Euromed Satellite Navigation: GNSS II

Project Duration
2012 - 2014
€2.1 million (contract with the Medusa consortium); €0.8 million (contract with Eurocontrol); €1.6 million (contract with European Space Agency)

Countries covered:

  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Palestine *
  • Syria *
  • Tunisia

Brief Description

Provides technical assistance and infrastructure to promote the introduction of global navigation satellite system (GNSS) services in the Mediterranean region.
Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Occupied Palestinian Territory, Syria, Tunisia

Actions in brief

 Medusa contract

  • Organises introductory workshops in each partner country explaining the results of GNSS I; prepares specific country reports;
  • Analyses the chain of responsibilities for the provision of GNSS services and the identification of the necessary regulations to be followed in order to render Safety of Life (SOL) and other GNSS services to final users;
  • Identifies the institutional means to achieve a common interface of regulations applied in Europe and the regulations to be applied in the ENPI South countries for the use of GNSS; drafts a road map to achieve the proper institutional means for each beneficiary country;
  • Develops service enablers in the domain of safety critical transport applications: definition of specific GNSS-based operational concepts and procedures, safety assessment, definition of interface with traffic control centres, preparation of ad-hoc business cases;
  • Sets up a long term cooperation and operation structure of GEMCO (Mediterranean cooperation office for Galileo) with a proper regional participation of the various beneficiary countries and a long term work plan.
Eurocontrol contract
  • Assesses the status in target countries of the introduction of performance-based navigation according to ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation) requirements as well as of GNSS-based navigation services;
  • Holds workshops with Civil Aviation Authorities and Air Navigation Service Providers in the beneficiary countries to inform them about the status of EGNOS Safety of Life (SoL) service provision in Europe;
  • Produces an analysis that will specifically examine certification procedures;
  • Establishes road maps for the introduction of EGNOS Safety of Life services for aviation; prepares regional guidance material for national civil aviation authorities and air navigation service providers.
ESA contract
  • Complements Euromed GNSS-1 deliverables by concluding the necessary infrastructure developments required to provide an EGNOS signal over the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership (MEDA) countries;
  • Delivers at least four RIMS sites with dual channels (A and B) in order to provide the EGNOS signal. 
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