E GNSS User Consultation Platform


The User Consultation Platform (UCP) is a forum for interaction between users of position, navigation and time solutions and the organizations and institutions dealing, directly and indirectly, with Galileo and EGNOS. The attendants to this event are expected to be actual users of the systems, representatives of user associations (such as standardisation bodies and industry groups), regulatory bodies, and members of the value chain such as receiver and chipset manufacturers and application developers who, with their developments, influence the technologies used in the solutions.

The main work of the UCP will be carried out in eight parallel panel sessions grouping users by market segment: Mass Market, Road Transport, Aviation, Rail, Maritime, Agriculture, Surveying & Mapping, and Timing & Synchronisation. GSA’s representatives will co-chair the different sessions conducting the discussions on the topics of interest. Additionally a chairperson will be elected from the attendants to the panels who will co-chair the session with the GSA representative and will report back to the final plenary session.

The topics tackled by each group will include user requirements on PNT solutions, inputs to enhance EGNSS services both in general and specifically in their area, providing feedback on user support, identifying specific R&D priorities by market segment.

You are warmly invited to register. When doing so you will be invited to subscribe to the panel of your interest. We are looking forward to meet you!



User Consultation Platform Programme

09:00 – 09:30

Registrations & morning coffee 

09:30 – 10:30

•    Welcome & context by Eric Chatre, Head of Sector Service Provision and Exploitation at DG GROW, European Commission
•    Address by Gard Ueland, chair of Galileo Services
•    User Requirements process briefing by Omar Valdés, Market Development Officer at GSA
•    UCP 2019 Briefing by Fiammetta Diani, Deputy Head of Market Development at GSA 

10:30 – 12:30

Panel sessions (eight, running in parallel)

12:30 – 13:30


13.30 – 15:30

Parallel sessions (eight, running in parallel)

15.30 – 16.00

Coffee break

16:00 – 18:00

Parallel sessions (eight, running in parallel)

List of panels and moderators from the European GNSS Agency:

1.    Agriculture moderated by Joaquin Reyes, Market Development Officer at GSA
2.    Surveying moderated by Reinhard Blasi, Head of Section Professional at Market Development, GSA
3.    Time & Synchronisation moderated by Valeria Catalano, Market Development Officer at GSA
4.    Aviation moderated by Carmen Aguilera, Head of Section Aviation and R&D at Market Development, GSA
5.    Rail moderated by Daniel Lopour, Market Development Officer at GSA
6.    Road moderated by Alberto Fernández, Market Development Officer at GSA
6.    Maritime and in-land waterways moderated by Manuel López, Market Development Officer at GSA
8.    Mass market moderated by Justyna Redelkiewicz, Head of Section Mass Market and IoT at Market Development, GSA


"The UCP gave the opportunity to bring together GNSS experts from different organizations giving their opinion, discussing and agreeing with the only aim of improving the service and experience for the end users of GNSS. Without a doubt, I will attend the second UCP."
Moisés Navarro Gallardo, Airbus

"Galileo UCP 2017 was a great summit with leading experts in the surveying domain. Interaction in workshop broaden the understanding of the benefits of Galileo in our field."
Hugo Toll, Geosoft


Are you curious about what the GNSS User Consultation Platform looks like? Check out the 2017 Edition!