European Space Solutions to feature Galileo and EGNOS

March 2, 2016  - By

European Space Solutions 2016 is a five-day conference that will bring together business and policy makers with users and developers of space-based solutions. The conference will take place at the World Forum Convention Centre in The Hague, The Netherlands, May 30 to June 3. Registration is free of charge, but mandatory.

The event will explore how space makes a difference to the lives, and livelihoods, of people across Europe and around the globe. Space-based services and technologies are the future of efficient, effective and sustainable services that society needs, organizers said. The conference is presented under the auspices of the 2016 Dutch Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

Participants will learn about new innovations that harness information from the European flagship space programs, Galileo and EGNOS (satellite navigation) and Copernicus (Earth observation), and the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research program, for a wide range of applications, gather insights about current developments and discuss what is possible and needed in the future.

The conference will be accompanied by a range of dedicated focus sessions and side events, opportunities and more.

European Space Expo

The conference also will run in conjunction with the European Space Expo, which comes to The Hague, The Netherlands, May 28 to June 5.

The expo presents information on European space programs ranging from satellite navigation (Galileo and EGNOS) to Earth observation (Copernicus) in an engaging and entertaining way. Highlights include the OmniGlobe — an interactive hologram of the earth’s atmosphere, an impressive model of a Galileo satellite, and many more.

More than 900,000 people have already visited the European Space Expo as it continues its tour of major European cities. The free exhibition highlights the many ways in which European Union space programs help Europeans “on the ground” every day.

The aim of the expo is to show citizens how European space policy and space-based technologies benefit their everyday lives on Earth and the importance of space technologies to the European economy and job creation.


Photo: GSA

The European Commission, with the strong collaboration and support of the European GNSS Agency (GSA), launched the European Space Expo in 2012. The popular, interactive and free exhibition illustrates the many services and applications that come from the European flagship space programs.

Free to the general public, record attendances have greeted the expo throughout its tour. 2016 is the fifth year of the highly successful road show, which has already visited cities from London to Larnaca and Rome to Riga. The expo was most recently in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg, Oct. 16-25, 2015.

Follow the expo on Twitter at #euspaceexpo.


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