Training Sessions of the JUPITER Project

14 July 2015

Gianluca Marucco from Navigation Technologies Area participated in the first Training Sessions of the JUPITER project, held in Bordeaux, France, the 9th and the 10th of July 2015. The two Training Sessions were designed to target the needs of the Intelligent Transportation Systems – ITS developers. The focus of the sessions was on the EGNSS principles and its main characteristics (Galileo and EGNOS, the difference between GNSS and European GNSS – EGNSS, the EGNSS added value).

The Joint EUropean Project for International ITS/EGNSS awareness Raising (JUPITER) is funded by the European GNSS Agency (GSA) through the new EU Research and Innovation programme: Horizon 2020. JUPITER is a two years project aiming to promote the European GNSS satellite navigation technology (EGNSS), in particular in the field of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). For this reason, the project plans to present relevant EGNSS applications able to highlight EGNSS added value and advantages at events of international importance as the 2015 ITS World Congress in Bordeaux, France and the 2016 ITS World Congress in Melbourne, Australia.

Indeed, JUPITER will deliver support activities organized along four key axes:
1. awareness raising about the opportunities and benefits offered by EGNSS;
2. fostering business development for EGNSS worldwide;
3. technological innovation and capacity building;
4. support to SMEs.

The Navigation Technologies Area will lead activities related to the Work Package 4.2, entitled "Development pf training materials for ITS developers and for Local Council purchasers". The training materials will target two communities relevant for the ITS market: the ITS developers and the local council purchasers. The project will organize modules composed by a one day training course completed with online Webinars.