GIC Mexico organises the webinar Galileo, EU’S Global Navigation Satellite System
The Galileo Information Centre gave a technical talk about Galileo, the European GNSS system, to the academic community of the University of Costa Rica.
Yesterday, 31 August 2023, the GIC organised a technical talk in coordination with the School of Topographic Engineering of the University of Costa Rica. The event was held in the Auditorium of Continuing Education of the University of Costa Rica and was also transmitted virtually through the Zoom platform and through the Facebook page of the School of Topographic Engineering.
The event started with a brief introduction and welcome by D. Luis Cuervo, responsible for the Galileo Information Centres in Latin America and representing the European Commission and the Directorate-General for Defence, Industry and Space, and Robert Laurent, Director of the School of Topographical Engineering of the University of Costa Rica.
David Aguilar, from Geotecnologías S.A. and member of the Galileo Information Centre team, was then in charge of presenting the GIC, its objectives and the interesting activities it carries out.
Elena Megías, coordinator of the Galileo Information Centre, introduced global navigation satellite systems, focusing on Galileo, and presented the basics of satellite navigation.
The talk held not only reached a significant group of in-person participants in the event (66 attendees), but through webcasting and the Facebook platform it had an important reach both nationally and regionally.
The celebration of this interesting event has given high visibility to the EGNSS programmes and the activities of the Galileo Information Centre for Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. It also allowed the transfer of knowledge to professors and students at the University of Costa Rica. The professors showed interest in having more information about Galileo in order to incorporate it into their academic programmes on GNSS.