EGNSS user consultation Plenary session


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.

User Consultation Plenary Programme

09:00 – 09:15

Opening, by Gian-Gherardo Calini, Head of Market Development Department, GSA

09:15 – 09:35

Presentation and Q&A: Agriculture

09:35 – 09:55

Presentation and Q&A: Surveying

09:55 – 10:15

Presentation: Timing & Synchronisation

10.15 – 10:35

Presentation and Q&A: Aviation 

10.35 – 10.50

Coffee break 

10:50 – 11:10

Presentation and Q&A: Rail

11:10 – 11:30 Presentation and Q&A: Road
11:30 – 11:50 Presentation and Q&A: Maritime and in-land waterways
11:50 – 12:10 Presentation and Q&A: Mass Market
12:10 – 12:30 Conclusions and next steps
12:30 – 12:40 Closure by Carlo des Dorides, Executive Director, GSA
12:40 – 12:50 Future of the UCP within the EGNSS programmes by Matthias Petschke, Director Satellite Navigation Programmes at DG GROW, European Commission
12:50 Lunch