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European Galileo Information Days in Riga

In order to bring together the European GNSS community and foster international cooperation in the development of Galileo applications, Galileo Information Point Poland and Institute of Geodesy and Geoinformation of the University of Latvia have the pleasure to invite you to the European Galileo Information Days in Riga on May 12-13, 2005, Riga, Latvia.

12 May 2005 - 13 May 2005

Satellite navigation system Galileo is a joint initiative of European Union and European Space Agency. It is their answer to the challenges of modern global economy and progress in technology. Galileo will be an independent, open, reliable and most technically advanced civil satellite navigation system, with guaranteed precision and continuity of its services. It is expected to be operational in 2008. Galileo is the largest project based on satellite technologies in the history of the EU, employing modern solutions in order to meet the needs of European citizens. Satellite navigation has a wide range of mass market and professional applications, covering many economic activities and all segments of society. It will be used in many different areas, such as transport, finance and banking, search and rescue operations, energy, agriculture and others. ,Galileo offers countries across the world a number of opportunities to participate in and benefit from the development of the system. Regions can host Galileo ground stations, service providers can disseminate regional integrity information via GALILEO satellites, while local businesses can deploy regional augmentation elements for professional applications or location based services.
The European Union assigned 1 billion euro to the system development and validation phases. Moreover, 100 million euro is devoted to Galileo mission and application activities in the 6th Framework Programme. In May 2004 with the EU enlargement new member-states became co-owners of the future system. They will be sharing the costs of the system development through their contribution to the EU budget. Therefore they should also be able to share all the benefits that Galileo has to offer.
Conference issues
1. General information on Galileo: ,- Galileo project overview Hans Peter Marchlewski, Galileo Joint Undertaking, ,- Galileo Joint Undertaking 6 Framework Programme activitites Hans Peter Marchlewski, Galileo Joint Undertaking, ,- The Galileo Frequency and Signal Structure Günter Hein, Institute of Geodesy and Navigation of FAF Munich University, Germany, ,- System architecture and technical issues Rene Oosterlinck, European Space Agency, ,- EGNOS as a precursor of Galileo Rafael Lucas Rodriguez, European Space Agency, ,- Glonass Status, Performance and Perspectives Sergey Revnivykh, Oksana Eltsova, Central Research Institute of Machine Building, Federal Space Agency, Russia, ,- Time for Galileo Jerzy Nawrocki, Space Research Centre PAS, Poland,
2. Galileo concession: ,- Galileo concession iNavSat, ,- Solutions to develop GNSS markets Eurely,
3. Supporting cooperation: ,- OREGIN Pascal Campagne, OREGIN coordinator, FDC, France, ,- Galileo Services Marie-Laure Mathieu, FDC, France, ,- ESA Navigation Suport Facilities Rafael Lucas Rodriguez, European Space Agency, ,- Project Galileo a Constellation to Beacon the Way in the Baltics: its role in promoting the awareness of Galileo in the Baltic region - Viesturs Veckalns, Latvia, Arne Jungstand, Germany,
4. Applications and projects: ,- Road Application Using GNSS Czech National GALILEO Project Radim Mach, ETODO EG, a.s. Czech Republic, ,- Pilot projects of Implementation of Galileo in the Czech Republic overview and status Pavel Puricer, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic, ,- Galileo and Inland Navigation on the Hungarian Danube Gergely Mezo, RSOE, Hungary, ,- Some Application Driven GNSS Developments in Hungary Laszlo Szentpeteri, TTTC Ltd., Hungary, ,- Development of Satellite Navigation Applications for Intelligent Transport Systems in Latvia Igor Kabashkin, Transport and Telecommunication Institute of Latvia,Latvia, ,- GNSS activities at CICGE and the evolution to Galileo Jose Osorio, Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto, Portugal, ,- GALILEO for implementing the "intelligent road " concept Marco Manca, TELESPAZIO S.p.A Italy, ,- Interactive textile's local data gathering and processing system - Juozapas Arvydas Virbalis, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania, ,- Communication system of interactive textil and center R. Lukocius, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania, ,- Galileo Test, Validation & Application Development Facilities in Germany Stefan Baumann, Telematica e.K. Germany, ,- New Facilities in Riga for the Improvement of Positioning Accuracy with GNSS Application M. Abele, Janis Balodis, Gunars Silabriedis, Latvia, ,- The Application Properties of the JAVAD Receiver the User's View - Jurij Zabolotnij, Peteris Pavlovskis, Maris Osis, Latvia, ,- Signals of Satellite Navigation Detection and Distribution - Inese Novada, Latvia, ,- Real On-Demand Location Based Services (LBS) - Robert Rozes³aniec, Autoguard and Insurance Ltd., Poland, ,- Development of GNSS-1 Capabilities in Central and East European Countries (CEEC) Stanis³aw Oszczak, University of Warmia and Mazury, Giorgio Manzoni, Universiy of Tieste, Jan Balint, Airforce Academy in Kosice, Janusz B. Zieliñski, Space Research Centre PAS, Jaros³aw Cydejko, Maritime Academy in Gdynia, Marek Grzegorzewski, Airforce Academy in Deblin, Poland, ,- On the use of satellite navigation systems for geodynamical studies in Russia - Suriya K. Tatevian, Institute of Astronomy RAS, Russia, ,- Perspectives of navigationsatellite devices, new projects and new applications from the point of view of small business in Poland - Jerzy Dabrowski, Elzbieta Koosakowska, Intertop, Poland, ,- GNSS and Galileo R&D projects in Romania - ion Nedelcu, Romanian Space Agency, Romania,
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