Workshop March 30, 2021
We kicked off with the NL Space Campus, unfortunately Esther Peters could not join. She regrets this and kindly invites you in case of questions to directly send her an e-mail (
) and/ or visit the website. The CoE is well situated in the Space eco-system in Noordwijk with ESA and GSA around the corner. Also, it fits nicely with the Vision of the NL Space Campus. Last but not least every last Thursday of the month the Campus organizes “Network & Drinks” from 17.00 – 19.00, the first one coming up is the 29th of April.
Wim Ploeg from the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management positioned the Dutch CoE in the European context of Space Hubs and other CoE’s. The need for such a CoE has also been addressed, as society is becoming more and more reliant on GNSS the awareness, impact and risks of GNSS usage require to be considered.
André Bos from S[&]T
the recent developments that have been done when it comes to the service definitions of the CoE. He started with the workshop that (some of) you attended in 2019 and took us to the recent status of having two potential viable CoE services:
1. Risk and Research Service aiming at monitoring and predicting the risks of using the GNSS signals in relation to specific applications.
2. Test and Qualification Service aiming at providing facilities for testing and eventually qualifying GNSS related equipment.
Both services have been explained in more detail. Alexandra Zevenbergen from CGI showed the first developed tooling for the Risk and Research service. Hein Zelle from NLR did a deep dive on the Test and Qualification service.
After the coffee break two breakouts have been organised to refine the service definitions of the two defined services. Using Mentimeter, hosted by Merle Snijders and Peter Dieleman from NLR, a lot of useful feedback and new insights have been gathered. In both sessions, a nice mix of potential end users and potential contributors attended. Quite a few of you identified themselves as being both a user and contributor.
Results of the
Results of the
The consolidated wrap-up and highlights from both breakouts have been shared by André in the plenary session. Jeroen Glazener from the NSO finished the day, by explaining NSO supportive role in the CoE initiative from the first study up to the refinement of the business case that is going on now.
The next step is that the project team will finalise the first version of the Risk Map tool and update the business case for both services. This will be done based on further analysis, the outcome of the breakouts and most likely some more interviews that have to be scheduled for the next period. The results will be summarised in a report.
In the attachment you will find the slides that have been presented and the Mentimeter questions that were answered during the breakouts.
In the future we will update you with new results, please also see the page on LinkedIn that we created to keep you up to date.
For now, we kindly thank you for your interest and effort to join our online workshop.