The Galileo Information Centre (GIC) for Mexico presented the space program of the European Union, Galileo, at the in UAQ’s Academic and Cultural Week 2022
Within the framework of the SAC, the annual event organized by the Computer Science Faculty of the Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro, the Galileo Information Centre (GIC) for Mexico highlighted its differential characteristics compared to other existing global systems and the interesting services it provides, as well as the applications enabled by Galileo.
From March 28 to April 1 and within the framework of its 35th Anniversary, the Computer Science Faculty of the Autonomous University of Queretaro (UAQ) held its Academic and Cultural Week 2022.
From the academic point of view, one of the objectives of this event is to introduce students of Telecommunications, Computer and Software Engineering to the possibilities of getting into space topics. So throughout the week several conferences were organized around digital transformation, artificial intelligence, communications and application development, all related to space technologies.
The Galileo Information Centre for Mexico participated on March 28, virtually, with the conference “Galileo, the European global satellite navigation system“. On this occasion, María Mota, coordinator of the Galileo Information Center, and Dr. José Alberto Ramírez, member of the consortium that operates the GIC, presented Galileo, highlighting its differential characteristics compared to other existing global systems and the interesting services it provides, as well as the applications enabled by Galileo.
Participation in the event provided the opportunity to facilitate knowledge sharing on the EU Space programme and made Galileo and its features and applications known to the academic world. A key sector to start generating interest and knowledge in GNSS that in the medium to long term will materialize in the industrial field. The collaboration with centres of excellence is structured to create a strong framework for qualified GNSS education which will be beneficial for the competitiveness of companies and for the scientific level in GNSS at large. The forthcoming Galileo system is expected to boost even more GNSS-based applications which will require more specifically trained manpower so that there will be a larger number of technicians ready to cover the new job positions.
For more information, the video with the intervention of the GIC is available on YouTube at the following link: Galileo, the European global navigation satellite system.