Since 2 June, the European satellite navigation system, Galileo, has had a new Information Centre in Mexico City, located in the facilities of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).

The objectives of the centre, similar to others existing in different parts of the world, such as Brazil –in which Ineco is also involved– and Chile, are to promote and disseminate Galileo in its geographical area (Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean), as well as to monitor local initiatives for use in different fields and to provide training in satellite navigation, bringing together industrial, institutional and university/research sectors.

Ineco will support Telespazio, the project coordinator, in tasks related to market analysis and stakeholder identification, as well as in establishing industrial collaborations between European and Latin American partners. The project will run for three years.

This centre contributes to the European Commission’s space outreach activities to promote EU Space Programmes and encourage their use in the Latin American market.