The kickoff meeting of the TREASURE project was held last February 8th at the University of Nottingham, the coordinator of the project. Deimos Engenharia is one of the partners of TREASURE, which stands for Training, REsearch and Applications network to Support the Ultimate Real time high accuracy EGNSS solution. TREASURE is an EU funded project under the H2020-Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network.
The aim of the four-year project is to provide instantaneous and high accuracy positioning anywhere in the world, exploiting the different satellite systems to operate together in a multi – Global Navigation Satellite Systems (multi-GNSS), to reach an accuracy of a few centimeters. By 2020 Galileo, the European GNSS system (EGNSS) will be fully operational and provide positioning data of unprecedented accuracy. Its integration with other satellite systems, through the TREASURE project, is key to increase Europe’s competitiveness in the field of space technology, which has been mainly based on the GPS system in the last 20 years.
A highly-accurate multi-GNSS service could assist not only safety-critical industries like air\maritime navigation services but also address fields like the global Agri-Tech market. For example, accurate real-time positioning data can assist farmers in maximizing food production, reducing costs and minimizing the environmental impact. Moreover, thinking about the offshore operations, a deep-sea drilling platform that experiences any temporary degradation of positioning accuracy could lead to phenomenal financial losses right at a time when, due to the current oil production climate, companies are striving to increase operational efficiency.