European GNSS Applications in the Horizon 2020

On the 4th of February a workshop dedicated to satellite navigation applications in the Horizon 2020 programme was held in Prague, Czech Republic. Black Pearls representative was present at that event.

Two months ago, a new pan-European R&D programme called Horizon 2020 has started. A substantial amount of funds will be devoted on usage of satellite data for the downstream applications. Two important data sources for these applications are the Galileo system, which by the end of 2014 should be at the “early service” stage and the EGNOS augmentation system, which is already operational in part of Europe. It is predicted that both Galileo and EGNOS will be in a widespread use by 2020, at least within the European Union.

On the 4th of February a workshop dedicated to creation and support of such downstream applications was held in Prague (Czech Republic). This event was organised by the European Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Agency, which is called in short GSA. The workshop gathered the European GNSS application community, which has already produced several products and services for the road, rail, aviation, maritime and personal use. The GSA communicated with this community, announcing the upcoming opportunities under the Horizon 2020 programme.

Black Pearls representative was present at this event as one of few from Poland.