GIC México organises the webinar: Galileo and HAS service
The Galileo Information Centre gave an informative talk about Galileo HAS service.
The webinar took place in online mode on 27 September 2023.
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.
Elena Megías, coordinator of the Galileo Information Centre, was in charge of presenting the GIC, its objectives and the interesting activities it carries out. She also gave an introduction to GNSS, focusing on Galileo, the European GNSS and highlighting the benefits of Galileo over other GNSS and the services it offers.
After this general introduction, Elena Megías together with Ignacio Fernández Hernández, administrator of the Galileo High Accuracy and Authentication Services at DG DEFIS, explained in detail the Galileo High Accuracy Service (HAS).
The Galileo High Accuracy Service (HAS) provides free of charge high accuracy Precise Point Positioning (PPP) corrections through the Galileo signal (E6-B) and by terrestrial means (Internet) since 24/01/2023. Galileo HAS offers real-time improved user positioning performances down to a decimeter level (in nominal conditions and based on a user PPP processing algorithm).
The webinar was attended by some 130 people from various countries, including Panama, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Mexico and Honduras.