Overview

Galileo Services is a non-profit organisation designed as a major partner for the EU satellite navigation programmes, Galileo and EGNOS, and the development of products and services based on satellite navigation – also called GNSS downstream segment.

Mission

The organisation’s mission is to support and assist in the implementation of the Galileo and EGNOS programmes and to stimulate GNSS downstream technology and business development (terminals, applications and services), leading to significant job creation opportunities, economic growth in the EU and enhanced quality of life for its citizens. It also advertises the European industry competence all over the world, supports EU institutions on request and expresses industry views.

For almost 20 years, Galileo Services has worked in close collaboration with the key European institutions, including the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Council as well as other agencies, such as the European GNSS Agency (GSA), the European Space Agency (ESA) and national space agencies providing a unified voice on issues of importance to the industrial sector.

Galileo Services also maintains connections with a number of umbrella organisations at European and national levels (Eurisy, EARSC and NEREUS, ERTICO, ESOA, etc.), end-user communities and standardisation bodies (e.g. ISO, CEN, CENTELEC, ETSI).

Members

Galileo Services is a membership organisation, which consists of the major GNSS downstream industry players in Europe. A network of 180 organisations including OREGIN, the association provides its Members with an unrivalled platform for partnership and information exchange as well as wide representation vis-à-vis national and EU institutions. Galileo Services membership is open to any companies or organisations with an interest in the development of the Galileo downstream segment.

Structure

Galileo Services is administered by a Board of Directors, which decides the major strategic, economic, financial and technological orientation of the association. An executive secretariat executes the daily activities regarding the administration of the association. Galileo Services is supervised by a General Assembly comprising representatives of all its members. Officers of the association, i.e. the Chairman of the Board, the Vice-Chairman, the Secretary and the Treasurer are annually proposed by the Board and elected by the General Assembly.

The Team

Gard Ueland

CEO

KONGSBERG SEATEX

Chairman of Galileo Services

Olivier Colaitis

VP – EU Business

AIRBUS

Vice Chairman of Galileo Services

Eric Gellée

Managing Director

FDC

Treasurer of Galileo Services

Roberto Capua

GNSS R&D Programme Manager

SOGEI

Secretary of Galileo Services

Pascal Campagne

CEO

FDC

Special Advisor of Galileo Services

Auréline Borel

Permanent Representative

Galileo Services