European GNSS Agency
|This article is outdated. (November 2010)|
|European GNSS Supervisory Authority|
|Formation||12 July 2004 (ratified)
|Location||Prague, Czech Republic|
|Director||Carlo des Dorides|
|Legal authority||Council Regulation No 1321/2004|
Its objective is to ensure that essential public interests are properly defended and represented in connection with European Union's satellite navigation programmes (GALILEO and EGNOS). The aim of GALILEO is to provide a modern European alternative to the established GPS system of the United States of America.
The agency is responsible for managing and monitoring the use of the program funds. It will help the European Commission deal with any matters relating to satellite radio-navigation.