The EU Space Programme is evolving and so are the needs and requirements of its user community. The 3rd edition of the User Consultation Platform (UCP) was held on 1-2 December 2020 as part of the preparatory phase of the 2020 European Space Week. The Consultation was open to user communities, industries, service providers and R&D leveraging space for the creation of applications, businesses, and innovation.
The User Consultation Platform (UCP) is a biennial event involving a wide range of users from 12 different market segments where they meet to discuss their needs for applications relying on Location, Navigation, Timing, Earth Observation, and Secure Telecommunications.
The Consultation engages with user communities, industries, service providers and R&D, bringing together expertise and insights from different applications, sharing experiences, and strengthening a EU network of innovators that can strive only by working together.
Building on the central role of users in shaping EU Space applications, the outcomes of the Consultation help informing the decision-making process around service definition and service provision, leveraging on the unique perspective of EU Space multi-disciplinary user community.
Most of the work of the UCP was carried out during 1-2 December, in panel sessions like: Road, Agriculture & Forestry, Maritime & Ocean Monitoring, Geomatics & Urban Planning, Public Transport, Natural Disasters & Emergency Response, etc. Besides, in the 2020 edition other Copernicus users and GovSatCom users were also added.
Among the maritime panel, the Advanced Shipborne Galileo Receiver DFMC (ASGARD) was introduced by explaining that is a project funded by EUSPA (GRANT/02/2019, Fundamental Elements) under a GMV & SAAB consortium, with a two years development scope (2021-2022), and whose main objective is the design, integration and V&V of a shipborne Dual-frequency Multi-constellation Galileo OS enabled, which includes OS-NMA authentication and IEC GNSS approval.
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