently European competitions like the 2019 MyGalileoApp and Hackathons across Europe and beyond.

Two tracks for 56 prizes

With a prize pool of almost € 1.5 million, MyGalileoSolution is the largest competition ever organized by the GSA. It consists of two independent and parallel tracks, each one with a list of goals and deliverables. Track 1 - From Idea to Prototype – aims to develop a beta version of an application or a prototype of a solution implementing an idea, reaching minimum 50 % of its functionality. Track 2 -From Prototype to Product – aims to develop a fully functional solution ready to be commercialised starting from a beta version of an application or a prototype.

Read this: MyGalileoDrone contest open for submissions!

Participants are expected to leverage Galileo’s robust positioning and accurate timing and synchronization capabilities, showing how it can enable the development of the next generation of applications and services across a wide range of areas. In this competition the GSA is challenging innovators in four different areas: Crisis & Emergency Response, Smart Transport for Green Deal, Solution for Digital Age, and Cybersecurity. 

Galileo for Location-Based Services

With more than 1.5 billion Galileo-enabled smartphones and more than 51 million GNSS-enabled wearable devices in the market, the Location-Based Services (LBS) is booming. Accurate positioning and timing are at the heart of the growth and evolution of LBS, in addition the access to Android GNSS raw measurements has allowed for the creation of advanced GNSS positioning algorithms that enable the development of more ambitious smartphone-based applications.

And this: First Galileo Performance Reports of 2020 now available

‘’Galileo has set the trend for dual-frequency chipsets, which provide better accuracy and are more resistant to multipath in urban environments. We are looking forward to seeing innovators launching their disruptive GNSS solutions and turning them into real businesses, hence leading to European growth, competitiveness and sustainability. There is “space” for all types of innovation and we expect the participation of all Member States.”’ said Pascal Claudel, GSA Acting Executive Director.

"Competitions like MyGalileoSolution are a great opportunity to quickly move from idea to market”- said Francesco Fiorito, leader of Argeo, the winning team of the 2019 MyGalileoApp competition. "It is a confidence boost for young entrepreneurs and their capacity to grow and generate new solutions and business" he concluded. 

The deadline for submission for both categories is September 30, projects will be evaluated in terms of their innovative nature, market potential, feasibility and Galileo relevance by a panel of GSA experts. 

To learn more about the MyGalileoSolution competition click here

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

MyGalileoSolution is the biggest competition ever organised by GSA with a prize pool of almost €1.5 million

Level up your space idea with #MyGalileoSolution competition

3.9.2020 10:09  
MyGalileoSolution is the biggest competition ever organised by GSA with a prize pool of almost €1.5 million
Published: 
03 September 2020

The European GNSS Agency (GSA) has just launched the #MyGalileoSolution competition. The contest is targeting European innovators and entrepreneurs ready to develop location-based solutions, such as mobile applications, wearable-based solutions, asset management and tracking solutions, or robotics, leveraging Galileo as a source of positioning, navigation and/or timing. A wide participation from all Member States is expected.

GSA has a successful track record in supporting and boosting GNSS-based innovative applications. For years the Agency has been leading several research and innovation initiatives such as the Galileo Masters, Horizon 2020 projects, and more recently European competitions like the 2019 MyGalileoApp and Hackathons across Europe and beyond.

Two tracks for 56 prizes

With a prize pool of almost € 1.5 million, MyGalileoSolution is the largest competition ever organized by the GSA. It consists of two independent and parallel tracks, each one with a list of goals and deliverables. Track 1 - From Idea to Prototype – aims to develop a beta version of an application or a prototype of a solution implementing an idea, reaching minimum 50 % of its functionality. Track 2 -From Prototype to Product – aims to develop a fully functional solution ready to be commercialised starting from a beta version of an application or a prototype.

Read this: MyGalileoDrone contest open for submissions!

Participants are expected to leverage Galileo’s robust positioning and accurate timing and synchronization capabilities, showing how it can enable the development of the next generation of applications and services across a wide range of areas. In this competition the GSA is challenging innovators in four different areas: Crisis & Emergency Response, Smart Transport for Green Deal, Solution for Digital Age, and Cybersecurity.

Galileo for Location-Based Services

With more than 1.5 billion Galileo-enabled smartphones and more than 51 million GNSS-enabled wearable devices in the market, the Location-Based Services (LBS) is booming. Accurate positioning and timing are at the heart of the growth and evolution of LBS, in addition the access to Android GNSS raw measurements has allowed for the creation of advanced GNSS positioning algorithms that enable the development of more ambitious smartphone-based applications.

And this: First Galileo Performance Reports of 2020 now available

‘’Galileo has set the trend for dual-frequency chipsets, which provide better accuracy and are more resistant to multipath in urban environments. We are looking forward to seeing innovators launching their disruptive GNSS solutions and turning them into real businesses, hence leading to European growth, competitiveness and sustainability. There is “space” for all types of innovation and we expect the participation of all Member States.”’ said Pascal Claudel, GSA Acting Executive Director.

"Competitions like MyGalileoSolution are a great opportunity to quickly move from idea to market”- said Francesco Fiorito, leader of Argeo, the winning team of the 2019 MyGalileoApp competition. "It is a confidence boost for young entrepreneurs and their capacity to grow and generate new solutions and business" he concluded. 

The deadline for submission for both categories is September 30, projects will be evaluated in terms of their innovative nature, market potential, feasibility and Galileo relevance by a panel of GSA experts. 

To learn more about the MyGalileoSolution competition click here. A series of Information Webinars will be organized, with the first one starting on 7 September 2020. You can register here.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

MyGalileoSolution is the biggest competition ever organised by GSA with a prize pool of almost €1.5 million

Chile’s Galileo Information Centre launches a series of webinars to introduce Galileo and Galileo Services in Latin America

1.9.2020 16:53  
The webinar series is starting on 3 September  (source:  Vanessa Ramos – ©KIM Global)
Published: 
01 September 2020

The Galileo Information Centres (GIC), an initiative of the European Commission and DG-DEFIS, are facilitating the introduction of EGNSS in Latin America. The recently-established Centre in Chile - providing services to the Galileo user community in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia and Ecuador - is organising a series of webinars to introduce Galileo to the Latin America user community, and showcase the benefits that the European GNSS can bring to the regional markets and stakeholders.

The Galileo Information Centres, funded by the European Commission (EC) and the DG Defence Industry and Space (DG-DEFIS), are of promoting the introduction of the European GNSS (EGNSS) programmes, Galileo and EGNOS, in Latin America. The Centres monitor local and regional satellite navigation initiatives, identifying potential markets and stakeholders, and providing support to users in developing new applications through cooperation between Latin American and European industry. Additionally, the Centres are responsible for disseminating information in different languages about EGNSS and supporting the user community to enhance local awareness and understanding of the European GNSS services. Galileo Information Centres in Chile (serving Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador and Colombia) and Brazil (serving the Portuguese-speaking community), have started providing services in summer 2020, while the Centre in Mexico (covering Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean) is expected to open in the coming months. 

Webinars series

Recently inaugurated, the GIC in Chile has already started its activities training the user community about Galileo Systems and Services and the opportunities the EGNSS can bring to Latin America. This week, the centre is launching the webinar series to introduce in detail the GIC and the services it provides regionally. The webinars will also introduce the mission, services and activities currently performed by the European GNSS Service Centre (GSC) at a global level.

To register to each webinar:

The webinars will be in Spanish.

GSC and GICs: a close coordination

The Galileo Service Center (GSC), as the single global interface between the Galileo User Community and the Galileo Service Provider, is committed to strengthen the coordination with the different Galileo Information Centres and support them in the delivery of their mission enhancing the impact of the European satellite navigation activities in Latin America. 

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

The webinar series is starting on 3 September (source: Vanessa Ramos – ©KIM Global)

Chile’s Galileo Information Centre launches a series of webinars to introduce Galileo and Galileo Services in Latin America

1.9.2020 16:53  
The webinar series is starting on 3 September  (source:  Vanessa Ramos – ©KIM Global)
Published: 
01 September 2020

The Galileo Information Centres (GIC), an initiative of the European Commission and DG-DEFIS, are facilitating the introduction of EGNSS in Latin America. The recently-established Centre in Chile - providing services to the Galileo user community in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia and Ecuador - is organising a series of webinars to introduce Galileo to the Latin America user community, and showcase the benefits that the European GNSS can bring to the regional markets and stakeholders.

The Galileo Information Centres, funded by the European Commission (EC) and the DG Defence Industry and Space (DG-DEFIS), are of promoting the introduction of the European GNSS (EGNSS) programmes, Galileo and EGNOS, in Latin America. The Centres monitor local and regional satellite navigation initiatives, identifying potential markets and stakeholders, and providing support to users in developing new applications through cooperation between Latin American and European industry. Additionally, the Centres are responsible for disseminating information in different languages about EGNSS and supporting the user community to enhance local awareness and understanding of the European GNSS services. Galileo Information Centres in Chile (serving Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador and Colombia) and Brazil (serving the Portuguese-speaking community), have started providing services in summer 2020, while the Centre in Mexico (covering Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean) is expected to open in the coming months. 

Webinars series

Recently inaugurated, the GIC in Chile has already started its activities training the user community about Galileo Systems and Services and the opportunities the EGNSS can bring to Latin America. This week, the centre is launching the webinar series to introduce in detail the GIC and the services it provides regionally. The webinars will also introduce the mission, services and activities currently performed by the European GNSS Service Centre (GSC) at a global level.

To register to each webinar:

The webinars will be in Spanish.

GSC and GICs: a close coordination

The Galileo Service Center (GSC), as the single global interface between the Galileo User Community and the Galileo Service Provider, is committed to strengthen the coordination with the different Galileo Information Centres and support them in the delivery of their mission enhancing the impact of the European satellite navigation activities in Latin America. 

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

The webinar series is starting on 3 September (source: Vanessa Ramos – ©KIM Global)

Chile’s Galileo Information Centre launches a series of webinars to introduce Galileo and Galileo Services in Latin America

1.9.2020 16:53  
The webinar series is starting on 3 September  (source:  Vanessa Ramos – ©KIM Global)
Published: 
01 September 2020

The Galileo Information Centres (GIC), an initiative of the European Commission and DG-DEFIS, are facilitating the introduction of EGNSS in Latin America. The recently-established Centre in Chile - providing services to the Galileo user community in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia and Ecuador - is organising a series of webinars to introduce Galileo to the Latin America user community, and showcase the benefits that the European GNSS can bring to the regional markets and stakeholders.

The Galileo Information Centres, funded by the European Commission (EC) and the DG Defence Industry and Space (DG-DEFIS), are of promoting the introduction of the European GNSS (EGNSS) programmes, Galileo and EGNOS, in Latin America. The Centres monitor local and regional satellite navigation initiatives, identifying potential markets and stakeholders, and providing support to users in developing new applications through cooperation between Latin American and European industry. Additionally, the Centres are responsible for disseminating information in different languages about EGNSS and supporting the user community to enhance local awareness and understanding of the European GNSS services. Galileo Information Centres in Chile (serving Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador and Colombia) and Brazil (serving the Portuguese-speaking community), have started providing services in summer 2020, while the Centre in Mexico (covering Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean) is expected to open in the coming months. 

Webinars series

Recently inaugurated, the GIC in Chile has already started its activities training the user community about Galileo Systems and Services and the opportunities the EGNSS can bring to Latin America. This week, the centre is launching the webinar series to introduce in detail the GIC and the services it provides regionally. The webinars will also introduce the mission, services and activities currently performed by the European GNSS Service Centre (GSC) at a global level.

To register to each webinar:

The webinars will be in Spanish.

GSC and GICs: a close coordination

The Galileo Service Center (GSC), as the single global interface between the Galileo User Community and the Galileo Service Provider, is committed to strengthen the coordination with the different Galileo Information Centres and support them in the delivery of their mission enhancing the impact of the European satellite navigation activities in Latin America. 

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

The webinar series is starting on 3 September (source: Vanessa Ramos – ©KIM Global)

EU Satellite navigation: a wealth of opportunities

28.8.2020 11:50  
EU Satellite navigation launched opportunities for students, innovators and entrepreneurs this summer, there is room for everybody.
Published: 
28 August 2020

In the past few weeks the European GNSS Agency (GSA) has been launching a series of initiatives to boost EU innovation and support European entrepreneurs able to come up with ideas and applications leveraging Galileo and EGNOS services, here is a short recap. 

It is a hot summer for GNSS-based innovators, GSA has launched three initiatives serving the entire GNSS community, from students, to innovators and entrepreneurs, and from ideas, to solutions and and ready-to-market applications, there is room for everybody. 

On July 17, the GSA launched MyGalileoDrone Competition. With a prize pool of €230.000, GSA is looking for a team able to design, develop, test and prepare for commercial launch a drone-based application and/or service able to provide a position and/or time fix by using Galileo-enabled receiver. The deadline has just been extended to 15th September. There is a final webinar for latecomers on 1st September 10:00-10:45, you can register here.

Watch this: MyGalileoDrone Competition

On August 1, in cooperation with the Council of European Geodetic Surveyors (CLGE), GSA launched Geomatics on the move. The competition consists of two categories: the first for Traditional Geomatics targeting solutions based on the usage of EGNSS, and the second category for Integrated Geomatics for integrated surveying solutions that leverage new tools and technologies such as drones, mobile mapping, laser scanners or Augmented/Mixed Reality.

Watch this: EGNOS and Galileo for Mapping

In addition, for GNSS-based solutions and projects which are ready to pitch, GSA is providing free virtual booths at Infoshare, central Europe’s biggest Tech platform and exhibition. The virtual exhibition is an excellent opportunity to showcase your products and services, and network with thousands of visitors and exhibitors.

But there is more to come, next month GSA will be launching new initiatives for innovators and entrepreneurs to ignite new ideas, upgrade prototypes and launch new GNSS-based products on the market. There is an estimated prize pool of over one million euro. While GSA is still finalizing the documentation, the best way to keep up with the upcoming opportunities is to sign up to GSA weekly newsletter Watch This Space.

True to its mission, GSA is linking space to user needs by igniting innovation and entrepreneurship, and contributing to Europe’s long-term growth, competitiveness and sustainability.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

EU Satellite navigation launched opportunities for students, innovators and entrepreneurs this summer, there is room for everybody.

EU Satellite navigation: a wealth of opportunities

28.8.2020 11:50  
EU Satellite navigation launched opportunities for students, innovators and entrepreneurs this summer, there is room for everybody.
Published: 
28 August 2020

In the past few weeks the European GNSS Agency (GSA) has been launching a series of initiatives to boost EU innovation and support European entrepreneurs able to come up with ideas and applications leveraging Galileo and EGNOS services, here is a short recap. 

It is a hot summer for GNSS-based innovators, GSA has launched three initiatives serving the entire GNSS community, from students, to innovators and entrepreneurs, and from ideas, to solutions and and ready-to-market applications, there is room for everybody. 

On July 17, the GSA launched MyGalileoDrone Competition. With a prize pool of €230.000, GSA is looking for a team able to design, develop, test and prepare for commercial launch a drone-based application and/or service able to provide a position and/or time fix by using Galileo-enabled receiver. The deadline has just been extended to 15th September. There is a final webinar for latecomers on 1st September 10:00-10:45, you can register here.

Watch this: MyGalileoDrone Competition

On August 1, in cooperation with the Council of European Geodetic Surveyors (CLGE), GSA launched Geomatics on the move. The competition consists of two categories: the first for Traditional Geomatics targeting solutions based on the usage of EGNSS, and the second category for Integrated Geomatics for integrated surveying solutions that leverage new tools and technologies such as drones, mobile mapping, laser scanners or Augmented/Mixed Reality.

Watch this: EGNOS and Galileo for Mapping

In addition, for GNSS-based solutions and projects which are ready to pitch, GSA is providing free virtual booths at Infoshare, central Europe’s biggest Tech platform and exhibition. The virtual exhibition is an excellent opportunity to showcase your products and services, and network with thousands of visitors and exhibitors.

But there is more to come, next month GSA will be launching new initiatives for innovators and entrepreneurs to ignite new ideas, upgrade prototypes and launch new GNSS-based products on the market. There is an estimated prize pool of over one million euro. While GSA is still finalizing the documentation, the best way to we keep up with the upcoming opportunities is to sign up to GSA weekly newsletter Watch This Space.

True to its mission, GSA is linking space to user needs by igniting innovation and entrepreneurship, and contributing to Europe’s long-term growth, competitiveness and sustainability.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

EU Satellite navigation launched opportunities for students, innovators and entrepreneurs this summer, there is room for everybody.

It is time for your project to shine: join us at Infoshare 2020

21.8.2020 10:59  

Interested in presenting your solution at Infoshare? Then read on! The European GNSS Agency (GSA) is looking for innovative solutions to showcase at the virtual Galileo stand during Infoshare event taking place 23 – 30 September 2020. Infoshare is the biggest Tech Conference in Central and Eastern Europe. In 2019 it gathered over 6000 participants and 700+ start-ups, speakers and investors. It’s a place to share ideas and passions but also to boost start-ups and investments. In 2020, under the changed circumstances, Infoshare will continue to be a place to meet like-minded developers and experts and make new contacts from the industry in a digital format.

Infoshare 2020 edition streamed from the city of Gdańsk will be presenting a brand-new agenda spread in six days and seven stages, and covering diverse topics such as developers’ trends, artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science, big data, cybersecurity or blockchain. With nearly 70 partners, more than 20 media partners, 60+ investor companies and with a programme featuring leading visionaries and investors, the conference is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to present and promote innovative ideas, technologies and applications and bring them to the attention of business leaders, innovators and key decision-makers.

With the goal of exploring the hottest trends influencing the digital industry, Infoshare is an ideal platform to showcase and promote innovative EGNSS-based solutions and applications.

Read this: MyGalileoDrone contest open for submissions!

“Infoshare, with its new digital format, is showing how digital solutions can enhance business and networking opportunities with a global virtual exhibition, and a stage and an audience that knows no limits. This is a great opportunity for innovative companies to present their EGNSS-based solutions and bring their applications to the attention of a large audience of peers, investors and the public at large. If you have an EGNSS-based solution with the potential to improve the lives of European citizens, then we would like to hear from you,” said GSA Head of Market Development Fiammetta Diani.

Expression of Interest

With this in mind, ahead of the coming Infoshare, GSA is launching a call for expressions of interest among its Horizon 2020, Fundamental Elements, Galileo competitions partners and other EU companies. The idea is to provide a space at the GSA virtual stand to showcase our partners’ Galileo-enabled mobile solutions. If you have an EGNSS-based solution or product that you would like to showcase at Infoshare, please submit your application to prizes@gsa.europa.eu by 7th of September 2020. Put “Interested in showcasing our project at Infoshare 2020” in the subject line of your email. For more information on how to apply please read the Rules and Conditions.

This is an unmissable opportunity to present your solutions to potential investors, tech companies and user communities. Join us online where innovation is celebrated, connections are made, insights are gained, products are launched and business gets done!

EGNSS-based innovation

By matching ideas with opportunities and talent with resources, Infoshare helps support the GSA in its mission of linking space to user needs. Representative from the Agency will speak at the virtual stages and present updates on Galileo, showcase resources and opportunities for innovators, share market insights and trends, and expand on how GNSS can be leveraged to boost innovation among industry, app developers and service providers.  

And this: Ubiscale: low-power GNSS processing for tracking devices

Places at the virtual stand will be limited, so get in touch with us as soon as possible to take advantage of this exciting opportunity!


Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

Infoshare is an ideal forum to showcase your projects to a wide audience of your peers.

It is time for your project to shine: join us at Infoshare 2020

21.8.2020 10:59  
Infoshare is an ideal forum to showcase your projects and connect with one of the largest tech community in Europe.
Published: 
21 August 2020

Interested in presenting your solution at Infoshare? Then read on! The European GNSS Agency (GSA) is looking for innovative solutions to showcase at the virtual Galileo stand during Infoshare event taking place 23 – 30 September 2020. Infoshare is the biggest Tech Conference in Central and Eastern Europe. In 2019 it gathered over 6000 participants and 700+ start-ups, speakers and investors. It’s a place to share ideas and passions but also to boost start-ups and investments. In 2020, under the changed circumstances, Infoshare will continue to be a place to meet like-minded developers and experts and make new contacts from the industry in a digital format.

Infoshare 2020 edition streamed from the city of Gdańsk will be presenting a brand-new agenda spread in six days and seven stages, and covering diverse topics such as developers’ trends, artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science, big data, cybersecurity or blockchain. With nearly 70 partners, more than 20 media partners, 60+ investor companies and with a programme featuring leading visionaries and investors, the conference is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to present and promote innovative ideas, technologies and applications and bring them to the attention of business leaders, innovators and key decision-makers.

With the goal of exploring the hottest trends influencing the digital industry, Infoshare is an ideal platform to showcase and promote innovative EGNSS-based solutions and applications.

Read this: MyGalileoDrone contest open for submissions!

“Infoshare, with its new digital format, is showing how digital solutions can enhance business and networking opportunities with a global virtual exhibition, and a stage and an audience that knows no limits. This is a great opportunity for innovative companies to present their EGNSS-based solutions and bring their applications to the attention of a large audience of peers, investors and the public at large. If you have an EGNSS-based solution with the potential to improve the lives of European citizens, then we would like to hear from you,” said GSA Head of Market Development Fiammetta Diani.

Expression of Interest

With this in mind, ahead of the coming Infoshare, GSA is launching a call for expressions of interest among its Horizon 2020, Fundamental Elements, Galileo competitions partners and other EU companies. The idea is to provide a space at the GSA virtual stand to showcase our partners’ Galileo-enabled mobile solutions. If you have an EGNSS-based solution or product that you would like to showcase at Infoshare, please submit your application to prizes@gsa.europa.eu by 7th of September 2020. Put “Interested in showcasing our project at Infoshare 2020” in the subject line of your email. For more information on how to apply please read the Rules and Conditions.

This is an unmissable opportunity to present your solutions to potential investors, tech companies and user communities. Join us online where innovation is celebrated, connections are made, insights are gained, products are launched and business gets done!

EGNSS-based innovation

By matching ideas with opportunities and talent with resources, Infoshare helps support the GSA in its mission of linking space to user needs. Representative from the Agency will speak at the virtual stages and present updates on Galileo, showcase resources and opportunities for innovators, share market insights and trends, and expand on how GNSS can be leveraged to boost innovation among industry, app developers and service providers.  

And this: Ubiscale: low-power GNSS processing for tracking devices

Places at the virtual stand will be limited, so get in touch with us as soon as possible to take advantage of this exciting opportunity!


Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

Infoshare is an ideal forum to showcase your projects and connect with one of the largest tech community in Europe.

It is time for your project to shine: join us at Infoshare 2020

21.8.2020 10:59  
Infoshare is an ideal forum to showcase your projects and connect with one of the largest tech community in Europe.
Published: 
21 August 2020

Interested in presenting your solution at Infoshare? Then read on! The European GNSS Agency (GSA) is looking for innovative solutions to showcase at the virtual Galileo stand during Infoshare event taking place 23 – 30 September 2020. Infoshare is the biggest Tech Conference in Central and Eastern Europe. In 2019 it gathered over 6000 participants and 700+ start-ups, speakers and investors. It’s a place to share ideas and passions but also to boost start-ups and investments. In 2020, under the changed circumstances, Infoshare will continue to be a place to meet like-minded developers and experts and make new contacts from the industry in a digital format.

Infoshare 2020 edition streamed from the city of Gdańsk will be presenting a brand-new agenda spread in six days and seven stages, and covering diverse topics such as developers’ trends, artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science, big data, cybersecurity or blockchain. With nearly 70 partners, more than 20 media partners, 60+ investor companies and with a programme featuring leading visionaries and investors, the conference is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to present and promote innovative ideas, technologies and applications and bring them to the attention of business leaders, innovators and key decision-makers.

With the goal of exploring the hottest trends influencing the digital industry, Infoshare is an ideal platform to showcase and promote innovative EGNSS-based solutions and applications.

Read this: MyGalileoDrone contest open for submissions!

“Infoshare, with its new digital format, is showing how digital solutions can enhance business and networking opportunities with a global virtual exhibition, and a stage and an audience that knows no limits. This is a great opportunity for innovative companies to present their EGNSS-based solutions and bring their applications to the attention of a large audience of peers, investors and the public at large. If you have an EGNSS-based solution with the potential to improve the lives of European citizens, then we would like to hear from you,” said GSA Head of Market Development Fiammetta Diani.

Call for applications

With this in mind, ahead of the coming Infoshare, GSA is launching a call for applications among its Horizon 2020, Fundamental Elements, Galileo competitions partners and innovators and enterprenerus across Europe . The idea is to provide a space at the GSA virtual stand to showcase our partners’ Galileo-enabled mobile solutions. If you have an EGNSS-based solution or product that you would like to showcase at Infoshare, please submit your application to prizes@gsa.europa.eu by 7th of September 2020. Put “Interested in showcasing our project at Infoshare 2020” in the subject line of your email. For more information on how to apply please read the Rules and Conditions.

This is an unmissable opportunity to present your solutions to potential investors, tech companies and user communities. Join us online where innovation is celebrated, connections are made, insights are gained, products are launched and business gets done!

EGNSS-based innovation

By matching ideas with opportunities and talent with resources, Infoshare helps support the GSA in its mission of linking space to user needs. Representative from the Agency will speak at the virtual stages and present updates on Galileo, showcase resources and opportunities for innovators, share market insights and trends, and expand on how GNSS can be leveraged to boost innovation among industry, app developers and service providers.  

And this: Ubiscale: low-power GNSS processing for tracking devices

Places at the virtual stand will be limited, so get in touch with us as soon as possible to take advantage of this exciting opportunity!


Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

Infoshare is an ideal forum to showcase your projects and connect with one of the largest tech community in Europe.

It is time for your project to shine: join us at Infoshare 2020

21.8.2020 10:59  
Infoshare is an ideal forum to showcase your projects and connect with one of the largest tech community in Europe.
Published: 
21 August 2020

Interested in presenting your solution at Infoshare? Then read on! The European GNSS Agency (GSA) is looking for innovative solutions to showcase at the virtual Galileo stand during Infoshare event taking place 23 – 30 September 2020. Infoshare is the biggest Tech Conference in Central and Eastern Europe. In 2019 it gathered over 6000 participants and 700+ start-ups, speakers and investors. It’s a place to share ideas and passions but also to boost start-ups and investments. In 2020, under the changed circumstances, Infoshare will continue to be a place to meet like-minded developers and experts and make new contacts from the industry in a digital format.

Infoshare 2020 edition streamed from the city of Gdańsk will be presenting a brand-new agenda spread in six days and seven stages, and covering diverse topics such as developers’ trends, artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science, big data, cybersecurity or blockchain. With nearly 70 partners, more than 20 media partners, 60+ investor companies and with a programme featuring leading visionaries and investors, the conference is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to present and promote innovative ideas, technologies and applications and bring them to the attention of business leaders, innovators and key decision-makers.

With the goal of exploring the hottest trends influencing the digital industry, Infoshare is an ideal platform to showcase and promote innovative EGNSS-based solutions and applications.

Read this: MyGalileoDrone contest open for submissions!

“Infoshare, with its new digital format, is showing how digital solutions can enhance business and networking opportunities with a global virtual exhibition, and a stage and an audience that knows no limits. This is a great opportunity for innovative companies to present their EGNSS-based solutions and bring their applications to the attention of a large audience of peers, investors and the public at large. If you have an EGNSS-based solution with the potential to improve the lives of European citizens, then we would like to hear from you,” said GSA Head of Market Development Fiammetta Diani.

Call for applications

With this in mind, ahead of the coming Infoshare, GSA is launching a call for applications among its Horizon 2020, Fundamental Elements, Galileo competitions partners and innovators and enterprenerus across Europe. The idea is to provide a space at the GSA virtual stand to showcase our partners’ Galileo-enabled mobile solutions. If you have an EGNSS-based solution or product that you would like to showcase at Infoshare, please submit your application to prizes@gsa.europa.eu by 7th of September 2020. Put “Interested in showcasing our project at Infoshare 2020” in the subject line of your email. For more information on how to apply please read the Rules and Conditions.

This is an unmissable opportunity to present your solutions to potential investors, tech companies and user communities. Join us online where innovation is celebrated, connections are made, insights are gained, products are launched and business gets done!

EGNSS-based innovation

By matching ideas with opportunities and talent with resources, Infoshare helps support the GSA in its mission of linking space to user needs. Representative from the Agency will speak at the virtual stages and present updates on Galileo, showcase resources and opportunities for innovators, share market insights and trends, and expand on how GNSS can be leveraged to boost innovation among industry, app developers and service providers.  

And this: Ubiscale: low-power GNSS processing for tracking devices

Places at the virtual stand will be limited, so get in touch with us as soon as possible to take advantage of this exciting opportunity!


Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

Infoshare is an ideal forum to showcase your projects and connect with one of the largest tech community in Europe.

It is time for your project to shine: join us at Infoshare 2020

21.8.2020 10:59  
Infoshare is an ideal forum to showcase your projects and connect with one of the largest tech community in Europe.
Published: 
21 August 2020

Interested in presenting your solution at Infoshare? Then read on! The European GNSS Agency (GSA) is looking for innovative solutions to showcase at the virtual Galileo stand during Infoshare event taking place 23 – 30 September 2020. Infoshare is the biggest Tech Conference in Central and Eastern Europe. In 2019 it gathered over 6000 participants and 700+ start-ups, speakers and investors. It’s a place to share ideas and passions but also to boost start-ups and investments. In 2020, under the changed circumstances, Infoshare will continue to be a place to meet like-minded developers and experts and make new contacts from the industry in a digital format.

Infoshare 2020 edition streamed from the city of Gdańsk will be presenting a brand-new agenda spread in six days and seven stages, and covering diverse topics such as developers’ trends, artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science, big data, cybersecurity or blockchain. With nearly 70 partners, more than 20 media partners, 60+ investor companies and with a programme featuring leading visionaries and investors, the conference is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to present and promote innovative ideas, technologies and applications and bring them to the attention of business leaders, innovators and key decision-makers.

With the goal of exploring the hottest trends influencing the digital industry, Infoshare is an ideal platform to showcase and promote innovative EGNSS-based solutions and applications.

Read this: MyGalileoDrone contest open for submissions!

“Infoshare, with its new digital format, is showing how digital solutions can enhance business and networking opportunities with a global virtual exhibition, and a stage and an audience that knows no limits. This is a great opportunity for innovative companies to present their EGNSS-based solutions and bring their applications to the attention of a large audience of peers, investors and the public at large. If you have an EGNSS-based solution with the potential to improve the lives of European citizens, then we would like to hear from you,” said GSA Head of Market Development Fiammetta Diani.

Call for applications

With this in mind, ahead of the coming Infoshare, GSA is launching a call for applications among its Horizon 2020, Fundamental Elements, Galileo competitions partners and innovators and entrepreneurs across Europe. The idea is to provide a space at the GSA virtual stand to showcase our partners’ Galileo-enabled mobile solutions. If you have an EGNSS-based solution or product that you would like to showcase at Infoshare, please submit your application to prizes@gsa.europa.eu by 7th of September 2020. Put “Interested in showcasing our project at Infoshare 2020” in the subject line of your email. For more information on how to apply please read the Rules and Conditions.

This is an unmissable opportunity to present your solutions to potential investors, tech companies and user communities. Join us online where innovation is celebrated, connections are made, insights are gained, products are launched and business gets done!

EGNSS-based innovation

By matching ideas with opportunities and talent with resources, Infoshare helps support the GSA in its mission of linking space to user needs. Representative from the Agency will speak at the virtual stages and present updates on Galileo, showcase resources and opportunities for innovators, share market insights and trends, and expand on how GNSS can be leveraged to boost innovation among industry, app developers and service providers.  

And this: Ubiscale: low-power GNSS processing for tracking devices

Places at the virtual stand will be limited, so get in touch with us as soon as possible to take advantage of this exciting opportunity!


Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

Infoshare is an ideal forum to showcase your projects and connect with one of the largest tech community in Europe.

It is time for your project to shine: join us at Infoshare 2020

21.8.2020 10:59  
Infoshare is an ideal forum to showcase your projects and connect with one of the largest tech community in Europe.
Published: 
21 August 2020

Interested in presenting your solution at Infoshare? Then read on! The European GNSS Agency (GSA) is looking for innovative solutions to showcase at the virtual Galileo stand during Infoshare event taking place 23 – 30 September 2020. Infoshare is the biggest Tech Conference in Central and Eastern Europe. In 2019 it gathered over 6000 participants and 700+ start-ups, speakers and investors. It’s a place to share ideas and passions but also to boost start-ups and investments. In 2020, under the changed circumstances, Infoshare will continue to be a place to meet like-minded developers and experts and make new contacts from the industry in a digital format.

Infoshare 2020 edition streamed from the city of Gdańsk will be presenting a brand-new agenda spread in six days and seven stages, and covering diverse topics such as developers’ trends, artificial intelligence, machine learning, data science, big data, cybersecurity or blockchain. With nearly 70 partners, more than 20 media partners, 60+ investor companies and with a programme featuring leading visionaries and investors, the conference is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to present and promote innovative ideas, technologies and applications and bring them to the attention of business leaders, innovators and key decision-makers.

With the goal of exploring the hottest trends influencing the digital industry, Infoshare is an ideal platform to showcase and promote innovative EGNSS-based solutions and applications.

Read this: MyGalileoDrone contest open for submissions!

“Infoshare, with its new digital format, is showing how digital solutions can enhance business and networking opportunities with a global virtual exhibition, and a stage and an audience that knows no limits. This is a great opportunity for innovative companies to present their EGNSS-based solutions and bring their applications to the attention of a large audience of peers, investors and the public at large. If you have an EGNSS-based solution with the potential to improve the lives of European citizens, then we would like to hear from you,” said GSA Head of Market Development Fiammetta Diani.

Call for applications

With this in mind, ahead of the coming Infoshare, GSA is launching a call for applications among its Horizon 2020, Fundamental Elements, Galileo competitions partners and innovators and enterprenerus across Europe. The idea is to provide a space at the GSA virtual stand to showcase our partners’ Galileo-enabled mobile solutions. If you have an EGNSS-based solution or product that you would like to showcase at Infoshare, please submit your application to prizes@gsa.europa.eu by 7th of September 2020. Put “Interested in showcasing our project at Infoshare 2020” in the subject line of your email. For more information on how to apply please read the Rules and Conditions.

This is an unmissable opportunity to present your solutions to potential investors, tech companies and user communities. Join us online where innovation is celebrated, connections are made, insights are gained, products are launched and business gets done!

EGNSS-based innovation

By matching ideas with opportunities and talent with resources, Infoshare helps support the GSA in its mission of linking space to user needs. Representative from the Agency will speak at the virtual stages and present updates on Galileo, showcase resources and opportunities for innovators, share market insights and trends, and expand on how GNSS can be leveraged to boost innovation among industry, app developers and service providers.  

And this: Ubiscale: low-power GNSS processing for tracking devices

Places at the virtual stand will be limited, so get in touch with us as soon as possible to take advantage of this exciting opportunity!


Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

Infoshare is an ideal forum to showcase your projects and connect with one of the largest tech community in Europe.

GPS III successfully introduced into EGNOS services

20.8.2020 15:05  
The EGNOS SoL service has improved following the successful GPS III introduction
Published: 
20 August 2020

Introduction of the first GPS III satellites into EGNOS services was successfully achieved on 27 July 2020, following the initiation by GPS of a transition from its “GPS Block II” satellites to its new generation “GPS Block III" satellites.

The GPS operational constellation started in 2020 to migrate from GPS II satellites to the new generation GPS III satellites. Through cooperation exchanges with the US, the European Commission and the European GNSS Agency (GSA) obtained assurance on the “backward compatibility” of the GPS III satellites with regard to GPS II, and in particular concerning their failure characteristics.

Step-wise approach 

Based on this, the GSA developed a step-wise approach to accelerate the introduction of GPS-III into the EGNOS system, overwriting the initial plan for GPS III system qualification within EGNOS 242B System release development.

As a first step, the GSA implemented a fast-track process to be as quick as possible while staying safe and respectful of the roles and obligations of the Service Provider and of the Product manufacturer.

Read this: EGNOS procedures implemented in Vilnius

For this purpose, the GSA has organized and performed, with the support of the European Satellite Services Provider (ESSP), Thales Alenia Space France (TAS-F) and the European Space Agency (ESA), a careful safety assessment, based on design analyses and a dedicated ad-hoc measurement campaign. This has allowed the GSA to substantiate and approve the introduction of the first two GPS-III (PRN-4 and PRN-18) into the EGNOS Design Safety Case.

Based on this, ESSP submitted the proposed change, along with its safety assessment, to the EASA change oversight process, resulting in an authorisation from EASA delivered on 23 July 2020. Following this, ESSP upgraded the EGNOS operational baseline and the first two GPS III satellites were successfully introduced into the EGNOS Signal in Space on 27 July 2020.

The improvements brought to the EGNOS SoL service performance were already noticeable by the EGNOS users since that day.

Next steps

And this: EC launches study on EGNOS integrity concept for road applications

In the short term, a few more GPS III satellites are expected to be put into operation by the US. In fact, a third GPS-III satellite has already been launched on 30 June 2020 and is planned to be commissioned in August 2020, while a fourth GPS-III is planned to be launched in 30 Sept 2020.

The GSA is currently planning to extend its fast-track process in order to introduce these additional GPS III satellites into operations, until the delivery and entry into service of the next major System release (ESR 242A) in 2021 which will be also updated to GPS III.

Some background

On 13 January 2020, the first GPS III satellite (SVN-74 delivering PRN-04 signal modulation) was commissioned by the US. Then, on 9 March 2020, the GPS II satellite (SVN-60 delivering PRN-23 signal modulation) used by EGNOS, and located on the same orbital slot than this first GPS III (SVN-74), was decommissioned. 

The use of the GPS III satellites by EGNOS was not yet qualified in any EGNOS system release, as this qualification was to be procured as part of the 242B development, delivery of which is expected in 2022. 

Consequently, the transition from GPS II to GPS III reduced the GPS constellation available for delivering EGNOS services and degraded EGNOS services in some areas. Several airports in Finland entered “contingency mode”. The average SoL service availability performance was reduced from the committed 99% to 98%. Communication to users was ensured by the EGNOS Service Provider as per EGNOS Working Agreements in place.

On 9 July 2020, a third GPS II satellite was decommissioned (SVN-41 – PRN-14). Due to its co-location with the SVN-70 (which is a more recent GPS-IIF satellite), this decommissioning did not have any significant impact on the EGNOS service performances.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

The EGNOS SoL service has improved following the successful GPS III introduction

GPS III successfully introduced into EGNOS services

20.8.2020 15:05  
The EGNOS SoL service has improved following the successful GPS III introduction
Published: 
20 August 2020

Introduction of the first GPS III satellites into EGNOS services was successfully achieved on 27 July 2020, following the initiation by GPS of a transition from its “GPS Block II” satellites to its new generation “GPS Block III satellites”.

The GPS operational constellation started in 2020 to migrate from GPS II satellites to the new generation GPS III satellites. Through cooperation exchanges with the US, the European Commission and the European GNSS Agency (GSA) obtained assurance on the “backward compatibility” of the GPS III satellites with regard to GPS II, and in particular concerning their failure characteristics.

Step-wise approach 

Based on this, the GSA developed a step-wise approach to accelerate the introduction of GPS-III into the EGNOS system, overwriting the initial plan for GPS III system qualification within EGNOS 242B System release development.

As a first step, the GSA implemented a fast-track process to be as quick as possible while staying safe and respectful of the roles and obligations of the Service Provider and of the Product manufacturer.

Read this: EGNOS procedures implemented in Vilnius

For this purpose, the GSA has organized and performed, with the support of the European Satellite Services Provider (ESSP), Thales Alenia Space France (TAS-F) and the European Space Agency (ESA), a careful safety assessment, based on design analyses and a dedicated ad-hoc measurement campaign. This has allowed the GSA to substantiate and approve the introduction of the first two GPS-III (PRN-4 and PRN-18) into the EGNOS Design Safety Case.

Based on this, ESSP submitted the proposed change, along with its safety assessment, to the EASA change oversight process, resulting in an authorisation from EASA delivered on 23 July 2020. Following this, ESSP upgraded the EGNOS operational baseline and the first two GPS III satellites were successfully introduced into the EGNOS Signal in Space on 27 July 2020.

The improvements brought to the EGNOS SoL service performance were already noticeable by the EGNOS users since that day.

Next steps

And this:EC launches study on EGNOS integrity concept for road applications

In the short term, a few more GPS III satellites are expected to be put into operation by the US. In fact, a third GPS-III satellite has already been launched on 30 June 2020 and is planned to be commissioned in August 2020, while a fourth GPS-III is planned to be launched on 30 Sept 2020.

The GSA is currently planning to extend its fast-track process in order to introduce these additional GPS III satellites into operations, until the delivery and entry into service of the next major System release (ESR 242A) in 2021 which will be also updated to GPS III.

Some background

On 13 January 2020, the first GPS III satellite (SVN-74 delivering PRN-04 signal modulation) was commissioned by the US. Then, on 9 March 2020, the GPS II satellite (SVN-60 delivering PRN-23 signal modulation) used by EGNOS, and located on the same orbital slot than this first GPS III (SVN-74), was decommissioned. 

The use of the GPS III satellites by EGNOS was not yet qualified in any EGNOS system release, as this qualification was to be procured as part of the 242B development, delivery of which is expected in 2022. 

Consequently, the transition from GPS II to GPS III reduced the GPS constellation available for delivering EGNOS services and degraded EGNOS services in some areas. Several airports in Finland entered “contingency mode”. The average SoL service availability performance was reduced from the committed 99% to 98%. Communication to users was ensured by the EGNOS Service Provider as per EGNOS Working Agreements in place.

On 9 July 2020, a third GPS II satellite was decommissioned (SVN-41 – PRN-14). Due to its co-location with the SVN-70 (which is a more recent GPS-IIF satellite), this decommissioning did not have any significant impact on the EGNOS service performances.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

The EGNOS SoL service has improved following the successful GPS III introduction

GPS III successfully introduced into EGNOS services

20.8.2020 15:05  
The EGNOS SoL service has improved following the successful GPS III introduction
Published: 
20 August 2020

Introduction of the first GPS III satellites into EGNOS services was successfully achieved on 27 July 2020, following the initiation by GPS of a transition from its “GPS Block II” satellites to its new generation “GPS Block III satellites”.

The GPS operational constellation started in 2020 to migrate from GPS II satellites to the new generation GPS III satellites. Through cooperation exchanges with the US, the European Commission and the European GNSS Agency (GSA) obtained assurance on the “backward compatibility” of the GPS III satellites with regard to GPS II, and in particular concerning their failure characteristics.

Step-wise approach 

Based on this, the GSA developed a step-wise approach to accelerate the introduction of GPS-III into the EGNOS system, overwriting the initial plan for GPS III system qualification within EGNOS 242B System release development.

As a first step, the GSA implemented a fast-track process to be as quick as possible while staying safe and respectful of the roles and obligations of the Service Provider and of the Product manufacturer.

Read this: EGNOS procedures implemented in Vilnius

For this purpose, the GSA has organized and performed, with the support of the European Satellite Services Provider (ESSP), Thales Alenia Space France (TAS-F) and the European Space Agency (ESA), a careful safety assessment, based on design analyses and a dedicated ad-hoc measurement campaign. This has allowed the GSA to substantiate and approve the introduction of the first two GPS-III (PRN-4 and PRN-18) into the EGNOS Design Safety Case.

Based on this, ESSP submitted the proposed change, along with its safety assessment, to the EASA change oversight process, resulting in an authorisation from EASA delivered on 23 July 2020. Following this, ESSP upgraded the EGNOS operational baseline and the first two GPS III satellites were successfully introduced into the EGNOS Signal in Space on 27 July 2020.

The improvements brought to the EGNOS SoL service performance were already noticeable by the EGNOS users since that day.

Next steps

And this: EC launches study on EGNOS integrity concept for road applications

In the short term, a few more GPS III satellites are expected to be put into operation by the US. In fact, a third GPS-III satellite has already been launched on 30 June 2020 and is planned to be commissioned in August 2020, while a fourth GPS-III is planned to be launched on 30 Sept 2020.

The GSA is currently planning to extend its fast-track process in order to introduce these additional GPS III satellites into operations, until the delivery and entry into service of the next major System release (ESR 242A) in 2021 which will be also updated to GPS III.

Some background

On 13 January 2020, the first GPS III satellite (SVN-74 delivering PRN-04 signal modulation) was commissioned by the US. Then, on 9 March 2020, the GPS II satellite (SVN-60 delivering PRN-23 signal modulation) used by EGNOS, and located on the same orbital slot than this first GPS III (SVN-74), was decommissioned. 

The use of the GPS III satellites by EGNOS was not yet qualified in any EGNOS system release, as this qualification was to be procured as part of the 242B development, delivery of which is expected in 2022. 

Consequently, the transition from GPS II to GPS III reduced the GPS constellation available for delivering EGNOS services and degraded EGNOS services in some areas. Several airports in Finland entered “contingency mode”. The average SoL service availability performance was reduced from the committed 99% to 98%. Communication to users was ensured by the EGNOS Service Provider as per EGNOS Working Agreements in place.

On 9 July 2020, a third GPS II satellite was decommissioned (SVN-41 – PRN-14). Due to its co-location with the SVN-70 (which is a more recent GPS-IIF satellite), this decommissioning did not have any significant impact on the EGNOS service performances.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

The EGNOS SoL service has improved following the successful GPS III introduction

GPS III successfully introduced into EGNOS services

20.8.2020 15:05  
The EGNOS SoL service has improved following the successful GPS III introduction
Published: 
20 August 2020

Introduction of the first GPS III satellites into EGNOS services was successfully achieved on 27 July 2020, following the initiation by GPS of a transition from its “GPS Block II” satellites to its new generation “GPS Block III satellites”.

The GPS operational constellation started in 2020 to migrate from GPS II satellites to the new generation GPS III satellites. Through cooperation exchanges with the US, the European Commission and the European GNSS Agency (GSA) obtained assurance on the “backward compatibility” of the GPS III satellites with regard to GPS II, and in particular concerning their failure characteristics.

Step-wise approach 

Based on this, the GSA developed a step-wise approach to accelerate the introduction of GPS-III into the EGNOS system, overwriting the initial plan for GPS III system qualification within EGNOS 242B System release development.

As a first step, the GSA implemented a fast-track process to be as quick as possible while staying safe and respectful of the roles and obligations of the Service Provider and of the Product manufacturer.

Read this: EGNOS procedures implemented in Vilnius

For this purpose, the GSA has organized and performed, with the support of the European Satellite Services Provider (ESSP), Thales Alenia Space France (TAS-F) and the European Space Agency (ESA), a careful safety assessment, based on design analyses and a dedicated ad-hoc measurement campaign. This has allowed the GSA to substantiate and approve the introduction of the first two GPS-III (PRN-4 and PRN-18) into the EGNOS Design Safety Case.

Based on this, ESSP submitted the proposed change, along with its safety assessment, to the EASA change oversight process, resulting in an authorisation from EASA delivered on 23 July 2020. Following this, ESSP upgraded the EGNOS operational baseline and the first two GPS III satellites were successfully introduced into the EGNOS Signal in Space on 27 July 2020.

The improvements brought to the EGNOS SoL service performance were already noticeable by the EGNOS users since that day.

Next steps

And this: EC launches study on EGNOS integrity concept for road applications

In the short term, a few more GPS III satellites are expected to be put into operation by the US. In fact, a third GPS-III satellite has already been launched on 30 June 2020 and is planned to be commissioned in August 2020, while a fourth GPS-III is planned to be launched in 30 Sept 2020.

The GSA is currently planning to extend its fast-track process in order to introduce these additional GPS III satellites into operations, until the delivery and entry into service of the next major System release (ESR 242A) in 2021 which will be also updated to GPS III.

Some background

On 13 January 2020, the first GPS III satellite (SVN-74 delivering PRN-04 signal modulation) was commissioned by the US. Then, on 9 March 2020, the GPS II satellite (SVN-60 delivering PRN-23 signal modulation) used by EGNOS, and located on the same orbital slot than this first GPS III (SVN-74), was decommissioned. 

The use of the GPS III satellites by EGNOS was not yet qualified in any EGNOS system release, as this qualification was to be procured as part of the 242B development, delivery of which is expected in 2022. 

Consequently, the transition from GPS II to GPS III reduced the GPS constellation available for delivering EGNOS services and degraded EGNOS services in some areas. Several airports in Finland entered “contingency mode”. The average SoL service availability performance was reduced from the committed 99% to 98%. Communication to users was ensured by the EGNOS Service Provider as per EGNOS Working Agreements in place.

On 9 July 2020, a third GPS II satellite was decommissioned (SVN-41 – PRN-14). Due to its co-location with the SVN-70 (which is a more recent GPS-IIF satellite), this decommissioning did not have any significant impact on the EGNOS service performances.

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The EGNOS SoL service has improved following the successful GPS III introduction

…and it’s a wrap! EUSPA Logo Contest submissions are now closed. Top finalists will be announced mid-October

19.8.2020 18:11  
Evaluations for the EUSPA Logo Contest are ongoing
Published: 
19 August 2020

The deadline for the submissions of new the European Union Space Programme Agency logo has expired.

The hunt for graphic designers is over! Friday 14th August 23:59 CET was the deadline for the submission of proposals for the EUSPA Logo Contest. We would like to thank all participants who submitted their projects for the logo of the new European Union Space Programme Agency (EUSPA) and congratulate them on their enthusiasm and creativity.  A big thank you to all those who helped the Agency spread the word about the contest and reach out to new artistic communities.

The evaluation is ongoing and the selection committee, composed of experts in the field of communications, space and space user communities, will have a busy two-months reviewing the projects. The five nominated designs will be announced by mid-October 2020 and the finalists will be invited to negotiate a contract with the GSA in order for the latter to procure the logo, for a maximum budget of EUR 15.000 (fifteen thousand euros).  

We are looking forward to the unveiling of the EUSPA logo, which will become the point of reference for the EU Space and GNSS user community, and celebrating the talent of the artist behind the new EUSPA logo.

To be up to date on the latest news, keep an eye on our website and social media. For any inquires you may have, please contact: logodesign@gsa.europa.eu 

Good luck to everyone and stay tuned!  

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Evaluations for the EUSPA Logo Contest are ongoing

…and it’s a wrap! EUSPA Logo Contest submissions are now closed. Top finalists will be announced mid-October

19.8.2020 18:11  
Evaluations for the EUSPA Logo Contest are ongoing
Published: 
19 August 2020

The deadline for the submissions of new the European Union Space Programme Agency logo has expired.

The hunt for graphic designers is over! Friday 14th August 23:59 CET was the deadline for the submission of proposals for the EUSPA Logo Contest. We would like to thank all participants who submitted their projects for the logo of the new European Union Space Programme Agency (EUSPA) and congratulate them on their enthusiasm and creativity.  A big thank you to all those who helped the Agency spread the word about the contest and reach out to new artistic communities.

The evaluation is ongoing and the selection committee, composed of experts in the field of communications, space and space user communities, will have a busy two-months reviewing the projects. The five nominated designs will be announced by mid-October 2020 and the finalists will be invited to negotiate a contract with the GSA in order for the latter to procure the logo, for a maximum budget of EUR 15.000 (fifteen thousand euros).  

We are looking forward to the unveiling of the EUSPA logo, which will become the point of reference for the EU Space and GNSS user community, and celebrating the talent of the artist behind the new EUSPA logo.

To be up to date on the latest news, keep an eye on our website and social media. For any inquires you may have, please contact: logodesign@gsa.europa.eu 

Good luck to everyone and stay tuned!  

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Evaluations for the EUSPA Logo Contest are ongoing

…and it’s a wrap! EUSPA Logo Contest submissions are now closed. Top finalists will be announced mid-October

19.8.2020 18:11  
Evaluations for the EUSPA Logo Contest are ongoing
Published: 
19 August 2020

The deadline for the submissions of the new European Union Space Programme Agency logo has expired.

The hunt for graphic designers is over! Friday 14th August 23:59 CET was the deadline for the submission of proposals for the EUSPA Logo Contest. We would like to thank all participants who submitted their projects for the logo of the new European Union Space Programme Agency (EUSPA) and congratulate them on their enthusiasm and creativity.  A big thank you to all those who helped the Agency spread the word about the contest and reach out to new artistic communities.

The evaluation is ongoing and the selection committee, composed of experts in the field of communications, space and space user communities, will have a busy two-months reviewing the projects. The five nominated designs will be announced by mid-October 2020 and the finalists will be invited to negotiate a contract with the GSA in order for the latter to procure the logo, for a maximum budget of EUR 15.000 (fifteen thousand euros).  

We are looking forward to the unveiling of the EUSPA logo, which will become the point of reference for the EU Space and GNSS user community, and celebrating the talent of the artist behind the new EUSPA logo.

To be up to date on the latest news, keep an eye on our website and social media. For any inquires you may have, please contact: logodesign@gsa.europa.eu 

Good luck to everyone and stay tuned!  

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Evaluations for the EUSPA Logo Contest are ongoing

GSA lands safely at Prague’s EGNOS-enabled Airport for Runway Park 2020

17.8.2020 12:59  
Thanks for flying with the GSA crew to Prague's EGNOS-enabled airport! We hope to see you soon again!
Published: 
17 August 2020

The European GNSS Agency and its crew touched down on the runway of the Vaclav Havel Airport in Prague to highlight the benefits of the EU Space Programme in the Czech Republic.

GSA’s crew took part to the Runway Park 2020, an event gathering aviation enthusiasts, plane spotters and families, held at the old runway of Prague’s Vaclav Havel Airport. During the event, the apron is transformed into an open-air exhibition offering a wide range of activities for all age groups.  True to its mission – linking space to user needs - the European GNSS Agency was there to raise awareness about the EU Space programme and the benefits it is already delivering to citizens and business alike.  

With over 2000 visitors, at the GSA stand, people had the chance to experience and learn about applications based on the EU Space Programme, in particular Galileo and EGNOS. The lifesaving capabilities of the EU space technologies took centre stage when visitors experienced a helicopter rescue on the snow-capped Alps with the help of Galileo, while crafty hands were busy honing their space skills by building small scale satellite mock-ups, taking quizzes and winning prizes.

A highlight of this four-day event was the “Land with EGNOS” flight simulator. Visitors were able to “land” an Airbus A350 using EGNOS, the EU’s regional navigation system that provides the additional reliability essential for applications where position integrity is critical, such as in the aviation sector.

Read this: EGNOS goes from strength to strength

“EGNOS is a win-win solution for the airliners, the airports and the ANSP´s. It makes airports accessible under bad weather conditions while it is central to the safety of passengers and crew. EGNOS based approach procedures can be implemented at many airports without the need to invest in conventional facilities. Such procedures are published at all airports where Air Navigation Service of the Czech Republic provides services and air carriers can benefit from increased safety and accessibility of the airports,“ said Jan Klas, Director General at the Air Navigation Service of the Czech Republic.

Prague Airport, an early adopter of the EGNOS technology, will soon release a Corporate Social Responsibility report emphasizing how the system can help the airport go greener.

“Investing in EU Space technology is pivotal for rolling out cleaner forms of transport while ensuring a sustainable European economy. To this day, more than 350 European airports have implemented EGNOS procedures, and the GSA is working with Member States, airlines, air traffic regulators and airports to increase this number and accelerate progress towards the ambitious EU Green Deal,” concludes Pascal Claudel, Acting Executive Director at the GSA.

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Thanks for flying with the GSA crew to Prague's EGNOS-enabled airport! We hope to see you soon again!

GSA lands safely at Prague’s EGNOS-enabled Airport for Runway Park 2020

17.8.2020 12:59  
Thanks for flying with the GSA crew to Prague's EGNOS-enabled airport! We hope to see you soon again!
Published: 
17 August 2020

The European GNSS Agency and its crew touched down on the runway of the Vaclav Havel Airport in Prague to highlight the benefits of the EU Space Programme in the Czech Republic.

GSA’s crew took part to the Runway Park 2020, an event gathering aviation enthusiasts, plane spotters and families, held at the old runway of Prague’s Vaclav Havel Airport. During the event, the apron is transformed into an open-air exhibition offering a wide range of activities for all age groups.  True to its mission – linking space to user needs - the European GNSS Agency was there to raise awareness about the EU Space programme and the benefits it is already delivering to citizens and business alike.  

With over 2000 visitors, at the GSA stand, people had the chance to experience and learn about applications based on the EU Space Programme, in particular Galileo and EGNOS. The lifesaving capabilities of the EU space technologies took centre stage when visitors experienced a helicopter rescue on the snow-capped Alps with the help of Galileo, while crafty hands were busy honing their space skills by building small scale satellite mock-ups, taking quizzes and winning prizes.

A highlight of this four-day event was the “Land with EGNOS” flight simulator. Visitors were able to “land” an Airbus A350 using EGNOS, the EU’s regional navigation system that provides the additional reliability essential for applications where position integrity is critical, such as in the aviation sector.

Read this: EGNOS goes from strength to strength

EGNOS is a win-win solution for both airlines and airports. It makes airports accessible under bad weather conditions while it is central to the safety of both passengers and the crew. Furthermore, EGNOS reduces the amount of noise and emissions produced by the aircraft during the approach.

Prague Airport, an early adopter of the EGNOS technology, will soon release a Corporate Social Responsibility report emphasizing how the system can help the airport go greener.

“Investing in EU Space technology is pivotal for rolling out cleaner forms of transport while ensuring a sustainable European economy. To this day, more than 350 European airports have implemented EGNOS procedures, and the GSA is working with Member States, airlines, air traffic regulators and airports to increase this number and accelerate progress towards the ambitious EU Green Deal,” concludes Pascal Claudel, Acting Executive Director at the GSA.

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Thanks for flying with the GSA crew to Prague's EGNOS-enabled airport! We hope to see you soon again!

Satellite navigation: the new frontiers in railway traffic management

11.8.2020 14:01  
Thanks to satellite navigation, advanced signaling system controls the maximum allowed speed and the distance of the trains, instant by instant.
Published: 
11 August 2020

For the first time in Europe, the Italian Railway Network (R.F.I.) has introduced a new railway traffic control and management system that uses satellite technologies, including Galileo.

History in the making for Europe. Early this month, the Italian Railway Network (RFI), part of the FS Italiane Group, announced the introduction of the very first railway traffic control and management system that uses satellite technologies on a regional line.

Following the successful test campaign of satellite technologies coordinated by the GSA, which involved also the Italian Space Agency (ASI) and the European Space Agency (ESA), RFI has launched a pilot line to be built in the European Mediterranean corridor between Novara and Rho. Here the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) Level 2 is being installed, with the advanced signaling system that controls the maximum allowed speed and the distance of the trains, instant by instant, intervening automatically if these limits are exceeded. To determine the position of the train, satellite navigation systems will be used, including the European system Galileo. Hitachi Rail will be in charge of the realization, validation and certification of satellite technologies for the ERTMS system. 

Find out more about:  ERtms + SATellite: the ERSAT Program

Satellite-based applications are becoming more and more crucial to the railway transport and industry, contributing to new solutions for a more sustainable, cost-efficient and smarter mobility. To confirm such a trend, a Work Plan for the ERTMS, published by the European Commission in May this year, listed satellite positioning as one of the game-changing technologies underpinning future evolutions of the system and a key element to be included in future Technological Specifications for Interoperability (TSI).

Read this: Satellite positioning: a game changer for the European Railway Traffic Management System

 

The GSA is interfacing with all the stakeholders involved in the deployment of the ERTMS. The Agency has been supporting the integration of GNSS  in rail via the provision of Horizon 2020 funds, and by stimulating research and innovation among industries and service providers involved in railway traffic management. 

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Thanks to satellite navigation, advanced signaling system controls the maximum allowed speed and the distance of the trains, instant by instant.

Satellite navigation: the new frontiers in railway traffic management

11.8.2020 14:01  
Thanks to satellite navigation, advanced signaling system controls the maximum allowed speed and the distance of the trains, instant by instant.
Published: 
11 August 2020

For the first time in Europe, the Italian Railway Network (RFI) has introduced a new railway traffic control and management system that uses satellite technologies, including Galileo.

History in the making for Europe. Early this month, the Italian Railway Network (RFI), part of the FS Italiane Group, announced the introduction of the very first railway traffic control and management system that uses satellite technologies on a regional line.

Following the successful test campaign of satellite technologies coordinated by the GSA, which involved also the Italian Space Agency (ASI) and the European Space Agency (ESA), RFI has launched a pilot line to be built in the European Mediterranean corridor between Novara and Rho. Here the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) Level 2 is being installed, with the advanced signaling system that controls the maximum allowed speed and the distance of the trains, instant by instant, intervening automatically if these limits are exceeded. To determine the position of the train, satellite navigation systems will be used, including the European system Galileo. Hitachi Rail will be in charge of the realization, validation and certification of satellite technologies for the ERTMS system. 

Find out more about:  ERtms + SATellite: the ERSAT Program

Satellite-based applications are becoming more and more crucial to the railway transport and industry, contributing to new solutions for a more sustainable, cost-efficient and smarter mobility. To confirm such a trend, a Work Plan for the ERTMS, published by the European Commission in May this year, listed satellite positioning as one of the game-changing technologies underpinning future evolutions of the system and a key element to be included in future Technological Specifications for Interoperability (TSI).

Read this: Satellite positioning: a game changer for the European Railway Traffic Management System

 

The GSA is interfacing with all the stakeholders involved in the deployment of the ERTMS. The Agency has been supporting the integration of GNSS  in rail via the provision of Horizon 2020 funds, and by stimulating research and innovation among industries and service providers involved in railway traffic management. 

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Thanks to satellite navigation, advanced signaling system controls the maximum allowed speed and the distance of the trains, instant by instant.

Prior Information Notice: Integrity Service Complementing EGNSS High Accuracy

7.8.2020 10:15  
What integrity concept to develop for the autonomous transportation system using EGNOS and Galileo?
Published: 
07 August 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 service complementing EGNSS High Accuracy in the 2030+ timeframe. 

The activities to be carried out shall analyse the feasibility of an integrity service complementing European GNSS (EGNSS) High Accuracy in the 2030+ timeframe on top of the current baseline of EGNSS services to feed the evolving needs in autonomous transport. This action serves to assess the respective merits of various directions for the Galileo and EGNOS services to evolve and to build roadmaps of the steps needed before the operational introduction of such new services.

More information about the Prior Information Notice and the contract notice publication can be found here.

Tailored premiums

Autonomous transportation (such as autonomous vehicles, ships or trains) is the future of the transport industry and has the potential to reduce human error, improve the efficiency of operations, and enable new uses and new applications. This will require operations to be at least as safe as the existing ones.

Read this: First Galileo-enabled autonomous vehicle successfully demonstrated

The European Commission is currently specifying the long-term evolution of the EGNSS programme, including new services for Galileo and EGNOS. The use of an integrity service complementing European GNSS High Accuracy in the 2030+ could result in the provision of an accurate and reliable positioning solution which would translate into the overall improvement of the future autonomous transportation systems. 

Galileo is Europe’s Global Navigation Satellite System providing an accurate, guaranteed global positioning service under civilian control. Galileo is operational since the Initial Service declaration at the end of 2016. As part of the main services provided by Galileo, the Galileo High-Accuracy Service shall provide in the near future a high-accuracy positioning and synchronisation information.

EGNOS is the European Satellite-based Augmentation System (SBAS) and augments GPS L1 C/A civilian signal by providing corrections and integrity information for positioning and navigation applications over Europe. EGNOS version 3, will in the near future augment both GPS and Galileo constellations in the L1 and L5 bands and will extend the service area to the entire landmasses of EU Member States. New EGNOS services could be implemented in further releases of EGNOS as an option for the integrity service complementing EGNSS High Accuracy.

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What integrity concept to develop for the autonomous transportation system using EGNOS and Galileo?

Geomatics on the Move competition open for submissions!

3.8.2020 16:01  
The deadline for submitting ideas is 16 October 2020.
Published: 
03 August 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 (SMEs), to create innovative geomatics applications and solutions across all over Europe. The deadline for submission of ideas is 16 October 2020. Interested? Click here!

Building and expanding on the CLGE Student Contest, which has been held for the past nine years, the new Geomatics on the Move Prize Contest also targets applications that integrate the use of additional technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, augmented and virtual reality, as well as supplementary remote sensing data sources like drones. Solutions animated through mobile phone applications or other easy-to-use platforms are also welcome.

“This is the ninth year of partnership between the Council of European Geodetic Surveyors and the GSA; over the years we have seen some exciting and innovative solutions emerge that leverage the EU Space Programme to deliver practical solutions for the mapping and surveying community,” said GSA Acting Executive Director Pascal Claudel. “This year, as we recover from this global setback, I look forward to seeing even more novel ideas – from all over the European Union - able to respond to current and future challenges.” he said.

What’s on offer?

With an overall prize of €30 000, a set of 10 prizes will be offered in two categories. The first of these categories targets EU space-based Traditional Geomatics solutions and the second Integrated Geomatics solutions. The first category is looking for solutions in which the main innovation is based on the use of EGNSS, employing traditional equipment such as surveying or GIS grade GNSS receivers for applications such as cadastral, marine and mining surveying or GIS mapping.

Read this: Want to know more about EGNSS for geomatics?

The Integrated Geomatics category is targeting integrated surveying solutions that use Galileo or EGNOS and leverage cutting-edge tools and technologies such as drones, mobile mapping, laser scanners or Augmented/Mixed Reality, both within geomatics applications or beyond. In both categories, the solutions can also be supported or combined with Copernicus satellite data.

Geomatics on the Move is an ideas competition. Solutions should be presented and demonstrated through a written submission in the form of a poster and a live pitch at the finals. Applicants do not need to technically develop an application, although the technical feasibility of the idea or scientific finding should be demonstrable.

How it works

The competition will be organised in two stages. The first phase is an open call for ideas, during which applicants should submit a poster describing their idea. The deadline for submissions in this phase is 16 October. These proposals will be evaluated by the GSA and CLGE and a maximum of 10 projects will be chosen to present their pitch during the finals. The selected applicants will refine their poster and prepare their pitch, for which technical support and training will be made available. 

Watch this: EGNOS for Surveying and Mapping

The official award of the Geomatics on the Move Prize Contest will take place virtually, during the European Space Week (7-11 December 2020). During this event, each finalist will present their solution to the evaluation board. The winners will be announced on the official contest site and promoted through GSA channels.

With this competition, the GSA aims to increase the use of Galileo, EGNOS and Copernicus in the field of geomatics and to increase awareness of the benefits these EU Space Programmes provide toward fostering innovative geomatics applications. 

For more information, or to submit an idea, click here.

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The deadline for submitting ideas is 16 October 2020.

First GNSS Asia Market & Technology Trends Report now available

31.7.2020 11:09  
The GNSS.Asia Market & Technology Trends Report is a must read for GNSS companies looking to do business in Asia.
Published: 
31 July 2020

GNSS.asia, a Horizon-2020 project of the European GNSS Agency (GSA) that aims to stimulate the creation of partnerships between GNSS industries in Europe and Asia, has announced the publication of its first Market and Technology Trends Report for the Asian market. Packed with key insights from GNSS.asia teams on the ground in Asia, this report, provided on quarterly basis, is a must read for companies looking to expand into Asian markets or to cooperate with Asian companies and institutions.

The GNSS.asia report shares the latest GNSS developments in Asia (Taiwan, China, South Korea, India, Japan and Australasia), including information on upstream developments, covering satellites and satellite augmentation systems, ground equipment, policy initiatives and much more.

Key highlights

Highlights from the report include details on new SBAS developments in both Australasia and Korea, the finalisation of BDS-3 in China, the use of GNSS in the fight against both COVID-19 and wildfires in Australia, the mandatory introduction of emergency call devices in new vehicles in Japan, and many other interesting developments.

Read this: Horizon 2020 key to international cooperation for Galileo & EGNOS

Some key findings:

Companies in Japan are looking to take advantage of QZSS, but there is a major barrier to entry for companies due to the high price of the receivers.

The expansion of Taiwanese and South Korean domestic satellite supply chains is a key target for partnership opportunities.

The improvements brought about by the development of the new Australia-New Zealand SBAS will provide an entire new set of downstream applications across all segments.

Japan’s mandatory introduction of a vehicle emergency call function that is compatible with the European e-Call opens up the market to companies from Europe.

To read the report in full, click here.

About GNSS.asia

GNSS.asia is a H2020 project of the European GNSS Agency (GSA) that aims to stimulate the creation of partnerships between GNSS industries in Europe and Asia, while supporting institutional cooperation and encouraging Galileo adoption. It offers several services, including industry matchmaking and international cooperation events. You can register for industry support on the GNSS.asia website

And this: Space synergies to drive economic growth and job creation

To stay up-to-date on the latest news and innovation from Asia – including the second issue of the GNSS.asia Market & Technology Trends insight report – subscribe to GNSS.asia’s monthly newsletter here.

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The GNSS.Asia Market & Technology Trends Report is a must read for GNSS companies looking to do business in Asia.

Get the most out of summer with Galileo

27.7.2020 15:58  
Check UseGalileo.eu to see if your sports wearable benefits from Galileo’s accuracy
Published: 
27 July 2020

As Europe cautiously emerges from lockdown, people are eager to stretch their limbs and engage in summer activities – from running and hiking to biking and sailing. With Galileo as your training partner, you can improve your performance and get the most from all of these activities. What’s more, in the unlikely event that you have an accident while engaging in your chosen activity, Galileo will ensure that help reaches you as quickly as possible.

Galileo satellites may orbit the Earth at a distance of over 23,000 kilometres, but the European global navigation system is closer than you think. Galileo is now in your phone, your wearables or your tablet and it makes positioning more accurate and reliable, supporting thousands of applications including navigation, ride-sharing, gaming and even life-saving emergency response. To see if your device is Galileo-enabled, check UseGalileo.eu, or watch this video to see which applications use Galileo.

Galileo - a reliable partner for the summer

Thanks to Galileo, this summer your smartwatch or phone can help you find the best running route. Whether you want to dust off your bike or your running shoes, with Galileo you have access to enhanced precise positioning and navigation to keep you on track, especially in large cities with narrow streets and tall buildings so make sure you have Galileo’s added accuracy in your device. 

Watch this video to see how Galileo can help you navigate through urban canyons and select the optimal jogging route or tackle one of Europe’s major cycling routes.

Watch this: Accuracy Matters on 2 Wheels

If you want to give more structure and purpose to your daily jog – you are still in time to sign up to take part in a virtual SuperHalf marathon, for which the GSA is a presenting partner. Initially conceived as a series of half marathons to be held at various locations throughout Europe, the event later changed to virtual format, allowing participants to run a half marathon in stages or in one go, by July 31, and to record and upload their performance.  

Keeping you safe

When enjoying outdoor activities and sports, Galileo not only helps you with your training, you can also count on Galileo’s accuracy for emergency situations, thanks to the E112 emergency response service.

And this: LBS - Precise positioning, Time matters

E112 is a location-enhanced version of the 112 service, where emergency responders receive the position of the person in distress, similar to the eCall system for cars, enabling them to locate the caller’s position quickly and accurately. 

The European Commission has adopted measures requiring all smartphones sold in the EU from 17 March 2022 to have GNSS capability, particularly Galileo capability, so that they can use GNSS to provide caller location information to the emergency services. Most smartphones already have this capability – you can check if yours does here.

So, whatever your activity of choice – running, biking or sailing – make sure to bring Galileo in your pocket to guide you and help keep you safe this summer.

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Check UseGalileo.eu to see if your sports wearable benefits from Galileo’s accuracy

Get the most out of summer with Galileo

27.7.2020 15:58  
Check UseGalileo.eu to see if your sports wearable benefits from Galileo’s accuracy
Published: 
27 July 2020

As Europe cautiously emerges from lockdown, people are eager to stretch their limbs and engage in summer activities – from running and hiking to biking and sailing. With Galileo as your training partner, you can improve your performance and get the most from all of these activities. What’s more, in the unlikely event that you have an accident while engaging in your chosen activity, Galileo will ensure that help reaches you as quickly as possible.

Galileo satellites may orbit the Earth at a distance of over 23,000 kilometres, but the European global navigation system is closer than you think. Galileo is now in your phone, your wearables or your tablet and it makes positioning more accurate and reliable, supporting thousands of applications including navigation, ride-sharing, gaming and even life-saving emergency response. To see if your device is Galileo-enabled, check UseGalileo.eu, or watch this video to see which applications use Galileo.

Galileo - a reliable partner for the summer

Thanks to Galileo, this summer your smartwatch or phone can help you find the best running route. Whether you want to dust off your bike or your running shoes, with Galileo you have access to enhanced precise positioning and navigation to keep you on track, especially in large cities with narrow streets and tall buildings so make sure you have Galileo’s added accuracy in your device. 

Watch this video to see how Galileo can help you navigate through urban canyons and select the optimal jogging route or tackle one of Europe’s major cycling routes.

Watch this: Accuracy Matters on 2 Wheels

If you want to give more structure and purpose to your daily jog – you are still in time to sign up to take part in a virtual SuperHalf marathon, for which the GSA is a presenting partner. Initially conceived as a series of half marathons to be held at various locations throughout Europe, the event later changed to virtual format, allowing participants to run a half marathon in stages or in one go, by July 31, and to record and upload their performance.  

Keeping you safe

When enjoying outdoor activities and sports, Galileo not only helps you with your training, you can also count on Galileo’s accuracy for emergency situations, thanks to the E112 emergency response service.

And this: LBS - Precise positioning, Time matters

E112 is a location-enhanced version of the 112 service, where emergency responders receive the position of the person in distress, similar to the eCall system for cars, enabling them to locate the caller’s position quickly and accurately. 

The European Commission has adopted measures requiring all smartphones sold in the EU from 17 March 2022 to have GNSS capability, particularly Galileo capability, so that they can use GNSS to provide caller location information to the emergency services. Most smartphones already have this capability – you can check if yours does here.

So, whatever your activity of choice – running, biking or sailing – make sure to bring Galileo in your pocket to guide you and help keep you safe this summer.

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Check UseGalileo.eu to see if your sports wearable benefits from Galileo’s accuracy

EGNOS procedures implemented in Vilnius

23.7.2020 11:00  
Vilnius Airport is the first of 3 airports in the country to upgrade to EGNOS by the end of the year
Published: 
23 July 2020

EGNOS procedures were launched at Vilnius Airport in Lithuania on 18 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.

The launch at Vilnius Airport is the very first EGNOS implementation in Lithuania, and the procedures at Kaunas and Palanga have already been designed and are expected to be operational by the end of the year. EGNOS implementation at the airports is expected to reduce the airports’ spending on navigation infrastructure and increase safety and operational efficiency.

Growing number of airports

“I am happy to announce, that since June 2020, the EGNOS-enabled RNP precision approach procedure LPV is operational at Vilnius International Airport. We thank the European GNSS Agency for supporting the EGNOS Lithuania project and look forward to seeing LPV-equipped aircraft using the benefits of LPV application at Vilnius Airport,” said Lithuanian Deputy Minister for Transport and Communications Gytis Mažeika, adding: “Kaunas and Palanga airports will appear on the EGNOS operational map by January 2021 at the latest.”

Read this: EGNOS goes from strength to strength

The launch followed a period of close cooperation between the GSA and the Lithuanian stakeholders within the context of the EGNOS Lithuania project. “The first implementation of EGNOS procedures in Lithuania is a major success, both for the EGNOS programme and for the aviation community in the country. Vilnius has joined, and Kaunas and Palanga will soon join, the growing number of airports across Europe where EGNOS helps planes and helicopters land safely,” said GSA Acting Executive Director Pascal Claudel. “We hope that this successful launch will stimulate the operational use of EGNOS in Lithuania and generate interest in EGNOS among operators and airspace users throughout the Baltic region,” he said.

The EGNOS Lithuania project is run by ORO Navigacija, the Lithuanian Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP). “Oro Navigacija is proud to make an important step towards implementation of Commission Implementing Regulation 2018/1048 and appear on the EGNOS operational map. EGNOS-based RNP Approach SBAS (LPV) procedures are already valid in Vilnius International Airport, while two other TEN-T international airports – Kaunas (KUN) and Palanga (PLQ) shall still make the respective validations,” said Oro Navigacija Acting Director Marius Beliūnas.

“Introduction of LPV contributes to strengthening flight safety and enabling efficiency improvements, as many aircrafts flying to Lithuania have already been EGNOS equipped, or operators plan to do so in the nearest future,” he said.

A powerful tool

EGNOS is the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service, a Space-Based Augmentation System (SBAS). It is a powerful tool for airports facing increasing congestion, and flight delays and diversions due to bad weather. As of the end of June 2020, 708 EGNOS-based procedures have been implemented at 367 airports and helipads in the EU.

EGNOS augments signals from navigation satellites, including Galileo, to deliver enhanced vertical and horizontal precision, without the need for costly ground infrastructure. EGNOS makes airports more accessible, increasing air transport capacity and safety. It even benefits people on the ground, by enabling more optimised flight plans that reduce emissions and external noise levels.

And this: JOHAN V5 leverages EGNOS for extra precision

The GSA set up its Aviation Grants Programme in 2014 to promote EGNOS operational implementation in aviation. So far, 44 projects have been awarded total investment of EUR 22 million. Thanks to the Aviation Grants Programme more than 150 aircraft will be operating with EGNOS in Europe and more than 130 EGNOS approach procedures have been designed at several European airports, increasing the safety and accessibility in the aviation sector.

The GSA is planning to launch another Call for Proposals in 2020 to foster EGNOS adoption in the European aviation, for more information see the EGNOS Grant Plan 2020.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

Vilnius Airport is the first of 3 airports in the country to upgrade to EGNOS by the end of the year

EGNOS procedures implemented in Vilnius

23.7.2020 11:00  
Vilnius Airport is the first of 3 airports in the country to upgrade to EGNOS by the end of the year
Published: 
23 July 2020

EGNOS procedures were launched at Vilnius Airport in Lithuania on 18 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.

The launch at Vilnius Airport is the very first EGNOS implementation in Lithuania, and the procedures at Kaunas and Palanga have already been designed and are expected to be operational by the end of the year. EGNOS implementation at the airports is expected to reduce the airports’ spending on navigation infrastructure and increase safety and operational efficiency.

Growing number of airports

“I am happy to announce, that since June 2020, the EGNOS-enabled RNP precision approach procedure LPV is operational at Vilnius International Airport. We thank the European GNSS Agency for supporting the EGNOS Lithuania project and look forward to seeing LPV-equipped aircraft using the benefits of LPV application at Vilnius Airport,” said Lithuanian Deputy Minister for Transport and Communications Gytis Mažeika, adding: “Kaunas and Palanga airports will appear on the EGNOS operational map by January 2021 at the latest.”

Read this: EGNOS goes from strength to strength

The launch followed a period of close cooperation between the GSA and the Lithuanian stakeholders within the context of the EGNOS Lithuania project. “The first implementation of EGNOS procedures in Lithuania is a major success, both for the EGNOS programme and for the aviation community in the country. Vilnius has joined, and Kaunas and Palanga will soon join, the growing number of airports across Europe where EGNOS helps planes and helicopters land safely,” said GSA Acting Executive Director Pascal Claudel. “We hope that this successful launch will stimulate the operational use of EGNOS in Lithuania and generate interest in EGNOS among operators and airspace users throughout the Baltic region,” he said.

The EGNOS Lithuania project is run by ORO Navigacija, the Lithuanian Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP). “Oro Navigacija is proud to make an important step towards implementation of Commission Implementing Regulation 2018/1048 and appear on the EGNOS operational map. EGNOS-based RNP Approach SBAS (LPV) procedures are already valid in Vilnius International Airport, while two other TEN-T international airports – Kaunas (KUN) and Palanga (PLQ) shall still make the respective validations,” said Oro Navigacija Acting Director Marius Beliūnas.

“Introduction of LPV contributes to strengthening flight safety and enabling efficiency improvements, as many aircrafts flying to Lithuania have already been EGNOS equipped, or operators plan to do so in the nearest future,” he said.

A powerful tool

EGNOS is the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service, a Space-Based Augmentation System (SBAS). It is a powerful tool for airports facing increasing congestion, and flight delays and diversions due to bad weather. As of the end of June 2020, 708 EGNOS-based procedures have been implemented at 367 airports and helipads in the EU.

EGNOS augments signals from navigation satellites to deliver enhanced vertical and horizontal precision, without the need for costly ground infrastructure. EGNOS makes airports more accessible, increasing air transport capacity and safety. It even benefits people on the ground, by enabling more optimised flight plans that reduce emissions and external noise levels.

And this: JOHAN V5 leverages EGNOS for extra precision

The GSA set up its Aviation Grants Programme in 2014 to promote EGNOS operational implementation in aviation. So far, 44 projects have been awarded total investment of EUR 22 million. Thanks to the Aviation Grants Programme more than 150 aircraft will be operating with EGNOS in Europe and more than 130 EGNOS approach procedures have been designed at several European airports, increasing the safety and accessibility in the aviation sector.

The GSA is planning to launch another Call for Proposals in 2020 to foster EGNOS adoption in the European aviation, for more information see the EGNOS Grant Plan 2020.

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Vilnius Airport is the first of 3 airports in the country to upgrade to EGNOS by the end of the year

EC launches study on EGNOS integrity concept for road applications

22.7.2020 9:00  
Under what conditions would it be beneficial to implement an EGNOS service for payment and liability-critical road applications in 2025-2035?
Published: 
22 July 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 2025-2035 timeframe.

The study, requested by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Defence, Industry and Space (DG-DEFIS), will be delivered under the technical supervision of the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and will be validated by users from the road sectors. The study will allow the identification of user and service requirements, the development of an appropriate integrity concept and the definition of a service provision scheme. As part of the user level integrity concept the consortium will develop algorithms to cope with the local environment (e.g. multipath) of the road sector. 

Integrity assurance

When defining the service, the project will assess the extent to which evolutions of the current EGNOS services, user equipment or the service provision scheme are needed to provide the required integrity assurance. Integrity in this context refers to the level of confidence or reliability of the user solution including positioning, navigation or timing. 

Watch this: EGNOS for the Road

The On-Board Unit (OBU) will have to include all the features necessary to trust the position in situations where enforcement, payments and related claims are involved. Since the EGNSS sensor may just be one component in the OBU, the project will identify what other technologies or components may be needed in addition to the current EGNSS signals, and what would be the minimum contribution of each element, and under which conditions, to the overall integrity assurance. 

The study is being fully financed by the European Commission under the H2020 framework programme for research and innovation, within the budget allocated to the evolution of the EGNOS mission. The GSA is in charge of technical supervision of the project on behalf of the European Commission.

Tailored premiums

Pay-as-you-drive (PAYD) and pay-how-you-drive (PHYD) insurance are emerging applications in the road sector that rely on where, when, how and how much the road user drives. These applications make it possible to tailor the premiums paid by the policyholder. 

In the future, other road applications such as reconstruction of accidents, mobility as a service, traffic infraction monitoring and fine management, traffic congestion monitoring, automatic charging in car parks, etc. may also rely on the vehicle’s position and navigation data.

Read this: Road in action

Liability and payment-critical applications are highly sensitive to undetected large navigation errors since significant legal or economic consequences for the service or application provider may occur. In fact, a mismatch of the vehicle’s current speed together with erroneous position data may impact the user charging associated with the driving paths, skills and habits of the road user. Afterwards, it becomes very difficult for end users to claim that they are being overcharged or for service providers to avoid undercharging their customers.

About EGNOS

EGNOS is the European SBAS and augments the GPS L1 C/A civilian signal by providing corrections and integrity information for positioning and navigation applications over Europe. EGNOS Version 3, set to enter in service in the near future, will augment both GPS and Galileo constellations in the L1 and L5 bands and will extend the service area to the entire landmass of EU Member States.

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Under what conditions would it be beneficial to implement an EGNOS service for payment and liability-critical road applications in 2025-2035?

MyGalileoDrone contest open for submissions!

17.7.2020 10:39  
Teams should submit their initial ideas by 31 August 2020.
Published: 
17 July 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 the Green Deal, and support the EU Recovery Plan for Europe. Initial ideas should be submitted by 31 August. A wide participation from all Member States is expected.

The MyGalileoDrone competition seeks to tap into the EU’s innovative spirit to deliver applications and services to boost Europe’s competitiveness, resilience and sustainability. Applications should leverage and demonstrate Galileo’s and EGNOS’ added value, such as increased accuracy, availability and robustness of position, as well as integrity for a solution based on drone operations.

Drone applications: seizing the business opportunity

The market related to drone applications and services is growing rapidly and European drone service revenues are expected to reach EUR 250 million by 2025. The European demand is estimated to reach EUR 10 billion annually, in nominal terms, to 2035 and over EUR 15 billion annually to 2050, creating more than 100,000 jobs.

Read this: EC project showcases benefits of EGNSS for drones

With GNSS receivers implemented on almost all new commercial drones, Galileo’s and EGNOS’ added value is pivotal for the development and growth of drone services and applications.

In addition to designing and developing the application, contestants should prepare their drone-based application or service for commercial launch. The solution should leverage Galileo/EGNOS to provide a position fix. The use of EGNSS is understood in the broad sense, and Galileo and EGNOS can be integrated in the flying platform, the ground control station, or in other devices supporting the operation, such as a smartphone or even in the frame of U-Space services. 

“GNSS is a key enabling technology in this segment, ensuring robust navigation and reliability for a wide range of applications. The MyGalileoDrone competition aims to bring oxygen to European SMEs and entrepreneurs driving innovation. It will create jobs and growth in this promising market,” said Pascal Claudel, Acting Executive Director at the GSA.

Focus on EU priorities

In times of post-COVID recovery focus, submissions should target applications and services that support key EU priorities, but the sky’s the limit. The GSA is looking for trailblazing ideas in applications such as smart mobility, sustainable agriculture or environmental protection, or solutions that exploit synergies between 5G and space data, or support the Internet of Things, or why not the next big thing. 

As the competition will be wide in scope, a broad participation of national and regional ecosystems via companies and research institutions in all Member States is expected.

What’s on offer?

The first prize in the MyGalileoDrone competition amounts to EUR 100,000, with EUR 60,000 for second, EUR 40,000 for third, and a fourth prize of EUR 30,000. 

And this: Galileo Masters 2020 now open!

Following the official kick-off on July 17, applicants will have until 31 August to submit their applications. The projects selected to advance to the development phase of the contest will be announced on 15 September and they will have until 30 November to develop a demo version of their proposed application or service. 

In the finals, the selected teams will perform a live demo and pitch their ideas to investors. During the development process, the applicants will receive mentoring and coaching from recognised experts in the drone market. These experts will accompany them as they build their application, develop tests and get ready from the business perspective to attract investors and move to market.

To register or for more information, check out the competition page on the GSA website.

An image gallery is available here, please credit © European GNSS Agency

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Teams should submit their initial ideas by 31 August 2020.

Will your design be our future? EUSPA logo design contest is open

14.7.2020 12:36  
A Logo Design Contest is launched for EUSPA.
Published: 
14 July 2020

The European GNSS Agency, operational arm of the European Commission for the EU Space Programme, is on the hunt for forward thinking graphic designers and visual artists to craft its new EUSPA logo. Five finalists, one winner and up to €15k! Ready to break the mould? Proposals should be submitted by 14 August.

In the near future, the GSA should become the European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) and amplify its scope of activities. This agency shall be entrusted with important tasks related to the EU satellite navigation systems, Galileo and EGNOS, the establishment of synergies for space data related to navigation and Earth observation, and also the setting up of governmental applications for telecommunications, space surveillance, security of infrastructure and cybersecurity. To mark this evolution, the GSA has decided to rely on the talent of European graphic designers and visual artists, be it students, young professionals or established graphic design companies and is launching a Logo Design competition. 

The GSA has since its inception been using R&D prizes and other funding mechanisms to stimulate entrepreneurship and boost youth employment. The EUSPA Logo Design Contest is a great opportunity for the GSA to open up its lines of communication and connect with a new community other than our GNSS niche. Taking part in this contest will be an asset for students and recent graduates who are looking to kickstart their careers and for professionals to enrich their portfolios with a logo that will always be a point of reference for their professional pathways.

The EUSPA Logo Design Contest is encouraging fresh thinking and innovation. Participants are asked to submit up to two designs proposals that will capture the quintessence of the new agency in a visually striking, aesthetically appealing logo. The ideal design will be simple, yet able to tell a story that encapsulates the activities of the agency, but most importantly ensures brand recognition for EUSPA. 

Europe boasts talented visual artists. We want to rely on their creativity. With this contest we want to give the opportunity to European designers to be part of our future, helping them to enrich their portfolios with a logo that will always be a point of reference for their career and support their European recognition. We’re looking for artists who will craft a powerful visual identity that will help this agency stand out in a digitally disrupted era”, says Pascal Claudel, Acting Executive Director of the GSA. 

The logos will be evaluated by a jury that will assess the clarity of logo, its originality, and its graphic representation. Five design projects will be selected. The five winners will be invited to negotiate a service agreement with the GSA in order for the agency to procure the logo. The winner will take home up to 15,000 euros. Additionally, they will benefit from promotion and media coverage.

Deadline for submission is 14 August 2020, 23:59 (Prague local time).

All logos must be submitted to the following e-mail address: logodesign@gsa.europa.eu.

So, if you think that you can craft a logo sprinkled with creativity and a touch of boldness and convey an effective message through meaningful visuals in this digital universe full of noise, then let your creativity flow and be our logo designer! More information about the terms and conditions of the contest as well as a briefing can be found here.

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A Logo Design Contest is launched for EUSPA.

Will your design be our future? EUSPA logo design contest is open. The evaluation of the submitted proposals is ongoing. Its estimated completion is foreseen by October 2020.

14.7.2020 12:36  
A Logo Design Contest is launched for EUSPA.
Published: 
14 July 2020

The European GNSS Agency, operational arm of the European Commission for the EU Space Programme, is on the hunt for forward thinking graphic designers and visual artists to craft its new EUSPA logo. Five finalists, one winner and up to €15k! Ready to break the mould? Proposals should be submitted by 14 August.

In the near future, the GSA should become the European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) and amplify its scope of activities. This agency shall be entrusted with important tasks related to the EU satellite navigation systems, Galileo and EGNOS, the establishment of synergies for space data related to navigation and Earth observation, and also the setting up of governmental applications for telecommunications, space surveillance, security of infrastructure and cybersecurity. To mark this evolution, the GSA has decided to rely on the talent of European graphic designers and visual artists, be it students, young professionals or established graphic design companies and is launching a Logo Design competition. 

The GSA has since its inception been using R&D prizes and other funding mechanisms to stimulate entrepreneurship and boost youth employment. The EUSPA Logo Design Contest is a great opportunity for the GSA to open up its lines of communication and connect with a new community other than our GNSS niche. Taking part in this contest will be an asset for students and recent graduates who are looking to kickstart their careers and for professionals to enrich their portfolios with a logo that will always be a point of reference for their professional pathways.

The EUSPA Logo Design Contest is encouraging fresh thinking and innovation. Participants are asked to submit up to two designs proposals that will capture the quintessence of the new agency in a visually striking, aesthetically appealing logo. The ideal design will be simple, yet able to tell a story that encapsulates the activities of the agency, but most importantly ensures brand recognition for EUSPA. 

Europe boasts talented visual artists. We want to rely on their creativity. With this contest we want to give the opportunity to European designers to be part of our future, helping them to enrich their portfolios with a logo that will always be a point of reference for their career and support their European recognition. We’re looking for artists who will craft a powerful visual identity that will help this agency stand out in a digitally disrupted era”, says Pascal Claudel, Acting Executive Director of the GSA. 

The logos will be evaluated by a jury that will assess the clarity of logo, its originality, and its graphic representation. Five design projects will be selected. The five winners will be invited to negotiate a service agreement with the GSA in order for the agency to procure the logo. The winner will take home up to 15,000 euros. Additionally, they will benefit from promotion and media coverage.

Deadline for submission is 14 August 2020, 23:59 (Prague local time).

All logos must be submitted to the following e-mail address: logodesign@gsa.europa.eu.

Important Update: The evaluation of the submitted proposals is ongoing. Its estimated completion is foreseen by October 2020.

So, if you think that you can craft a logo sprinkled with creativity and a touch of boldness and convey an effective message through meaningful visuals in this digital universe full of noise, then let your creativity flow and be our logo designer! More information about the terms and conditions of the contest as well as a briefing can be found here.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).
A Logo Design Contest is launched for EUSPA.

Will your design be our future? EUSPA logo design contest is open

14.7.2020 12:36  
A Logo Design Contest is launched for EUSPA.
Published: 
14 July 2020

The European GNSS Agency, operational arm of the European Commission for the EU Space Programme, is on the hunt for forward thinking graphic designers and visual artists from across the EU to craft its new EUSPA logo. Five finalists, one winner and up to €15k! Ready to break the mould? Proposals should be submitted by 14 August.

In the near future, the GSA should become the European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) and amplify its scope of activities. This agency shall be entrusted with important tasks related to the EU satellite navigation systems, Galileo and EGNOS, the establishment of synergies for space data related to navigation and Earth observation, and also the setting up of governmental applications for telecommunications, space surveillance, security of infrastructure and cybersecurity. To mark this evolution, the GSA has decided to rely on the talent of European graphic designers and visual artists, be it students, young professionals or established graphic design companies and is launching a Logo Design competition. 

The GSA has since its inception been using R&D prizes and other funding mechanisms to stimulate entrepreneurship and boost youth employment. The EUSPA Logo Design Contest is a great opportunity for the GSA to open up its lines of communication and connect with a new community other than our GNSS niche. Taking part in this contest will be an asset for students and recent graduates who are looking to kickstart their careers and for professionals to enrich their portfolios with a logo that will always be a point of reference for their professional pathways.

The EUSPA Logo Design Contest is encouraging fresh thinking and innovation. Participants are asked to submit up to two designs proposals that will capture the quintessence of the new agency in a visually striking, aesthetically appealing logo. The ideal design will be simple, yet able to tell a story that encapsulates the activities of the agency, but most importantly ensures brand recognition for EUSPA. 

Europe boasts talented visual artists. We want to rely on their creativity. With this contest we want to give the opportunity to European designers to be part of our future, helping them to enrich their portfolios with a logo that will always be a point of reference for their career and support their European recognition. We’re looking for artists who will craft a powerful visual identity that will help this agency stand out in a digitally disrupted era”, says Pascal Claudel, Acting Executive Director of the GSA. 

The logos will be evaluated by a jury that will assess the clarity of logo, its originality, and its graphic representation. Five design projects will be selected. The five winners will be invited to negotiate a service agreement with the GSA in order for the agency to procure the logo. The winner will take home up to 15,000 euros. Additionally, they will benefit from promotion and media coverage. Deadline for submission is 14 August.

So, if you think that you can craft a logo sprinkled with creativity and a touch of boldness and convey an effective message through meaningful visuals in this digital universe full of noise, then let your creativity flow and be our logo designer! More information about the terms and conditions of the contest as well as a briefing can be found here.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).
A Logo Design Contest is launched for EUSPA.

Will your design be our future? EUSPA logo design contest is open

14.7.2020 12:36  
A Logo Design Contest is launched for EUSPA.
Published: 
14 July 2020

The European GNSS Agency, operational arm of the European Commission for the EU Space Programme, is on the hunt for forward thinking graphic designers and visual artists from across the EU to craft its new EUSPA logo. Five finalists, one winner and up to €15k! Ready to break the mould? Proposals should be submitted by 14 August.

In the near future, the GSA should become the European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) and amplify its scope of activities. This agency shall be entrusted with important tasks related to the EU satellite navigation systems, Galileo and EGNOS, the establishment of synergies for space data related to navigation and Earth observation, and also the setting up of governmental applications for telecommunications, space surveillance, security of infrastructure and cybersecurity. To mark this evolution, the GSA has decided to rely on the talent of European graphic designers and visual artists, be it students, young professionals or established graphic design companies and is launching a Logo Design competition. 

The GSA has since its inception been using R&D prizes and other funding mechanisms to stimulate entrepreneurship and boost youth employment. The EUSPA Logo Design Contest is a great opportunity for the GSA to open up its lines of communication and connect with a new community other than our GNSS niche. Taking part in this contest will be an asset for students and recent graduates who are looking to kickstart their careers and for professionals to enrich their portfolios with a logo that will always be a point of reference for their professional pathways.

The EUSPA Logo Design Contest is encouraging fresh thinking and innovation. Participants are asked to submit up to two designs proposals that will capture the quintessence of the new agency in a visually striking, aesthetically appealing logo. The ideal design will be simple, yet able to tell a story that encapsulates the activities of the agency, but most importantly ensures brand recognition for EUSPA. 

Europe boasts talented visual artists. We want to rely on their creativity. With this contest we want to give the opportunity to European designers to be part of our future, helping them to enrich their portfolios with a logo that will always be a point of reference for their career and support their European recognition. We’re looking for artists who will craft a powerful visual identity that will help this agency stand out in a digitally disrupted era”, says Pascal Claudel, Acting Executive Director of the GSA. 

The logos will be evaluated by a jury that will assess the clarity of logo, its originality, and its graphic representation. Five design projects will be selected. The five winners will be invited to negotiate a service agreement with the GSA in order for the agency to procure the logo. The winner will take home up to 15,000 euros. Additionally, they will benefit from promotion and media coverage.

Deadline for submission is 14 August 2020, 23:59 (Prague local time).

All logos must be submitted to the following e-mail address: logodesign@gsa.europa.eu.

So, if you think that you can craft a logo sprinkled with creativity and a touch of boldness and convey an effective message through meaningful visuals in this digital universe full of noise, then let your creativity flow and be our logo designer! More information about the terms and conditions of the contest as well as a briefing can be found here.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).
A Logo Design Contest is launched for EUSPA.

Will your design be our future? EUSPA logo design contest is open

14.7.2020 12:36  
A Logo Design Contest is launched for EUSPA.
Published: 
14 July 2020

The European GNSS Agency, operational arm of the European Commission for the EU Space Programme, is on the hunt for forward thinking graphic designers and visual artists from across the EU to craft its new EUSPA logo. Five finalists, one winner and up to €15k! Ready to break the mould? Proposals should be submitted by 14 August.

In the near future, the GSA should become the European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) and amplify its scope of activities. This agency shall be entrusted with important tasks related to the EU satellite navigation systems, Galileo and EGNOS, the establishment of synergies for space data related to navigation and Earth observation, and also the setting up of governmental applications for telecommunications, space surveillance, security of infrastructure and cybersecurity. To mark this evolution, the GSA has decided to rely on the talent of European graphic designers and visual artists, be it students, young professionals or established graphic design companies and is launching a Logo Design competition. 

The GSA has since its inception been using R&D prizes and other funding mechanisms to stimulate entrepreneurship and boost youth employment. The EUSPA Logo Design Contest is a great opportunity for the GSA to open up its lines of communication and connect with a new community other than our GNSS niche. Taking part in this contest will be an asset for students and recent graduates who are looking to kickstart their careers and for professionals to enrich their portfolios with a logo that will always be a point of reference for their professional pathways.

The EUSPA Logo Design Contest is encouraging fresh thinking and innovation. Participants are asked to submit up to two designs proposals that will capture the quintessence of the new agency in a visually striking, aesthetically appealing logo. The ideal design will be simple, yet able to tell a story that encapsulates the activities of the agency, but most importantly ensures brand recognition for EUSPA. 

Europe boasts talented visual artists. We want to rely on their creativity. With this contest we want to give the opportunity to European designers to be part of our future, helping them to enrich their portfolios with a logo that will always be a point of reference for their career and support their European recognition. We’re looking for artists who will craft a powerful visual identity that will help this agency stand out in a digitally disrupted era”, says Pascal Claudel, Acting Executive Director of the GSA. 

The logos will be evaluated by a jury that will assess the clarity of logo, its originality, and its graphic representation. Five design projects will be selected. The five winners will be invited to negotiate a service agreement with the GSA in order for the agency to procure the logo. The winner will take home up to 15,000 euros. Additionally, they will benefit from promotion and media coverage.

Deadline for submission is 14 August 2020, 23:59 (Prague local time).

All logos must be submitted to the following e-mail address: logodesign@gsa.europa.eu.

So, if you think that you can craft a logo sprinkled with creativity and a touch of boldness and convey an effective message through meaningful visuals in this digital universe full of noise, then let your creativity flow and be our logo designer! More information about the terms and conditions of the contest as well as a briefing can be found here.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).
A Logo Design Contest is launched for EUSPA.

GSA initiative targets post-COVID urban sustainability: we want to hear from cities

13.7.2020 15:07  
A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.
Published: 
13 July 2020

The GSA aims to help cities emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic by leveraging EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) and Copernicus synergies to make urban mobility more sustainable, as well as boost innovation and economic growth. To do this, the GSA is creating a network of cities that have decided to build better, more sustainable and efficient transport systems to support the recovery phase. With this in mind, a survey has been launched to understand the needs and develop tailored awareness raising and support actions on space for cities. The Horizon 2020 Ariadna project will take it further with dedicated support to facilitate the use of space for sustainable cities and its integration into new urban mobility schemes.

Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in cities1. While Europe recovers from the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown measures are lifted, the demand for mobility is cautiously increasing. In this context, some cities have decided not to ‘return to normal’, but to take the opportunity to build a better, more sustainable and efficient transport system to support the recovery phase2.

Key role for space

Urban mobility is undergoing a profound transformation, with new mobility services and innovations allowing people to easily mix and match different modes of transportation. Space services are playing a key role in the modernisation of cities and urban transport, opening new possibilities to exploit the synergies of Galileo and Copernicus to go green. However, urban areas are obstacle-rich environments generating a “multipath effect” that results in reduced positioning accuracy.

Read this: European GNSS supports smarter mobility

But, by using Galileo capabilities in multi-frequency solutions the accuracy and time to fix a position is significantly improved. This is translated into a better location for vehicles, which is key to optimising network planning. Copernicus services can support emissions monitoring by validating the measurements from existing sensors and extrapolating data to areas not covered otherwise. They also provide advanced imagery to support urban planning and monitoring of activities in a city. 

Space4Cities: Cities, speak up!

The H2020 Ariadna project will support all urban mobility stakeholders in ensuring that public transport delivers urban mobility in its broadest sense, which includes shared mobility and disruptive schemes such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) using EGNSS and Copernicus. Together with Ariadna, the GSA is launching an initiative to bring cities that want to go greener and are looking for answers from space data together in the Space4Cities network.

And this: Satellites and the City

To facilitate this process, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and Ariadna have launched a survey to identify which cities would like to engage with the initiative, assess their needs and how EGNSS and Copernicus services and data can best help them to achieve their sustainable mobility goals. The survey will only take five minutes to complete – you can find it here.

What’s next: Ariadna support to sustainable cities

Ariadna aims to engage with a comprehensive range of stakeholders, covering cities and the entire urban mobility value chain. These include public transport authorities, cities, research centres, technology providers, SMEs and start-ups and end users. Following the results of the survey and the interest from the partner cities, the project will provide dedicated support through tailored workshops to increase awareness on the use of Galileo and Copernicus to improve urban transport. Specifically, awareness will be raised on Galileo’s enhanced features for accurate and authenticated positioning, as well as synergies with Copernicus, to monitor the relevant indicators that can support the development of new sustainable urban mobility plans.

To stay up to date on news from Ariadna, follow the project on social media.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.

GSA initiative targets post-COVID urban sustainability: we want to hear from cities

13.7.2020 15:07  
A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.
Published: 
13 July 2020

The GSA aims to help cities emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic by leveraging EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) and Copernicus synergies to make urban mobility more sustainable, as well as boost innovation and economic growth. To do this, the GSA is creating a network of cities that have decided to build better, more sustainable and efficient transport systems to support the recovery phase. With this in mind, a survey has been launched to understand the needs and develop tailored awareness raising and support actions on space for cities. The Horizon 2020 Ariadna project will take it further with dedicated support to facilitate the use of space for sustainable cities and its integration into new urban mobility schemes.

Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in cities1. While Europe recovers from the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown measures are lifted, the demand for mobility is cautiously increasing. In this context, some cities have decided not to ‘return to normal’, but to take the opportunity to build a better, more sustainable and efficient transport system to support the recovery phase2.

Key role for space

Urban mobility is undergoing a profound transformation, with new mobility services and innovations allowing people to easily mix and match different modes of transportation. Space services are playing a key role in the modernisation of cities and urban transport, opening new possibilities to exploit the synergies of Galileo and Copernicus to go green. However, urban areas are obstacle-rich environments generating a “multipath effect” that results in reduced positioning accuracy.

Read this: European GNSS supports smarter mobility

But, by using Galileo capabilities in multi-frequency solutions the accuracy and time to fix a position is significantly improved. This is translated into a better location for vehicles, which is key to optimising network planning. Copernicus services can support emissions monitoring by validating the measurements from existing sensors and extrapolating data to areas not covered otherwise. They also provide advanced imagery to support urban planning and monitoring of activities in a city. 

Space4Cities: Cities, speak up!

The H2020 Ariadna project will support all urban mobility stakeholders in ensuring that public transport delivers urban mobility in its broadest sense, which includes shared mobility and disruptive schemes such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) using EGNSS and Copernicus. Together with Ariadna, the GSA is launching an initiative to bring cities that want to go greener and are looking for answers from space data together in the Space4Cities network.

And this: Satellites and the City

To facilitate this process, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and Ariadna have launched a survey to identify which cities would like to engage with the initiative, assess their needs and how EGNSS and Copernicus services and data can best help them to achieve their sustainable mobility goals. The survey will only take five minutes to complete – you can find it here.

What’s next: Ariadna support to sustainable cities

Ariadna aims to engage with a comprehensive range of stakeholders, covering cities and the entire urban mobility value chain. These include public transport authorities, cities, research centres, technology providers, SMEs and start-ups and end users. Following the results of the survey and the interest from the partner cities, the project will provide dedicated support through tailored workshops to increase awareness on the use of Galileo and Copernicus to improve urban transport. Specifically, awareness will be raised on Galileo’s enhanced features for accurate and authenticated positioning, as well as synergies with Copernicus, to monitor the relevant indicators that can support the development of new sustainable urban mobility plans.

To stay up to date on news from Ariadna, follow the project on social media.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.

GSA initiative targets post-COVID urban sustainability: we want to hear from cities

13.7.2020 15:07  
A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.
Published: 
13 July 2020

The GSA aims to help cities emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic by leveraging EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) and Copernicus synergies to make urban mobility more sustainable, as well as boost innovation and economic growth. To do this, the GSA is creating a network of cities that have decided to build better, more sustainable and efficient transport systems to support the recovery phase. With this in mind, a survey has been launched to understand the needs and develop tailored awareness raising and support actions on space for cities. The Horizon 2020 Ariadna project will take it further with dedicated support to facilitate the use of space for sustainable cities and its integration into new urban mobility schemes.

Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in cities1. While Europe recovers from the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown measures are lifted, the demand for mobility is cautiously increasing. In this context, some cities have decided not to ‘return to normal’, but to take the opportunity to build a better, more sustainable and efficient transport system to support the recovery phase2.

Key role for space

Urban mobility is undergoing a profound transformation, with new mobility services and innovations allowing people to easily mix and match different modes of transportation. Space services are playing a key role in the modernisation of cities and urban transport, opening new possibilities to exploit the synergies of Galileo and Copernicus to go green. However, urban areas are obstacle-rich environments generating a “multipath effect” that results in reduced positioning accuracy.

Read this: European GNSS supports smarter mobility

But, by using Galileo capabilities in multi-frequency solutions the accuracy and time to fix a position is significantly improved. This is translated into a better location for vehicles, which is key to optimising network planning. Copernicus services can support emissions monitoring by validating the measurements from existing sensors and extrapolating data to areas not covered otherwise. They also provide advanced imagery to support urban planning and monitoring of activities in a city. 

Space4Cities: Cities, speak up!

The H2020 Ariadna project will support all urban mobility stakeholders in ensuring that public transport delivers urban mobility in its broadest sense, which includes shared mobility and disruptive schemes such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) using EGNSS and Copernicus. Together with Ariadna, the GSA is launching an initiative to bring cities that want to go greener and are looking for answers from space data together in the Space4Cities network.

And this: Satellites and the City

To facilitate this process, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and Ariadna have launched a survey to identify which cities would like to engage with the initiative, assess their needs and how EGNSS and Copernicus services and data can best help them to achieve their sustainable mobility goals. The survey will only take five minutes to complete – you can find it here.

What’s next: Ariadna support to sustainable cities

Ariadna aims to engage with a comprehensive range of stakeholders, covering cities and the entire urban mobility value chain. These include public transport authorities, cities, research centres, technology providers, SMEs and start-ups and end users. Following the results of the survey and the interest from the partner cities, the project will provide dedicated support through tailored workshops to increase awareness on the use of Galileo and Copernicus to improve urban transport. Specifically, awareness will be raised on Galileo’s enhanced features for accurate and authenticated positioning, as well as synergies with Copernicus, to monitor the relevant indicators that can support the development of new sustainable urban mobility plans.

To stay up to date on news from Ariadna, follow the project on social media.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.

GSA initiative targets post-COVID urban sustainability: we want to hear from cities

13.7.2020 15:07  
A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.
Published: 
13 July 2020

The GSA aims to help cities emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic by leveraging EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) and Copernicus synergies to make urban mobility more sustainable, as well as boost innovation and economic growth. To do this, the GSA is creating a network of cities that have decided to build better, more sustainable and efficient transport systems to support the recovery phase. With this in mind, a survey has been launched to understand the needs and develop tailored awareness raising and support actions on space for cities. The Horizon 2020 Ariadna project will take it further with dedicated support to facilitate the use of space for sustainable cities and its integration into new urban mobility schemes.

Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in cities1. While Europe recovers from the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown measures are lifted, the demand for mobility is cautiously increasing. In this context, some cities have decided not to ‘return to normal’, but to take the opportunity to build a better, more sustainable and efficient transport system to support the recovery phase2.

Key role for space

Urban mobility is undergoing a profound transformation, with new mobility services and innovations allowing people to easily mix and match different modes of transportation. Space services are playing a key role in the modernisation of cities and urban transport, opening new possibilities to exploit the synergies of Galileo and Copernicus to go green. However, urban areas are obstacle-rich environments generating a “multipath effect” that results in reduced positioning accuracy.

Read this: European GNSS supports smarter mobility

But, by using Galileo capabilities in multi-frequency solutions the accuracy and time to fix a position is significantly improved. This is translated into a better location for vehicles, which is key to optimising network planning. Copernicus services can support emissions monitoring by validating the measurements from existing sensors and extrapolating data to areas not covered otherwise. They also provide advanced imagery to support urban planning and monitoring of activities in a city. 

Space4Cities: Cities, speak up!

The H2020 Ariadna project will support all urban mobility stakeholders in ensuring that public transport delivers urban mobility in its broadest sense, which includes shared mobility and disruptive schemes such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) using EGNSS and Copernicus. Together with Ariadna, the GSA is launching an initiative to bring cities that want to go greener and are looking for answers from space data together in the Space4Cities network.

And this: Satellites and the City

To facilitate this process, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and Ariadna have launched a survey to identify which cities would like to engage with the initiative, assess their needs and how EGNSS and Copernicus services and data can best help them to achieve their sustainable mobility goals. The survey will only take five minutes to complete – you can find it here.

What’s next: Ariadna support to sustainable cities

Ariadna aims to engage with a comprehensive range of stakeholders, covering cities and the entire urban mobility value chain. These include public transport authorities, cities, research centres, technology providers, SMEs and start-ups and end users. Following the results of the survey and the interest from the partner cities, the project will provide dedicated support through tailored workshops to increase awareness on the use of Galileo and Copernicus to improve urban transport. Specifically, awareness will be raised on Galileo’s enhanced features for accurate and authenticated positioning, as well as synergies with Copernicus, to monitor the relevant indicators that can support the development of new sustainable urban mobility plans.

To stay up to date on news from Ariadna, follow the project on social media.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.

GSA initiative targets post-COVID urban sustainability: we want to hear from cities

13.7.2020 15:07  
A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.
Published: 
13 July 2020

The GSA aims to help cities emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic by leveraging EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) and Copernicus synergies to make urban mobility more sustainable, as well as boost innovation and economic growth. To do this, the GSA is creating a network of cities that have decided to build better, more sustainable and efficient transport systems to support the recovery phase. With this in mind, a survey has been launched to understand the needs and develop tailored awareness raising and support actions on space for cities. The Horizon 2020 Ariadna project will take it further with dedicated support to facilitate the use of space for sustainable cities and its integration into new urban mobility schemes.

Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in cities1. While Europe recovers from the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown measures are lifted, the demand for mobility is cautiously increasing. In this context, some cities have decided not to ‘return to normal’, but to take the opportunity to build a better, more sustainable and efficient transport system to support the recovery phase2.

Key role for space

Urban mobility is undergoing a profound transformation, with new mobility services and innovations allowing people to easily mix and match different modes of transportation. Space services are playing a key role in the modernisation of cities and urban transport, opening new possibilities to exploit the synergies of Galileo and Copernicus to go green. However, urban areas are obstacle-rich environments generating a “multipath effect” that results in reduced positioning accuracy.

Read this: European GNSS supports smarter mobility

But, by using Galileo capabilities in multi-frequency solutions the accuracy and time to fix a position is significantly improved. This is translated into a better location for vehicles, which is key to optimising network planning. Copernicus services can support emissions monitoring by validating the measurements from existing sensors and extrapolating data to areas not covered otherwise. They also provide advanced imagery to support urban planning and monitoring of activities in a city. 

Space4Cities: Cities, speak up!

The H2020 Ariadna project will support all urban mobility stakeholders in ensuring that public transport delivers urban mobility in its broadest sense, which includes shared mobility and disruptive schemes such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) using EGNSS and Copernicus. Together with Ariadna, the GSA is launching an initiative to bring cities that want to go greener and are looking for answers from space data together in the Space4Cities network.

And this: Satellites and the City

To facilitate this process, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and Ariadna have launched a survey to identify which cities would like to engage with the initiative, assess their needs and how EGNSS and Copernicus services and data can best help them to achieve their sustainable mobility goals. The survey will only take five minutes to complete – you can find it here.

What’s next: Ariadna support to sustainable cities

Ariadna aims to engage with a comprehensive range of stakeholders, covering cities and the entire urban mobility value chain. These include public transport authorities, cities, research centres, technology providers, SMEs and start-ups and end users. Following the results of the survey and the interest from the partner cities, the project will provide dedicated support through tailored workshops to increase awareness on the use of Galileo and Copernicus to improve urban transport. Specifically, awareness will be raised on Galileo’s enhanced features for accurate and authenticated positioning, as well as synergies with Copernicus, to monitor the relevant indicators that can support the development of new sustainable urban mobility plans.

To stay up to date on news from Ariadna, follow the project on social media.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.

GSA initiative targets post-COVID urban sustainability: we want to hear from cities

13.7.2020 15:07  
A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.
Published: 
13 July 2020

The GSA aims to help cities emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic by leveraging EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) and Copernicus synergies to make urban mobility more sustainable, as well as boost innovation and economic growth. To do this, the GSA is creating a network of cities that have decided to build better, more sustainable and efficient transport systems to support the recovery phase. With this in mind, a survey has been launched to understand the needs and develop tailored awareness raising and support actions on space for cities. The Horizon 2020 Ariadna project will take it further with dedicated support to facilitate the use of space for sustainable cities and its integration into new urban mobility schemes.

Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in cities1. While Europe recovers from the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown measures are lifted, the demand for mobility is cautiously increasing. In this context, some cities have decided not to ‘return to normal’, but to take the opportunity to build a better, more sustainable and efficient transport system to support the recovery phase2.

Key role for space

Urban mobility is undergoing a profound transformation, with new mobility services and innovations allowing people to easily mix and match different modes of transportation. Space services are playing a key role in the modernisation of cities and urban transport, opening new possibilities to exploit the synergies of Galileo and Copernicus to go green. However, urban areas are obstacle-rich environments generating a “multipath effect” that results in reduced positioning accuracy.

Read this: European GNSS supports smarter mobility

But, by using Galileo capabilities in multi-frequency solutions the accuracy and time to fix a position is significantly improved. This is translated into a better location for vehicles, which is key to optimising network planning. Copernicus services can support emissions monitoring by validating the measurements from existing sensors and extrapolating data to areas not covered otherwise. They also provide advanced imagery to support urban planning and monitoring of activities in a city. 

Space4Cities: Cities, speak up!

The H2020 Ariadna project will support all urban mobility stakeholders in ensuring that public transport delivers urban mobility in its broadest sense, which includes shared mobility and disruptive schemes such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) using EGNSS and Copernicus. Together with Ariadna, the GSA is launching an initiative to bring cities that want to go greener and are looking for answers from space data together in the Space4Cities network.

And this: Satellites and the City

To facilitate this process, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and Ariadna have launched a survey to identify which cities would like to engage with the initiative, assess their needs and how EGNSS and Copernicus services and data can best help them to achieve their sustainable mobility goals. The survey will only take five minutes to complete – you can find it here.

What’s next: Ariadna support to sustainable cities

Ariadna aims to engage with a comprehensive range of stakeholders, covering cities and the entire urban mobility value chain. These include public transport authorities, cities, research centres, technology providers, SMEs and start-ups and end users. Following the results of the survey and the interest from the partner cities, the project will provide dedicated support through tailored workshops to increase awareness on the use of Galileo and Copernicus to improve urban transport. Specifically, awareness will be raised on Galileo’s enhanced features for accurate and authenticated positioning, as well as synergies with Copernicus, to monitor the relevant indicators that can support the development of new sustainable urban mobility plans.

To stay up to date on news from Ariadna, follow the project on social media.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.

GSA initiative targets post-COVID urban sustainability: we want to hear from cities

13.7.2020 15:07  
A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.
Published: 
13 July 2020

The GSA aims to help cities emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic by leveraging EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) and Copernicus synergies to make urban mobility more sustainable, as well as boost innovation and economic growth. To do this, the GSA is creating a network of cities that have decided to build better, more sustainable and efficient transport systems to support the recovery phase. With this in mind, a survey has been launched to understand the needs and develop tailored awareness raising and support actions on space for cities. The Horizon 2020 Ariadna project will take it further with dedicated support to facilitate the use of space for sustainable cities and its integration into new urban mobility schemes.

Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in cities1. While Europe recovers from the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown measures are lifted, the demand for mobility is cautiously increasing. In this context, some cities have decided not to ‘return to normal’, but to take the opportunity to build a better, more sustainable and efficient transport system to support the recovery phase2.

Key role for space

Urban mobility is undergoing a profound transformation, with new mobility services and innovations allowing people to easily mix and match different modes of transportation. Space services are playing a key role in the modernisation of cities and urban transport, opening new possibilities to exploit the synergies of Galileo and Copernicus to go green. However, urban areas are obstacle-rich environments generating a “multipath effect” that results in reduced positioning accuracy.

Read this: European GNSS supports smarter mobility

But, by using Galileo capabilities in multi-frequency solutions the accuracy and time to fix a position is significantly improved. This is translated into a better location for vehicles, which is key to optimising network planning. Copernicus services can support emissions monitoring by validating the measurements from existing sensors and extrapolating data to areas not covered otherwise. They also provide advanced imagery to support urban planning and monitoring of activities in a city. 

Space4Cities: Cities, speak up!

The H2020 Ariadna project will support all urban mobility stakeholders in ensuring that public transport delivers urban mobility in its broadest sense, which includes shared mobility and disruptive schemes such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) using EGNSS and Copernicus. Together with Ariadna, the GSA is launching an initiative to bring cities that want to go greener and are looking for answers from space data together in the Space4Cities network.

And this: Satellites and the City

To facilitate this process, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and Ariadna have launched a survey to identify which cities would like to engage with the initiative, assess their needs and how EGNSS and Copernicus services and data can best help them to achieve their sustainable mobility goals. The survey will only take five minutes to complete – you can find it here.

What’s next: Ariadna support to sustainable cities

Ariadna aims to engage with a comprehensive range of stakeholders, covering cities and the entire urban mobility value chain. These include public transport authorities, cities, research centres, technology providers, SMEs and start-ups and end users. Following the results of the survey and the interest from the partner cities, the project will provide dedicated support through tailored workshops to increase awareness on the use of Galileo and Copernicus to improve urban transport. Specifically, awareness will be raised on Galileo’s enhanced features for accurate and authenticated positioning, as well as synergies with Copernicus, to monitor the relevant indicators that can support the development of new sustainable urban mobility plans.

To stay up to date on news from Ariadna, follow the project on social media.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.

GSA initiative targets post-COVID urban sustainability: we want to hear from cities

13.7.2020 15:07  
A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.
Published: 
13 July 2020

The GSA aims to help cities emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic by leveraging EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) and Copernicus synergies to make urban mobility more sustainable, as well as boost innovation and economic growth. To do this, the GSA is creating a network of cities that have decided to build better, more sustainable and efficient transport systems to support the recovery phase. With this in mind, a survey has been launched to understand the needs and develop tailored awareness raising and support actions on space for cities. The Horizon 2020 Ariadna project will take it further with dedicated support to facilitate the use of space for sustainable cities and its integration into new urban mobility schemes.

Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in cities1. While Europe recovers from the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown measures are lifted, the demand for mobility is cautiously increasing. In this context, some cities have decided not to ‘return to normal’, but to take the opportunity to build a better, more sustainable and efficient transport system to support the recovery phase2.

Key role for space

Urban mobility is undergoing a profound transformation, with new mobility services and innovations allowing people to easily mix and match different modes of transportation. Space services are playing a key role in the modernisation of cities and urban transport, opening new possibilities to exploit the synergies of Galileo and Copernicus to go green. However, urban areas are obstacle-rich environments generating a “multipath effect” that results in reduced positioning accuracy.

Read this: European GNSS supports smarter mobility

But, by using Galileo capabilities in multi-frequency solutions the accuracy and time to fix a position is significantly improved. This is translated into a better location for vehicles, which is key to optimising network planning. Copernicus services can support emissions monitoring by validating the measurements from existing sensors and extrapolating data to areas not covered otherwise. They also provide advanced imagery to support urban planning and monitoring of activities in a city. 

Space4Cities: Cities, speak up!

The H2020 Ariadna project will support all urban mobility stakeholders in ensuring that public transport delivers urban mobility in its broadest sense, which includes shared mobility and disruptive schemes such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) using EGNSS and Copernicus. Together with Ariadna, the GSA is launching an initiative to bring cities that want to go greener and are looking for answers from space data together in the Space4Cities network.

And this: Satellites and the City

To facilitate this process, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and Ariadna have launched a survey to identify which cities would like to engage with the initiative, assess their needs and how EGNSS and Copernicus services and data can best help them to achieve their sustainable mobility goals. The survey will only take five minutes to complete – you can find it here.

What’s next: Ariadna support to sustainable cities

Ariadna aims to engage with a comprehensive range of stakeholders, covering cities and the entire urban mobility value chain. These include public transport authorities, cities, research centres, technology providers, SMEs and start-ups and end users. Following the results of the survey and the interest from the partner cities, the project will provide dedicated support through tailored workshops to increase awareness on the use of Galileo and Copernicus to improve urban transport. Specifically, awareness will be raised on Galileo’s enhanced features for accurate and authenticated positioning, as well as synergies with Copernicus, to monitor the relevant indicators that can support the development of new sustainable urban mobility plans.

To stay up to date on news from Ariadna, follow the project on social media.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.

GSA initiative targets post-COVID urban sustainability: we want to hear from cities

13.7.2020 15:07  
A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.
Published: 
13 July 2020

The GSA aims to help cities emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic by leveraging EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) and Copernicus synergies to make urban mobility more sustainable, as well as boost innovation and economic growth. To do this, the GSA is creating a network of cities that have decided to build better, more sustainable and efficient transport systems to support the recovery phase. With this in mind, a survey has been launched to understand the needs and develop tailored awareness raising and support actions on space for cities. The Horizon 2020 Ariadna project will take it further with dedicated support to facilitate the use of space for sustainable cities and its integration into new urban mobility schemes.

Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in cities1. While Europe recovers from the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown measures are lifted, the demand for mobility is cautiously increasing. In this context, some cities have decided not to ‘return to normal’, but to take the opportunity to build a better, more sustainable and efficient transport system to support the recovery phase2.

Key role for space

Urban mobility is undergoing a profound transformation, with new mobility services and innovations allowing people to easily mix and match different modes of transportation. Space services are playing a key role in the modernisation of cities and urban transport, opening new possibilities to exploit the synergies of Galileo and Copernicus to go green. However, urban areas are obstacle-rich environments generating a “multipath effect” that results in reduced positioning accuracy.

Read this: European GNSS supports smarter mobility

But, by using Galileo capabilities in multi-frequency solutions the accuracy and time to fix a position is significantly improved. This is translated into a better location for vehicles, which is key to optimising network planning. Copernicus services can support emissions monitoring by validating the measurements from existing sensors and extrapolating data to areas not covered otherwise. They also provide advanced imagery to support urban planning and monitoring of activities in a city. 

Space4Cities: Cities, speak up!

The H2020 Ariadna project will support all urban mobility stakeholders in ensuring that public transport delivers urban mobility in its broadest sense, which includes shared mobility and disruptive schemes such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) using EGNSS and Copernicus. Together with Ariadna, the GSA is launching an initiative to bring cities that want to go greener and are looking for answers from space data together in the Space4Cities network.

And this: Satellites and the City

To facilitate this process, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and Ariadna have launched a survey to identify which cities would like to engage with the initiative, assess their needs and how EGNSS and Copernicus services and data can best help them to achieve their sustainable mobility goals. The survey will only take five minutes to complete – you can find it here.

What’s next: Ariadna support to sustainable cities

Ariadna aims to engage with a comprehensive range of stakeholders, covering cities and the entire urban mobility value chain. These include public transport authorities, cities, research centres, technology providers, SMEs and start-ups and end users. Following the results of the survey and the interest from the partner cities, the project will provide dedicated support through tailored workshops to increase awareness on the use of Galileo and Copernicus to improve urban transport. Specifically, awareness will be raised on Galileo’s enhanced features for accurate and authenticated positioning, as well as synergies with Copernicus, to monitor the relevant indicators that can support the development of new sustainable urban mobility plans.

To stay up to date on news from Ariadna, follow the project on social media.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.

GSA initiative targets post-COVID urban sustainability: we want to hear from cities

13.7.2020 15:07  
A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.
Published: 
13 July 2020

The GSA aims to help cities emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic by leveraging EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) and Copernicus synergies to make urban mobility more sustainable, as well as boost innovation and economic growth. To do this, the GSA is creating a network of cities that have decided to build better, more sustainable and efficient transport systems to support the recovery phase. With this in mind, a survey has been launched to understand the needs and develop tailored awareness raising and support actions on space for cities. The Horizon 2020 Ariadna project will take it further with dedicated support to facilitate the use of space for sustainable cities and its integration into new urban mobility schemes.

Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in cities1. While Europe recovers from the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown measures are lifted, the demand for mobility is cautiously increasing. In this context, some cities have decided not to ‘return to normal’, but to take the opportunity to build a better, more sustainable and efficient transport system to support the recovery phase2.

Key role for space

Urban mobility is undergoing a profound transformation, with new mobility services and innovations allowing people to easily mix and match different modes of transportation. Space services are playing a key role in the modernisation of cities and urban transport, opening new possibilities to exploit the synergies of Galileo and Copernicus to go green. However, urban areas are obstacle-rich environments generating a “multipath effect” that results in reduced positioning accuracy.

Read this: European GNSS supports smarter mobility

But, by using Galileo capabilities in multi-frequency solutions the accuracy and time to fix a position is significantly improved. This is translated into a better location for vehicles, which is key to optimising network planning. Copernicus services can support emissions monitoring by validating the measurements from existing sensors and extrapolating data to areas not covered otherwise. They also provide advanced imagery to support urban planning and monitoring of activities in a city. 

Space4Cities: Cities, speak up!

The H2020 Ariadna project will support all urban mobility stakeholders in ensuring that public transport delivers urban mobility in its broadest sense, which includes shared mobility and disruptive schemes such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) using EGNSS and Copernicus. Together with Ariadna, the GSA is launching an initiative to bring cities that want to go greener and are looking for answers from space data together in the Space4Cities network.

And this: Satellites and the City

To facilitate this process, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and Ariadna have launched a survey to identify which cities would like to engage with the initiative, assess their needs and how EGNSS and Copernicus services and data can best help them to achieve their sustainable mobility goals. The survey will only take five minutes to complete – you can find it here.

What’s next: Ariadna support to sustainable cities

Ariadna aims to engage with a comprehensive range of stakeholders, covering cities and the entire urban mobility value chain. These include public transport authorities, cities, research centres, technology providers, SMEs and start-ups and end users. Following the results of the survey and the interest from the partner cities, the project will provide dedicated support through tailored workshops to increase awareness on the use of Galileo and Copernicus to improve urban transport. Specifically, awareness will be raised on Galileo’s enhanced features for accurate and authenticated positioning, as well as synergies with Copernicus, to monitor the relevant indicators that can support the development of new sustainable urban mobility plans.

To stay up to date on news from Ariadna, follow the project on social media.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.

GSA initiative targets post-COVID urban sustainability: we want to hear from cities

13.7.2020 15:07  
A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.
Published: 
13 July 2020

The GSA aims to help cities emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic by leveraging EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) and Copernicus synergies to make urban mobility more sustainable, as well as boost innovation and economic growth. To do this, the GSA is creating a network of cities that have decided to build better, more sustainable and efficient transport systems to support the recovery phase. With this in mind, a survey has been launched to understand the needs and develop tailored awareness raising and support actions on space for cities. The Horizon 2020 Ariadna project will take it further with dedicated support to facilitate the use of space for sustainable cities and its integration into new urban mobility schemes.

Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in cities1. While Europe recovers from the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown measures are lifted, the demand for mobility is cautiously increasing. In this context, some cities have decided not to ‘return to normal’, but to take the opportunity to build a better, more sustainable and efficient transport system to support the recovery phase2.

Key role for space

Urban mobility is undergoing a profound transformation, with new mobility services and innovations allowing people to easily mix and match different modes of transportation. Space services are playing a key role in the modernisation of cities and urban transport, opening new possibilities to exploit the synergies of Galileo and Copernicus to go green. However, urban areas are obstacle-rich environments generating a “multipath effect” that results in reduced positioning accuracy.

Read this: European GNSS supports smarter mobility

But, by using Galileo capabilities in multi-frequency solutions the accuracy and time to fix a position is significantly improved. This is translated into a better location for vehicles, which is key to optimising network planning. Copernicus services can support emissions monitoring by validating the measurements from existing sensors and extrapolating data to areas not covered otherwise. They also provide advanced imagery to support urban planning and monitoring of activities in a city. 

Space4Cities: Cities, speak up!

The H2020 Ariadna project will support all urban mobility stakeholders in ensuring that public transport delivers urban mobility in its broadest sense, which includes shared mobility and disruptive schemes such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) using EGNSS and Copernicus. Together with Ariadna, the GSA is launching an initiative to bring cities that want to go greener and are looking for answers from space data together in the Space4Cities network.

And this: Satellites and the City

To facilitate this process, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and Ariadna have launched a survey to identify which cities would like to engage with the initiative, assess their needs and how EGNSS and Copernicus services and data can best help them to achieve their sustainable mobility goals. The survey will only take five minutes to complete – you can find it here.

What’s next: Ariadna support to sustainable cities

Ariadna aims to engage with a comprehensive range of stakeholders, covering cities and the entire urban mobility value chain. These include public transport authorities, cities, research centres, technology providers, SMEs and start-ups and end users. Following the results of the survey and the interest from the partner cities, the project will provide dedicated support through tailored workshops to increase awareness on the use of Galileo and Copernicus to improve urban transport. Specifically, awareness will be raised on Galileo’s enhanced features for accurate and authenticated positioning, as well as synergies with Copernicus, to monitor the relevant indicators that can support the development of new sustainable urban mobility plans.

To stay up to date on news from Ariadna, follow the project on social media.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.

GSA initiative targets post-COVID urban sustainability: we want to hear from cities

13.7.2020 15:07  
A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.
Published: 
13 July 2020

The GSA aims to help cities emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic by leveraging EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) and Copernicus synergies to make urban mobility more sustainable, as well as boost innovation and economic growth. To do this, the GSA is creating a network of cities that have decided to build better, more sustainable and efficient transport systems to support the recovery phase. With this in mind, a survey has been launched to understand the needs and develop tailored awareness raising and support actions on space for cities. The Horizon 2020 Ariadna project will take it further with dedicated support to facilitate the use of space for sustainable cities and its integration into new urban mobility schemes.

Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in cities1. While Europe recovers from the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown measures are lifted, the demand for mobility is cautiously increasing. In this context, some cities have decided not to ‘return to normal’, but to take the opportunity to build a better, more sustainable and efficient transport system to support the recovery phase2.

Key role for space

Urban mobility is undergoing a profound transformation, with new mobility services and innovations allowing people to easily mix and match different modes of transportation. Space services are playing a key role in the modernisation of cities and urban transport, opening new possibilities to exploit the synergies of Galileo and Copernicus to go green. However, urban areas are obstacle-rich environments generating a “multipath effect” that results in reduced positioning accuracy.

Read this: European GNSS supports smarter mobility

But, by using Galileo capabilities in multi-frequency solutions the accuracy and time to fix a position is significantly improved. This is translated into a better location for vehicles, which is key to optimising network planning. Copernicus services can support emissions monitoring by validating the measurements from existing sensors and extrapolating data to areas not covered otherwise. They also provide advanced imagery to support urban planning and monitoring of activities in a city. 

Space4Cities: Cities, speak up!

The H2020 Ariadna project will support all urban mobility stakeholders in ensuring that public transport delivers urban mobility in its broadest sense, which includes shared mobility and disruptive schemes such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) using EGNSS and Copernicus. Together with Ariadna, the GSA is launching an initiative to bring cities that want to go greener and are looking for answers from space data together in the Space4Cities network.

And this: Satellites and the City

To facilitate this process, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and Ariadna have launched a survey to identify which cities would like to engage with the initiative, assess their needs and how EGNSS and Copernicus services and data can best help them to achieve their sustainable mobility goals. The survey will only take five minutes to complete – you can find it here.

What’s next: Ariadna support to sustainable cities

Ariadna aims to engage with a comprehensive range of stakeholders, covering cities and the entire urban mobility value chain. These include public transport authorities, cities, research centres, technology providers, SMEs and start-ups and end users. Following the results of the survey and the interest from the partner cities, the project will provide dedicated support through tailored workshops to increase awareness on the use of Galileo and Copernicus to improve urban transport. Specifically, awareness will be raised on Galileo’s enhanced features for accurate and authenticated positioning, as well as synergies with Copernicus, to monitor the relevant indicators that can support the development of new sustainable urban mobility plans.

To stay up to date on news from Ariadna, follow the project on social media.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.

GSA initiative targets post-COVID urban sustainability: we want to hear from cities

13.7.2020 15:07  
A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.
Published: 
13 July 2020

The GSA aims to help cities emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic by leveraging EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) and Copernicus synergies to make urban mobility more sustainable, as well as boost innovation and economic growth. To do this, the GSA is creating a network of cities that have decided to build better, more sustainable and efficient transport systems to support the recovery phase. With this in mind, a survey has been launched to understand the needs and develop tailored awareness raising and support actions on space for cities. The Horizon 2020 Ariadna project will take it further with dedicated support to facilitate the use of space for sustainable cities and its integration into new urban mobility schemes.

Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in cities1. While Europe recovers from the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown measures are lifted, the demand for mobility is cautiously increasing. In this context, some cities have decided not to ‘return to normal’, but to take the opportunity to build a better, more sustainable and efficient transport system to support the recovery phase2.

Key role for space

Urban mobility is undergoing a profound transformation, with new mobility services and innovations allowing people to easily mix and match different modes of transportation. Space services are playing a key role in the modernisation of cities and urban transport, opening new possibilities to exploit the synergies of Galileo and Copernicus to go green. However, urban areas are obstacle-rich environments generating a “multipath effect” that results in reduced positioning accuracy.

Read this: European GNSS supports smarter mobility

But, by using Galileo capabilities in multi-frequency solutions the accuracy and time to fix a position is significantly improved. This is translated into a better location for vehicles, which is key to optimising network planning. Copernicus services can support emissions monitoring by validating the measurements from existing sensors and extrapolating data to areas not covered otherwise. They also provide advanced imagery to support urban planning and monitoring of activities in a city. 

Space4Cities: Cities, speak up!

The H2020 Ariadna project will support all urban mobility stakeholders in ensuring that public transport delivers urban mobility in its broadest sense, which includes shared mobility and disruptive schemes such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) using EGNSS and Copernicus. Together with Ariadna, the GSA is launching an initiative to bring cities that want to go greener and are looking for answers from space data together in the Space4Cities network.

And this: Satellites and the City

To facilitate this process, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and Ariadna have launched a survey to identify which cities would like to engage with the initiative, assess their needs and how EGNSS and Copernicus services and data can best help them to achieve their sustainable mobility goals. The survey will only take five minutes to complete – you can find it here.

What’s next: Ariadna support to sustainable cities

Ariadna aims to engage with a comprehensive range of stakeholders, covering cities and the entire urban mobility value chain. These include public transport authorities, cities, research centres, technology providers, SMEs and start-ups and end users. Following the results of the survey and the interest from the partner cities, the project will provide dedicated support through tailored workshops to increase awareness on the use of Galileo and Copernicus to improve urban transport. Specifically, awareness will be raised on Galileo’s enhanced features for accurate and authenticated positioning, as well as synergies with Copernicus, to monitor the relevant indicators that can support the development of new sustainable urban mobility plans.

To stay up to date on news from Ariadna, follow the project on social media.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.

GSA initiative targets post-COVID urban sustainability: we want to hear from cities

13.7.2020 15:07  
A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.
Published: 
13 July 2020

The GSA aims to help cities emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic by leveraging EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) and Copernicus synergies to make urban mobility more sustainable, as well as boost innovation and economic growth. To do this, the GSA is creating a network of cities that have decided to build better, more sustainable and efficient transport systems to support the recovery phase. With this in mind, a survey has been launched to understand the needs and develop tailored awareness raising and support actions on space for cities. The Horizon 2020 Ariadna project will take it further with dedicated support to facilitate the use of space for sustainable cities and its integration into new urban mobility schemes.

Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in cities1. While Europe recovers from the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown measures are lifted, the demand for mobility is cautiously increasing. In this context, some cities have decided not to ‘return to normal’, but to take the opportunity to build a better, more sustainable and efficient transport system to support the recovery phase2.

Key role for space

Urban mobility is undergoing a profound transformation, with new mobility services and innovations allowing people to easily mix and match different modes of transportation. Space services are playing a key role in the modernisation of cities and urban transport, opening new possibilities to exploit the synergies of Galileo and Copernicus to go green. However, urban areas are obstacle-rich environments generating a “multipath effect” that results in reduced positioning accuracy.

Read this: European GNSS supports smarter mobility

But, by using Galileo capabilities in multi-frequency solutions the accuracy and time to fix a position is significantly improved. This is translated into a better location for vehicles, which is key to optimising network planning. Copernicus services can support emissions monitoring by validating the measurements from existing sensors and extrapolating data to areas not covered otherwise. They also provide advanced imagery to support urban planning and monitoring of activities in a city. 

Space4Cities: Cities, speak up!

The H2020 Ariadna project will support all urban mobility stakeholders in ensuring that public transport delivers urban mobility in its broadest sense, which includes shared mobility and disruptive schemes such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) using EGNSS and Copernicus. Together with Ariadna, the GSA is launching an initiative to bring cities that want to go greener and are looking for answers from space data together in the Space4Cities network.

And this: Satellites and the City

To facilitate this process, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and Ariadna have launched a survey to identify which cities would like to engage with the initiative, assess their needs and how EGNSS and Copernicus services and data can best help them to achieve their sustainable mobility goals. The survey will only take five minutes to complete – you can find it here.

What’s next: Ariadna support to sustainable cities

Ariadna aims to engage with a comprehensive range of stakeholders, covering cities and the entire urban mobility value chain. These include public transport authorities, cities, research centres, technology providers, SMEs and start-ups and end users. Following the results of the survey and the interest from the partner cities, the project will provide dedicated support through tailored workshops to increase awareness on the use of Galileo and Copernicus to improve urban transport. Specifically, awareness will be raised on Galileo’s enhanced features for accurate and authenticated positioning, as well as synergies with Copernicus, to monitor the relevant indicators that can support the development of new sustainable urban mobility plans.

To stay up to date on news from Ariadna, follow the project on social media.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.

GSA initiative targets post-COVID urban sustainability: we want to hear from cities

13.7.2020 15:07  
A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.
Published: 
13 July 2020

The GSA aims to help cities emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic by leveraging EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) and Copernicus synergies to make urban mobility more sustainable, as well as boost innovation and economic growth. To do this, the GSA is creating a network of cities that have decided to build better, more sustainable and efficient transport systems to support the recovery phase. With this in mind, a survey has been launched to understand the needs and develop tailored awareness raising and support actions on space for cities. The Horizon 2020 Ariadna project will take it further with dedicated support to facilitate the use of space for sustainable cities and its integration into new urban mobility schemes.

Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in cities1. While Europe recovers from the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown measures are lifted, the demand for mobility is cautiously increasing. In this context, some cities have decided not to ‘return to normal’, but to take the opportunity to build a better, more sustainable and efficient transport system to support the recovery phase2.

Key role for space

Urban mobility is undergoing a profound transformation, with new mobility services and innovations allowing people to easily mix and match different modes of transportation. Space services are playing a key role in the modernisation of cities and urban transport, opening new possibilities to exploit the synergies of Galileo and Copernicus to go green. However, urban areas are obstacle-rich environments generating a “multipath effect” that results in reduced positioning accuracy.

Read this: European GNSS supports smarter mobility

But, by using Galileo capabilities in multi-frequency solutions the accuracy and time to fix a position is significantly improved. This is translated into a better location for vehicles, which is key to optimising network planning. Copernicus services can support emissions monitoring by validating the measurements from existing sensors and extrapolating data to areas not covered otherwise. They also provide advanced imagery to support urban planning and monitoring of activities in a city. 

Space4Cities: Cities, speak up!

The H2020 Ariadna project will support all urban mobility stakeholders in ensuring that public transport delivers urban mobility in its broadest sense, which includes shared mobility and disruptive schemes such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) using EGNSS and Copernicus. Together with Ariadna, the GSA is launching an initiative to bring cities that want to go greener and are looking for answers from space data together in the Space4Cities network.

And this: Satellites and the City

To facilitate this process, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and Ariadna have launched a survey to identify which cities would like to engage with the initiative, assess their needs and how EGNSS and Copernicus services and data can best help them to achieve their sustainable mobility goals. The survey will only take five minutes to complete – you can find it here.

What’s next: Ariadna support to sustainable cities

Ariadna aims to engage with a comprehensive range of stakeholders, covering cities and the entire urban mobility value chain. These include public transport authorities, cities, research centres, technology providers, SMEs and start-ups and end users. Following the results of the survey and the interest from the partner cities, the project will provide dedicated support through tailored workshops to increase awareness on the use of Galileo and Copernicus to improve urban transport. Specifically, awareness will be raised on Galileo’s enhanced features for accurate and authenticated positioning, as well as synergies with Copernicus, to monitor the relevant indicators that can support the development of new sustainable urban mobility plans.

To stay up to date on news from Ariadna, follow the project on social media.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.

GSA initiative targets post-COVID urban sustainability: we want to hear from cities

13.7.2020 15:07  
A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.
Published: 
13 July 2020

The GSA aims to help cities emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic by leveraging EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) and Copernicus synergies to make urban mobility more sustainable, as well as boost innovation and economic growth. To do this, the GSA is creating a network of cities that have decided to build better, more sustainable and efficient transport systems to support the recovery phase. With this in mind, a survey has been launched to understand the needs and develop tailored awareness raising and support actions on space for cities. The Horizon 2020 Ariadna project will take it further with dedicated support to facilitate the use of space for sustainable cities and its integration into new urban mobility schemes.

Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in cities1. While Europe recovers from the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown measures are lifted, the demand for mobility is cautiously increasing. In this context, some cities have decided not to ‘return to normal’, but to take the opportunity to build a better, more sustainable and efficient transport system to support the recovery phase2.

Key role for space

Urban mobility is undergoing a profound transformation, with new mobility services and innovations allowing people to easily mix and match different modes of transportation. Space services are playing a key role in the modernisation of cities and urban transport, opening new possibilities to exploit the synergies of Galileo and Copernicus to go green. However, urban areas are obstacle-rich environments generating a “multipath effect” that results in reduced positioning accuracy.

Read this: European GNSS supports smarter mobility

But, by using Galileo capabilities in multi-frequency solutions the accuracy and time to fix a position is significantly improved. This is translated into a better location for vehicles, which is key to optimising network planning. Copernicus services can support emissions monitoring by validating the measurements from existing sensors and extrapolating data to areas not covered otherwise. They also provide advanced imagery to support urban planning and monitoring of activities in a city. 

Space4Cities: Cities, speak up!

The H2020 Ariadna project will support all urban mobility stakeholders in ensuring that public transport delivers urban mobility in its broadest sense, which includes shared mobility and disruptive schemes such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) using EGNSS and Copernicus. Together with Ariadna, the GSA is launching an initiative to bring cities that want to go greener and are looking for answers from space data together in the Space4Cities network.

And this: Satellites and the City

To facilitate this process, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and Ariadna have launched a survey to identify which cities would like to engage with the initiative, assess their needs and how EGNSS and Copernicus services and data can best help them to achieve their sustainable mobility goals. The survey will only take five minutes to complete – you can find it here.

What’s next: Ariadna support to sustainable cities

Ariadna aims to engage with a comprehensive range of stakeholders, covering cities and the entire urban mobility value chain. These include public transport authorities, cities, research centres, technology providers, SMEs and start-ups and end users. Following the results of the survey and the interest from the partner cities, the project will provide dedicated support through tailored workshops to increase awareness on the use of Galileo and Copernicus to improve urban transport. Specifically, awareness will be raised on Galileo’s enhanced features for accurate and authenticated positioning, as well as synergies with Copernicus, to monitor the relevant indicators that can support the development of new sustainable urban mobility plans.

To stay up to date on news from Ariadna, follow the project on social media.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.

GSA initiative targets post-COVID urban sustainability: we want to hear from cities

13.7.2020 15:07  
A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.
Published: 
13 July 2020

The GSA aims to help cities emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic by leveraging EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) and Copernicus synergies to make urban mobility more sustainable, as well as boost innovation and economic growth. To do this, the GSA is creating a network of cities that have decided to build better, more sustainable and efficient transport systems to support the recovery phase. With this in mind, a survey has been launched to understand the needs and develop tailored awareness raising and support actions on space for cities. The Horizon 2020 Ariadna project will take it further with dedicated support to facilitate the use of space for sustainable cities and its integration into new urban mobility schemes.

Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in cities1. While Europe recovers from the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown measures are lifted, the demand for mobility is cautiously increasing. In this context, some cities have decided not to ‘return to normal’, but to take the opportunity to build a better, more sustainable and efficient transport system to support the recovery phase2.

Key role for space

Urban mobility is undergoing a profound transformation, with new mobility services and innovations allowing people to easily mix and match different modes of transportation. Space services are playing a key role in the modernisation of cities and urban transport, opening new possibilities to exploit the synergies of Galileo and Copernicus to go green. However, urban areas are obstacle-rich environments generating a “multipath effect” that results in reduced positioning accuracy.

Read this: European GNSS supports smarter mobility

But, by using Galileo capabilities in multi-frequency solutions the accuracy and time to fix a position is significantly improved. This is translated into a better location for vehicles, which is key to optimising network planning. Copernicus services can support emissions monitoring by validating the measurements from existing sensors and extrapolating data to areas not covered otherwise. They also provide advanced imagery to support urban planning and monitoring of activities in a city. 

Space4Cities: Cities, speak up!

The H2020 Ariadna project will support all urban mobility stakeholders in ensuring that public transport delivers urban mobility in its broadest sense, which includes shared mobility and disruptive schemes such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) using EGNSS and Copernicus. Together with Ariadna, the GSA is launching an initiative to bring cities that want to go greener and are looking for answers from space data together in the Space4Cities network.

And this: Satellites and the City

To facilitate this process, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and Ariadna have launched a survey to identify which cities would like to engage with the initiative, assess their needs and how EGNSS and Copernicus services and data can best help them to achieve their sustainable mobility goals. The survey will only take five minutes to complete – you can find it here.

What’s next: Ariadna support to sustainable cities

Ariadna aims to engage with a comprehensive range of stakeholders, covering cities and the entire urban mobility value chain. These include public transport authorities, cities, research centres, technology providers, SMEs and start-ups and end users. Following the results of the survey and the interest from the partner cities, the project will provide dedicated support through tailored workshops to increase awareness on the use of Galileo and Copernicus to improve urban transport. Specifically, awareness will be raised on Galileo’s enhanced features for accurate and authenticated positioning, as well as synergies with Copernicus, to monitor the relevant indicators that can support the development of new sustainable urban mobility plans.

To stay up to date on news from Ariadna, follow the project on social media.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.

GSA initiative targets post-COVID urban sustainability: we want to hear from cities

13.7.2020 15:07  
A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.
Published: 
13 July 2020

The GSA aims to help cities emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic by leveraging EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) and Copernicus synergies to make urban mobility more sustainable, as well as boost innovation and economic growth. To do this, the GSA is creating a network of cities that have decided to build better, more sustainable and efficient transport systems to support the recovery phase. With this in mind, a survey has been launched to understand the needs and develop tailored awareness raising and support actions on space for cities. The Horizon 2020 Ariadna project will take it further with dedicated support to facilitate the use of space for sustainable cities and its integration into new urban mobility schemes.

Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in cities1. While Europe recovers from the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown measures are lifted, the demand for mobility is cautiously increasing. In this context, some cities have decided not to ‘return to normal’, but to take the opportunity to build a better, more sustainable and efficient transport system to support the recovery phase2.

Key role for space

Urban mobility is undergoing a profound transformation, with new mobility services and innovations allowing people to easily mix and match different modes of transportation. Space services are playing a key role in the modernisation of cities and urban transport, opening new possibilities to exploit the synergies of Galileo and Copernicus to go green. However, urban areas are obstacle-rich environments generating a “multipath effect” that results in reduced positioning accuracy.

Read this: European GNSS supports smarter mobility

But, by using Galileo capabilities in multi-frequency solutions the accuracy and time to fix a position is significantly improved. This is translated into a better location for vehicles, which is key to optimising network planning. Copernicus services can support emissions monitoring by validating the measurements from existing sensors and extrapolating data to areas not covered otherwise. They also provide advanced imagery to support urban planning and monitoring of activities in a city. 

Space4Cities: Cities, speak up!

The H2020 Ariadna project will support all urban mobility stakeholders in ensuring that public transport delivers urban mobility in its broadest sense, which includes shared mobility and disruptive schemes such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) using EGNSS and Copernicus. Together with Ariadna, the GSA is launching an initiative to bring cities that want to go greener and are looking for answers from space data together in the Space4Cities network.

And this: Satellites and the City

To facilitate this process, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and Ariadna have launched a survey to identify which cities would like to engage with the initiative, assess their needs and how EGNSS and Copernicus services and data can best help them to achieve their sustainable mobility goals. The survey will only take five minutes to complete – you can find it here.

What’s next: Ariadna support to sustainable cities

Ariadna aims to engage with a comprehensive range of stakeholders, covering cities and the entire urban mobility value chain. These include public transport authorities, cities, research centres, technology providers, SMEs and start-ups and end users. Following the results of the survey and the interest from the partner cities, the project will provide dedicated support through tailored workshops to increase awareness on the use of Galileo and Copernicus to improve urban transport. Specifically, awareness will be raised on Galileo’s enhanced features for accurate and authenticated positioning, as well as synergies with Copernicus, to monitor the relevant indicators that can support the development of new sustainable urban mobility plans.

To stay up to date on news from Ariadna, follow the project on social media.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.

GSA initiative targets post-COVID urban sustainability: we want to hear from cities

13.7.2020 15:07  
A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.
Published: 
13 July 2020

The GSA aims to help cities emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic by leveraging EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) and Copernicus synergies to make urban mobility more sustainable, as well as boost innovation and economic growth. To do this, the GSA is creating a network of cities that have decided to build better, more sustainable and efficient transport systems to support the recovery phase. With this in mind, a survey has been launched to understand the needs and develop tailored awareness raising and support actions on space for cities. The Horizon 2020 Ariadna project will take it further with dedicated support to facilitate the use of space for sustainable cities and its integration into new urban mobility schemes.

Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in cities1. While Europe recovers from the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown measures are lifted, the demand for mobility is cautiously increasing. In this context, some cities have decided not to ‘return to normal’, but to take the opportunity to build a better, more sustainable and efficient transport system to support the recovery phase2.

Key role for space

Urban mobility is undergoing a profound transformation, with new mobility services and innovations allowing people to easily mix and match different modes of transportation. Space services are playing a key role in the modernisation of cities and urban transport, opening new possibilities to exploit the synergies of Galileo and Copernicus to go green. However, urban areas are obstacle-rich environments generating a “multipath effect” that results in reduced positioning accuracy.

Read this: European GNSS supports smarter mobility

But, by using Galileo capabilities in multi-frequency solutions the accuracy and time to fix a position is significantly improved. This is translated into a better location for vehicles, which is key to optimising network planning. Copernicus services can support emissions monitoring by validating the measurements from existing sensors and extrapolating data to areas not covered otherwise. They also provide advanced imagery to support urban planning and monitoring of activities in a city. 

Space4Cities: Cities, speak up!

The H2020 Ariadna project will support all urban mobility stakeholders in ensuring that public transport delivers urban mobility in its broadest sense, which includes shared mobility and disruptive schemes such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) using EGNSS and Copernicus. Together with Ariadna, the GSA is launching an initiative to bring cities that want to go greener and are looking for answers from space data together in the Space4Cities network.

And this: Satellites and the City

To facilitate this process, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and Ariadna have launched a survey to identify which cities would like to engage with the initiative, assess their needs and how EGNSS and Copernicus services and data can best help them to achieve their sustainable mobility goals. The survey will only take five minutes to complete – you can find it here.

What’s next: Ariadna support to sustainable cities

Ariadna aims to engage with a comprehensive range of stakeholders, covering cities and the entire urban mobility value chain. These include public transport authorities, cities, research centres, technology providers, SMEs and start-ups and end users. Following the results of the survey and the interest from the partner cities, the project will provide dedicated support through tailored workshops to increase awareness on the use of Galileo and Copernicus to improve urban transport. Specifically, awareness will be raised on Galileo’s enhanced features for accurate and authenticated positioning, as well as synergies with Copernicus, to monitor the relevant indicators that can support the development of new sustainable urban mobility plans.

To stay up to date on news from Ariadna, follow the project on social media.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.

GSA initiative targets post-COVID urban sustainability: we want to hear from cities

13.7.2020 15:07  
A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.
Published: 
13 July 2020

The GSA aims to help cities emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic by leveraging EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) and Copernicus synergies to make urban mobility more sustainable, as well as boost innovation and economic growth. To do this, the GSA is creating a network of cities that have decided to build better, more sustainable and efficient transport systems to support the recovery phase. With this in mind, a survey has been launched to understand the needs and develop tailored awareness raising and support actions on space for cities. The Horizon 2020 Ariadna project will take it further with dedicated support to facilitate the use of space for sustainable cities and its integration into new urban mobility schemes.

Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in cities1. While Europe recovers from the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown measures are lifted, the demand for mobility is cautiously increasing. In this context, some cities have decided not to ‘return to normal’, but to take the opportunity to build a better, more sustainable and efficient transport system to support the recovery phase2.

Key role for space

Urban mobility is undergoing a profound transformation, with new mobility services and innovations allowing people to easily mix and match different modes of transportation. Space services are playing a key role in the modernisation of cities and urban transport, opening new possibilities to exploit the synergies of Galileo and Copernicus to go green. However, urban areas are obstacle-rich environments generating a “multipath effect” that results in reduced positioning accuracy.

Read this: European GNSS supports smarter mobility

But, by using Galileo capabilities in multi-frequency solutions the accuracy and time to fix a position is significantly improved. This is translated into a better location for vehicles, which is key to optimising network planning. Copernicus services can support emissions monitoring by validating the measurements from existing sensors and extrapolating data to areas not covered otherwise. They also provide advanced imagery to support urban planning and monitoring of activities in a city. 

Space4Cities: Cities, speak up!

The H2020 Ariadna project will support all urban mobility stakeholders in ensuring that public transport delivers urban mobility in its broadest sense, which includes shared mobility and disruptive schemes such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) using EGNSS and Copernicus. Together with Ariadna, the GSA is launching an initiative to bring cities that want to go greener and are looking for answers from space data together in the Space4Cities network.

And this: Satellites and the City

To facilitate this process, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and Ariadna have launched a survey to identify which cities would like to engage with the initiative, assess their needs and how EGNSS and Copernicus services and data can best help them to achieve their sustainable mobility goals. The survey will only take five minutes to complete – you can find it here.

What’s next: Ariadna support to sustainable cities

Ariadna aims to engage with a comprehensive range of stakeholders, covering cities and the entire urban mobility value chain. These include public transport authorities, cities, research centres, technology providers, SMEs and start-ups and end users. Following the results of the survey and the interest from the partner cities, the project will provide dedicated support through tailored workshops to increase awareness on the use of Galileo and Copernicus to improve urban transport. Specifically, awareness will be raised on Galileo’s enhanced features for accurate and authenticated positioning, as well as synergies with Copernicus, to monitor the relevant indicators that can support the development of new sustainable urban mobility plans.

To stay up to date on news from Ariadna, follow the project on social media.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.

GSA initiative targets post-COVID urban sustainability: we want to hear from cities

13.7.2020 15:07  
A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.
Published: 
13 July 2020

The GSA aims to help cities emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic by leveraging EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) and Copernicus synergies to make urban mobility more sustainable, as well as boost innovation and economic growth. To do this, the GSA is creating a network of cities that have decided to build better, more sustainable and efficient transport systems to support the recovery phase. With this in mind, a survey has been launched to understand the needs and develop tailored awareness raising and support actions on space for cities. The Horizon 2020 Ariadna project will take it further with dedicated support to facilitate the use of space for sustainable cities and its integration into new urban mobility schemes.

Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in cities1. While Europe recovers from the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown measures are lifted, the demand for mobility is cautiously increasing. In this context, some cities have decided not to ‘return to normal’, but to take the opportunity to build a better, more sustainable and efficient transport system to support the recovery phase2.

Key role for space

Urban mobility is undergoing a profound transformation, with new mobility services and innovations allowing people to easily mix and match different modes of transportation. Space services are playing a key role in the modernisation of cities and urban transport, opening new possibilities to exploit the synergies of Galileo and Copernicus to go green. However, urban areas are obstacle-rich environments generating a “multipath effect” that results in reduced positioning accuracy.

Read this: European GNSS supports smarter mobility

But, by using Galileo capabilities in multi-frequency solutions the accuracy and time to fix a position is significantly improved. This is translated into a better location for vehicles, which is key to optimising network planning. Copernicus services can support emissions monitoring by validating the measurements from existing sensors and extrapolating data to areas not covered otherwise. They also provide advanced imagery to support urban planning and monitoring of activities in a city. 

Space4Cities: Cities, speak up!

The H2020 Ariadna project will support all urban mobility stakeholders in ensuring that public transport delivers urban mobility in its broadest sense, which includes shared mobility and disruptive schemes such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) using EGNSS and Copernicus. Together with Ariadna, the GSA is launching an initiative to bring cities that want to go greener and are looking for answers from space data together in the Space4Cities network.

And this: Satellites and the City

To facilitate this process, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and Ariadna have launched a survey to identify which cities would like to engage with the initiative, assess their needs and how EGNSS and Copernicus services and data can best help them to achieve their sustainable mobility goals. The survey will only take five minutes to complete – you can find it here.

What’s next: Ariadna support to sustainable cities

Ariadna aims to engage with a comprehensive range of stakeholders, covering cities and the entire urban mobility value chain. These include public transport authorities, cities, research centres, technology providers, SMEs and start-ups and end users. Following the results of the survey and the interest from the partner cities, the project will provide dedicated support through tailored workshops to increase awareness on the use of Galileo and Copernicus to improve urban transport. Specifically, awareness will be raised on Galileo’s enhanced features for accurate and authenticated positioning, as well as synergies with Copernicus, to monitor the relevant indicators that can support the development of new sustainable urban mobility plans.

To stay up to date on news from Ariadna, follow the project on social media.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.

GSA initiative targets post-COVID urban sustainability: we want to hear from cities

13.7.2020 15:07  
A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.
Published: 
13 July 2020

The GSA aims to help cities emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic by leveraging EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) and Copernicus synergies to make urban mobility more sustainable, as well as boost innovation and economic growth. To do this, the GSA is creating a network of cities that have decided to build better, more sustainable and efficient transport systems to support the recovery phase. With this in mind, a survey has been launched to understand the needs and develop tailored awareness raising and support actions on space for cities. The Horizon 2020 Ariadna project will take it further with dedicated support to facilitate the use of space for sustainable cities and its integration into new urban mobility schemes.

Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in cities1. While Europe recovers from the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown measures are lifted, the demand for mobility is cautiously increasing. In this context, some cities have decided not to ‘return to normal’, but to take the opportunity to build a better, more sustainable and efficient transport system to support the recovery phase2.

Key role for space

Urban mobility is undergoing a profound transformation, with new mobility services and innovations allowing people to easily mix and match different modes of transportation. Space services are playing a key role in the modernisation of cities and urban transport, opening new possibilities to exploit the synergies of Galileo and Copernicus to go green. However, urban areas are obstacle-rich environments generating a “multipath effect” that results in reduced positioning accuracy.

Read this: European GNSS supports smarter mobility

But, by using Galileo capabilities in multi-frequency solutions the accuracy and time to fix a position is significantly improved. This is translated into a better location for vehicles, which is key to optimising network planning. Copernicus services can support emissions monitoring by validating the measurements from existing sensors and extrapolating data to areas not covered otherwise. They also provide advanced imagery to support urban planning and monitoring of activities in a city. 

Space4Cities: Cities, speak up!

The H2020 Ariadna project will support all urban mobility stakeholders in ensuring that public transport delivers urban mobility in its broadest sense, which includes shared mobility and disruptive schemes such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) using EGNSS and Copernicus. Together with Ariadna, the GSA is launching an initiative to bring cities that want to go greener and are looking for answers from space data together in the Space4Cities network.

And this: Satellites and the City

To facilitate this process, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and Ariadna have launched a survey to identify which cities would like to engage with the initiative, assess their needs and how EGNSS and Copernicus services and data can best help them to achieve their sustainable mobility goals. The survey will only take five minutes to complete – you can find it here.

What’s next: Ariadna support to sustainable cities

Ariadna aims to engage with a comprehensive range of stakeholders, covering cities and the entire urban mobility value chain. These include public transport authorities, cities, research centres, technology providers, SMEs and start-ups and end users. Following the results of the survey and the interest from the partner cities, the project will provide dedicated support through tailored workshops to increase awareness on the use of Galileo and Copernicus to improve urban transport. Specifically, awareness will be raised on Galileo’s enhanced features for accurate and authenticated positioning, as well as synergies with Copernicus, to monitor the relevant indicators that can support the development of new sustainable urban mobility plans.

To stay up to date on news from Ariadna, follow the project on social media.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.

GSA initiative targets post-COVID urban sustainability: we want to hear from cities

13.7.2020 15:07  
A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.
Published: 
13 July 2020

The GSA aims to help cities emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic by leveraging EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) and Copernicus synergies to make urban mobility more sustainable, as well as boost innovation and economic growth. To do this, the GSA is creating a network of cities that have decided to build better, more sustainable and efficient transport systems to support the recovery phase. With this in mind, a survey has been launched to understand the needs and develop tailored awareness raising and support actions on space for cities. The Horizon 2020 Ariadna project will take it further with dedicated support to facilitate the use of space for sustainable cities and its integration into new urban mobility schemes.

Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in cities1. While Europe recovers from the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown measures are lifted, the demand for mobility is cautiously increasing. In this context, some cities have decided not to ‘return to normal’, but to take the opportunity to build a better, more sustainable and efficient transport system to support the recovery phase2.

Key role for space

Urban mobility is undergoing a profound transformation, with new mobility services and innovations allowing people to easily mix and match different modes of transportation. Space services are playing a key role in the modernisation of cities and urban transport, opening new possibilities to exploit the synergies of Galileo and Copernicus to go green. However, urban areas are obstacle-rich environments generating a “multipath effect” that results in reduced positioning accuracy.

Read this: European GNSS supports smarter mobility

But, by using Galileo capabilities in multi-frequency solutions the accuracy and time to fix a position is significantly improved. This is translated into a better location for vehicles, which is key to optimising network planning. Copernicus services can support emissions monitoring by validating the measurements from existing sensors and extrapolating data to areas not covered otherwise. They also provide advanced imagery to support urban planning and monitoring of activities in a city. 

Space4Cities: Cities, speak up!

The H2020 Ariadna project will support all urban mobility stakeholders in ensuring that public transport delivers urban mobility in its broadest sense, which includes shared mobility and disruptive schemes such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) using EGNSS and Copernicus. Together with Ariadna, the GSA is launching an initiative to bring cities that want to go greener and are looking for answers from space data together in the Space4Cities network.

And this: Satellites and the City

To facilitate this process, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and Ariadna have launched a survey to identify which cities would like to engage with the initiative, assess their needs and how EGNSS and Copernicus services and data can best help them to achieve their sustainable mobility goals. The survey will only take five minutes to complete – you can find it here.

What’s next: Ariadna support to sustainable cities

Ariadna aims to engage with a comprehensive range of stakeholders, covering cities and the entire urban mobility value chain. These include public transport authorities, cities, research centres, technology providers, SMEs and start-ups and end users. Following the results of the survey and the interest from the partner cities, the project will provide dedicated support through tailored workshops to increase awareness on the use of Galileo and Copernicus to improve urban transport. Specifically, awareness will be raised on Galileo’s enhanced features for accurate and authenticated positioning, as well as synergies with Copernicus, to monitor the relevant indicators that can support the development of new sustainable urban mobility plans.

To stay up to date on news from Ariadna, follow the project on social media.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.

GSA initiative targets post-COVID urban sustainability: we want to hear from cities

13.7.2020 15:07  
A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.
Published: 
13 July 2020

The GSA aims to help cities emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic by leveraging EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) and Copernicus synergies to make urban mobility more sustainable, as well as boost innovation and economic growth. To do this, the GSA is creating a network of cities that have decided to build better, more sustainable and efficient transport systems to support the recovery phase. With this in mind, a survey has been launched to understand the needs and develop tailored awareness raising and support actions on space for cities. The Horizon 2020 Ariadna project will take it further with dedicated support to facilitate the use of space for sustainable cities and its integration into new urban mobility schemes.

Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in cities1. While Europe recovers from the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown measures are lifted, the demand for mobility is cautiously increasing. In this context, some cities have decided not to ‘return to normal’, but to take the opportunity to build a better, more sustainable and efficient transport system to support the recovery phase2.

Key role for space

Urban mobility is undergoing a profound transformation, with new mobility services and innovations allowing people to easily mix and match different modes of transportation. Space services are playing a key role in the modernisation of cities and urban transport, opening new possibilities to exploit the synergies of Galileo and Copernicus to go green. However, urban areas are obstacle-rich environments generating a “multipath effect” that results in reduced positioning accuracy.

Read this: European GNSS supports smarter mobility

But, by using Galileo capabilities in multi-frequency solutions the accuracy and time to fix a position is significantly improved. This is translated into a better location for vehicles, which is key to optimising network planning. Copernicus services can support emissions monitoring by validating the measurements from existing sensors and extrapolating data to areas not covered otherwise. They also provide advanced imagery to support urban planning and monitoring of activities in a city. 

Space4Cities: Cities, speak up!

The H2020 Ariadna project will support all urban mobility stakeholders in ensuring that public transport delivers urban mobility in its broadest sense, which includes shared mobility and disruptive schemes such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) using EGNSS and Copernicus. Together with Ariadna, the GSA is launching an initiative to bring cities that want to go greener and are looking for answers from space data together in the Space4Cities network.

And this: Satellites and the City

To facilitate this process, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and Ariadna have launched a survey to identify which cities would like to engage with the initiative, assess their needs and how EGNSS and Copernicus services and data can best help them to achieve their sustainable mobility goals. The survey will only take five minutes to complete – you can find it here.

What’s next: Ariadna support to sustainable cities

Ariadna aims to engage with a comprehensive range of stakeholders, covering cities and the entire urban mobility value chain. These include public transport authorities, cities, research centres, technology providers, SMEs and start-ups and end users. Following the results of the survey and the interest from the partner cities, the project will provide dedicated support through tailored workshops to increase awareness on the use of Galileo and Copernicus to improve urban transport. Specifically, awareness will be raised on Galileo’s enhanced features for accurate and authenticated positioning, as well as synergies with Copernicus, to monitor the relevant indicators that can support the development of new sustainable urban mobility plans.

To stay up to date on news from Ariadna, follow the project on social media.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.

GSA initiative targets post-COVID urban sustainability: we want to hear from cities

13.7.2020 15:07  
A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.
Published: 
13 July 2020

The GSA aims to help cities emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic by leveraging EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) and Copernicus synergies to make urban mobility more sustainable, as well as boost innovation and economic growth. To do this, the GSA is creating a network of cities that have decided to build better, more sustainable and efficient transport systems to support the recovery phase. With this in mind, a survey has been launched to understand the needs and develop tailored awareness raising and support actions on space for cities. The Horizon 2020 Ariadna project will take it further with dedicated support to facilitate the use of space for sustainable cities and its integration into new urban mobility schemes.

Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in cities1. While Europe recovers from the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown measures are lifted, the demand for mobility is cautiously increasing. In this context, some cities have decided not to ‘return to normal’, but to take the opportunity to build a better, more sustainable and efficient transport system to support the recovery phase2.

Key role for space

Urban mobility is undergoing a profound transformation, with new mobility services and innovations allowing people to easily mix and match different modes of transportation. Space services are playing a key role in the modernisation of cities and urban transport, opening new possibilities to exploit the synergies of Galileo and Copernicus to go green. However, urban areas are obstacle-rich environments generating a “multipath effect” that results in reduced positioning accuracy.

Read this: European GNSS supports smarter mobility

But, by using Galileo capabilities in multi-frequency solutions the accuracy and time to fix a position is significantly improved. This is translated into a better location for vehicles, which is key to optimising network planning. Copernicus services can support emissions monitoring by validating the measurements from existing sensors and extrapolating data to areas not covered otherwise. They also provide advanced imagery to support urban planning and monitoring of activities in a city. 

Space4Cities: Cities, speak up!

The H2020 Ariadna project will support all urban mobility stakeholders in ensuring that public transport delivers urban mobility in its broadest sense, which includes shared mobility and disruptive schemes such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) using EGNSS and Copernicus. Together with Ariadna, the GSA is launching an initiative to bring cities that want to go greener and are looking for answers from space data together in the Space4Cities network.

And this: Satellites and the City

To facilitate this process, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and Ariadna have launched a survey to identify which cities would like to engage with the initiative, assess their needs and how EGNSS and Copernicus services and data can best help them to achieve their sustainable mobility goals. The survey will only take five minutes to complete – you can find it here.

What’s next: Ariadna support to sustainable cities

Ariadna aims to engage with a comprehensive range of stakeholders, covering cities and the entire urban mobility value chain. These include public transport authorities, cities, research centres, technology providers, SMEs and start-ups and end users. Following the results of the survey and the interest from the partner cities, the project will provide dedicated support through tailored workshops to increase awareness on the use of Galileo and Copernicus to improve urban transport. Specifically, awareness will be raised on Galileo’s enhanced features for accurate and authenticated positioning, as well as synergies with Copernicus, to monitor the relevant indicators that can support the development of new sustainable urban mobility plans.

To stay up to date on news from Ariadna, follow the project on social media.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.

GSA initiative targets post-COVID urban sustainability: we want to hear from cities

13.7.2020 15:07  
A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.
Published: 
13 July 2020

The GSA aims to help cities emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic by leveraging EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) and Copernicus synergies to make urban mobility more sustainable, as well as boost innovation and economic growth. To do this, the GSA is creating a network of cities that have decided to build better, more sustainable and efficient transport systems to support the recovery phase. With this in mind, a survey has been launched to understand the needs and develop tailored awareness raising and support actions on space for cities. The Horizon 2020 Ariadna project will take it further with dedicated support to facilitate the use of space for sustainable cities and its integration into new urban mobility schemes.

Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in cities1. While Europe recovers from the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown measures are lifted, the demand for mobility is cautiously increasing. In this context, some cities have decided not to ‘return to normal’, but to take the opportunity to build a better, more sustainable and efficient transport system to support the recovery phase2.

Key role for space

Urban mobility is undergoing a profound transformation, with new mobility services and innovations allowing people to easily mix and match different modes of transportation. Space services are playing a key role in the modernisation of cities and urban transport, opening new possibilities to exploit the synergies of Galileo and Copernicus to go green. However, urban areas are obstacle-rich environments generating a “multipath effect” that results in reduced positioning accuracy.

Read this: European GNSS supports smarter mobility

But, by using Galileo capabilities in multi-frequency solutions the accuracy and time to fix a position is significantly improved. This is translated into a better location for vehicles, which is key to optimising network planning. Copernicus services can support emissions monitoring by validating the measurements from existing sensors and extrapolating data to areas not covered otherwise. They also provide advanced imagery to support urban planning and monitoring of activities in a city. 

Space4Cities: Cities, speak up!

The H2020 Ariadna project will support all urban mobility stakeholders in ensuring that public transport delivers urban mobility in its broadest sense, which includes shared mobility and disruptive schemes such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) using EGNSS and Copernicus. Together with Ariadna, the GSA is launching an initiative to bring cities that want to go greener and are looking for answers from space data together in the Space4Cities network.

And this: Satellites and the City

To facilitate this process, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and Ariadna have launched a survey to identify which cities would like to engage with the initiative, assess their needs and how EGNSS and Copernicus services and data can best help them to achieve their sustainable mobility goals. The survey will only take five minutes to complete – you can find it here.

What’s next: Ariadna support to sustainable cities

Ariadna aims to engage with a comprehensive range of stakeholders, covering cities and the entire urban mobility value chain. These include public transport authorities, cities, research centres, technology providers, SMEs and start-ups and end users. Following the results of the survey and the interest from the partner cities, the project will provide dedicated support through tailored workshops to increase awareness on the use of Galileo and Copernicus to improve urban transport. Specifically, awareness will be raised on Galileo’s enhanced features for accurate and authenticated positioning, as well as synergies with Copernicus, to monitor the relevant indicators that can support the development of new sustainable urban mobility plans.

To stay up to date on news from Ariadna, follow the project on social media.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.

GSA initiative targets post-COVID urban sustainability: we want to hear from cities

13.7.2020 15:07  
A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.
Published: 
13 July 2020

The GSA aims to help cities emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic by leveraging EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) and Copernicus synergies to make urban mobility more sustainable, as well as boost innovation and economic growth. To do this, the GSA is creating a network of cities that have decided to build better, more sustainable and efficient transport systems to support the recovery phase. With this in mind, a survey has been launched to understand the needs and develop tailored awareness raising and support actions on space for cities. The Horizon 2020 Ariadna project will take it further with dedicated support to facilitate the use of space for sustainable cities and its integration into new urban mobility schemes.

Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in cities1. While Europe recovers from the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown measures are lifted, the demand for mobility is cautiously increasing. In this context, some cities have decided not to ‘return to normal’, but to take the opportunity to build a better, more sustainable and efficient transport system to support the recovery phase2.

Key role for space

Urban mobility is undergoing a profound transformation, with new mobility services and innovations allowing people to easily mix and match different modes of transportation. Space services are playing a key role in the modernisation of cities and urban transport, opening new possibilities to exploit the synergies of Galileo and Copernicus to go green. However, urban areas are obstacle-rich environments generating a “multipath effect” that results in reduced positioning accuracy.

Read this: European GNSS supports smarter mobility

But, by using Galileo capabilities in multi-frequency solutions the accuracy and time to fix a position is significantly improved. This is translated into a better location for vehicles, which is key to optimising network planning. Copernicus services can support emissions monitoring by validating the measurements from existing sensors and extrapolating data to areas not covered otherwise. They also provide advanced imagery to support urban planning and monitoring of activities in a city. 

Space4Cities: Cities, speak up!

The H2020 Ariadna project will support all urban mobility stakeholders in ensuring that public transport delivers urban mobility in its broadest sense, which includes shared mobility and disruptive schemes such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) using EGNSS and Copernicus. Together with Ariadna, the GSA is launching an initiative to bring cities that want to go greener and are looking for answers from space data together in the Space4Cities network.

And this: Satellites and the City

To facilitate this process, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and Ariadna have launched a survey to identify which cities would like to engage with the initiative, assess their needs and how EGNSS and Copernicus services and data can best help them to achieve their sustainable mobility goals. The survey will only take five minutes to complete – you can find it here.

What’s next: Ariadna support to sustainable cities

Ariadna aims to engage with a comprehensive range of stakeholders, covering cities and the entire urban mobility value chain. These include public transport authorities, cities, research centres, technology providers, SMEs and start-ups and end users. Following the results of the survey and the interest from the partner cities, the project will provide dedicated support through tailored workshops to increase awareness on the use of Galileo and Copernicus to improve urban transport. Specifically, awareness will be raised on Galileo’s enhanced features for accurate and authenticated positioning, as well as synergies with Copernicus, to monitor the relevant indicators that can support the development of new sustainable urban mobility plans.

To stay up to date on news from Ariadna, follow the project on social media.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.

GSA initiative targets post-COVID urban sustainability: we want to hear from cities

13.7.2020 15:07  
A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.
Published: 
13 July 2020

The GSA aims to help cities emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic by leveraging EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) and Copernicus synergies to make urban mobility more sustainable, as well as boost innovation and economic growth. To do this, the GSA is creating a network of cities that have decided to build better, more sustainable and efficient transport systems to support the recovery phase. With this in mind, a survey has been launched to understand the needs and develop tailored awareness raising and support actions on space for cities. The Horizon 2020 Ariadna project will take it further with dedicated support to facilitate the use of space for sustainable cities and its integration into new urban mobility schemes.

Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in cities1. While Europe recovers from the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown measures are lifted, the demand for mobility is cautiously increasing. In this context, some cities have decided not to ‘return to normal’, but to take the opportunity to build a better, more sustainable and efficient transport system to support the recovery phase2.

Key role for space

Urban mobility is undergoing a profound transformation, with new mobility services and innovations allowing people to easily mix and match different modes of transportation. Space services are playing a key role in the modernisation of cities and urban transport, opening new possibilities to exploit the synergies of Galileo and Copernicus to go green. However, urban areas are obstacle-rich environments generating a “multipath effect” that results in reduced positioning accuracy.

Read this: European GNSS supports smarter mobility

But, by using Galileo capabilities in multi-frequency solutions the accuracy and time to fix a position is significantly improved. This is translated into a better location for vehicles, which is key to optimising network planning. Copernicus services can support emissions monitoring by validating the measurements from existing sensors and extrapolating data to areas not covered otherwise. They also provide advanced imagery to support urban planning and monitoring of activities in a city. 

Space4Cities: Cities, speak up!

The H2020 Ariadna project will support all urban mobility stakeholders in ensuring that public transport delivers urban mobility in its broadest sense, which includes shared mobility and disruptive schemes such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) using EGNSS and Copernicus. Together with Ariadna, the GSA is launching an initiative to bring cities that want to go greener and are looking for answers from space data together in the Space4Cities network.

And this: Satellites and the City

To facilitate this process, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and Ariadna have launched a survey to identify which cities would like to engage with the initiative, assess their needs and how EGNSS and Copernicus services and data can best help them to achieve their sustainable mobility goals. The survey will only take five minutes to complete – you can find it here.

What’s next: Ariadna support to sustainable cities

Ariadna aims to engage with a comprehensive range of stakeholders, covering cities and the entire urban mobility value chain. These include public transport authorities, cities, research centres, technology providers, SMEs and start-ups and end users. Following the results of the survey and the interest from the partner cities, the project will provide dedicated support through tailored workshops to increase awareness on the use of Galileo and Copernicus to improve urban transport. Specifically, awareness will be raised on Galileo’s enhanced features for accurate and authenticated positioning, as well as synergies with Copernicus, to monitor the relevant indicators that can support the development of new sustainable urban mobility plans.

To stay up to date on news from Ariadna, follow the project on social media.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.

GSA initiative targets post-COVID urban sustainability: we want to hear from cities

13.7.2020 15:07  
A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.
Published: 
13 July 2020

The GSA aims to help cities emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic by leveraging EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) and Copernicus synergies to make urban mobility more sustainable, as well as boost innovation and economic growth. To do this, the GSA is creating a network of cities that have decided to build better, more sustainable and efficient transport systems to support the recovery phase. With this in mind, a survey has been launched to understand the needs and develop tailored awareness raising and support actions on space for cities. The Horizon 2020 Ariadna project will take it further with dedicated support to facilitate the use of space for sustainable cities and its integration into new urban mobility schemes.

Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in cities1. While Europe recovers from the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown measures are lifted, the demand for mobility is cautiously increasing. In this context, some cities have decided not to ‘return to normal’, but to take the opportunity to build a better, more sustainable and efficient transport system to support the recovery phase2.

Key role for space

Urban mobility is undergoing a profound transformation, with new mobility services and innovations allowing people to easily mix and match different modes of transportation. Space services are playing a key role in the modernisation of cities and urban transport, opening new possibilities to exploit the synergies of Galileo and Copernicus to go green. However, urban areas are obstacle-rich environments generating a “multipath effect” that results in reduced positioning accuracy.

Read this: European GNSS supports smarter mobility

But, by using Galileo capabilities in multi-frequency solutions the accuracy and time to fix a position is significantly improved. This is translated into a better location for vehicles, which is key to optimising network planning. Copernicus services can support emissions monitoring by validating the measurements from existing sensors and extrapolating data to areas not covered otherwise. They also provide advanced imagery to support urban planning and monitoring of activities in a city. 

Space4Cities: Cities, speak up!

The H2020 Ariadna project will support all urban mobility stakeholders in ensuring that public transport delivers urban mobility in its broadest sense, which includes shared mobility and disruptive schemes such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) using EGNSS and Copernicus. Together with Ariadna, the GSA is launching an initiative to bring cities that want to go greener and are looking for answers from space data together in the Space4Cities network.

And this: Satellites and the City

To facilitate this process, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and Ariadna have launched a survey to identify which cities would like to engage with the initiative, assess their needs and how EGNSS and Copernicus services and data can best help them to achieve their sustainable mobility goals. The survey will only take five minutes to complete – you can find it here.

What’s next: Ariadna support to sustainable cities

Ariadna aims to engage with a comprehensive range of stakeholders, covering cities and the entire urban mobility value chain. These include public transport authorities, cities, research centres, technology providers, SMEs and start-ups and end users. Following the results of the survey and the interest from the partner cities, the project will provide dedicated support through tailored workshops to increase awareness on the use of Galileo and Copernicus to improve urban transport. Specifically, awareness will be raised on Galileo’s enhanced features for accurate and authenticated positioning, as well as synergies with Copernicus, to monitor the relevant indicators that can support the development of new sustainable urban mobility plans.

To stay up to date on news from Ariadna, follow the project on social media.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.

GSA initiative targets post-COVID urban sustainability: we want to hear from cities

13.7.2020 15:07  
A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.
Published: 
13 July 2020

The GSA aims to help cities emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic by leveraging EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) and Copernicus synergies to make urban mobility more sustainable, as well as boost innovation and economic growth. To do this, the GSA is creating a network of cities that have decided to build better, more sustainable and efficient transport systems to support the recovery phase. With this in mind, a survey has been launched to understand the needs and develop tailored awareness raising and support actions on space for cities. The Horizon 2020 Ariadna project will take it further with dedicated support to facilitate the use of space for sustainable cities and its integration into new urban mobility schemes.

Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in cities1. While Europe recovers from the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown measures are lifted, the demand for mobility is cautiously increasing. In this context, some cities have decided not to ‘return to normal’, but to take the opportunity to build a better, more sustainable and efficient transport system to support the recovery phase2.

Key role for space

Urban mobility is undergoing a profound transformation, with new mobility services and innovations allowing people to easily mix and match different modes of transportation. Space services are playing a key role in the modernisation of cities and urban transport, opening new possibilities to exploit the synergies of Galileo and Copernicus to go green. However, urban areas are obstacle-rich environments generating a “multipath effect” that results in reduced positioning accuracy.

Read this: European GNSS supports smarter mobility

But, by using Galileo capabilities in multi-frequency solutions the accuracy and time to fix a position is significantly improved. This is translated into a better location for vehicles, which is key to optimising network planning. Copernicus services can support emissions monitoring by validating the measurements from existing sensors and extrapolating data to areas not covered otherwise. They also provide advanced imagery to support urban planning and monitoring of activities in a city. 

Space4Cities: Cities, speak up!

The H2020 Ariadna project will support all urban mobility stakeholders in ensuring that public transport delivers urban mobility in its broadest sense, which includes shared mobility and disruptive schemes such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) using EGNSS and Copernicus. Together with Ariadna, the GSA is launching an initiative to bring cities that want to go greener and are looking for answers from space data together in the Space4Cities network.

And this: Satellites and the City

To facilitate this process, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and Ariadna have launched a survey to identify which cities would like to engage with the initiative, assess their needs and how EGNSS and Copernicus services and data can best help them to achieve their sustainable mobility goals. The survey will only take five minutes to complete – you can find it here.

What’s next: Ariadna support to sustainable cities

Ariadna aims to engage with a comprehensive range of stakeholders, covering cities and the entire urban mobility value chain. These include public transport authorities, cities, research centres, technology providers, SMEs and start-ups and end users. Following the results of the survey and the interest from the partner cities, the project will provide dedicated support through tailored workshops to increase awareness on the use of Galileo and Copernicus to improve urban transport. Specifically, awareness will be raised on Galileo’s enhanced features for accurate and authenticated positioning, as well as synergies with Copernicus, to monitor the relevant indicators that can support the development of new sustainable urban mobility plans.

To stay up to date on news from Ariadna, follow the project on social media.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.

GSA initiative targets post-COVID urban sustainability: we want to hear from cities

13.7.2020 15:07  
A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.
Published: 
13 July 2020

The GSA aims to help cities emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic by leveraging EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) and Copernicus synergies to make urban mobility more sustainable, as well as boost innovation and economic growth. To do this, the GSA is creating a network of cities that have decided to build better, more sustainable and efficient transport systems to support the recovery phase. With this in mind, a survey has been launched to understand the needs and develop tailored awareness raising and support actions on space for cities. The Horizon 2020 Ariadna project will take it further with dedicated support to facilitate the use of space for sustainable cities and its integration into new urban mobility schemes.

Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in cities1. While Europe recovers from the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown measures are lifted, the demand for mobility is cautiously increasing. In this context, some cities have decided not to ‘return to normal’, but to take the opportunity to build a better, more sustainable and efficient transport system to support the recovery phase2.

Key role for space

Urban mobility is undergoing a profound transformation, with new mobility services and innovations allowing people to easily mix and match different modes of transportation. Space services are playing a key role in the modernisation of cities and urban transport, opening new possibilities to exploit the synergies of Galileo and Copernicus to go green. However, urban areas are obstacle-rich environments generating a “multipath effect” that results in reduced positioning accuracy.

Read this: European GNSS supports smarter mobility

But, by using Galileo capabilities in multi-frequency solutions the accuracy and time to fix a position is significantly improved. This is translated into a better location for vehicles, which is key to optimising network planning. Copernicus services can support emissions monitoring by validating the measurements from existing sensors and extrapolating data to areas not covered otherwise. They also provide advanced imagery to support urban planning and monitoring of activities in a city. 

Space4Cities: Cities, speak up!

The H2020 Ariadna project will support all urban mobility stakeholders in ensuring that public transport delivers urban mobility in its broadest sense, which includes shared mobility and disruptive schemes such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) using EGNSS and Copernicus. Together with Ariadna, the GSA is launching an initiative to bring cities that want to go greener and are looking for answers from space data together in the Space4Cities network.

And this: Satellites and the City

To facilitate this process, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and Ariadna have launched a survey to identify which cities would like to engage with the initiative, assess their needs and how EGNSS and Copernicus services and data can best help them to achieve their sustainable mobility goals. The survey will only take five minutes to complete – you can find it here.

What’s next: Ariadna support to sustainable cities

Ariadna aims to engage with a comprehensive range of stakeholders, covering cities and the entire urban mobility value chain. These include public transport authorities, cities, research centres, technology providers, SMEs and start-ups and end users. Following the results of the survey and the interest from the partner cities, the project will provide dedicated support through tailored workshops to increase awareness on the use of Galileo and Copernicus to improve urban transport. Specifically, awareness will be raised on Galileo’s enhanced features for accurate and authenticated positioning, as well as synergies with Copernicus, to monitor the relevant indicators that can support the development of new sustainable urban mobility plans.

To stay up to date on news from Ariadna, follow the project on social media.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.

GSA initiative targets post-COVID urban sustainability: we want to hear from cities

13.7.2020 15:07  
A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.
Published: 
13 July 2020

The GSA aims to help cities emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic by leveraging EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) and Copernicus synergies to make urban mobility more sustainable, as well as boost innovation and economic growth. To do this, the GSA is creating a network of cities that have decided to build better, more sustainable and efficient transport systems to support the recovery phase. With this in mind, a survey has been launched to understand the needs and develop tailored awareness raising and support actions on space for cities. The Horizon 2020 Ariadna project will take it further with dedicated support to facilitate the use of space for sustainable cities and its integration into new urban mobility schemes.

Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in cities1. While Europe recovers from the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown measures are lifted, the demand for mobility is cautiously increasing. In this context, some cities have decided not to ‘return to normal’, but to take the opportunity to build a better, more sustainable and efficient transport system to support the recovery phase2.

Key role for space

Urban mobility is undergoing a profound transformation, with new mobility services and innovations allowing people to easily mix and match different modes of transportation. Space services are playing a key role in the modernisation of cities and urban transport, opening new possibilities to exploit the synergies of Galileo and Copernicus to go green. However, urban areas are obstacle-rich environments generating a “multipath effect” that results in reduced positioning accuracy.

Read this: European GNSS supports smarter mobility

But, by using Galileo capabilities in multi-frequency solutions the accuracy and time to fix a position is significantly improved. This is translated into a better location for vehicles, which is key to optimising network planning. Copernicus services can support emissions monitoring by validating the measurements from existing sensors and extrapolating data to areas not covered otherwise. They also provide advanced imagery to support urban planning and monitoring of activities in a city. 

Space4Cities: Cities, speak up!

The H2020 Ariadna project will support all urban mobility stakeholders in ensuring that public transport delivers urban mobility in its broadest sense, which includes shared mobility and disruptive schemes such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) using EGNSS and Copernicus. Together with Ariadna, the GSA is launching an initiative to bring cities that want to go greener and are looking for answers from space data together in the Space4Cities network.

And this: Satellites and the City

To facilitate this process, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and Ariadna have launched a survey to identify which cities would like to engage with the initiative, assess their needs and how EGNSS and Copernicus services and data can best help them to achieve their sustainable mobility goals. The survey will only take five minutes to complete – you can find it here.

What’s next: Ariadna support to sustainable cities

Ariadna aims to engage with a comprehensive range of stakeholders, covering cities and the entire urban mobility value chain. These include public transport authorities, cities, research centres, technology providers, SMEs and start-ups and end users. Following the results of the survey and the interest from the partner cities, the project will provide dedicated support through tailored workshops to increase awareness on the use of Galileo and Copernicus to improve urban transport. Specifically, awareness will be raised on Galileo’s enhanced features for accurate and authenticated positioning, as well as synergies with Copernicus, to monitor the relevant indicators that can support the development of new sustainable urban mobility plans.

To stay up to date on news from Ariadna, follow the project on social media.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.

GSA initiative targets post-COVID urban sustainability: we want to hear from cities

13.7.2020 15:07  
A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.
Published: 
13 July 2020

The GSA aims to help cities emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic by leveraging EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) and Copernicus synergies to make urban mobility more sustainable, as well as boost innovation and economic growth. To do this, the GSA is creating a network of cities that have decided to build better, more sustainable and efficient transport systems to support the recovery phase. With this in mind, a survey has been launched to understand the needs and develop tailored awareness raising and support actions on space for cities. The Horizon 2020 Ariadna project will take it further with dedicated support to facilitate the use of space for sustainable cities and its integration into new urban mobility schemes.

Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in cities1. While Europe recovers from the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown measures are lifted, the demand for mobility is cautiously increasing. In this context, some cities have decided not to ‘return to normal’, but to take the opportunity to build a better, more sustainable and efficient transport system to support the recovery phase2.

Key role for space

Urban mobility is undergoing a profound transformation, with new mobility services and innovations allowing people to easily mix and match different modes of transportation. Space services are playing a key role in the modernisation of cities and urban transport, opening new possibilities to exploit the synergies of Galileo and Copernicus to go green. However, urban areas are obstacle-rich environments generating a “multipath effect” that results in reduced positioning accuracy.

Read this: European GNSS supports smarter mobility

But, by using Galileo capabilities in multi-frequency solutions the accuracy and time to fix a position is significantly improved. This is translated into a better location for vehicles, which is key to optimising network planning. Copernicus services can support emissions monitoring by validating the measurements from existing sensors and extrapolating data to areas not covered otherwise. They also provide advanced imagery to support urban planning and monitoring of activities in a city. 

Space4Cities: Cities, speak up!

The H2020 Ariadna project will support all urban mobility stakeholders in ensuring that public transport delivers urban mobility in its broadest sense, which includes shared mobility and disruptive schemes such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) using EGNSS and Copernicus. Together with Ariadna, the GSA is launching an initiative to bring cities that want to go greener and are looking for answers from space data together in the Space4Cities network.

And this: Satellites and the City

To facilitate this process, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and Ariadna have launched a survey to identify which cities would like to engage with the initiative, assess their needs and how EGNSS and Copernicus services and data can best help them to achieve their sustainable mobility goals. The survey will only take five minutes to complete – you can find it here.

What’s next: Ariadna support to sustainable cities

Ariadna aims to engage with a comprehensive range of stakeholders, covering cities and the entire urban mobility value chain. These include public transport authorities, cities, research centres, technology providers, SMEs and start-ups and end users. Following the results of the survey and the interest from the partner cities, the project will provide dedicated support through tailored workshops to increase awareness on the use of Galileo and Copernicus to improve urban transport. Specifically, awareness will be raised on Galileo’s enhanced features for accurate and authenticated positioning, as well as synergies with Copernicus, to monitor the relevant indicators that can support the development of new sustainable urban mobility plans.

To stay up to date on news from Ariadna, follow the project on social media.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.

GSA initiative targets post-COVID urban sustainability: we want to hear from cities

13.7.2020 15:07  
A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.
Published: 
13 July 2020

The GSA aims to help cities emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic by leveraging EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) and Copernicus synergies to make urban mobility more sustainable, as well as boost innovation and economic growth. To do this, the GSA is creating a network of cities that have decided to build better, more sustainable and efficient transport systems to support the recovery phase. With this in mind, a survey has been launched to understand the needs and develop tailored awareness raising and support actions on space for cities. The Horizon 2020 Ariadna project will take it further with dedicated support to facilitate the use of space for sustainable cities and its integration into new urban mobility schemes.

Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in cities1. While Europe recovers from the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown measures are lifted, the demand for mobility is cautiously increasing. In this context, some cities have decided not to ‘return to normal’, but to take the opportunity to build a better, more sustainable and efficient transport system to support the recovery phase2.

Key role for space

Urban mobility is undergoing a profound transformation, with new mobility services and innovations allowing people to easily mix and match different modes of transportation. Space services are playing a key role in the modernisation of cities and urban transport, opening new possibilities to exploit the synergies of Galileo and Copernicus to go green. However, urban areas are obstacle-rich environments generating a “multipath effect” that results in reduced positioning accuracy.

Read this: European GNSS supports smarter mobility

But, by using Galileo capabilities in multi-frequency solutions the accuracy and time to fix a position is significantly improved. This is translated into a better location for vehicles, which is key to optimising network planning. Copernicus services can support emissions monitoring by validating the measurements from existing sensors and extrapolating data to areas not covered otherwise. They also provide advanced imagery to support urban planning and monitoring of activities in a city. 

Space4Cities: Cities, speak up!

The H2020 Ariadna project will support all urban mobility stakeholders in ensuring that public transport delivers urban mobility in its broadest sense, which includes shared mobility and disruptive schemes such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) using EGNSS and Copernicus. Together with Ariadna, the GSA is launching an initiative to bring cities that want to go greener and are looking for answers from space data together in the Space4Cities network.

And this: Satellites and the City

To facilitate this process, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and Ariadna have launched a survey to identify which cities would like to engage with the initiative, assess their needs and how EGNSS and Copernicus services and data can best help them to achieve their sustainable mobility goals. The survey will only take five minutes to complete – you can find it here.

What’s next: Ariadna support to sustainable cities

Ariadna aims to engage with a comprehensive range of stakeholders, covering cities and the entire urban mobility value chain. These include public transport authorities, cities, research centres, technology providers, SMEs and start-ups and end users. Following the results of the survey and the interest from the partner cities, the project will provide dedicated support through tailored workshops to increase awareness on the use of Galileo and Copernicus to improve urban transport. Specifically, awareness will be raised on Galileo’s enhanced features for accurate and authenticated positioning, as well as synergies with Copernicus, to monitor the relevant indicators that can support the development of new sustainable urban mobility plans.

To stay up to date on news from Ariadna, follow the project on social media.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.

GSA initiative targets post-COVID urban sustainability: we want to hear from cities

13.7.2020 15:07  
A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.
Published: 
13 July 2020

The GSA aims to help cities emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic by leveraging EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) and Copernicus synergies to make urban mobility more sustainable, as well as boost innovation and economic growth. To do this, the GSA is creating a network of cities that have decided to build better, more sustainable and efficient transport systems to support the recovery phase. With this in mind, a survey has been launched to understand the needs and develop tailored awareness raising and support actions on space for cities. The Horizon 2020 Ariadna project will take it further with dedicated support to facilitate the use of space for sustainable cities and its integration into new urban mobility schemes.

Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in cities1. While Europe recovers from the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown measures are lifted, the demand for mobility is cautiously increasing. In this context, some cities have decided not to ‘return to normal’, but to take the opportunity to build a better, more sustainable and efficient transport system to support the recovery phase2.

Key role for space

Urban mobility is undergoing a profound transformation, with new mobility services and innovations allowing people to easily mix and match different modes of transportation. Space services are playing a key role in the modernisation of cities and urban transport, opening new possibilities to exploit the synergies of Galileo and Copernicus to go green. However, urban areas are obstacle-rich environments generating a “multipath effect” that results in reduced positioning accuracy.

Read this: European GNSS supports smarter mobility

But, by using Galileo capabilities in multi-frequency solutions the accuracy and time to fix a position is significantly improved. This is translated into a better location for vehicles, which is key to optimising network planning. Copernicus services can support emissions monitoring by validating the measurements from existing sensors and extrapolating data to areas not covered otherwise. They also provide advanced imagery to support urban planning and monitoring of activities in a city. 

Space4Cities: Cities, speak up!

The H2020 Ariadna project will support all urban mobility stakeholders in ensuring that public transport delivers urban mobility in its broadest sense, which includes shared mobility and disruptive schemes such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) using EGNSS and Copernicus. Together with Ariadna, the GSA is launching an initiative to bring cities that want to go greener and are looking for answers from space data together in the Space4Cities network.

And this: Satellites and the City

To facilitate this process, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and Ariadna have launched a survey to identify which cities would like to engage with the initiative, assess their needs and how EGNSS and Copernicus services and data can best help them to achieve their sustainable mobility goals. The survey will only take five minutes to complete – you can find it here.

What’s next: Ariadna support to sustainable cities

Ariadna aims to engage with a comprehensive range of stakeholders, covering cities and the entire urban mobility value chain. These include public transport authorities, cities, research centres, technology providers, SMEs and start-ups and end users. Following the results of the survey and the interest from the partner cities, the project will provide dedicated support through tailored workshops to increase awareness on the use of Galileo and Copernicus to improve urban transport. Specifically, awareness will be raised on Galileo’s enhanced features for accurate and authenticated positioning, as well as synergies with Copernicus, to monitor the relevant indicators that can support the development of new sustainable urban mobility plans.

To stay up to date on news from Ariadna, follow the project on social media.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.

GSA initiative targets post-COVID urban sustainability: we want to hear from cities

13.7.2020 15:07  
A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.
Published: 
13 July 2020

The GSA aims to help cities emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic by leveraging EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) and Copernicus synergies to make urban mobility more sustainable, as well as boost innovation and economic growth. To do this, the GSA is creating a network of cities that have decided to build better, more sustainable and efficient transport systems to support the recovery phase. With this in mind, a survey has been launched to understand the needs and develop tailored awareness raising and support actions on space for cities. The Horizon 2020 Ariadna project will take it further with dedicated support to facilitate the use of space for sustainable cities and its integration into new urban mobility schemes.

Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in cities1. While Europe recovers from the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown measures are lifted, the demand for mobility is cautiously increasing. In this context, some cities have decided not to ‘return to normal’, but to take the opportunity to build a better, more sustainable and efficient transport system to support the recovery phase2.

Key role for space

Urban mobility is undergoing a profound transformation, with new mobility services and innovations allowing people to easily mix and match different modes of transportation. Space services are playing a key role in the modernisation of cities and urban transport, opening new possibilities to exploit the synergies of Galileo and Copernicus to go green. However, urban areas are obstacle-rich environments generating a “multipath effect” that results in reduced positioning accuracy.

Read this: European GNSS supports smarter mobility

But, by using Galileo capabilities in multi-frequency solutions the accuracy and time to fix a position is significantly improved. This is translated into a better location for vehicles, which is key to optimising network planning. Copernicus services can support emissions monitoring by validating the measurements from existing sensors and extrapolating data to areas not covered otherwise. They also provide advanced imagery to support urban planning and monitoring of activities in a city. 

Space4Cities: Cities, speak up!

The H2020 Ariadna project will support all urban mobility stakeholders in ensuring that public transport delivers urban mobility in its broadest sense, which includes shared mobility and disruptive schemes such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) using EGNSS and Copernicus. Together with Ariadna, the GSA is launching an initiative to bring cities that want to go greener and are looking for answers from space data together in the Space4Cities network.

And this: Satellites and the City

To facilitate this process, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and Ariadna have launched a survey to identify which cities would like to engage with the initiative, assess their needs and how EGNSS and Copernicus services and data can best help them to achieve their sustainable mobility goals. The survey will only take five minutes to complete – you can find it here.

What’s next: Ariadna support to sustainable cities

Ariadna aims to engage with a comprehensive range of stakeholders, covering cities and the entire urban mobility value chain. These include public transport authorities, cities, research centres, technology providers, SMEs and start-ups and end users. Following the results of the survey and the interest from the partner cities, the project will provide dedicated support through tailored workshops to increase awareness on the use of Galileo and Copernicus to improve urban transport. Specifically, awareness will be raised on Galileo’s enhanced features for accurate and authenticated positioning, as well as synergies with Copernicus, to monitor the relevant indicators that can support the development of new sustainable urban mobility plans.

To stay up to date on news from Ariadna, follow the project on social media.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.

GSA initiative targets post-COVID urban sustainability: we want to hear from cities

13.7.2020 15:07  
A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.
Published: 
13 July 2020

The GSA aims to help cities emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic by leveraging EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) and Copernicus synergies to make urban mobility more sustainable, as well as boost innovation and economic growth. To do this, the GSA is creating a network of cities that have decided to build better, more sustainable and efficient transport systems to support the recovery phase. With this in mind, a survey has been launched to understand the needs and develop tailored awareness raising and support actions on space for cities. The Horizon 2020 Ariadna project will take it further with dedicated support to facilitate the use of space for sustainable cities and its integration into new urban mobility schemes.

Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in cities1. While Europe recovers from the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown measures are lifted, the demand for mobility is cautiously increasing. In this context, some cities have decided not to ‘return to normal’, but to take the opportunity to build a better, more sustainable and efficient transport system to support the recovery phase2.

Key role for space

Urban mobility is undergoing a profound transformation, with new mobility services and innovations allowing people to easily mix and match different modes of transportation. Space services are playing a key role in the modernisation of cities and urban transport, opening new possibilities to exploit the synergies of Galileo and Copernicus to go green. However, urban areas are obstacle-rich environments generating a “multipath effect” that results in reduced positioning accuracy.

Read this: European GNSS supports smarter mobility

But, by using Galileo capabilities in multi-frequency solutions the accuracy and time to fix a position is significantly improved. This is translated into a better location for vehicles, which is key to optimising network planning. Copernicus services can support emissions monitoring by validating the measurements from existing sensors and extrapolating data to areas not covered otherwise. They also provide advanced imagery to support urban planning and monitoring of activities in a city. 

Space4Cities: Cities, speak up!

The H2020 Ariadna project will support all urban mobility stakeholders in ensuring that public transport delivers urban mobility in its broadest sense, which includes shared mobility and disruptive schemes such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) using EGNSS and Copernicus. Together with Ariadna, the GSA is launching an initiative to bring cities that want to go greener and are looking for answers from space data together in the Space4Cities network.

And this: Satellites and the City

To facilitate this process, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and Ariadna have launched a survey to identify which cities would like to engage with the initiative, assess their needs and how EGNSS and Copernicus services and data can best help them to achieve their sustainable mobility goals. The survey will only take five minutes to complete – you can find it here.

What’s next: Ariadna support to sustainable cities

Ariadna aims to engage with a comprehensive range of stakeholders, covering cities and the entire urban mobility value chain. These include public transport authorities, cities, research centres, technology providers, SMEs and start-ups and end users. Following the results of the survey and the interest from the partner cities, the project will provide dedicated support through tailored workshops to increase awareness on the use of Galileo and Copernicus to improve urban transport. Specifically, awareness will be raised on Galileo’s enhanced features for accurate and authenticated positioning, as well as synergies with Copernicus, to monitor the relevant indicators that can support the development of new sustainable urban mobility plans.

To stay up to date on news from Ariadna, follow the project on social media.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.

GSA initiative targets post-COVID urban sustainability: we want to hear from cities

13.7.2020 15:07  
A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.
Published: 
13 July 2020

The GSA aims to help cities emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic by leveraging EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) and Copernicus synergies to make urban mobility more sustainable, as well as boost innovation and economic growth. To do this, the GSA is creating a network of cities that have decided to build better, more sustainable and efficient transport systems to support the recovery phase. With this in mind, a survey has been launched to understand the needs and develop tailored awareness raising and support actions on space for cities. The Horizon 2020 Ariadna project will take it further with dedicated support to facilitate the use of space for sustainable cities and its integration into new urban mobility schemes.

Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in cities1. While Europe recovers from the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown measures are lifted, the demand for mobility is cautiously increasing. In this context, some cities have decided not to ‘return to normal’, but to take the opportunity to build a better, more sustainable and efficient transport system to support the recovery phase2.

Key role for space

Urban mobility is undergoing a profound transformation, with new mobility services and innovations allowing people to easily mix and match different modes of transportation. Space services are playing a key role in the modernisation of cities and urban transport, opening new possibilities to exploit the synergies of Galileo and Copernicus to go green. However, urban areas are obstacle-rich environments generating a “multipath effect” that results in reduced positioning accuracy.

Read this: European GNSS supports smarter mobility

But, by using Galileo capabilities in multi-frequency solutions the accuracy and time to fix a position is significantly improved. This is translated into a better location for vehicles, which is key to optimising network planning. Copernicus services can support emissions monitoring by validating the measurements from existing sensors and extrapolating data to areas not covered otherwise. They also provide advanced imagery to support urban planning and monitoring of activities in a city. 

Space4Cities: Cities, speak up!

The H2020 Ariadna project will support all urban mobility stakeholders in ensuring that public transport delivers urban mobility in its broadest sense, which includes shared mobility and disruptive schemes such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) using EGNSS and Copernicus. Together with Ariadna, the GSA is launching an initiative to bring cities that want to go greener and are looking for answers from space data together in the Space4Cities network.

And this: Satellites and the City

To facilitate this process, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and Ariadna have launched a survey to identify which cities would like to engage with the initiative, assess their needs and how EGNSS and Copernicus services and data can best help them to achieve their sustainable mobility goals. The survey will only take five minutes to complete – you can find it here.

What’s next: Ariadna support to sustainable cities

Ariadna aims to engage with a comprehensive range of stakeholders, covering cities and the entire urban mobility value chain. These include public transport authorities, cities, research centres, technology providers, SMEs and start-ups and end users. Following the results of the survey and the interest from the partner cities, the project will provide dedicated support through tailored workshops to increase awareness on the use of Galileo and Copernicus to improve urban transport. Specifically, awareness will be raised on Galileo’s enhanced features for accurate and authenticated positioning, as well as synergies with Copernicus, to monitor the relevant indicators that can support the development of new sustainable urban mobility plans.

To stay up to date on news from Ariadna, follow the project on social media.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.

GSA initiative targets post-COVID urban sustainability: we want to hear from cities

13.7.2020 15:07  
A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.
Published: 
13 July 2020

The GSA aims to help cities emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic by leveraging EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) and Copernicus synergies to make urban mobility more sustainable, as well as boost innovation and economic growth. To do this, the GSA is creating a network of cities that have decided to build better, more sustainable and efficient transport systems to support the recovery phase. With this in mind, a survey has been launched to understand the needs and develop tailored awareness raising and support actions on space for cities. The Horizon 2020 Ariadna project will take it further with dedicated support to facilitate the use of space for sustainable cities and its integration into new urban mobility schemes.

Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in cities1. While Europe recovers from the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown measures are lifted, the demand for mobility is cautiously increasing. In this context, some cities have decided not to ‘return to normal’, but to take the opportunity to build a better, more sustainable and efficient transport system to support the recovery phase2.

Key role for space

Urban mobility is undergoing a profound transformation, with new mobility services and innovations allowing people to easily mix and match different modes of transportation. Space services are playing a key role in the modernisation of cities and urban transport, opening new possibilities to exploit the synergies of Galileo and Copernicus to go green. However, urban areas are obstacle-rich environments generating a “multipath effect” that results in reduced positioning accuracy.

Read this: European GNSS supports smarter mobility

But, by using Galileo capabilities in multi-frequency solutions the accuracy and time to fix a position is significantly improved. This is translated into a better location for vehicles, which is key to optimising network planning. Copernicus services can support emissions monitoring by validating the measurements from existing sensors and extrapolating data to areas not covered otherwise. They also provide advanced imagery to support urban planning and monitoring of activities in a city. 

Space4Cities: Cities, speak up!

The H2020 Ariadna project will support all urban mobility stakeholders in ensuring that public transport delivers urban mobility in its broadest sense, which includes shared mobility and disruptive schemes such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) using EGNSS and Copernicus. Together with Ariadna, the GSA is launching an initiative to bring cities that want to go greener and are looking for answers from space data together in the Space4Cities network.

And this: Satellites and the City

To facilitate this process, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and Ariadna have launched a survey to identify which cities would like to engage with the initiative, assess their needs and how EGNSS and Copernicus services and data can best help them to achieve their sustainable mobility goals. The survey will only take five minutes to complete – you can find it here.

What’s next: Ariadna support to sustainable cities

Ariadna aims to engage with a comprehensive range of stakeholders, covering cities and the entire urban mobility value chain. These include public transport authorities, cities, research centres, technology providers, SMEs and start-ups and end users. Following the results of the survey and the interest from the partner cities, the project will provide dedicated support through tailored workshops to increase awareness on the use of Galileo and Copernicus to improve urban transport. Specifically, awareness will be raised on Galileo’s enhanced features for accurate and authenticated positioning, as well as synergies with Copernicus, to monitor the relevant indicators that can support the development of new sustainable urban mobility plans.

To stay up to date on news from Ariadna, follow the project on social media.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.

GSA initiative targets post-COVID urban sustainability: we want to hear from cities

13.7.2020 15:07  
A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.
Published: 
13 July 2020

The GSA aims to help cities emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic by leveraging EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) and Copernicus synergies to make urban mobility more sustainable, as well as boost innovation and economic growth. To do this, the GSA is creating a network of cities that have decided to build better, more sustainable and efficient transport systems to support the recovery phase. With this in mind, a survey has been launched to understand the needs and develop tailored awareness raising and support actions on space for cities. The Horizon 2020 Ariadna project will take it further with dedicated support to facilitate the use of space for sustainable cities and its integration into new urban mobility schemes.

Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in cities1. While Europe recovers from the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown measures are lifted, the demand for mobility is cautiously increasing. In this context, some cities have decided not to ‘return to normal’, but to take the opportunity to build a better, more sustainable and efficient transport system to support the recovery phase2.

Key role for space

Urban mobility is undergoing a profound transformation, with new mobility services and innovations allowing people to easily mix and match different modes of transportation. Space services are playing a key role in the modernisation of cities and urban transport, opening new possibilities to exploit the synergies of Galileo and Copernicus to go green. However, urban areas are obstacle-rich environments generating a “multipath effect” that results in reduced positioning accuracy.

Read this: European GNSS supports smarter mobility

But, by using Galileo capabilities in multi-frequency solutions the accuracy and time to fix a position is significantly improved. This is translated into a better location for vehicles, which is key to optimising network planning. Copernicus services can support emissions monitoring by validating the measurements from existing sensors and extrapolating data to areas not covered otherwise. They also provide advanced imagery to support urban planning and monitoring of activities in a city. 

Space4Cities: Cities, speak up!

The H2020 Ariadna project will support all urban mobility stakeholders in ensuring that public transport delivers urban mobility in its broadest sense, which includes shared mobility and disruptive schemes such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) using EGNSS and Copernicus. Together with Ariadna, the GSA is launching an initiative to bring cities that want to go greener and are looking for answers from space data together in the Space4Cities network.

And this: Satellites and the City

To facilitate this process, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and Ariadna have launched a survey to identify which cities would like to engage with the initiative, assess their needs and how EGNSS and Copernicus services and data can best help them to achieve their sustainable mobility goals. The survey will only take five minutes to complete – you can find it here.

What’s next: Ariadna support to sustainable cities

Ariadna aims to engage with a comprehensive range of stakeholders, covering cities and the entire urban mobility value chain. These include public transport authorities, cities, research centres, technology providers, SMEs and start-ups and end users. Following the results of the survey and the interest from the partner cities, the project will provide dedicated support through tailored workshops to increase awareness on the use of Galileo and Copernicus to improve urban transport. Specifically, awareness will be raised on Galileo’s enhanced features for accurate and authenticated positioning, as well as synergies with Copernicus, to monitor the relevant indicators that can support the development of new sustainable urban mobility plans.

To stay up to date on news from Ariadna, follow the project on social media.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.

GSA initiative targets post-COVID urban sustainability: we want to hear from cities

13.7.2020 15:07  
A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.
Published: 
13 July 2020

The GSA aims to help cities emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic by leveraging EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) and Copernicus synergies to make urban mobility more sustainable, as well as boost innovation and economic growth. To do this, the GSA is creating a network of cities that have decided to build better, more sustainable and efficient transport systems to support the recovery phase. With this in mind, a survey has been launched to understand the needs and develop tailored awareness raising and support actions on space for cities. The Horizon 2020 Ariadna project will take it further with dedicated support to facilitate the use of space for sustainable cities and its integration into new urban mobility schemes.

Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in cities1. While Europe recovers from the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown measures are lifted, the demand for mobility is cautiously increasing. In this context, some cities have decided not to ‘return to normal’, but to take the opportunity to build a better, more sustainable and efficient transport system to support the recovery phase2.

Key role for space

Urban mobility is undergoing a profound transformation, with new mobility services and innovations allowing people to easily mix and match different modes of transportation. Space services are playing a key role in the modernisation of cities and urban transport, opening new possibilities to exploit the synergies of Galileo and Copernicus to go green. However, urban areas are obstacle-rich environments generating a “multipath effect” that results in reduced positioning accuracy.

Read this: European GNSS supports smarter mobility

But, by using Galileo capabilities in multi-frequency solutions the accuracy and time to fix a position is significantly improved. This is translated into a better location for vehicles, which is key to optimising network planning. Copernicus services can support emissions monitoring by validating the measurements from existing sensors and extrapolating data to areas not covered otherwise. They also provide advanced imagery to support urban planning and monitoring of activities in a city. 

Space4Cities: Cities, speak up!

The H2020 Ariadna project will support all urban mobility stakeholders in ensuring that public transport delivers urban mobility in its broadest sense, which includes shared mobility and disruptive schemes such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) using EGNSS and Copernicus. Together with Ariadna, the GSA is launching an initiative to bring cities that want to go greener and are looking for answers from space data together in the Space4Cities network.

And this: Satellites and the City

To facilitate this process, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and Ariadna have launched a survey to identify which cities would like to engage with the initiative, assess their needs and how EGNSS and Copernicus services and data can best help them to achieve their sustainable mobility goals. The survey will only take five minutes to complete – you can find it here.

What’s next: Ariadna support to sustainable cities

Ariadna aims to engage with a comprehensive range of stakeholders, covering cities and the entire urban mobility value chain. These include public transport authorities, cities, research centres, technology providers, SMEs and start-ups and end users. Following the results of the survey and the interest from the partner cities, the project will provide dedicated support through tailored workshops to increase awareness on the use of Galileo and Copernicus to improve urban transport. Specifically, awareness will be raised on Galileo’s enhanced features for accurate and authenticated positioning, as well as synergies with Copernicus, to monitor the relevant indicators that can support the development of new sustainable urban mobility plans.

To stay up to date on news from Ariadna, follow the project on social media.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.

GSA initiative targets post-COVID urban sustainability: we want to hear from cities

13.7.2020 15:07  
A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.
Published: 
13 July 2020

The GSA aims to help cities emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic by leveraging EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) and Copernicus synergies to make urban mobility more sustainable, as well as boost innovation and economic growth. To do this, the GSA is creating a network of cities that have decided to build better, more sustainable and efficient transport systems to support the recovery phase. With this in mind, a survey has been launched to understand the needs and develop tailored awareness raising and support actions on space for cities. The Horizon 2020 Ariadna project will take it further with dedicated support to facilitate the use of space for sustainable cities and its integration into new urban mobility schemes.

Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in cities1. While Europe recovers from the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown measures are lifted, the demand for mobility is cautiously increasing. In this context, some cities have decided not to ‘return to normal’, but to take the opportunity to build a better, more sustainable and efficient transport system to support the recovery phase2.

Key role for space

Urban mobility is undergoing a profound transformation, with new mobility services and innovations allowing people to easily mix and match different modes of transportation. Space services are playing a key role in the modernisation of cities and urban transport, opening new possibilities to exploit the synergies of Galileo and Copernicus to go green. However, urban areas are obstacle-rich environments generating a “multipath effect” that results in reduced positioning accuracy.

Read this: European GNSS supports smarter mobility

But, by using Galileo capabilities in multi-frequency solutions the accuracy and time to fix a position is significantly improved. This is translated into a better location for vehicles, which is key to optimising network planning. Copernicus services can support emissions monitoring by validating the measurements from existing sensors and extrapolating data to areas not covered otherwise. They also provide advanced imagery to support urban planning and monitoring of activities in a city. 

Space4Cities: Cities, speak up!

The H2020 Ariadna project will support all urban mobility stakeholders in ensuring that public transport delivers urban mobility in its broadest sense, which includes shared mobility and disruptive schemes such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) using EGNSS and Copernicus. Together with Ariadna, the GSA is launching an initiative to bring cities that want to go greener and are looking for answers from space data together in the Space4Cities network.

And this: Satellites and the City

To facilitate this process, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and Ariadna have launched a survey to identify which cities would like to engage with the initiative, assess their needs and how EGNSS and Copernicus services and data can best help them to achieve their sustainable mobility goals. The survey will only take five minutes to complete – you can find it here.

What’s next: Ariadna support to sustainable cities

Ariadna aims to engage with a comprehensive range of stakeholders, covering cities and the entire urban mobility value chain. These include public transport authorities, cities, research centres, technology providers, SMEs and start-ups and end users. Following the results of the survey and the interest from the partner cities, the project will provide dedicated support through tailored workshops to increase awareness on the use of Galileo and Copernicus to improve urban transport. Specifically, awareness will be raised on Galileo’s enhanced features for accurate and authenticated positioning, as well as synergies with Copernicus, to monitor the relevant indicators that can support the development of new sustainable urban mobility plans.

To stay up to date on news from Ariadna, follow the project on social media.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.

GSA initiative targets post-COVID urban sustainability: we want to hear from cities

13.7.2020 15:07  
A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.
Published: 
13 July 2020

The GSA aims to help cities emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic by leveraging EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) and Copernicus synergies to make urban mobility more sustainable, as well as boost innovation and economic growth. To do this, the GSA is creating a network of cities that have decided to build better, more sustainable and efficient transport systems to support the recovery phase. With this in mind, a survey has been launched to understand the needs and develop tailored awareness raising and support actions on space for cities. The Horizon 2020 Ariadna project will take it further with dedicated support to facilitate the use of space for sustainable cities and its integration into new urban mobility schemes.

Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in cities1. While Europe recovers from the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown measures are lifted, the demand for mobility is cautiously increasing. In this context, some cities have decided not to ‘return to normal’, but to take the opportunity to build a better, more sustainable and efficient transport system to support the recovery phase2.

Key role for space

Urban mobility is undergoing a profound transformation, with new mobility services and innovations allowing people to easily mix and match different modes of transportation. Space services are playing a key role in the modernisation of cities and urban transport, opening new possibilities to exploit the synergies of Galileo and Copernicus to go green. However, urban areas are obstacle-rich environments generating a “multipath effect” that results in reduced positioning accuracy.

Read this: European GNSS supports smarter mobility

But, by using Galileo capabilities in multi-frequency solutions the accuracy and time to fix a position is significantly improved. This is translated into a better location for vehicles, which is key to optimising network planning. Copernicus services can support emissions monitoring by validating the measurements from existing sensors and extrapolating data to areas not covered otherwise. They also provide advanced imagery to support urban planning and monitoring of activities in a city. 

Space4Cities: Cities, speak up!

The H2020 Ariadna project will support all urban mobility stakeholders in ensuring that public transport delivers urban mobility in its broadest sense, which includes shared mobility and disruptive schemes such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) using EGNSS and Copernicus. Together with Ariadna, the GSA is launching an initiative to bring cities that want to go greener and are looking for answers from space data together in the Space4Cities network.

And this: Satellites and the City

To facilitate this process, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and Ariadna have launched a survey to identify which cities would like to engage with the initiative, assess their needs and how EGNSS and Copernicus services and data can best help them to achieve their sustainable mobility goals. The survey will only take five minutes to complete – you can find it here.

What’s next: Ariadna support to sustainable cities

Ariadna aims to engage with a comprehensive range of stakeholders, covering cities and the entire urban mobility value chain. These include public transport authorities, cities, research centres, technology providers, SMEs and start-ups and end users. Following the results of the survey and the interest from the partner cities, the project will provide dedicated support through tailored workshops to increase awareness on the use of Galileo and Copernicus to improve urban transport. Specifically, awareness will be raised on Galileo’s enhanced features for accurate and authenticated positioning, as well as synergies with Copernicus, to monitor the relevant indicators that can support the development of new sustainable urban mobility plans.

To stay up to date on news from Ariadna, follow the project on social media.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.

GSA initiative targets post-COVID urban sustainability: we want to hear from cities

13.7.2020 15:07  
A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.
Published: 
13 July 2020

The GSA aims to help cities emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic by leveraging EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) and Copernicus synergies to make urban mobility more sustainable, as well as boost innovation and economic growth. To do this, the GSA is creating a network of cities that have decided to build better, more sustainable and efficient transport systems to support the recovery phase. With this in mind, a survey has been launched to understand the needs and develop tailored awareness raising and support actions on space for cities. The Horizon 2020 Ariadna project will take it further with dedicated support to facilitate the use of space for sustainable cities and its integration into new urban mobility schemes.

Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in cities1. While Europe recovers from the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown measures are lifted, the demand for mobility is cautiously increasing. In this context, some cities have decided not to ‘return to normal’, but to take the opportunity to build a better, more sustainable and efficient transport system to support the recovery phase2.

Key role for space

Urban mobility is undergoing a profound transformation, with new mobility services and innovations allowing people to easily mix and match different modes of transportation. Space services are playing a key role in the modernisation of cities and urban transport, opening new possibilities to exploit the synergies of Galileo and Copernicus to go green. However, urban areas are obstacle-rich environments generating a “multipath effect” that results in reduced positioning accuracy.

Read this: European GNSS supports smarter mobility

But, by using Galileo capabilities in multi-frequency solutions the accuracy and time to fix a position is significantly improved. This is translated into a better location for vehicles, which is key to optimising network planning. Copernicus services can support emissions monitoring by validating the measurements from existing sensors and extrapolating data to areas not covered otherwise. They also provide advanced imagery to support urban planning and monitoring of activities in a city. 

Space4Cities: Cities, speak up!

The H2020 Ariadna project will support all urban mobility stakeholders in ensuring that public transport delivers urban mobility in its broadest sense, which includes shared mobility and disruptive schemes such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) using EGNSS and Copernicus. Together with Ariadna, the GSA is launching an initiative to bring cities that want to go greener and are looking for answers from space data together in the Space4Cities network.

And this: Satellites and the City

To facilitate this process, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and Ariadna have launched a survey to identify which cities would like to engage with the initiative, assess their needs and how EGNSS and Copernicus services and data can best help them to achieve their sustainable mobility goals. The survey will only take five minutes to complete – you can find it here.

What’s next: Ariadna support to sustainable cities

Ariadna aims to engage with a comprehensive range of stakeholders, covering cities and the entire urban mobility value chain. These include public transport authorities, cities, research centres, technology providers, SMEs and start-ups and end users. Following the results of the survey and the interest from the partner cities, the project will provide dedicated support through tailored workshops to increase awareness on the use of Galileo and Copernicus to improve urban transport. Specifically, awareness will be raised on Galileo’s enhanced features for accurate and authenticated positioning, as well as synergies with Copernicus, to monitor the relevant indicators that can support the development of new sustainable urban mobility plans.

To stay up to date on news from Ariadna, follow the project on social media.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.

GSA initiative targets post-COVID urban sustainability: we want to hear from cities

13.7.2020 15:07  
A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.
Published: 
13 July 2020

The GSA aims to help cities emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic by leveraging EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) and Copernicus synergies to make urban mobility more sustainable, as well as boost innovation and economic growth. To do this, the GSA is creating a network of cities that have decided to build better, more sustainable and efficient transport systems to support the recovery phase. With this in mind, a survey has been launched to understand the needs and develop tailored awareness raising and support actions on space for cities. The Horizon 2020 Ariadna project will take it further with dedicated support to facilitate the use of space for sustainable cities and its integration into new urban mobility schemes.

Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in cities1. While Europe recovers from the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown measures are lifted, the demand for mobility is cautiously increasing. In this context, some cities have decided not to ‘return to normal’, but to take the opportunity to build a better, more sustainable and efficient transport system to support the recovery phase2.

Key role for space

Urban mobility is undergoing a profound transformation, with new mobility services and innovations allowing people to easily mix and match different modes of transportation. Space services are playing a key role in the modernisation of cities and urban transport, opening new possibilities to exploit the synergies of Galileo and Copernicus to go green. However, urban areas are obstacle-rich environments generating a “multipath effect” that results in reduced positioning accuracy.

Read this: European GNSS supports smarter mobility

But, by using Galileo capabilities in multi-frequency solutions the accuracy and time to fix a position is significantly improved. This is translated into a better location for vehicles, which is key to optimising network planning. Copernicus services can support emissions monitoring by validating the measurements from existing sensors and extrapolating data to areas not covered otherwise. They also provide advanced imagery to support urban planning and monitoring of activities in a city. 

Space4Cities: Cities, speak up!

The H2020 Ariadna project will support all urban mobility stakeholders in ensuring that public transport delivers urban mobility in its broadest sense, which includes shared mobility and disruptive schemes such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) using EGNSS and Copernicus. Together with Ariadna, the GSA is launching an initiative to bring cities that want to go greener and are looking for answers from space data together in the Space4Cities network.

And this: Satellites and the City

To facilitate this process, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and Ariadna have launched a survey to identify which cities would like to engage with the initiative, assess their needs and how EGNSS and Copernicus services and data can best help them to achieve their sustainable mobility goals. The survey will only take five minutes to complete – you can find it here.

What’s next: Ariadna support to sustainable cities

Ariadna aims to engage with a comprehensive range of stakeholders, covering cities and the entire urban mobility value chain. These include public transport authorities, cities, research centres, technology providers, SMEs and start-ups and end users. Following the results of the survey and the interest from the partner cities, the project will provide dedicated support through tailored workshops to increase awareness on the use of Galileo and Copernicus to improve urban transport. Specifically, awareness will be raised on Galileo’s enhanced features for accurate and authenticated positioning, as well as synergies with Copernicus, to monitor the relevant indicators that can support the development of new sustainable urban mobility plans.

To stay up to date on news from Ariadna, follow the project on social media.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.

GSA initiative targets post-COVID urban sustainability: we want to hear from cities

13.7.2020 15:07  
A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.
Published: 
13 July 2020

The GSA aims to help cities emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic by leveraging EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) and Copernicus synergies to make urban mobility more sustainable, as well as boost innovation and economic growth. To do this, the GSA is creating a network of cities that have decided to build better, more sustainable and efficient transport systems to support the recovery phase. With this in mind, a survey has been launched to understand the needs and develop tailored awareness raising and support actions on space for cities. The Horizon 2020 Ariadna project will take it further with dedicated support to facilitate the use of space for sustainable cities and its integration into new urban mobility schemes.

Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in cities1. While Europe recovers from the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown measures are lifted, the demand for mobility is cautiously increasing. In this context, some cities have decided not to ‘return to normal’, but to take the opportunity to build a better, more sustainable and efficient transport system to support the recovery phase2.

Key role for space

Urban mobility is undergoing a profound transformation, with new mobility services and innovations allowing people to easily mix and match different modes of transportation. Space services are playing a key role in the modernisation of cities and urban transport, opening new possibilities to exploit the synergies of Galileo and Copernicus to go green. However, urban areas are obstacle-rich environments generating a “multipath effect” that results in reduced positioning accuracy.

Read this: European GNSS supports smarter mobility

But, by using Galileo capabilities in multi-frequency solutions the accuracy and time to fix a position is significantly improved. This is translated into a better location for vehicles, which is key to optimising network planning. Copernicus services can support emissions monitoring by validating the measurements from existing sensors and extrapolating data to areas not covered otherwise. They also provide advanced imagery to support urban planning and monitoring of activities in a city. 

Space4Cities: Cities, speak up!

The H2020 Ariadna project will support all urban mobility stakeholders in ensuring that public transport delivers urban mobility in its broadest sense, which includes shared mobility and disruptive schemes such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) using EGNSS and Copernicus. Together with Ariadna, the GSA is launching an initiative to bring cities that want to go greener and are looking for answers from space data together in the Space4Cities network.

And this: Satellites and the City

To facilitate this process, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and Ariadna have launched a survey to identify which cities would like to engage with the initiative, assess their needs and how EGNSS and Copernicus services and data can best help them to achieve their sustainable mobility goals. The survey will only take five minutes to complete – you can find it here.

What’s next: Ariadna support to sustainable cities

Ariadna aims to engage with a comprehensive range of stakeholders, covering cities and the entire urban mobility value chain. These include public transport authorities, cities, research centres, technology providers, SMEs and start-ups and end users. Following the results of the survey and the interest from the partner cities, the project will provide dedicated support through tailored workshops to increase awareness on the use of Galileo and Copernicus to improve urban transport. Specifically, awareness will be raised on Galileo’s enhanced features for accurate and authenticated positioning, as well as synergies with Copernicus, to monitor the relevant indicators that can support the development of new sustainable urban mobility plans.

To stay up to date on news from Ariadna, follow the project on social media.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.

GSA initiative targets post-COVID urban sustainability: we want to hear from cities

13.7.2020 15:07  
A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.
Published: 
13 July 2020

The GSA aims to help cities emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic by leveraging EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) and Copernicus synergies to make urban mobility more sustainable, as well as boost innovation and economic growth. To do this, the GSA is creating a network of cities that have decided to build better, more sustainable and efficient transport systems to support the recovery phase. With this in mind, a survey has been launched to understand the needs and develop tailored awareness raising and support actions on space for cities. The Horizon 2020 Ariadna project will take it further with dedicated support to facilitate the use of space for sustainable cities and its integration into new urban mobility schemes.

Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in cities1. While Europe recovers from the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown measures are lifted, the demand for mobility is cautiously increasing. In this context, some cities have decided not to ‘return to normal’, but to take the opportunity to build a better, more sustainable and efficient transport system to support the recovery phase2.

Key role for space

Urban mobility is undergoing a profound transformation, with new mobility services and innovations allowing people to easily mix and match different modes of transportation. Space services are playing a key role in the modernisation of cities and urban transport, opening new possibilities to exploit the synergies of Galileo and Copernicus to go green. However, urban areas are obstacle-rich environments generating a “multipath effect” that results in reduced positioning accuracy.

Read this: European GNSS supports smarter mobility

But, by using Galileo capabilities in multi-frequency solutions the accuracy and time to fix a position is significantly improved. This is translated into a better location for vehicles, which is key to optimising network planning. Copernicus services can support emissions monitoring by validating the measurements from existing sensors and extrapolating data to areas not covered otherwise. They also provide advanced imagery to support urban planning and monitoring of activities in a city. 

Space4Cities: Cities, speak up!

The H2020 Ariadna project will support all urban mobility stakeholders in ensuring that public transport delivers urban mobility in its broadest sense, which includes shared mobility and disruptive schemes such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) using EGNSS and Copernicus. Together with Ariadna, the GSA is launching an initiative to bring cities that want to go greener and are looking for answers from space data together in the Space4Cities network.

And this: Satellites and the City

To facilitate this process, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and Ariadna have launched a survey to identify which cities would like to engage with the initiative, assess their needs and how EGNSS and Copernicus services and data can best help them to achieve their sustainable mobility goals. The survey will only take five minutes to complete – you can find it here.

What’s next: Ariadna support to sustainable cities

Ariadna aims to engage with a comprehensive range of stakeholders, covering cities and the entire urban mobility value chain. These include public transport authorities, cities, research centres, technology providers, SMEs and start-ups and end users. Following the results of the survey and the interest from the partner cities, the project will provide dedicated support through tailored workshops to increase awareness on the use of Galileo and Copernicus to improve urban transport. Specifically, awareness will be raised on Galileo’s enhanced features for accurate and authenticated positioning, as well as synergies with Copernicus, to monitor the relevant indicators that can support the development of new sustainable urban mobility plans.

To stay up to date on news from Ariadna, follow the project on social media.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.

GSA initiative targets post-COVID urban sustainability: we want to hear from cities

13.7.2020 15:07  
A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.
Published: 
13 July 2020

The GSA aims to help cities emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic by leveraging EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) and Copernicus synergies to make urban mobility more sustainable, as well as boost innovation and economic growth. To do this, the GSA is creating a network of cities that have decided to build better, more sustainable and efficient transport systems to support the recovery phase. With this in mind, a survey has been launched to understand the needs and develop tailored awareness raising and support actions on space for cities. The Horizon 2020 Ariadna project will take it further with dedicated support to facilitate the use of space for sustainable cities and its integration into new urban mobility schemes.

Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in cities1. While Europe recovers from the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown measures are lifted, the demand for mobility is cautiously increasing. In this context, some cities have decided not to ‘return to normal’, but to take the opportunity to build a better, more sustainable and efficient transport system to support the recovery phase2.

Key role for space

Urban mobility is undergoing a profound transformation, with new mobility services and innovations allowing people to easily mix and match different modes of transportation. Space services are playing a key role in the modernisation of cities and urban transport, opening new possibilities to exploit the synergies of Galileo and Copernicus to go green. However, urban areas are obstacle-rich environments generating a “multipath effect” that results in reduced positioning accuracy.

Read this: European GNSS supports smarter mobility

But, by using Galileo capabilities in multi-frequency solutions the accuracy and time to fix a position is significantly improved. This is translated into a better location for vehicles, which is key to optimising network planning. Copernicus services can support emissions monitoring by validating the measurements from existing sensors and extrapolating data to areas not covered otherwise. They also provide advanced imagery to support urban planning and monitoring of activities in a city. 

Space4Cities: Cities, speak up!

The H2020 Ariadna project will support all urban mobility stakeholders in ensuring that public transport delivers urban mobility in its broadest sense, which includes shared mobility and disruptive schemes such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) using EGNSS and Copernicus. Together with Ariadna, the GSA is launching an initiative to bring cities that want to go greener and are looking for answers from space data together in the Space4Cities network.

And this: Satellites and the City

To facilitate this process, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and Ariadna have launched a survey to identify which cities would like to engage with the initiative, assess their needs and how EGNSS and Copernicus services and data can best help them to achieve their sustainable mobility goals. The survey will only take five minutes to complete – you can find it here.

What’s next: Ariadna support to sustainable cities

Ariadna aims to engage with a comprehensive range of stakeholders, covering cities and the entire urban mobility value chain. These include public transport authorities, cities, research centres, technology providers, SMEs and start-ups and end users. Following the results of the survey and the interest from the partner cities, the project will provide dedicated support through tailored workshops to increase awareness on the use of Galileo and Copernicus to improve urban transport. Specifically, awareness will be raised on Galileo’s enhanced features for accurate and authenticated positioning, as well as synergies with Copernicus, to monitor the relevant indicators that can support the development of new sustainable urban mobility plans.

To stay up to date on news from Ariadna, follow the project on social media.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.

GSA initiative targets post-COVID urban sustainability: we want to hear from cities

13.7.2020 15:07  
A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.
Published: 
13 July 2020

The GSA aims to help cities emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic by leveraging EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) and Copernicus synergies to make urban mobility more sustainable, as well as boost innovation and economic growth. To do this, the GSA is creating a network of cities that have decided to build better, more sustainable and efficient transport systems to support the recovery phase. With this in mind, a survey has been launched to understand the needs and develop tailored awareness raising and support actions on space for cities. The Horizon 2020 Ariadna project will take it further with dedicated support to facilitate the use of space for sustainable cities and its integration into new urban mobility schemes.

Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in cities1. While Europe recovers from the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown measures are lifted, the demand for mobility is cautiously increasing. In this context, some cities have decided not to ‘return to normal’, but to take the opportunity to build a better, more sustainable and efficient transport system to support the recovery phase2.

Key role for space

Urban mobility is undergoing a profound transformation, with new mobility services and innovations allowing people to easily mix and match different modes of transportation. Space services are playing a key role in the modernisation of cities and urban transport, opening new possibilities to exploit the synergies of Galileo and Copernicus to go green. However, urban areas are obstacle-rich environments generating a “multipath effect” that results in reduced positioning accuracy.

Read this: European GNSS supports smarter mobility

But, by using Galileo capabilities in multi-frequency solutions the accuracy and time to fix a position is significantly improved. This is translated into a better location for vehicles, which is key to optimising network planning. Copernicus services can support emissions monitoring by validating the measurements from existing sensors and extrapolating data to areas not covered otherwise. They also provide advanced imagery to support urban planning and monitoring of activities in a city. 

Space4Cities: Cities, speak up!

The H2020 Ariadna project will support all urban mobility stakeholders in ensuring that public transport delivers urban mobility in its broadest sense, which includes shared mobility and disruptive schemes such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) using EGNSS and Copernicus. Together with Ariadna, the GSA is launching an initiative to bring cities that want to go greener and are looking for answers from space data together in the Space4Cities network.

And this: Satellites and the City

To facilitate this process, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and Ariadna have launched a survey to identify which cities would like to engage with the initiative, assess their needs and how EGNSS and Copernicus services and data can best help them to achieve their sustainable mobility goals. The survey will only take five minutes to complete – you can find it here.

What’s next: Ariadna support to sustainable cities

Ariadna aims to engage with a comprehensive range of stakeholders, covering cities and the entire urban mobility value chain. These include public transport authorities, cities, research centres, technology providers, SMEs and start-ups and end users. Following the results of the survey and the interest from the partner cities, the project will provide dedicated support through tailored workshops to increase awareness on the use of Galileo and Copernicus to improve urban transport. Specifically, awareness will be raised on Galileo’s enhanced features for accurate and authenticated positioning, as well as synergies with Copernicus, to monitor the relevant indicators that can support the development of new sustainable urban mobility plans.

To stay up to date on news from Ariadna, follow the project on social media.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.

GSA initiative targets post-COVID urban sustainability: we want to hear from cities

13.7.2020 15:07  
A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.
Published: 
13 July 2020

The GSA aims to help cities emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic by leveraging EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) and Copernicus synergies to make urban mobility more sustainable, as well as boost innovation and economic growth. To do this, the GSA is creating a network of cities that have decided to build better, more sustainable and efficient transport systems to support the recovery phase. With this in mind, a survey has been launched to understand the needs and develop tailored awareness raising and support actions on space for cities. The Horizon 2020 Ariadna project will take it further with dedicated support to facilitate the use of space for sustainable cities and its integration into new urban mobility schemes.

Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in cities1. While Europe recovers from the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown measures are lifted, the demand for mobility is cautiously increasing. In this context, some cities have decided not to ‘return to normal’, but to take the opportunity to build a better, more sustainable and efficient transport system to support the recovery phase2.

Key role for space

Urban mobility is undergoing a profound transformation, with new mobility services and innovations allowing people to easily mix and match di¬fferent modes of transportation. Space services are playing a key role in the modernisation of cities and urban transport, opening new possibilities to exploit the synergies of Galileo and Copernicus to go green. However, urban areas are obstacle-rich environments generating a “multipath effect” that results in reduced positioning accuracy.

Read this: European GNSS supports smarter mobility

But, by using Galileo capabilities in multi-frequency solutions the accuracy and time to fix a position is significantly improved. This is translated into a better location for vehicles, which is key to optimising network planning. Copernicus services can support emissions monitoring by validating the measurements from existing sensors and extrapolating data to areas not covered otherwise. They also provide advanced imagery to support urban planning and monitoring of activities in a city. 

Space4Citites: Cities, speak up!

The H2020 Ariadna project will support all urban mobility stakeholders in ensuring that public transport delivers urban mobility in its broadest sense, which includes shared mobility and disruptive schemes such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) using EGNSS and Copernicus. Together with Ariadna, the GSA is launching an initiative to bring cities that want to go greener and are looking for answers from space data together in the Space4Cities network.

And this: Satellites and the City

To facilitate this process, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and Ariadna have launched a survey to identify which cities would like to engage with the initiative, assess their needs and how EGNSS and Copernicus services and data can best help them to achieve their sustainable mobility goals. The survey will only take five minutes to complete – you can find it here.

What’s next: Ariadna support to sustainable cities

Ariadna aims to engage with a comprehensive range of stakeholders, covering cities and the entire urban mobility value chain. These include public transport authorities, cities, research centres, technology providers, SMEs and start-ups and end users. Following the results of the survey and the interest from the partner cities, the project will provide dedicated support through tailored workshops to increase awareness on the use of Galileo and Copernicus to improve urban transport. Specifically, awareness will be raised on Galileo’s enhanced features for accurate and authenticated positioning, as well as synergies with Copernicus, to monitor the relevant indicators that can support the development of new sustainable urban mobility plans.

To stay up to date on news from Ariadna, follow the project on social media.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.

GSA initiative targets post-COVID urban sustainability: we want to hear from cities

13.7.2020 15:07  
A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.
Published: 
13 July 2020

The GSA aims to help cities emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic by leveraging EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) and Copernicus synergies to make urban mobility more sustainable, as well as boost innovation and economic growth. To do this, the GSA is creating a network of cities that have decided to build better, more sustainable and efficient transport systems to support the recovery phase. With this in mind, a survey has been launched to understand the needs and develop tailored awareness raising and support actions on space for cities. The Horizon 2020 Ariadna project will take it further with dedicated support to facilitate the use of space for sustainable cities and its integration into new urban mobility schemes.

Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in cities1. While Europe recovers from the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown measures are lifted, the demand for mobility is cautiously increasing. In this context, some cities have decided not to ‘return to normal’, but to take the opportunity to build a better, more sustainable and efficient transport system to support the recovery phase2.

Key role for space

Urban mobility is undergoing a profound transformation, with new mobility services and innovations allowing people to easily mix and match different modes of transportation. Space services are playing a key role in the modernisation of cities and urban transport, opening new possibilities to exploit the synergies of Galileo and Copernicus to go green. However, urban areas are obstacle-rich environments generating a “multipath effect” that results in reduced positioning accuracy.

Read this: European GNSS supports smarter mobility

But, by using Galileo capabilities in multi-frequency solutions the accuracy and time to fix a position is significantly improved. This is translated into a better location for vehicles, which is key to optimising network planning. Copernicus services can support emissions monitoring by validating the measurements from existing sensors and extrapolating data to areas not covered otherwise. They also provide advanced imagery to support urban planning and monitoring of activities in a city. 

Space4Cities: Cities, speak up!

The H2020 Ariadna project will support all urban mobility stakeholders in ensuring that public transport delivers urban mobility in its broadest sense, which includes shared mobility and disruptive schemes such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) using EGNSS and Copernicus. Together with Ariadna, the GSA is launching an initiative to bring cities that want to go greener and are looking for answers from space data together in the Space4Cities network.

And this: Satellites and the City

To facilitate this process, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and Ariadna have launched a survey to identify which cities would like to engage with the initiative, assess their needs and how EGNSS and Copernicus services and data can best help them to achieve their sustainable mobility goals. The survey will only take five minutes to complete – you can find it here.

What’s next: Ariadna support to sustainable cities

Ariadna aims to engage with a comprehensive range of stakeholders, covering cities and the entire urban mobility value chain. These include public transport authorities, cities, research centres, technology providers, SMEs and start-ups and end users. Following the results of the survey and the interest from the partner cities, the project will provide dedicated support through tailored workshops to increase awareness on the use of Galileo and Copernicus to improve urban transport. Specifically, awareness will be raised on Galileo’s enhanced features for accurate and authenticated positioning, as well as synergies with Copernicus, to monitor the relevant indicators that can support the development of new sustainable urban mobility plans.

To stay up to date on news from Ariadna, follow the project on social media.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.

GSA initiative targets post-COVID urban sustainability: we want to hear from cities

13.7.2020 15:07  
A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.
Published: 
13 July 2020

The GSA aims to help cities emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic by leveraging EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) and Copernicus synergies to make urban mobility more sustainable, as well as boost innovation and economic growth. To do this, the GSA is creating a network of cities that have decided to build better, more sustainable and efficient transport systems to support the recovery phase. With this in mind, a survey has been launched to understand the needs and develop tailored awareness raising and support actions on space for cities. The Horizon 2020 Ariadna project will take it further with dedicated support to facilitate the use of space for sustainable cities and its integration into new urban mobility schemes.

Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in cities1. While Europe recovers from the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown measures are lifted, the demand for mobility is cautiously increasing. In this context, some cities have decided not to ‘return to normal’, but to take the opportunity to build a better, more sustainable and efficient transport system to support the recovery phase2.

Key role for space

Urban mobility is undergoing a profound transformation, with new mobility services and innovations allowing people to easily mix and match different modes of transportation. Space services are playing a key role in the modernisation of cities and urban transport, opening new possibilities to exploit the synergies of Galileo and Copernicus to go green. However, urban areas are obstacle-rich environments generating a “multipath effect” that results in reduced positioning accuracy.

Read this: European GNSS supports smarter mobility

But, by using Galileo capabilities in multi-frequency solutions the accuracy and time to fix a position is significantly improved. This is translated into a better location for vehicles, which is key to optimising network planning. Copernicus services can support emissions monitoring by validating the measurements from existing sensors and extrapolating data to areas not covered otherwise. They also provide advanced imagery to support urban planning and monitoring of activities in a city. 

Space4Cities: Cities, speak up!

The H2020 Ariadna project will support all urban mobility stakeholders in ensuring that public transport delivers urban mobility in its broadest sense, which includes shared mobility and disruptive schemes such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) using EGNSS and Copernicus. Together with Ariadna, the GSA is launching an initiative to bring cities that want to go greener and are looking for answers from space data together in the Space4Cities network.

And this: Satellites and the City

To facilitate this process, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and Ariadna have launched a survey to identify which cities would like to engage with the initiative, assess their needs and how EGNSS and Copernicus services and data can best help them to achieve their sustainable mobility goals. The survey will only take five minutes to complete – you can find it here.

What’s next: Ariadna support to sustainable cities

Ariadna aims to engage with a comprehensive range of stakeholders, covering cities and the entire urban mobility value chain. These include public transport authorities, cities, research centres, technology providers, SMEs and start-ups and end users. Following the results of the survey and the interest from the partner cities, the project will provide dedicated support through tailored workshops to increase awareness on the use of Galileo and Copernicus to improve urban transport. Specifically, awareness will be raised on Galileo’s enhanced features for accurate and authenticated positioning, as well as synergies with Copernicus, to monitor the relevant indicators that can support the development of new sustainable urban mobility plans.

To stay up to date on news from Ariadna, follow the project on social media.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.

GSA initiative targets post-COVID urban sustainability: we want to hear from cities

13.7.2020 15:07  
A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.
Published: 
13 July 2020

The GSA aims to help cities emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic by leveraging EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) and Copernicus synergies to make urban mobility more sustainable, as well as boost innovation and economic growth. To do this, the GSA is creating a network of cities that have decided to build better, more sustainable and efficient transport systems to support the recovery phase. With this in mind, a survey has been launched to understand the needs and develop tailored awareness raising and support actions on space for cities. The Horizon 2020 Ariadna project will take it further with dedicated support to facilitate the use of space for sustainable cities and its integration into new urban mobility schemes.

Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in cities1. While Europe recovers from the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown measures are lifted, the demand for mobility is cautiously increasing. In this context, some cities have decided not to ‘return to normal’, but to take the opportunity to build a better, more sustainable and efficient transport system to support the recovery phase2.

Key role for space

Urban mobility is undergoing a profound transformation, with new mobility services and innovations allowing people to easily mix and match different modes of transportation. Space services are playing a key role in the modernisation of cities and urban transport, opening new possibilities to exploit the synergies of Galileo and Copernicus to go green. However, urban areas are obstacle-rich environments generating a “multipath effect” that results in reduced positioning accuracy.

Read this: European GNSS supports smarter mobility

But, by using Galileo capabilities in multi-frequency solutions the accuracy and time to fix a position is significantly improved. This is translated into a better location for vehicles, which is key to optimising network planning. Copernicus services can support emissions monitoring by validating the measurements from existing sensors and extrapolating data to areas not covered otherwise. They also provide advanced imagery to support urban planning and monitoring of activities in a city. 

Space4Cities: Cities, speak up!

The H2020 Ariadna project will support all urban mobility stakeholders in ensuring that public transport delivers urban mobility in its broadest sense, which includes shared mobility and disruptive schemes such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) using EGNSS and Copernicus. Together with Ariadna, the GSA is launching an initiative to bring cities that want to go greener and are looking for answers from space data together in the Space4Cities network.

And this: Satellites and the City

To facilitate this process, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and Ariadna have launched a survey to identify which cities would like to engage with the initiative, assess their needs and how EGNSS and Copernicus services and data can best help them to achieve their sustainable mobility goals. The survey will only take five minutes to complete – you can find it here.

What’s next: Ariadna support to sustainable cities

Ariadna aims to engage with a comprehensive range of stakeholders, covering cities and the entire urban mobility value chain. These include public transport authorities, cities, research centres, technology providers, SMEs and start-ups and end users. Following the results of the survey and the interest from the partner cities, the project will provide dedicated support through tailored workshops to increase awareness on the use of Galileo and Copernicus to improve urban transport. Specifically, awareness will be raised on Galileo’s enhanced features for accurate and authenticated positioning, as well as synergies with Copernicus, to monitor the relevant indicators that can support the development of new sustainable urban mobility plans.

To stay up to date on news from Ariadna, follow the project on social media.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.

GSA initiative targets post-COVID urban sustainability: we want to hear from cities

13.7.2020 15:07  
A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.
Published: 
13 July 2020

The GSA aims to help cities emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic by leveraging EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) and Copernicus synergies to make urban mobility more sustainable, as well as boost innovation and economic growth. To do this, the GSA is creating a network of cities that have decided to build better, more sustainable and efficient transport systems to support the recovery phase. With this in mind, a survey has been launched to understand the needs and develop tailored awareness raising and support actions on space for cities. The Horizon 2020 Ariadna project will take it further with dedicated support to facilitate the use of space for sustainable cities and its integration into new urban mobility schemes.

Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in cities1. While Europe recovers from the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown measures are lifted, the demand for mobility is cautiously increasing. In this context, some cities have decided not to ‘return to normal’, but to take the opportunity to build a better, more sustainable and efficient transport system to support the recovery phase2.

Key role for space

Urban mobility is undergoing a profound transformation, with new mobility services and innovations allowing people to easily mix and match different modes of transportation. Space services are playing a key role in the modernisation of cities and urban transport, opening new possibilities to exploit the synergies of Galileo and Copernicus to go green. However, urban areas are obstacle-rich environments generating a “multipath effect” that results in reduced positioning accuracy.

Read this: European GNSS supports smarter mobility

But, by using Galileo capabilities in multi-frequency solutions the accuracy and time to fix a position is significantly improved. This is translated into a better location for vehicles, which is key to optimising network planning. Copernicus services can support emissions monitoring by validating the measurements from existing sensors and extrapolating data to areas not covered otherwise. They also provide advanced imagery to support urban planning and monitoring of activities in a city. 

Space4Cities: Cities, speak up!

The H2020 Ariadna project will support all urban mobility stakeholders in ensuring that public transport delivers urban mobility in its broadest sense, which includes shared mobility and disruptive schemes such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) using EGNSS and Copernicus. Together with Ariadna, the GSA is launching an initiative to bring cities that want to go greener and are looking for answers from space data together in the Space4Cities network.

And this: Satellites and the City

To facilitate this process, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and Ariadna have launched a survey to identify which cities would like to engage with the initiative, assess their needs and how EGNSS and Copernicus services and data can best help them to achieve their sustainable mobility goals. The survey will only take five minutes to complete – you can find it here.

What’s next: Ariadna support to sustainable cities

Ariadna aims to engage with a comprehensive range of stakeholders, covering cities and the entire urban mobility value chain. These include public transport authorities, cities, research centres, technology providers, SMEs and start-ups and end users. Following the results of the survey and the interest from the partner cities, the project will provide dedicated support through tailored workshops to increase awareness on the use of Galileo and Copernicus to improve urban transport. Specifically, awareness will be raised on Galileo’s enhanced features for accurate and authenticated positioning, as well as synergies with Copernicus, to monitor the relevant indicators that can support the development of new sustainable urban mobility plans.

To stay up to date on news from Ariadna, follow the project on social media.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.

GSA initiative targets post-COVID urban sustainability: we want to hear from cities

13.7.2020 15:07  
A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.
Published: 
13 July 2020

The GSA aims to help cities emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic by leveraging EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) and Copernicus synergies to make urban mobility more sustainable, as well as boost innovation and economic growth. To do this, the GSA is creating a network of cities that have decided to build better, more sustainable and efficient transport systems to support the recovery phase. With this in mind, a survey has been launched to understand the needs and develop tailored awareness raising and support actions on space for cities. The Horizon 2020 Ariadna project will take it further with dedicated support to facilitate the use of space for sustainable cities and its integration into new urban mobility schemes.

Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in cities1. While Europe recovers from the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown measures are lifted, the demand for mobility is cautiously increasing. In this context, some cities have decided not to ‘return to normal’, but to take the opportunity to build a better, more sustainable and efficient transport system to support the recovery phase2.

Key role for space

Urban mobility is undergoing a profound transformation, with new mobility services and innovations allowing people to easily mix and match different modes of transportation. Space services are playing a key role in the modernisation of cities and urban transport, opening new possibilities to exploit the synergies of Galileo and Copernicus to go green. However, urban areas are obstacle-rich environments generating a “multipath effect” that results in reduced positioning accuracy.

Read this: European GNSS supports smarter mobility

But, by using Galileo capabilities in multi-frequency solutions the accuracy and time to fix a position is significantly improved. This is translated into a better location for vehicles, which is key to optimising network planning. Copernicus services can support emissions monitoring by validating the measurements from existing sensors and extrapolating data to areas not covered otherwise. They also provide advanced imagery to support urban planning and monitoring of activities in a city. 

Space4Cities: Cities, speak up!

The H2020 Ariadna project will support all urban mobility stakeholders in ensuring that public transport delivers urban mobility in its broadest sense, which includes shared mobility and disruptive schemes such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) using EGNSS and Copernicus. Together with Ariadna, the GSA is launching an initiative to bring cities that want to go greener and are looking for answers from space data together in the Space4Cities network.

And this: Satellites and the City

To facilitate this process, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and Ariadna have launched a survey to identify which cities would like to engage with the initiative, assess their needs and how EGNSS and Copernicus services and data can best help them to achieve their sustainable mobility goals. The survey will only take five minutes to complete – you can find it here.

What’s next: Ariadna support to sustainable cities

Ariadna aims to engage with a comprehensive range of stakeholders, covering cities and the entire urban mobility value chain. These include public transport authorities, cities, research centres, technology providers, SMEs and start-ups and end users. Following the results of the survey and the interest from the partner cities, the project will provide dedicated support through tailored workshops to increase awareness on the use of Galileo and Copernicus to improve urban transport. Specifically, awareness will be raised on Galileo’s enhanced features for accurate and authenticated positioning, as well as synergies with Copernicus, to monitor the relevant indicators that can support the development of new sustainable urban mobility plans.

To stay up to date on news from Ariadna, follow the project on social media.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.

GSA initiative targets post-COVID urban sustainability: we want to hear from cities

13.7.2020 15:07  
A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.
Published: 
13 July 2020

The GSA aims to help cities emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic by leveraging EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) and Copernicus synergies to make urban mobility more sustainable, as well as boost innovation and economic growth. To do this, the GSA is creating a network of cities that have decided to build better, more sustainable and efficient transport systems to support the recovery phase. With this in mind, a survey has been launched to understand the needs and develop tailored awareness raising and support actions on space for cities. The Horizon 2020 Ariadna project will take it further with dedicated support to facilitate the use of space for sustainable cities and its integration into new urban mobility schemes.

Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in cities1. While Europe recovers from the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown measures are lifted, the demand for mobility is cautiously increasing. In this context, some cities have decided not to ‘return to normal’, but to take the opportunity to build a better, more sustainable and efficient transport system to support the recovery phase2.

Key role for space

Urban mobility is undergoing a profound transformation, with new mobility services and innovations allowing people to easily mix and match different modes of transportation. Space services are playing a key role in the modernisation of cities and urban transport, opening new possibilities to exploit the synergies of Galileo and Copernicus to go green. However, urban areas are obstacle-rich environments generating a “multipath effect” that results in reduced positioning accuracy.

Read this: European GNSS supports smarter mobility

But, by using Galileo capabilities in multi-frequency solutions the accuracy and time to fix a position is significantly improved. This is translated into a better location for vehicles, which is key to optimising network planning. Copernicus services can support emissions monitoring by validating the measurements from existing sensors and extrapolating data to areas not covered otherwise. They also provide advanced imagery to support urban planning and monitoring of activities in a city. 

Space4Cities: Cities, speak up!

The H2020 Ariadna project will support all urban mobility stakeholders in ensuring that public transport delivers urban mobility in its broadest sense, which includes shared mobility and disruptive schemes such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) using EGNSS and Copernicus. Together with Ariadna, the GSA is launching an initiative to bring cities that want to go greener and are looking for answers from space data together in the Space4Cities network.

And this: Satellites and the City

To facilitate this process, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and Ariadna have launched a survey to identify which cities would like to engage with the initiative, assess their needs and how EGNSS and Copernicus services and data can best help them to achieve their sustainable mobility goals. The survey will only take five minutes to complete – you can find it here.

What’s next: Ariadna support to sustainable cities

Ariadna aims to engage with a comprehensive range of stakeholders, covering cities and the entire urban mobility value chain. These include public transport authorities, cities, research centres, technology providers, SMEs and start-ups and end users. Following the results of the survey and the interest from the partner cities, the project will provide dedicated support through tailored workshops to increase awareness on the use of Galileo and Copernicus to improve urban transport. Specifically, awareness will be raised on Galileo’s enhanced features for accurate and authenticated positioning, as well as synergies with Copernicus, to monitor the relevant indicators that can support the development of new sustainable urban mobility plans.

To stay up to date on news from Ariadna, follow the project on social media.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.

GSA initiative targets post-COVID urban sustainability: we want to hear from cities

13.7.2020 15:07  
A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.
Published: 
13 July 2020

The GSA aims to help cities emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic by leveraging EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) and Copernicus synergies to make urban mobility more sustainable, as well as boost innovation and economic growth. To do this, the GSA is creating a network of cities that have decided to build better, more sustainable and efficient transport systems to support the recovery phase. With this in mind, a survey has been launched to understand the needs and develop tailored awareness raising and support actions on space for cities. The Horizon 2020 Ariadna project will take it further with dedicated support to facilitate the use of space for sustainable cities and its integration into new urban mobility schemes.

Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in cities1. While Europe recovers from the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown measures are lifted, the demand for mobility is cautiously increasing. In this context, some cities have decided not to ‘return to normal’, but to take the opportunity to build a better, more sustainable and efficient transport system to support the recovery phase2.

Key role for space

Urban mobility is undergoing a profound transformation, with new mobility services and innovations allowing people to easily mix and match different modes of transportation. Space services are playing a key role in the modernisation of cities and urban transport, opening new possibilities to exploit the synergies of Galileo and Copernicus to go green. However, urban areas are obstacle-rich environments generating a “multipath effect” that results in reduced positioning accuracy.

Read this: European GNSS supports smarter mobility

But, by using Galileo capabilities in multi-frequency solutions the accuracy and time to fix a position is significantly improved. This is translated into a better location for vehicles, which is key to optimising network planning. Copernicus services can support emissions monitoring by validating the measurements from existing sensors and extrapolating data to areas not covered otherwise. They also provide advanced imagery to support urban planning and monitoring of activities in a city. 

Space4Cities: Cities, speak up!

The H2020 Ariadna project will support all urban mobility stakeholders in ensuring that public transport delivers urban mobility in its broadest sense, which includes shared mobility and disruptive schemes such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) using EGNSS and Copernicus. Together with Ariadna, the GSA is launching an initiative to bring cities that want to go greener and are looking for answers from space data together in the Space4Cities network.

And this: Satellites and the City

To facilitate this process, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and Ariadna have launched a survey to identify which cities would like to engage with the initiative, assess their needs and how EGNSS and Copernicus services and data can best help them to achieve their sustainable mobility goals. The survey will only take five minutes to complete – you can find it here.

What’s next: Ariadna support to sustainable cities

Ariadna aims to engage with a comprehensive range of stakeholders, covering cities and the entire urban mobility value chain. These include public transport authorities, cities, research centres, technology providers, SMEs and start-ups and end users. Following the results of the survey and the interest from the partner cities, the project will provide dedicated support through tailored workshops to increase awareness on the use of Galileo and Copernicus to improve urban transport. Specifically, awareness will be raised on Galileo’s enhanced features for accurate and authenticated positioning, as well as synergies with Copernicus, to monitor the relevant indicators that can support the development of new sustainable urban mobility plans.

To stay up to date on news from Ariadna, follow the project on social media.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.

GSA initiative targets post-COVID urban sustainability: we want to hear from cities

13.7.2020 15:07  
A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.
Published: 
13 July 2020

The GSA aims to help cities emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic by leveraging EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) and Copernicus synergies to make urban mobility more sustainable, as well as boost innovation and economic growth. To do this, the GSA is creating a network of cities that have decided to build better, more sustainable and efficient transport systems to support the recovery phase. With this in mind, a survey has been launched to understand the needs and develop tailored awareness raising and support actions on space for cities. The Horizon 2020 Ariadna project will take it further with dedicated support to facilitate the use of space for sustainable cities and its integration into new urban mobility schemes.

Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in cities1. While Europe recovers from the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown measures are lifted, the demand for mobility is cautiously increasing. In this context, some cities have decided not to ‘return to normal’, but to take the opportunity to build a better, more sustainable and efficient transport system to support the recovery phase2.

Key role for space

Urban mobility is undergoing a profound transformation, with new mobility services and innovations allowing people to easily mix and match different modes of transportation. Space services are playing a key role in the modernisation of cities and urban transport, opening new possibilities to exploit the synergies of Galileo and Copernicus to go green. However, urban areas are obstacle-rich environments generating a “multipath effect” that results in reduced positioning accuracy.

Read this: European GNSS supports smarter mobility

But, by using Galileo capabilities in multi-frequency solutions the accuracy and time to fix a position is significantly improved. This is translated into a better location for vehicles, which is key to optimising network planning. Copernicus services can support emissions monitoring by validating the measurements from existing sensors and extrapolating data to areas not covered otherwise. They also provide advanced imagery to support urban planning and monitoring of activities in a city. 

Space4Cities: Cities, speak up!

The H2020 Ariadna project will support all urban mobility stakeholders in ensuring that public transport delivers urban mobility in its broadest sense, which includes shared mobility and disruptive schemes such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) using EGNSS and Copernicus. Together with Ariadna, the GSA is launching an initiative to bring cities that want to go greener and are looking for answers from space data together in the Space4Cities network.

And this: Satellites and the City

To facilitate this process, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and Ariadna have launched a survey to identify which cities would like to engage with the initiative, assess their needs and how EGNSS and Copernicus services and data can best help them to achieve their sustainable mobility goals. The survey will only take five minutes to complete – you can find it here.

What’s next: Ariadna support to sustainable cities

Ariadna aims to engage with a comprehensive range of stakeholders, covering cities and the entire urban mobility value chain. These include public transport authorities, cities, research centres, technology providers, SMEs and start-ups and end users. Following the results of the survey and the interest from the partner cities, the project will provide dedicated support through tailored workshops to increase awareness on the use of Galileo and Copernicus to improve urban transport. Specifically, awareness will be raised on Galileo’s enhanced features for accurate and authenticated positioning, as well as synergies with Copernicus, to monitor the relevant indicators that can support the development of new sustainable urban mobility plans.

To stay up to date on news from Ariadna, follow the project on social media.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.

GSA initiative targets post-COVID urban sustainability: we want to hear from cities

13.7.2020 15:07  
A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.
Published: 
13 July 2020

The GSA aims to help cities emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic by leveraging EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) and Copernicus synergies to make urban mobility more sustainable, as well as boost innovation and economic growth. To do this, the GSA is creating a network of cities that have decided to build better, more sustainable and efficient transport systems to support the recovery phase. With this in mind, a survey has been launched to understand the needs and develop tailored awareness raising and support actions on space for cities. The Horizon 2020 Ariadna project will take it further with dedicated support to facilitate the use of space for sustainable cities and its integration into new urban mobility schemes.

Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in cities1. While Europe recovers from the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown measures are lifted, the demand for mobility is cautiously increasing. In this context, some cities have decided not to ‘return to normal’, but to take the opportunity to build a better, more sustainable and efficient transport system to support the recovery phase2.

Key role for space

Urban mobility is undergoing a profound transformation, with new mobility services and innovations allowing people to easily mix and match different modes of transportation. Space services are playing a key role in the modernisation of cities and urban transport, opening new possibilities to exploit the synergies of Galileo and Copernicus to go green. However, urban areas are obstacle-rich environments generating a “multipath effect” that results in reduced positioning accuracy.

Read this: European GNSS supports smarter mobility

But, by using Galileo capabilities in multi-frequency solutions the accuracy and time to fix a position is significantly improved. This is translated into a better location for vehicles, which is key to optimising network planning. Copernicus services can support emissions monitoring by validating the measurements from existing sensors and extrapolating data to areas not covered otherwise. They also provide advanced imagery to support urban planning and monitoring of activities in a city. 

Space4Cities: Cities, speak up!

The H2020 Ariadna project will support all urban mobility stakeholders in ensuring that public transport delivers urban mobility in its broadest sense, which includes shared mobility and disruptive schemes such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) using EGNSS and Copernicus. Together with Ariadna, the GSA is launching an initiative to bring cities that want to go greener and are looking for answers from space data together in the Space4Cities network.

And this: Satellites and the City

To facilitate this process, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and Ariadna have launched a survey to identify which cities would like to engage with the initiative, assess their needs and how EGNSS and Copernicus services and data can best help them to achieve their sustainable mobility goals. The survey will only take five minutes to complete – you can find it here.

What’s next: Ariadna support to sustainable cities

Ariadna aims to engage with a comprehensive range of stakeholders, covering cities and the entire urban mobility value chain. These include public transport authorities, cities, research centres, technology providers, SMEs and start-ups and end users. Following the results of the survey and the interest from the partner cities, the project will provide dedicated support through tailored workshops to increase awareness on the use of Galileo and Copernicus to improve urban transport. Specifically, awareness will be raised on Galileo’s enhanced features for accurate and authenticated positioning, as well as synergies with Copernicus, to monitor the relevant indicators that can support the development of new sustainable urban mobility plans.

To stay up to date on news from Ariadna, follow the project on social media.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.

GSA initiative targets post-COVID urban sustainability: we want to hear from cities

13.7.2020 15:07  
A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.
Published: 
13 July 2020

The GSA aims to help cities emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic by leveraging EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) and Copernicus synergies to make urban mobility more sustainable, as well as boost innovation and economic growth. To do this, the GSA is creating a network of cities that have decided to build better, more sustainable and efficient transport systems to support the recovery phase. With this in mind, a survey has been launched to understand the needs and develop tailored awareness raising and support actions on space for cities. The Horizon 2020 Ariadna project will take it further with dedicated support to facilitate the use of space for sustainable cities and its integration into new urban mobility schemes.

Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in cities1. While Europe recovers from the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown measures are lifted, the demand for mobility is cautiously increasing. In this context, some cities have decided not to ‘return to normal’, but to take the opportunity to build a better, more sustainable and efficient transport system to support the recovery phase2.

Key role for space

Urban mobility is undergoing a profound transformation, with new mobility services and innovations allowing people to easily mix and match different modes of transportation. Space services are playing a key role in the modernisation of cities and urban transport, opening new possibilities to exploit the synergies of Galileo and Copernicus to go green. However, urban areas are obstacle-rich environments generating a “multipath effect” that results in reduced positioning accuracy.

Read this: European GNSS supports smarter mobility

But, by using Galileo capabilities in multi-frequency solutions the accuracy and time to fix a position is significantly improved. This is translated into a better location for vehicles, which is key to optimising network planning. Copernicus services can support emissions monitoring by validating the measurements from existing sensors and extrapolating data to areas not covered otherwise. They also provide advanced imagery to support urban planning and monitoring of activities in a city. 

Space4Cities: Cities, speak up!

The H2020 Ariadna project will support all urban mobility stakeholders in ensuring that public transport delivers urban mobility in its broadest sense, which includes shared mobility and disruptive schemes such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) using EGNSS and Copernicus. Together with Ariadna, the GSA is launching an initiative to bring cities that want to go greener and are looking for answers from space data together in the Space4Cities network.

And this: Satellites and the City

To facilitate this process, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and Ariadna have launched a survey to identify which cities would like to engage with the initiative, assess their needs and how EGNSS and Copernicus services and data can best help them to achieve their sustainable mobility goals. The survey will only take five minutes to complete – you can find it here.

What’s next: Ariadna support to sustainable cities

Ariadna aims to engage with a comprehensive range of stakeholders, covering cities and the entire urban mobility value chain. These include public transport authorities, cities, research centres, technology providers, SMEs and start-ups and end users. Following the results of the survey and the interest from the partner cities, the project will provide dedicated support through tailored workshops to increase awareness on the use of Galileo and Copernicus to improve urban transport. Specifically, awareness will be raised on Galileo’s enhanced features for accurate and authenticated positioning, as well as synergies with Copernicus, to monitor the relevant indicators that can support the development of new sustainable urban mobility plans.

To stay up to date on news from Ariadna, follow the project on social media.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.

GSA initiative targets post-COVID urban sustainability: we want to hear from cities

13.7.2020 15:07  
A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.
Published: 
13 July 2020

The GSA aims to help cities emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic by leveraging EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) and Copernicus synergies to make urban mobility more sustainable, as well as boost innovation and economic growth. To do this, the GSA is creating a network of cities that have decided to build better, more sustainable and efficient transport systems to support the recovery phase. With this in mind, a survey has been launched to understand the needs and develop tailored awareness raising and support actions on space for cities. The Horizon 2020 Ariadna project will take it further with dedicated support to facilitate the use of space for sustainable cities and its integration into new urban mobility schemes.

Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in cities1. While Europe recovers from the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown measures are lifted, the demand for mobility is cautiously increasing. In this context, some cities have decided not to ‘return to normal’, but to take the opportunity to build a better, more sustainable and efficient transport system to support the recovery phase2.

Key role for space

Urban mobility is undergoing a profound transformation, with new mobility services and innovations allowing people to easily mix and match different modes of transportation. Space services are playing a key role in the modernisation of cities and urban transport, opening new possibilities to exploit the synergies of Galileo and Copernicus to go green. However, urban areas are obstacle-rich environments generating a “multipath effect” that results in reduced positioning accuracy.

Read this: European GNSS supports smarter mobility

But, by using Galileo capabilities in multi-frequency solutions the accuracy and time to fix a position is significantly improved. This is translated into a better location for vehicles, which is key to optimising network planning. Copernicus services can support emissions monitoring by validating the measurements from existing sensors and extrapolating data to areas not covered otherwise. They also provide advanced imagery to support urban planning and monitoring of activities in a city. 

Space4Cities: Cities, speak up!

The H2020 Ariadna project will support all urban mobility stakeholders in ensuring that public transport delivers urban mobility in its broadest sense, which includes shared mobility and disruptive schemes such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) using EGNSS and Copernicus. Together with Ariadna, the GSA is launching an initiative to bring cities that want to go greener and are looking for answers from space data together in the Space4Cities network.

And this: Satellites and the City

To facilitate this process, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and Ariadna have launched a survey to identify which cities would like to engage with the initiative, assess their needs and how EGNSS and Copernicus services and data can best help them to achieve their sustainable mobility goals. The survey will only take five minutes to complete – you can find it here.

What’s next: Ariadna support to sustainable cities

Ariadna aims to engage with a comprehensive range of stakeholders, covering cities and the entire urban mobility value chain. These include public transport authorities, cities, research centres, technology providers, SMEs and start-ups and end users. Following the results of the survey and the interest from the partner cities, the project will provide dedicated support through tailored workshops to increase awareness on the use of Galileo and Copernicus to improve urban transport. Specifically, awareness will be raised on Galileo’s enhanced features for accurate and authenticated positioning, as well as synergies with Copernicus, to monitor the relevant indicators that can support the development of new sustainable urban mobility plans.

To stay up to date on news from Ariadna, follow the project on social media.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.

GSA initiative targets post-COVID urban sustainability: we want to hear from cities

13.7.2020 15:07  
A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.
Published: 
13 July 2020

The GSA aims to help cities emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic by leveraging EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) and Copernicus synergies to make urban mobility more sustainable, as well as boost innovation and economic growth. To do this, the GSA is creating a network of cities that have decided to build better, more sustainable and efficient transport systems to support the recovery phase. With this in mind, a survey has been launched to understand the needs and develop tailored awareness raising and support actions on space for cities. The Horizon 2020 Ariadna project will take it further with dedicated support to facilitate the use of space for sustainable cities and its integration into new urban mobility schemes.

Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in cities1. While Europe recovers from the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown measures are lifted, the demand for mobility is cautiously increasing. In this context, some cities have decided not to ‘return to normal’, but to take the opportunity to build a better, more sustainable and efficient transport system to support the recovery phase2.

Key role for space

Urban mobility is undergoing a profound transformation, with new mobility services and innovations allowing people to easily mix and match different modes of transportation. Space services are playing a key role in the modernisation of cities and urban transport, opening new possibilities to exploit the synergies of Galileo and Copernicus to go green. However, urban areas are obstacle-rich environments generating a “multipath effect” that results in reduced positioning accuracy.

Read this: European GNSS supports smarter mobility

But, by using Galileo capabilities in multi-frequency solutions the accuracy and time to fix a position is significantly improved. This is translated into a better location for vehicles, which is key to optimising network planning. Copernicus services can support emissions monitoring by validating the measurements from existing sensors and extrapolating data to areas not covered otherwise. They also provide advanced imagery to support urban planning and monitoring of activities in a city. 

Space4Cities: Cities, speak up!

The H2020 Ariadna project will support all urban mobility stakeholders in ensuring that public transport delivers urban mobility in its broadest sense, which includes shared mobility and disruptive schemes such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) using EGNSS and Copernicus. Together with Ariadna, the GSA is launching an initiative to bring cities that want to go greener and are looking for answers from space data together in the Space4Cities network.

And this: Satellites and the City

To facilitate this process, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and Ariadna have launched a survey to identify which cities would like to engage with the initiative, assess their needs and how EGNSS and Copernicus services and data can best help them to achieve their sustainable mobility goals. The survey will only take five minutes to complete – you can find it here.

What’s next: Ariadna support to sustainable cities

Ariadna aims to engage with a comprehensive range of stakeholders, covering cities and the entire urban mobility value chain. These include public transport authorities, cities, research centres, technology providers, SMEs and start-ups and end users. Following the results of the survey and the interest from the partner cities, the project will provide dedicated support through tailored workshops to increase awareness on the use of Galileo and Copernicus to improve urban transport. Specifically, awareness will be raised on Galileo’s enhanced features for accurate and authenticated positioning, as well as synergies with Copernicus, to monitor the relevant indicators that can support the development of new sustainable urban mobility plans.

To stay up to date on news from Ariadna, follow the project on social media.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.

GSA initiative targets post-COVID urban sustainability: we want to hear from cities

13.7.2020 15:07  
A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.
Published: 
13 July 2020

The GSA aims to help cities emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic by leveraging EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) and Copernicus synergies to make urban mobility more sustainable, as well as boost innovation and economic growth. To do this, the GSA is creating a network of cities that have decided to build better, more sustainable and efficient transport systems to support the recovery phase. With this in mind, a survey has been launched to understand the needs and develop tailored awareness raising and support actions on space for cities. The Horizon 2020 Ariadna project will take it further with dedicated support to facilitate the use of space for sustainable cities and its integration into new urban mobility schemes.

Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in cities1. While Europe recovers from the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown measures are lifted, the demand for mobility is cautiously increasing. In this context, some cities have decided not to ‘return to normal’, but to take the opportunity to build a better, more sustainable and efficient transport system to support the recovery phase2.

Key role for space

Urban mobility is undergoing a profound transformation, with new mobility services and innovations allowing people to easily mix and match different modes of transportation. Space services are playing a key role in the modernisation of cities and urban transport, opening new possibilities to exploit the synergies of Galileo and Copernicus to go green. However, urban areas are obstacle-rich environments generating a “multipath effect” that results in reduced positioning accuracy.

Read this: European GNSS supports smarter mobility

But, by using Galileo capabilities in multi-frequency solutions the accuracy and time to fix a position is significantly improved. This is translated into a better location for vehicles, which is key to optimising network planning. Copernicus services can support emissions monitoring by validating the measurements from existing sensors and extrapolating data to areas not covered otherwise. They also provide advanced imagery to support urban planning and monitoring of activities in a city. 

Space4Cities: Cities, speak up!

The H2020 Ariadna project will support all urban mobility stakeholders in ensuring that public transport delivers urban mobility in its broadest sense, which includes shared mobility and disruptive schemes such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) using EGNSS and Copernicus. Together with Ariadna, the GSA is launching an initiative to bring cities that want to go greener and are looking for answers from space data together in the Space4Cities network.

And this: Satellites and the City

To facilitate this process, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and Ariadna have launched a survey to identify which cities would like to engage with the initiative, assess their needs and how EGNSS and Copernicus services and data can best help them to achieve their sustainable mobility goals. The survey will only take five minutes to complete – you can find it here.

What’s next: Ariadna support to sustainable cities

Ariadna aims to engage with a comprehensive range of stakeholders, covering cities and the entire urban mobility value chain. These include public transport authorities, cities, research centres, technology providers, SMEs and start-ups and end users. Following the results of the survey and the interest from the partner cities, the project will provide dedicated support through tailored workshops to increase awareness on the use of Galileo and Copernicus to improve urban transport. Specifically, awareness will be raised on Galileo’s enhanced features for accurate and authenticated positioning, as well as synergies with Copernicus, to monitor the relevant indicators that can support the development of new sustainable urban mobility plans.

To stay up to date on news from Ariadna, follow the project on social media.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.

GSA initiative targets post-COVID urban sustainability: we want to hear from cities

13.7.2020 15:07  
A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.
Published: 
13 July 2020

The GSA aims to help cities emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic by leveraging EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) and Copernicus synergies to make urban mobility more sustainable, as well as boost innovation and economic growth. To do this, the GSA is creating a network of cities that have decided to build better, more sustainable and efficient transport systems to support the recovery phase. With this in mind, a survey has been launched to understand the needs and develop tailored awareness raising and support actions on space for cities. The Horizon 2020 Ariadna project will take it further with dedicated support to facilitate the use of space for sustainable cities and its integration into new urban mobility schemes.

Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in cities1. While Europe recovers from the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown measures are lifted, the demand for mobility is cautiously increasing. In this context, some cities have decided not to ‘return to normal’, but to take the opportunity to build a better, more sustainable and efficient transport system to support the recovery phase2.

Key role for space

Urban mobility is undergoing a profound transformation, with new mobility services and innovations allowing people to easily mix and match different modes of transportation. Space services are playing a key role in the modernisation of cities and urban transport, opening new possibilities to exploit the synergies of Galileo and Copernicus to go green. However, urban areas are obstacle-rich environments generating a “multipath effect” that results in reduced positioning accuracy.

Read this: European GNSS supports smarter mobility

But, by using Galileo capabilities in multi-frequency solutions the accuracy and time to fix a position is significantly improved. This is translated into a better location for vehicles, which is key to optimising network planning. Copernicus services can support emissions monitoring by validating the measurements from existing sensors and extrapolating data to areas not covered otherwise. They also provide advanced imagery to support urban planning and monitoring of activities in a city. 

Space4Cities: Cities, speak up!

The H2020 Ariadna project will support all urban mobility stakeholders in ensuring that public transport delivers urban mobility in its broadest sense, which includes shared mobility and disruptive schemes such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) using EGNSS and Copernicus. Together with Ariadna, the GSA is launching an initiative to bring cities that want to go greener and are looking for answers from space data together in the Space4Cities network.

And this: Satellites and the City

To facilitate this process, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and Ariadna have launched a survey to identify which cities would like to engage with the initiative, assess their needs and how EGNSS and Copernicus services and data can best help them to achieve their sustainable mobility goals. The survey will only take five minutes to complete – you can find it here.

What’s next: Ariadna support to sustainable cities

Ariadna aims to engage with a comprehensive range of stakeholders, covering cities and the entire urban mobility value chain. These include public transport authorities, cities, research centres, technology providers, SMEs and start-ups and end users. Following the results of the survey and the interest from the partner cities, the project will provide dedicated support through tailored workshops to increase awareness on the use of Galileo and Copernicus to improve urban transport. Specifically, awareness will be raised on Galileo’s enhanced features for accurate and authenticated positioning, as well as synergies with Copernicus, to monitor the relevant indicators that can support the development of new sustainable urban mobility plans.

To stay up to date on news from Ariadna, follow the project on social media.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.

GSA initiative targets post-COVID urban sustainability: we want to hear from cities

13.7.2020 15:07  
A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.
Published: 
13 July 2020

The GSA aims to help cities emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic by leveraging EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) and Copernicus synergies to make urban mobility more sustainable, as well as boost innovation and economic growth. To do this, the GSA is creating a network of cities that have decided to build better, more sustainable and efficient transport systems to support the recovery phase. With this in mind, a survey has been launched to understand the needs and develop tailored awareness raising and support actions on space for cities. The Horizon 2020 Ariadna project will take it further with dedicated support to facilitate the use of space for sustainable cities and its integration into new urban mobility schemes.

Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in cities1. While Europe recovers from the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown measures are lifted, the demand for mobility is cautiously increasing. In this context, some cities have decided not to ‘return to normal’, but to take the opportunity to build a better, more sustainable and efficient transport system to support the recovery phase2.

Key role for space

Urban mobility is undergoing a profound transformation, with new mobility services and innovations allowing people to easily mix and match different modes of transportation. Space services are playing a key role in the modernisation of cities and urban transport, opening new possibilities to exploit the synergies of Galileo and Copernicus to go green. However, urban areas are obstacle-rich environments generating a “multipath effect” that results in reduced positioning accuracy.

Read this: European GNSS supports smarter mobility

But, by using Galileo capabilities in multi-frequency solutions the accuracy and time to fix a position is significantly improved. This is translated into a better location for vehicles, which is key to optimising network planning. Copernicus services can support emissions monitoring by validating the measurements from existing sensors and extrapolating data to areas not covered otherwise. They also provide advanced imagery to support urban planning and monitoring of activities in a city. 

Space4Cities: Cities, speak up!

The H2020 Ariadna project will support all urban mobility stakeholders in ensuring that public transport delivers urban mobility in its broadest sense, which includes shared mobility and disruptive schemes such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) using EGNSS and Copernicus. Together with Ariadna, the GSA is launching an initiative to bring cities that want to go greener and are looking for answers from space data together in the Space4Cities network.

And this: Satellites and the City

To facilitate this process, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and Ariadna have launched a survey to identify which cities would like to engage with the initiative, assess their needs and how EGNSS and Copernicus services and data can best help them to achieve their sustainable mobility goals. The survey will only take five minutes to complete – you can find it here.

What’s next: Ariadna support to sustainable cities

Ariadna aims to engage with a comprehensive range of stakeholders, covering cities and the entire urban mobility value chain. These include public transport authorities, cities, research centres, technology providers, SMEs and start-ups and end users. Following the results of the survey and the interest from the partner cities, the project will provide dedicated support through tailored workshops to increase awareness on the use of Galileo and Copernicus to improve urban transport. Specifically, awareness will be raised on Galileo’s enhanced features for accurate and authenticated positioning, as well as synergies with Copernicus, to monitor the relevant indicators that can support the development of new sustainable urban mobility plans.

To stay up to date on news from Ariadna, follow the project on social media.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.

GSA initiative targets post-COVID urban sustainability: we want to hear from cities

13.7.2020 15:07  
A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.
Published: 
13 July 2020

The GSA aims to help cities emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic by leveraging EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) and Copernicus synergies to make urban mobility more sustainable, as well as boost innovation and economic growth. To do this, the GSA is creating a network of cities that have decided to build better, more sustainable and efficient transport systems to support the recovery phase. With this in mind, a survey has been launched to understand the needs and develop tailored awareness raising and support actions on space for cities. The Horizon 2020 Ariadna project will take it further with dedicated support to facilitate the use of space for sustainable cities and its integration into new urban mobility schemes.

Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in cities1. While Europe recovers from the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown measures are lifted, the demand for mobility is cautiously increasing. In this context, some cities have decided not to ‘return to normal’, but to take the opportunity to build a better, more sustainable and efficient transport system to support the recovery phase2.

Key role for space

Urban mobility is undergoing a profound transformation, with new mobility services and innovations allowing people to easily mix and match different modes of transportation. Space services are playing a key role in the modernisation of cities and urban transport, opening new possibilities to exploit the synergies of Galileo and Copernicus to go green. However, urban areas are obstacle-rich environments generating a “multipath effect” that results in reduced positioning accuracy.

Read this: European GNSS supports smarter mobility

But, by using Galileo capabilities in multi-frequency solutions the accuracy and time to fix a position is significantly improved. This is translated into a better location for vehicles, which is key to optimising network planning. Copernicus services can support emissions monitoring by validating the measurements from existing sensors and extrapolating data to areas not covered otherwise. They also provide advanced imagery to support urban planning and monitoring of activities in a city. 

Space4Cities: Cities, speak up!

The H2020 Ariadna project will support all urban mobility stakeholders in ensuring that public transport delivers urban mobility in its broadest sense, which includes shared mobility and disruptive schemes such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) using EGNSS and Copernicus. Together with Ariadna, the GSA is launching an initiative to bring cities that want to go greener and are looking for answers from space data together in the Space4Cities network.

And this: Satellites and the City

To facilitate this process, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and Ariadna have launched a survey to identify which cities would like to engage with the initiative, assess their needs and how EGNSS and Copernicus services and data can best help them to achieve their sustainable mobility goals. The survey will only take five minutes to complete – you can find it here.

What’s next: Ariadna support to sustainable cities

Ariadna aims to engage with a comprehensive range of stakeholders, covering cities and the entire urban mobility value chain. These include public transport authorities, cities, research centres, technology providers, SMEs and start-ups and end users. Following the results of the survey and the interest from the partner cities, the project will provide dedicated support through tailored workshops to increase awareness on the use of Galileo and Copernicus to improve urban transport. Specifically, awareness will be raised on Galileo’s enhanced features for accurate and authenticated positioning, as well as synergies with Copernicus, to monitor the relevant indicators that can support the development of new sustainable urban mobility plans.

To stay up to date on news from Ariadna, follow the project on social media.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.

GSA initiative targets post-COVID urban sustainability: we want to hear from cities

13.7.2020 15:07  
A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.
Published: 
13 July 2020

The GSA aims to help cities emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic by leveraging EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) and Copernicus synergies to make urban mobility more sustainable, as well as boost innovation and economic growth. To do this, the GSA is creating a network of cities that have decided to build better, more sustainable and efficient transport systems to support the recovery phase. With this in mind, a survey has been launched to understand the needs and develop tailored awareness raising and support actions on space for cities. The Horizon 2020 Ariadna project will take it further with dedicated support to facilitate the use of space for sustainable cities and its integration into new urban mobility schemes.

Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in cities1. While Europe recovers from the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown measures are lifted, the demand for mobility is cautiously increasing. In this context, some cities have decided not to ‘return to normal’, but to take the opportunity to build a better, more sustainable and efficient transport system to support the recovery phase2.

Key role for space

Urban mobility is undergoing a profound transformation, with new mobility services and innovations allowing people to easily mix and match different modes of transportation. Space services are playing a key role in the modernisation of cities and urban transport, opening new possibilities to exploit the synergies of Galileo and Copernicus to go green. However, urban areas are obstacle-rich environments generating a “multipath effect” that results in reduced positioning accuracy.

Read this: European GNSS supports smarter mobility

But, by using Galileo capabilities in multi-frequency solutions the accuracy and time to fix a position is significantly improved. This is translated into a better location for vehicles, which is key to optimising network planning. Copernicus services can support emissions monitoring by validating the measurements from existing sensors and extrapolating data to areas not covered otherwise. They also provide advanced imagery to support urban planning and monitoring of activities in a city. 

Space4Cities: Cities, speak up!

The H2020 Ariadna project will support all urban mobility stakeholders in ensuring that public transport delivers urban mobility in its broadest sense, which includes shared mobility and disruptive schemes such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) using EGNSS and Copernicus. Together with Ariadna, the GSA is launching an initiative to bring cities that want to go greener and are looking for answers from space data together in the Space4Cities network.

And this: Satellites and the City

To facilitate this process, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and Ariadna have launched a survey to identify which cities would like to engage with the initiative, assess their needs and how EGNSS and Copernicus services and data can best help them to achieve their sustainable mobility goals. The survey will only take five minutes to complete – you can find it here.

What’s next: Ariadna support to sustainable cities

Ariadna aims to engage with a comprehensive range of stakeholders, covering cities and the entire urban mobility value chain. These include public transport authorities, cities, research centres, technology providers, SMEs and start-ups and end users. Following the results of the survey and the interest from the partner cities, the project will provide dedicated support through tailored workshops to increase awareness on the use of Galileo and Copernicus to improve urban transport. Specifically, awareness will be raised on Galileo’s enhanced features for accurate and authenticated positioning, as well as synergies with Copernicus, to monitor the relevant indicators that can support the development of new sustainable urban mobility plans.

To stay up to date on news from Ariadna, follow the project on social media.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.

GSA initiative targets post-COVID urban sustainability: we want to hear from cities

13.7.2020 15:07  
A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.
Published: 
13 July 2020

The GSA aims to help cities emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic by leveraging EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) and Copernicus synergies to make urban mobility more sustainable, as well as boost innovation and economic growth. To do this, the GSA is creating a network of cities that have decided to build better, more sustainable and efficient transport systems to support the recovery phase. With this in mind, a survey has been launched to understand the needs and develop tailored awareness raising and support actions on space for cities. The Horizon 2020 Ariadna project will take it further with dedicated support to facilitate the use of space for sustainable cities and its integration into new urban mobility schemes.

Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in cities1. While Europe recovers from the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown measures are lifted, the demand for mobility is cautiously increasing. In this context, some cities have decided not to ‘return to normal’, but to take the opportunity to build a better, more sustainable and efficient transport system to support the recovery phase2.

Key role for space

Urban mobility is undergoing a profound transformation, with new mobility services and innovations allowing people to easily mix and match different modes of transportation. Space services are playing a key role in the modernisation of cities and urban transport, opening new possibilities to exploit the synergies of Galileo and Copernicus to go green. However, urban areas are obstacle-rich environments generating a “multipath effect” that results in reduced positioning accuracy.

Read this: European GNSS supports smarter mobility

But, by using Galileo capabilities in multi-frequency solutions the accuracy and time to fix a position is significantly improved. This is translated into a better location for vehicles, which is key to optimising network planning. Copernicus services can support emissions monitoring by validating the measurements from existing sensors and extrapolating data to areas not covered otherwise. They also provide advanced imagery to support urban planning and monitoring of activities in a city. 

Space4Cities: Cities, speak up!

The H2020 Ariadna project will support all urban mobility stakeholders in ensuring that public transport delivers urban mobility in its broadest sense, which includes shared mobility and disruptive schemes such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) using EGNSS and Copernicus. Together with Ariadna, the GSA is launching an initiative to bring cities that want to go greener and are looking for answers from space data together in the Space4Cities network.

And this: Satellites and the City

To facilitate this process, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and Ariadna have launched a survey to identify which cities would like to engage with the initiative, assess their needs and how EGNSS and Copernicus services and data can best help them to achieve their sustainable mobility goals. The survey will only take five minutes to complete – you can find it here.

What’s next: Ariadna support to sustainable cities

Ariadna aims to engage with a comprehensive range of stakeholders, covering cities and the entire urban mobility value chain. These include public transport authorities, cities, research centres, technology providers, SMEs and start-ups and end users. Following the results of the survey and the interest from the partner cities, the project will provide dedicated support through tailored workshops to increase awareness on the use of Galileo and Copernicus to improve urban transport. Specifically, awareness will be raised on Galileo’s enhanced features for accurate and authenticated positioning, as well as synergies with Copernicus, to monitor the relevant indicators that can support the development of new sustainable urban mobility plans.

To stay up to date on news from Ariadna, follow the project on social media.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.

GSA initiative targets post-COVID urban sustainability: we want to hear from cities

13.7.2020 15:07  
A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.
Published: 
13 July 2020

The GSA aims to help cities emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic by leveraging EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) and Copernicus synergies to make urban mobility more sustainable, as well as boost innovation and economic growth. To do this, the GSA is creating a network of cities that have decided to build better, more sustainable and efficient transport systems to support the recovery phase. With this in mind, a survey has been launched to understand the needs and develop tailored awareness raising and support actions on space for cities. The Horizon 2020 Ariadna project will take it further with dedicated support to facilitate the use of space for sustainable cities and its integration into new urban mobility schemes.

Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in cities1. While Europe recovers from the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown measures are lifted, the demand for mobility is cautiously increasing. In this context, some cities have decided not to ‘return to normal’, but to take the opportunity to build a better, more sustainable and efficient transport system to support the recovery phase2.

Key role for space

Urban mobility is undergoing a profound transformation, with new mobility services and innovations allowing people to easily mix and match different modes of transportation. Space services are playing a key role in the modernisation of cities and urban transport, opening new possibilities to exploit the synergies of Galileo and Copernicus to go green. However, urban areas are obstacle-rich environments generating a “multipath effect” that results in reduced positioning accuracy.

Read this: European GNSS supports smarter mobility

But, by using Galileo capabilities in multi-frequency solutions the accuracy and time to fix a position is significantly improved. This is translated into a better location for vehicles, which is key to optimising network planning. Copernicus services can support emissions monitoring by validating the measurements from existing sensors and extrapolating data to areas not covered otherwise. They also provide advanced imagery to support urban planning and monitoring of activities in a city. 

Space4Cities: Cities, speak up!

The H2020 Ariadna project will support all urban mobility stakeholders in ensuring that public transport delivers urban mobility in its broadest sense, which includes shared mobility and disruptive schemes such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) using EGNSS and Copernicus. Together with Ariadna, the GSA is launching an initiative to bring cities that want to go greener and are looking for answers from space data together in the Space4Cities network.

And this: Satellites and the City

To facilitate this process, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and Ariadna have launched a survey to identify which cities would like to engage with the initiative, assess their needs and how EGNSS and Copernicus services and data can best help them to achieve their sustainable mobility goals. The survey will only take five minutes to complete – you can find it here.

What’s next: Ariadna support to sustainable cities

Ariadna aims to engage with a comprehensive range of stakeholders, covering cities and the entire urban mobility value chain. These include public transport authorities, cities, research centres, technology providers, SMEs and start-ups and end users. Following the results of the survey and the interest from the partner cities, the project will provide dedicated support through tailored workshops to increase awareness on the use of Galileo and Copernicus to improve urban transport. Specifically, awareness will be raised on Galileo’s enhanced features for accurate and authenticated positioning, as well as synergies with Copernicus, to monitor the relevant indicators that can support the development of new sustainable urban mobility plans.

To stay up to date on news from Ariadna, follow the project on social media.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.

GSA initiative targets post-COVID urban sustainability: we want to hear from cities

13.7.2020 15:07  
A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.
Published: 
13 July 2020

The GSA aims to help cities emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic by leveraging EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) and Copernicus synergies to make urban mobility more sustainable, as well as boost innovation and economic growth. To do this, the GSA is creating a network of cities that have decided to build better, more sustainable and efficient transport systems to support the recovery phase. With this in mind, a survey has been launched to understand the needs and develop tailored awareness raising and support actions on space for cities. The Horizon 2020 Ariadna project will take it further with dedicated support to facilitate the use of space for sustainable cities and its integration into new urban mobility schemes.

Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in cities1. While Europe recovers from the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown measures are lifted, the demand for mobility is cautiously increasing. In this context, some cities have decided not to ‘return to normal’, but to take the opportunity to build a better, more sustainable and efficient transport system to support the recovery phase2.

Key role for space

Urban mobility is undergoing a profound transformation, with new mobility services and innovations allowing people to easily mix and match different modes of transportation. Space services are playing a key role in the modernisation of cities and urban transport, opening new possibilities to exploit the synergies of Galileo and Copernicus to go green. However, urban areas are obstacle-rich environments generating a “multipath effect” that results in reduced positioning accuracy.

Read this: European GNSS supports smarter mobility

But, by using Galileo capabilities in multi-frequency solutions the accuracy and time to fix a position is significantly improved. This is translated into a better location for vehicles, which is key to optimising network planning. Copernicus services can support emissions monitoring by validating the measurements from existing sensors and extrapolating data to areas not covered otherwise. They also provide advanced imagery to support urban planning and monitoring of activities in a city. 

Space4Cities: Cities, speak up!

The H2020 Ariadna project will support all urban mobility stakeholders in ensuring that public transport delivers urban mobility in its broadest sense, which includes shared mobility and disruptive schemes such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) using EGNSS and Copernicus. Together with Ariadna, the GSA is launching an initiative to bring cities that want to go greener and are looking for answers from space data together in the Space4Cities network.

And this: Satellites and the City

To facilitate this process, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and Ariadna have launched a survey to identify which cities would like to engage with the initiative, assess their needs and how EGNSS and Copernicus services and data can best help them to achieve their sustainable mobility goals. The survey will only take five minutes to complete – you can find it here.

What’s next: Ariadna support to sustainable cities

Ariadna aims to engage with a comprehensive range of stakeholders, covering cities and the entire urban mobility value chain. These include public transport authorities, cities, research centres, technology providers, SMEs and start-ups and end users. Following the results of the survey and the interest from the partner cities, the project will provide dedicated support through tailored workshops to increase awareness on the use of Galileo and Copernicus to improve urban transport. Specifically, awareness will be raised on Galileo’s enhanced features for accurate and authenticated positioning, as well as synergies with Copernicus, to monitor the relevant indicators that can support the development of new sustainable urban mobility plans.

To stay up to date on news from Ariadna, follow the project on social media.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.

GSA initiative targets post-COVID urban sustainability: we want to hear from cities

13.7.2020 15:07  
A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.
Published: 
13 July 2020

The GSA aims to help cities emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic by leveraging EGNSS (Galileo and EGNOS) and Copernicus synergies to make urban mobility more sustainable, as well as boost innovation and economic growth. To do this, the GSA is creating a network of cities that have decided to build better, more sustainable and efficient transport systems to support the recovery phase. With this in mind, a survey has been launched to understand the needs and develop tailored awareness raising and support actions on space for cities. The Horizon 2020 Ariadna project will take it further with dedicated support to facilitate the use of space for sustainable cities and its integration into new urban mobility schemes.

Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and is the main cause of air pollution in cities1. While Europe recovers from the COVID-19 crisis and lockdown measures are lifted, the demand for mobility is cautiously increasing. In this context, some cities have decided not to ‘return to normal’, but to take the opportunity to build a better, more sustainable and efficient transport system to support the recovery phase2.

Key role for space

Urban mobility is undergoing a profound transformation, with new mobility services and innovations allowing people to easily mix and match different modes of transportation. Space services are playing a key role in the modernisation of cities and urban transport, opening new possibilities to exploit the synergies of Galileo and Copernicus to go green. However, urban areas are obstacle-rich environments generating a “multipath effect” that results in reduced positioning accuracy.

Read this: European GNSS supports smarter mobility

But, by using Galileo capabilities in multi-frequency solutions the accuracy and time to fix a position is significantly improved. This is translated into a better location for vehicles, which is key to optimising network planning. Copernicus services can support emissions monitoring by validating the measurements from existing sensors and extrapolating data to areas not covered otherwise. They also provide advanced imagery to support urban planning and monitoring of activities in a city. 

Space4Cities: Cities, speak up!

The H2020 Ariadna project will support all urban mobility stakeholders in ensuring that public transport delivers urban mobility in its broadest sense, which includes shared mobility and disruptive schemes such as Mobility as a Service (MaaS) using EGNSS and Copernicus. Together with Ariadna, the GSA is launching an initiative to bring cities that want to go greener and are looking for answers from space data together in the Space4Cities network.

And this: Satellites and the City

To facilitate this process, the European GNSS Agency (GSA) and Ariadna have launched a survey to identify which cities would like to engage with the initiative, assess their needs and how EGNSS and Copernicus services and data can best help them to achieve their sustainable mobility goals. The survey will only take five minutes to complete – you can find it here.

What’s next: Ariadna support to sustainable cities

Ariadna aims to engage with a comprehensive range of stakeholders, covering cities and the entire urban mobility value chain. These include public transport authorities, cities, research centres, technology providers, SMEs and start-ups and end users. Following the results of the survey and the interest from the partner cities, the project will provide dedicated support through tailored workshops to increase awareness on the use of Galileo and Copernicus to improve urban transport. Specifically, awareness will be raised on Galileo’s enhanced features for accurate and authenticated positioning, as well as synergies with Copernicus, to monitor the relevant indicators that can support the development of new sustainable urban mobility plans.

To stay up to date on news from Ariadna, follow the project on social media.

Media note: This feature can be republished without charge provided the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is acknowledged as the source at the top or the bottom of the story. You must request permission before you use any of the photographs on the site. If you republish, we would be grateful if you could link back to the GSA website (http://www.gsa.europa.eu).

A survey has been launched to assess the needs of urban mobility stakeholders.
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