ALIS is an exciting new service concept designed to provide yachtsmen with useful services and important safety information based on their location. ALIS is what is called a 'location based service', which means using the positioning capabilities of GPS and the even more accurate Galileo system to automatically receive information and services relevant to your vessel and where it is at a particular time.
The development of ALIS is being undertaken by a consortium of European companies and is partially funded by a grant from the Galileo Joint Undertaking (GJU). The GJU is a partnership between the European Commission (EC) and the European Space Agency (ESA) and is responsible for developing Europe's new Galileo satellite positioning system. The consortium's initial task is to develop a working trial service to gather feed-back from the market. This will then be followed in the medium term by developing and operating a full low-cost commercial service.
We are currently looking for user feedback on the ALIS concept. If you are interested in contributing, please visit the User Reponses page.