SHERPA Final Review Meeting

The SHERPA final review meeting, last milestone of the project, was successfully held on the 13th November 2013 at European GNSS Agency (GSA) premises in Prague (Czech Republic). This meeting is formally the technical closeout of the project which officially ends on 15th November 2013.

The Final review meeting was focused on presenting and assessing the project achievements and outcomes, ensuring the completion of the activities and committed deliverables of the Grant Agreement and deriving lessons learnt and recommendations to be applied for future similar initiatives.

Representatives from all the partners of the consortium (European Satellite Services Provider, Pildo Labs, Polish Air Navigation Services Agency, Silesian University of Technology, Bulgarian Air Traffic Services Authority, General Directorate of State Airports Authority, Estonian Air Navigation Services and Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority) attended the meeting and participated actively by presenting its motivation to joint SHERPA, work performed, experience and lessons learnt, mapping of EGNOS within each PBN national strategy and future actions on EGNOS. The usefulness and added value of the project in terms of cooperation, network links and guidance received was positively emphasized by all the partners and GSA.

Ms. Carmen Aguilera (GSA project officer) and Mr. Hans de With (GSA external reviewer) expressed their satisfaction for the achievement of the objectives of SHERPA and declared this review successful.

ESSP, the SHERPA Project coordinator, wants to thank the involvement, interest and effort dedicated by all the partners during the execution of the project.

SHERPA has impacted in terms of public benefits owing to the contribution to increase the safety of air operations, rationalize the costs related to navigation infrastructure, improving the existing Air Navigation capacities and the contribution to knowledge sharing and cooperation between different multi-national enterprises in support to the implementation of EGNOS at regional level.