Satellite navigation services for African Region

Logo Safir

The SAFIR project has the objective of building capacity within African countries for the future deployment of GNSS/EGNOS in the region. An EGNOS-Africa Joint Programme Office JPO will be set up. The mission of the future JPO will be to define the baseline and oversee the subsequent implementation phase for the specification and procurement of the development and deployment of GNSS/EGNOS in Africa.

SAFIR will also set up and support a number of technical Working Sessions composed of regional stakeholders concerned with GNSS/EGNOS in sub-Saharan Africa. All aspects of EGNOS-Africa system development and service provision will be addressed in preparation of the infrastructure deployment phase.  These aspects include system performance, applications, certification policy, industrial issues, maintenance, liability policy, governance structure.