The EUSC is an Agency of the European External Action Service. It is one of the key institutions for European Union’s Security and Defence policy, and the only one in the field of space. The mission of the Centre is to support the CFSP and in particular the ESDP, by providing geospatial added-value products and services, resulting from the analysis of satellite imagery and collateral data. As the only existing CFSP/ESDP operational agency using space assets, the EU SATCEN is perceived as a key European-level stakeholder for GMES Security domain that could contribute substantively contribute to meeting GMES’ operational deadlines. The EUSC is also doing transfer of its knowledge and experience in the FP7 project to other partners (e.g. Industry) that will possibly respond to service procurement when GMES will be operational.
Role in the Project
The EUSC will be part of the Project supporting involved partners in the users requirements collection and definition, validation of the current surveillance capabilities and its data exchange performance, providing expertise in EO based services and other remote sensing techniques.
EUSC will participate in the planned activities of the previewed campaigns, such as, scenario definition, technical and operational support of the different exercises. The EUSC will also be involved in the assessment/evaluation and validation of the tested solutions during the campaigns and future recommendations will be made. These will be mainly done regarding,in particular, EUROSUR, but other networks like CISE could be also envisaged.