Periodic Reporting for period 2 - BEYOND (Building EGNSS capacitY On EU Neighbouring multimodal Domains.)
Reporting period: 2017-03-01 to 2017-06-30
Capitalising on the lessons learnt and the knowledge acquired through past and on-going projects, BEYOND continues what was already initiated in the target countries/regions, and puts in place an intensive/extensive programme of activities/actions, tailored on the specific needs/maturity and addressing both aviation and non-aviation domains.
With relation to the call’s objectives, the ultimate goal of BEYOND is threefold:
1. Promoting the use of EGNSS and growing the interest towards EGNSS outside EU and thus possibly stimulating investments in relation to EGNSS
2. Preparing them towards an optimal adoption of EGNSS, and thus contributing to the growing of know-how, capacity and knowledge in relation to EGNSS outside EU
3. Supporting networking and liaisons between EU and non-EU players (from different sectors industry, institutions/authorities and research/academia/university – and communities - aviation and non-aviation), thus creating the basis for cooperation, the establishment of relationships possibly evolving into business opportunities.
BEYOND’ consortium is purposely set-up to include an integrated team of EU and non-EU partners, led by the ESSP (European Satellite Services Provider) and involving different domains and communities (authorities, regulators, users, Service Providers, industries, researchers, ANSPs, consultants) throughout the target regions.
BEYOND project represents an important asset in supporting the GSA in the implementation of EGNSS applications in the wider Europe.
The core of the activities is developed in WP2000 and WP3000; while WP4000 has been key in the dissemination and communication of the project together with the organisation and celebration for the Final User Forum (FUF).
WP2000 - BHANSA participated as external trainee in sWP2500, executing the three steps of the capacity building methodology:
o PBN Strategy on GNSS
o LPV Procedure Design
The work was presented during the FUF.
WP2000 activities thus achieved all the planned milestones.
WP3000 - The second reporting period covered the finalisation of sWP3200, sWP3400 & sWP3500 (TPZ leader, ENAV, TMoT, Helios, Bites as contributors).
The work performed by ENAV together with Albcontrol on sWP3200 consisted of:
• design and validation of RNP APCH for Tirana airport; local safety assessment; flight trials.
• feasibility study for RNP APCH on a new location based on an existing airport
• development of a PBN strategy in support to the national PBN Plan to be developed with the NSA.
The flight validation demonstrated RNP APCH flyability at Tirana airport constituting a valid backup to ILS outage.
Albcontrol will require:
- the legal base in place (EWA for non EU countries)
- the PBN national strategy (developed in Beyond)
sWP3400 focused on the identification and tailoring of the Turkish specific needs, aimed at empowering its capacity and preparing the country for an optimal adoption of E-GNSS.
These activities included preparation, organization and execution of the BEYOND Workshop for Turkey, “EGNSS Applications of interest and Roadmap for Turkey (Event 2)” and follow-up.
The Workshop (Ankara - May), raised awareness on E-GNSS and its applications offering the opportunity to interact and exchange information with the main Turkish stakeholders and institutions.
Support by the ESSP was given to this Event directly.
The Workshop presented Turkey’s needs and potential applications benefiting from E-GNSS:
• Road – Tolling and Emergency Management services
• Rail – Signalling systems
• Maritime – Transport
sWP3500 activities focused on Turkey through the development of its EGNSS Roadmap.
A detailed analysis of E-GNSS applications was carried out to derive specific user needs and identify key applications in each domain:
• feedback was collected from Turkish Stakeholders on the roadmap;
• a Cost Benefit Analysis was produced.
The reference roadmap detailed infrastructure and service needs, identified opportunities and priorities, defined actions/actors and timeline to support applications' development.
The overall analysis and final results were assembled in an enhanced Roadmap.
The main companies involved in WP4000 (ESSP, TPZ, INECO, GMV) developed the activities bearing in mind the importance of communicating the project’s achievements through the different channels available to the Project: publications, papers, articles, project webpage and social media.
The main activities performed by the BEYOND project inside WP4000 in the second period include:
1) News update of the webpage and classroom tailoring for BHANSA
2) Presentation of results (papers @ENC2017, Switzerland).
3) Support to internal events (i.e. Event 2 in Ankara, Turkey)
4) Deliverables (Project Public Letter and Presentation, Contact List and Final User Forum Report)
5) Preparation, organisation and execution of the FUF (June - Tallinn, ESTONIA), where most of the endeavour went.
The FUF organised and led by the ESSP, supported by GMV, TPZ, INECO and the rest of the Partners, was a key milestone for the Project, demonstrating the good results obtained and showing to external invitees and the GSA the achievements made.
The emphasis was given to the presentation of the project’s main achievements and lessons learnt during the project, especially from WP2000 & WP3000 involved partners. The feedback note from the CAAs involved (CAAM, CAAK, CAAH) was also a very important asset.
Future prospects, legacy of the project and exploitation proposals were also discussed and shared among the participants.
Real-time coverage of the sessions was done through twitter, while highlights were provided through LinkedIn and Facebook. The final reporting and the sessions’ material were instead provided through the project’s webpage.
• Personal level
• Organization level
• Country level
Results from WP3000 and the multimodal domain have shown strong interest for E-GNSS in the Euromed and East European countries and specifically to applications fulfilling the countries’ specific necessities.
Specifically the project has identified:
• Recommendations for improving sites and capabilities of GNSS stations; accessibility and availability of raw data; expand use of GNSS sources to applications of major interest for the involved countries/sub-regions.
• The specific analysis showed that Israel and Turkey have very dense networks allowing these countries to implement GNSS performance monitoring services. In addition, their neighbouring countries could “take advantage” of the extension of said networks.
The feedback to the Roadmap and the CBA report showed TMoT's and other stakeholders’ high interest in GNSS integration in infrastructure development plans.
The BEYOND project has posed the basis for developing new initiatives and a future collaboration between EU and Turkey on EGNSS.