The emergence of new global and regional navigation satellite systems, as well as satellite-based augmentation systems has made the necessity for international cooperation on satellite navigation even stronger.
International GNSS cooperation is carried out at policy, technical and service provision levels. The main issues of international GNSS cooperation are listed below:
The development of European GNSS is strongly linked to international cooperation. Besides efforts towards compatibility and interoperability with other GNSS providers, international cooperation focuses on fostering the uptake of Galileo and EGNOS worldwide. There are several bilateral GNSS cooperation agreements in force while more are in discussion phase.
Except for issues listed previously EU is actively seeking GNSS cooperation on standardisation, research, Galileo applications, SBAS and EGNOS extensions, security and trade matters.
The International Committee on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (ICG) has been formed in 2005 to promote international GNSS cooperation activities.
GNSS.asia project is funded by the European Union within the Seventh Framework Programme under grant agreement no 287244.