Training REsearch and Applications Network to Support the Ultimate Real-Time High Accuracy EGNSS Solution
The TREASURE project is a prestigious Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Innovative Training Network (ITN), funded through the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme. The MSCA aim to support the career development and training of researchers with a focus on innovation, and in this context TREASURE will provide specialist training in the strategic and emerging area of European GNSS. Collectively, GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite Systems) includes systems such as the US Global Positioning System (GPS) and the Russian GLONASS, as well as the new, under development systems like China’s Beidou and most importantly Europe’s Galileo.
Galileo is what we call the European GNSS (EGNSS) and is to be fully operational around 2020. Combining these different satellite systems to operate together is a new development known as multi-GNSS, which is key to provide instantaneous, high accuracy positioning anywhere in the world. TREASURE therefore addresses the pressing need to undertake research and training in this field. GPS has been the frontrunner of all these systems and has dominated the market for two decades. EGNSS is aimed at changing this market unbalance and is the main focus of TREASURE.