First EGNSS Applications Conference in Africa
Last 22nd and 23rd of September, Pildo Labs led the first International Conference on EGNOS and Galileo (EGNSS) Applications that took place in Lomé, Togo under the MAGNIFIC Project.
The conference counted with the participation of key speakers from African and European entities such as the Ministry of High Education and Research, the President of the University of Lomé, Togo, the European Union Representative in Togo, the European GNSS Agency (GSA), Thales Alenia Space, Agence pour la Sécurité de la Navigation Aérienne en Afrique et à Madagascar (ASECNA), Joint Programme Office (JPO), ASKY Airlines, Agence Gabonaise d’Etudes et d’Observations Spatiales (AGEOS), the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research from Ghana, Centre National d’ Etudes Spatiales (CNES), TogoCel and other stakeholders from different sectors.
The two-day event covered the most important topics of the project and gave the attendees the chance to share their experiences on EGNOS and GALILEO applications applied to different industries:
Airport vehicles localization, PPP for oil exploitation, Aeronautical operation, Water natural resources, Highly secured multimodal transport and Maritime search & rescue.
The conference allowed on one hand exchanging on the full range of usages of EGNSS with respect to particular needs raised during the conference, and on the other, feeling a great interest of all the economical actors of the region.
This event is an important milestone in the MAGNIFIC Project, which aims to promote efficient international cooperation between European and African countries in the implementation of EGNSS applications for the Development of Africa.
It is also a taking off for the different field campaigns that will take place in 2016 all around the west part of the African continent.
As leader of the Project, Pildo Labs feels very positive about the results of the event, and looks forward to continue with this successful approach for the development of the region.