Adam Mickiewicz University from Poznań visits GSSC


At the heart of ESA GNSS Science Support Centre (GSSC) there is a shared vision of bridging knowledge and innovation. Therefore, we are thrilled to share that a group from the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science at Adam Mickiewicz University (UAM) in Poznań, Poland, led by Professor Jacek Marciniak and Dean Krzysztof Dyczkowski, recently visited the GSSC at ESAC in Madrid. This visit, organised as part of the AI Tech project, marks another step towards fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange between academia and GSSC in the field of digital innovation applied to GNSS.

Exploring New Frontiers: The primary objective of this visit was to explore potential collaborations and partnerships between UAM and GSSC. With a specific focus on machine learning techniques applied to GNSS data and the utilisation of the GSSC Now digital platform, both institutions aim to push the boundaries of scientific research and innovation. The visit provided an excellent opportunity for the UAM delegation to learn more about GSSC’s advanced capabilities in AI and digital transformation and discover the exciting possibilities that lie ahead.

Teaching and Applying Machine Learning: One of the key areas of interest discussed during the visit was the integration of GSSC Now and machine learning techniques into the teaching curriculum at UAM. By leveraging GNSS data and the powerful tools available on the GSSC Now platform, students and faculty members can gain valuable insights and practical experience in applying machine learning algorithms to real-world scientific use cases. This visit opens up new avenues for research and preparation of students for the future of data-driven technologies.

Building Partnerships for Collaboration: GSSC is enthusiastic about the potential collaboration with UAM and the mutual benefits it can bring. By joining forces, we aim to foster a dynamic environment of knowledge exchange, research collaboration, and innovation. Together, we can explore the vast possibilities of GNSS data, drive advancements in AI and machine learning, and contribute to the scientific community on a global scale.

During the visit of the group from UAM to the GSSC, the visitors had the opportunity to gain insights into the future plans and evolution of GSSC. Leading the discussion was Vicente Navarro, responsible for operations and development at GSSC, who provided a comprehensive overview of the center’s strategic vision. One of the key highlights of this presentation was the exciting development surrounding the GENESIS mission. As Vicente Navarro shared, the GENESIS mission had recently been approved at the last ministerial council, and it is part of ESA’s navigation directorate new initiative, FutureNAV. The introduction of GENESIS into GSSC’s future plans showcases the center’s dedication to supporting innovative missions that push the boundaries of GNSS technology and exploration.

The visit from Adam Mickiewicz University confirms the growing interest and recognition of GSSC Now as an innovative platform in the field of GNSS data analysis and digital transformation. We look forward to future collaborations and the exciting outcomes that will emerge from this partnership.

The GSSC Team