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 during day one of the event 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.
During the Plenary, in day two, each individual forum mentioned above will report their results to the Plenary via the co-chairperson elected from the user community representatives attending each panel to representatives from the EC and the GSA. The goal is to allow the decision-makers to take on board the inputs coming from users distributed across the individual fora, provide guidelines, and define objectives aiming at linking space to user needs.