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Transport and satellite infrastructure


Europe’s 500 million citizens need safe, effective transport systems, both for personal travel and for transporting the goods that we consume. The transport cluster focuses on how the EU agencies help to ‘keep Europe moving’, together with the European Commission and Member States. The cluster unites four agencies, three dedicated to transport by air, rail and sea — EASA, ERA and EMSA — plus the agency that manages the security and commercialisation aspects of the European satellite navigation programmes EGNOS and Galileo — GSA.

All agencies offer practical examples of how they help to keep Europe moving around the clock. Did you know that EASA managed the entire certification process of the Airbus A380 superjumbo? That via EMSA’s SafeSeaNet system, the EU handled 1 500 million position messages from ships in European waters in 2010? That applications using the EGNOS system are so accurate that they can enable the control of racing cars to an accuracy of just a few centimetres? Or that ERA has set up a unified, interoperable system for registering trains, carriages and wagons?


Tuesday 1 February (9.30 – 14.00)

  • 9.30 – 12.00 Simultaneous presentations on air, rail, sea and satellite infrastructure.
  • 12.00 – 12.30 Two speakers:
    • Mr Alfons Guinier, Secretary-General of the European Community Shipowners’ Association, will talk on maritime safety and new technologies to improve safety;
    • Mr Patrick Goudou, Director of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), will talk on the contribution of EASA to aviation safety.
  • 12.30 – 14.00 Sandwich lunch provided on the stand.

Cluster members

When and where?

The exhibition will take place from 31 January to 3 February 2011, at the European Parliament, Brussels, third floor of the ASP building (in front of the distribution area).
Media announcement for the exhibition (PDF).
Main exhibition page.

Programme and photos

Download the full programme in PDF format.

Exhibition programme at a glance.

Photos from the event

Contact details

This event is being coordinated by the EMCDDA on behalf of the EU agencies.
Tel. (351) 211 21 02 32/40 (up to 28 January).
Tel. (351) 93 599 40 29 (from 31 January, at the stand).

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Page last updated: Monday, 24 January 2011