TEN-T Priority Axis 15: Galileo

Recent projectnieuws
27-10-2010 EC herbekijkt financiering 92 trans-Europese infrastructuurprojecten
08-01-2010 Commission awards major contracts to make Galileo operational early 2014
21-10-2009 500 miljoen euro voor het trans-Europese vervoersnetwerk

Algemene projectinformatie
European satellite navigation technology will bring low-cost positioning and timing services of unparalleled accuracy and reliability to all sectors of society.

What is the project?
Galileo is a European initiative to create a global satellite navigation system offering precise positioning and timing services for commercial and personal users anywhere in the world, using small and inexpensive receivers. When fully deployed, the system will consist of a constellation of 30 satellites, together with associated infrastructure on the ground. It also allows for innovative applications and services to be developed. Although capable of operating autonomously, Galileo has been designed to be compatible and interoperable with both the US global positioning system (GPS) and Russian Glonass systems.
Galileo will provide the EU with an essential tool not only for the development of transport but also for agricultural or fishing policies, for science, for justice and home affairs, and so on. Several international agreements have already been signed (with China, Israel, the United States, Ukraine) and others are under negotiation (with India, South Korea, Argentina, Morocco, Russia, Canada, etc.) in order to ensure a truly global dimension to the project.

What are its expected benefits?
Galileo will make Europe independent in this strategically important technological field. Cost–benefit analyses showed that the global market for satellite navigation amounted to EUR 20 billion in 2003 and could reach as much as EUR 275 billion by 2020. In Europe alone, this market could be responsible for the creation of some 140 000 new jobs. Many new promising applications are already emerging, especially in the field of transport. The Galileo system is designed to respond to the specific needs of each transport mode, including aviation, maritime, road and rail transport. Even pedestrians will benefit. Moreover, Galileo will also benefit other professional and personal activities, from civil engineering, social and emergency services to agriculture and fisheries, banking and finance, environmental protection and civil protection. From the users' perspective, Galileo will offer the advantages of high reliability and unprecedented accuracy. It will allow goods, vehicles and people to be located with approximately 10 times greater accuracy than GPS - to within a few metres. Unlike GPS, continuity of the signal will also be guaranteed. Galileo has been designed specifically for civilian use worldwide, and will provide both a freely accessible open service, and other signals restricted to specific groups for commercial, safety-of-life or government applications.

Source: EU Directorate-General Energy and Transport;
'TEN-T priority axes and projects 2005'

Projectfase:  Realisatie
Modaliteit:  Programma's

MIT/SNIP/MIRT fase historie:

Investeringsprogramma van:  
Kosten:  € 3.400 mln

Source: EU Directorate-General Energy and Transport;
'TEN-T priority axes and projects 2005'