Within the context of the GMES Initiative, the G-MOSAIC Collaborative Project aimed at identifying and developing products, methodologies and pilot services for the provision of geo-spatial information in support of EU external relations policies and at contributing to define and demonstrate sustainability of GMES global security perspective.
Service cases, built with the reference users have supported Situation Awareness and Intelligence applications and Crisis Management Operations.
The activities were devoted to:
Reference Users are: DG-RELEX (and DGs Development, ECHO, Environment, etc.); Council Entities: EU Military Staff, Situation Centre; National Institutions: Ministries of Foreign Affaires, Intelligence Centres.
The FP7 project G-NEXT builds on the work performed in precursor GMES security and emergency projects like G-MOSAIC, LIMES and SAFER. It aims at providing geospatial products for supporting users of the GMES Security domain in managing situations of complex crises caused by man-made or natural disasters. Such support to the crisis management ranges from pre-crisis or prevention (contingency plans, reference mapping), to the phase soon after the event (event mapping, crisis area mapping, critical assets), and finally to the post event phase (damage assessment and monitoring mode) in general.
Geospatial products are pre-operationally generated in either rush, non-rush or monitoring mode. They are delivered to the user community which include the main actors and stakeholders involved in the context of EU missions and operations in support to EU External Actions: European External Action Service (EEAS), national institutions, law enforcement entities, and international institutions such as UN bodies, etc.
The project under the lead of e-GEOS started on January 1st, 2013 and runs for 27 months. It involves a consortium of 15 partners ranging from research institutions to think tanks and private companies. DLR contributes to non-rush mapping.
The FP7 project G-SEXTANT aims at consolidating a portfolio of Earth Observation products and services that support the geospatial information needs of the European External Action Service. Thereby main focus is set on the development of pre-operational services in the frame of pre-defined scenarios (e.g. humanitarian crisis, natural resources), the definition of products to respond to the user’s demands and the development of a standardized product portfolio.
In addition to the European External Action Service, the International Atomic Energy Agency, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Cartographic Section of United Nations, European Union Satellite Centre rank among the users.
The G-SEXTANT project consortium under the lead of INDRA is composed of 14 partners from industry, institutional organizations and EU organizations. The 2 years project started on January 1st, 2013. DLR is mainly involved in the development of processing chains and products in the fields of humanitarian crisis, natural resources and land conflicts.
SAGRES aims to implement and test the high time critical, intelligence driven maritime surveillance component of EUROSUR (FRONTEX). The project will address two reference scenarios dealing respectively with tracking vessels over high seas and punctual monitoring of third country ports and coasts.
LOBOS aims to bridge the gap between the research in Earth Observation and the operational set up envisaged in the concept of operation for Copernicus support to EUROSUR. The project will develop five "low time critical" pre-operational services in the areas of port monitoring, coastal monitoring, reference mapping and updates, ambient change detection and punctual area third country monitoring.