/ Objectives and impact



The objectives of the UKRAINE project - in line with the Horizon 2020 GALILEO-3-2014 Call - are to create a broad acceptance of EGNSS in Ukraine and foster application development through international cooperation, simultaneously creating opportunities for both knowledge building and commerce.

The UKRAINE project concentrates on achievement of the following impacts:

1. Removal of cross-border legal barriers in Ukraine by creation of a legislative roadmap to facilitate the uptake of regulated EGNSS applications.
This will be accomplished by performing a study on amending the Ukrainian legal framework to key European directives and regulations on EGNSS in transport and other downstream applications. Once the study is completed, the results will be utilized to:
• ensure that all relevant decision makers, especially Ukrainian space and transport policy makers, are aware of the benefits from updating the legislative framework to the EU acquis on GNSS in transport and logistics, as well as other GNSS applications
• itemise the required changes and the potential socio-economic impacts
• provide a roadmap and a set of recommendations to be used as a decision-making tool by Ukrainian policymakers as they work toward harmonizing the national laws with EU legislation on GNSS applications and cooperating in the use of satellite navigations systems

2. Preparation of the aviation market as the starting point for the extension of EGNOS to Ukraine by preparing the groundwork for PBN and LPV, working on GNSS signal monitoring and setting the required legal framework. This will be accomplished by making users (CAA, ANSP, Airports) aware of the potential threats and the mitigation possibilities by using GAIMS (GNSS Airport Interference Monitoring System) via a demonstration exercise as well as partnering with these users in developing the GAIMS implementation roadmap for the Ukrainian airports. An example of dangerous interference occurred at the Newark (US) airport when GBAS (Ground Based Augmentation System) had to shut down when a jamming device passed by on the highway around the airport. Another alarming situation was brought to light by a study of Taiwan’s Kaohsiung airport where more than 100 interferences were found in a single day. The threat is real.

3. Generation of innovative solutions for multimodal logistics and tracking and tracing of dangerous goods by logistics operators active in Ukraine
This will be accomplished by performing a pilot on multimodal freight transport exploring the Ovinto solution and relevant modifications for 2 different categories of end users: hazardous goods transporters and multimodal logistics operators. Battery-powered and resistant to extreme temperatures, Ovinto currently allows chemical, oil and gas companies to reliably monitor hazardous materials regardless of location using satellite technology. A very specific goal is the introduction of the dangerous goods tracker modification that includes a state of the art gas sniffer to tackle the immense Ukrainian problem of gas trucks leaking chlorine, ammonia and bromine. Getting regular and accurate EGNSS-based information on the location of containers, wagons and other powerless multi modal transport devices will have a huge impact on the European and Ukrainian efficiency, reducing investment costs for clients and increasing the ability for the transport to guarantee arrival times and service levels. The development activities on Ovinto Monitoring solution for dangerous goods and multimodal logistics will generate commercial opportunities for EGNSS enabled (EGNOS and Galileo compatible) products in Ukraine. This will be accomplished by:
a. organization of a workshop on dangerous goods
b. creation of a pilot project involving a large transporter or logistics operator active in Ukraine
c. preparation of an updated business model and business plan
d. creation of the marketing plan to support post-project commercial activities

4. Creation of business matchmaking opportunities for Ukrainian and EU companies for long-term collaboration, in particular in the field of EGNSS and its applications. Ukraine is widely considered to have attained excellence in space technologies but faces the difficulty of getting in contact with EU companies to effectively explore collaboration opportunities. The creation of an environment favourable to matchmaking and cooperation between companies and institutions will be fostered through different means with the goal to impact different levels. This will be achieved through the organization of:
a. three business matchmaking workshops to bring together Ukrainian and EU companies seeking opportunities for cooperation in Ukraine (two in Kiev and one in Brussels)
b. a contest in Ukraine built around the development of EGNSS innovative ideas, thus engaging GNSS stakeholders in research and academia as they will be directly involved.

5. Dissemination and awareness of project activities and results so that stakeholders are aware of potential areas of participation as the project progresses, and final results including deliverables are showcased. Key components are the website, newsletters, press releases and events.