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Atlantic and Arctic sea basin lighthouse – Climate change and human activities (incl. invasive species) threats to marine biodiversity

Grant
HORIZON-MISS-2023-OCEAN-01-03
Digital, Industry and Space
€12 Million
Innovation Action
17/01/2023
20/09/2023

Proposals will contain a set of activities, but are not necessarily limited to, sustainable fishery management and practices, pollution reduction and sustainable shipping,prevention and control of invasive species, marine habitat preservation and protection, establishment of marine reserves impacts of climate change and nursery habitats. To safeguard biodiversity against climate change, adaptive management approaches are also expected to be considered as well as minimisation of cumulative impacts of other stressors.

Scope:

-Quantify the impact of climate change (acidification, sea-level rise, deoxygenation, ocean warmings, primary production, phytoplankton and zooplankton, etc.) on ocean and coastal ecosystems and biodiversity will be important to understand the stressors
-Support evidence-based data and awareness-raising on biodiversity conservation in relation to local/regional development and capacity building and will establish good practices for biodiversity-friendly local/regional initiatives and inspire specific transnational cooperation with EU Macro-regional regions

Topics:

-Enhance the implementation of the Biodiversity Strategy 2030
-Technological, logistical, social and economic innovations to counteract marine biodiversity loss
-Enhance basin-scale cooperation in the Atlantic and Arctic, including through transition arrangements that create socially and economically sustainable propositions for local stakeholders

HORIZON-CL3-2023-BM-01-01
Digital, Industry and Space
€24 Million
Innovation Action
29/06/2023
23/11/2023

External land borders of the European Union and of the Schengen area present different border surveillance challenges, ranging from those closer to the Mediterranean, to Nordic Countries’ external land borders, which may lead to difficulties in efficiently monitoring them, deterring illegal activities across the external borders, as well as tracking trafficking of human beings and exploitation of irregular migration that avoid border crossing points. Furthermore, the border surveillance capabilities needs along land borders may change in time, often just within a year or a season, and/or need to respond and adapt with relatively short notice. Solutions must hence allow to re-orient capacity and resources accordingly (through physical portability and/or other approaches).

Scope:

-Improve cooperation for surveillance along land borders through compatibility and interoperability among legacy and planned systems among EU and associated countries
-Exploitation of other information sharing environments, including the Common Information Sharing Environment (CISE) along with integration with the European Border Surveillance System (EUROSUR)
-Development of sustainable, cost and energy efficient equipment and technologies enabling land border surveillance

Topics:

-Increased land border surveillance capabilities, better performing and more cost-efficient, with data and fundamental rights protection by design
-Better surveillance of land border areas, supporting fight against illegal activities across external borders, as well as safety of people and operators in the border areas, including favouring border crossings through border crossing points
-More efficient and more flexible solutions, including relocation, reconfiguration and rapid deployment capabilities, comparable to physical barriers to deter and monitor irregular border crossings outside border crossing points

HORIZON-CL4-2024-SPACE-01-35
Digital, Industry and Space
€4 Million
Research & Innovation Action
21/11/2023
20/02/2024

Proposals are expected to provide tangible results for the Copernicus service. Proposed research and development should be modular and scalable and should support the automation of different processes orchestration.

Scope:

-Development of new and innovative methods to integrate current land products into land surface, land use and cover change, and more sophisticated land planning and allocation models for different environment, including through cross services approaches and using all relevant Copernicus service products
-Development of an integrated, harmonized, and coherent product provision system making use of new and innovative methods and observations for an improved portfolio of the current inland and coastal/shore hydrological satellite observation products

Topics:

-Enhancing quality and efficiency of the Copernicus Land Monitoring service to respond to several Green Deal policy and/or user requirements
-Developing efficient and reliable new product chains, calling for new paradigms in data fusion, data processing and data visualisation essential for the Copernicus Land Service to handle more high-volume satellite data sets and product sets
-Developing a common leading-edge approach across services, and in the area of hydrological modelling services

HORIZON-CL4-2024-SPACE-01-36
Civil Security for Society
€8 Million
Research & Innovation Action
21/11/2023
20/02/2024

Copernicus Security Services provide, today, a valuable contribution to civil security, law enforcement operations and crisis management in Europe as well as in support to its external actions. Technology and space capacities have been evolving significantly, creating opportunities for an increased outreach across a broader spectrum of related applications.

Scope:

R&D activities fostering:
-Innovative methods and technologies to explore new and enlarged data sets

-Development of applications addressing requirements not currently tackled by the current services.

-Supporting actions towards the evolution and scope of the security services to increase user reach to respond to specific regional needs and increase service added value in user operational scenarios

Topics:

-Enhanced current service fitness for better response to evolving policy and user requirements
-Enlargement of current service scope
-Enhanced technologies in detection capabilities
-Improved integration of non-space data along end-user intelligence supply chains

JRC/2023/OP/0312
Digital, Industry and Space
€11.3 Million
Other
16/03/2023
22/06/2023

The Copernicus Global Land Service will procure a dynamic global land surface characterization, global annual land cover mapping and tropical forest monitoring products at 10m resolution. The procurement will ensure the continuity of the production of the Global Land Cover map collection, the provision of a continuous dynamic generation of land surface and cover characteristics on sub-annual and annual basis and the development and implementation of a tropical forest monitoring component.

The core objectives of this call for services are a continuation and an enhancement of the implementation and operation of the global land cover and land cover change product generation, including the generation of specific forest products.

Topics:

-Continuity of Copernicus Global Land Cover map collection.
-Generation of land surface and cover characteristics on sub-annual and annual basis.
-Development and implementation of tropical forest monitoring component.
-Improvement of land cover products: Finer spatial and temporal resolutions, higher accuracies, and use-oriented results.
-Provision of products at sub-annual time intervals in near real time.
-Frequent updates of land surface and land cover characteristics.

HORIZON-EUSPA-2023-SPACE-01-43
Digital, Industry and Space
€7 Million
Research & Innovation Action
01/10/2023
01/02/2024

Applications will build on Copernicus data and the latest evolution of the Copernicus services and may combine these with other sources of data or services, in particular, where relevant, other space capacities like data collection, satcom, navigation, in particular the European satellite positioning/navigation/timing services and EGNSS technologies.

Scope:

Development of:
-Copernicus Emergency service downstream applications
-Copernicus Security service downstream applications
-Copernicus Marine service downstream applications
-Copernicus Land service downstream applications
-Copernicus Climate Change service downstream applications
-Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring service downstream applications

Topics:

-Develop a wide range of applications for businesses and policy-making, including ones that are transversal across several or all of the six services
-Enhance existing applications or develop new applications and products relying on Copernicus data and services, making impact on users, business and/or answering needs from public authorities

HORIZON-MISS-2023-OCEAN-01-02
Digital, Industry and Space
€8.5 Million
Innovation Action
17/01/2023
19/09/2023

In the Danube river basin area and the Danube river delta more than 70% of its wetlands, flood plains, coastal wetlands such as salt marshes have been lost and/or disconnected and the remaining wetlands are under pressure from human activities, such as discharges of sewage and waste water, drainage for agricultural use and pollution. Yet, wetlands are among the most productive ecosystems and they are important hotspots of biodiversity. They provide key ecosystem services, such as water retention and purification, serve as a buffer in case of floods and droughts, remove excess nutrients and reduce of eutrophication as well as contribute to the management of riverine sediments. They have also a potential as carbon sinks reducing the input of greenhouse gas emissions in the future

-Demonstration of active and passive restoration of wetlands, flood plains, coastal wetlands such as salt marshes including in the transitional waters of the Danube river delta at a large scale
-Monitoring of carbon sequestration capacity of the wetlands, coastal wetlands such as salt marshes covered by the projects and of the impacts of changes in the climate system on this capacity as well as assessment of the impact of different ecosystem management methods and human activities in these ecosystems on their carbon sequestration capacity

-Contribute to the European Green Deal, the EU Biodiversity Strategy, the EU Zero Pollution Action Plan and the Water Framework Directive as well as other EU instruments and policies that concern freshwater ecosystem protection
-Contribute to the implementation of the protection and restoration of wetlands, flood plains and coastal wetlands and salt marshes under the 1971 Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance
-Reverse the deterioration of the wetlands, flood plains, and salt marshes in the Danube river basin
-Improve protection of local communities and ecosystems from extreme events

HORIZON-EUSPA-2023-SPACE-01-46
Digital, Industry and Space
€6 Million
Research & Innovation Action
01/10/2023
01/02/2024

Cooperation with international partners, either public or private, is key to promoting the uptake of satellite navigation, position and timing, to enable non-EU countries to benefit from the advanced and unique features offered by EGNOS and Galileo, as well as allows promoting the uptake of Copernicus globally and build open data policy

Scope:

– Focus on technical developments of EU-space based applications/solutions, dissemination, awareness-raising, as well as provide opportunities for the creation of business-oriented partnerships of European industry with international partners

Topics:

– The use of EGNSS and sharing of expertise with public and/or private entities to introduce EU-space based applications/solutions leveraging their innovative, unique features, in particular Galileo differentiators and EU know-how
– The use of Copernicus data, to jointly develop algorithms, services and/or products, which serve local user needs and/or enhance the Copernicus global product quality
– The combined use of EGNSS and Copernicus to develop innovative downstream applications combining positing navigation and timing with Earth observation services

HORIZON-MISS-2023-SOIL-01-01
Digital, Industry and Space
€12 Million
Research & Innovation Action
17/01/2023
20/09/2023

Subsoil refers to the horizons immediately below the topsoil. In the past, this layer has often been neglected as most land management practices (e.g. tillage, cover crops) are focused on the topsoil. The same goes for the availability of spatial datasets on soils at both national and EU-scale. However, the subsoil can have a large impact on a soil’s potential productivity and supply of ecosystem services. It is estimated for example that plants extract between 10 and 80% of their nutrient and water requirements from the subsoil. Also, subsoils play a key role in the carbon cycle: globally, subsoils store two times more soil organic carbon than the uppermost 30 cm.

-Identify drivers and pressures on the subsoil that impair a range of soil functions and ecosystem services as well as on subsoil degradation and identify indicators to assess changes in soil ecosystem functioning
-Develop tools and methods for risk assessment as regards subsoil degradation
-Identify existing as well as develop and test sustainable management practices to improve subsoil conditions (e.g. water retention, nutrient provision, habitat for soil biodiversity, carbon storage) and minimise soil disturbances
-Establish robust methods to spatially assess and monitor the state of subsoils and improve data collection. The long-term storage and access to subsoil data should be done in close collaboration with the European Soil Observatory (EUSO)

-Improved access to data and knowledge on the spatial variations in the chemical, physical and biological conditions and dynamics in subsoils for land managers and public authorities to support the development of sustainable management practices and financial and policy incentives
-Enhanced access and deployment of sustainable management practices to improve the protection, sustainable management and restoration of subsoil in agricultural and forest soils and to increase relevant soil-dependent ecosystem services such as the provision of food and fibre or the enhancement of soil biodiversity
-Improved understanding of the role of subsoil in climate change adaptation and mitigation, e.g. regarding carbon and water storage

HORIZON-WIDERA-2023-ACCESS-05-01
Digital, Industry and Space
€5 Million
Coordination and Support Action
26/04/2023
28/09/2023

Improving knowledge diffusion, technology uptake and having spill-over effects is fundamental to ensure that researchers and their institutions build on and valorise the latest available knowledge. Moreover, the exploitation of research results and the creation of value for our economy and society, often depend on the skills and abilities of the beneficiaries as well as the intermediaries (i.e., technology/knowledge transfer officers) to present and connect to those stakeholders that can help them take the results into the next level

Scope:

-Establishing a tailor-made service package with training, coaching, mapping of results, experts and study visits, peer support, matchmaking events, innovation and IP management, knowledge transfer both in an individualised manner and collective workshops
-Help beneficiaries to better understand how to fulfill with D&E commitments under Horizon Europe and Horizon 2020 and to seek for opportunities by other community funding programmes especially under the cohesion policy (e.g., ERDF, ESF) as well as the RRF and Reform funds

Tasks:

-Strengthened Dissemination and Exploitation capacities including through better understanding of the Commission’s D&E Strategy and the opportunities it can offer to beneficiaries in need from widening actions
-Support to beneficiaries in their dissemination and exploitation of results through a market-oriented approach
-Improved skills and knowledge on D&E, knowledge transfer and IP management for researchers and management personnel of beneficiaries of widening actions to be able to fulfill their Horizon Europe Model Grant Agreement obligations, including after the end of their project
-Increasing the maturity level of key exploitable results produced by widening beneficiaries

Upcoming Calls

HORIZON-CL4-2024-HUMAN-02-34
Digital, Industry and Space
€5 Million
Coordination and Support Action
03/04/2024
10/09/2024

Building on the three existing NCP networks of Cluster 4 ‘Digital, Industry and Space’, proposals should facilitate trans-national co-operation amongst National Contact Points (NCPs), encouraging cross-border activities, sharing good practices and raising the general standard of support to programme applicants. Given the importance of human-centric approaches in this cluster, the proposal should attract new types of player to the cluster, for instance social innovation players, makers and youth associations. Appropriate expertise from social sciences and humanities (SSH) should be included.

Scope:

-Enhanced and professional NCP services in Europe’s respective thematic areas would support access to Horizon Europe calls, lower entry barriers for newcomers, and improve the overall quality of proposals
-Facilitation of entry by new players in projects within thematic areas
-Foster matchmaking activities to link up potential participants from widening countries with emerging consortia in this thematic area
-Increase cooperation of NCPs with the Enterprise Europe Network

Topics:

-Develop specialised services covering different thematic areas of the cluster, drawing on the expertise of the predecessor networks
-Improved cohesion of the services in the three thematic areas of Digital, Industry and Space, with a single entry point and common visual identity
-Share good practices across thematic areas, and enhance opportunities for collaboration across the cluster

HORIZON-CL5-2024-D6-01-02
Digital, Industry and Space
€9 Million
Research & Innovation Action
07/05/2024
05/09/2024

“To ensure safety of CCAM, it is essential that vehicles are not only safe during the (first) type approval, but also during their complete lifetime in a fast-changing road transport system. Changes can result from the evolution of the CCAM system itself, for example, as a result of increasing connectivity using V2X communication, the use of AI-based systems, and (OTA: over-the-air) software updates. The traffic system, in which CCAM systems are being deployed, is changing at a rapid pace as well, with an increased market share of vehicles with higher levels of automation, new (personal) mobility devices and autonomous mobility robots (e.g., for package delivery).

-Develop validation methodology for scenario-based safety assurance of AI-based CCAM functions
-Develop validation procedures for CCAM systems that rely on V2X for safety-critical functions i.e., the inclusion of the connectivity context
-Develop an approach for a continuous safety validation methodology, to monitor the safety state of deployed CCAM systems in operation (real traffic) during its service life, following type approval
-Develop tools that ensure the relevant degree of detail and the appropriate representation of other road users’ behaviour in virtual scenario-based testing
-Develop a safety assurance methodology that incorporates the assessment of Human Machine Interaction concepts for higher levels of automation ensuring safe communication between driver and vehicle and between vehicle and other road users, making Human Machine Interaction inclusive

-Safe scaling up of the deployment of CCAM systems for all levels of automation, including systems that for part of the driving phases rely on human-machine interaction
-Assurance of vehicle safety despite system changes, e.g., due to software updates and data exchanges between vehicles and the infrastructure
-Facilitating the introduction of fast developing technological innovations in the CCAM system’s functionality, such as AI.”

HORIZON-CL3-2024-BM-01-01
Digital, Industry and Space
€20 Million
Innovation Action
27/06/2024
20/11/2024

“Authorities performing surveillance of maritime borders and maritime wide areas use a range of technologies, and receive a range of information, to monitor wide areas, detect threats or crises, and respond to them. However, these inputs are not always merged into common command-and-control (C2) systems that can inform rapid decision-making. The proposed solution(s) should allow improved interoperability (at both back-end and front-end levels), independently of the supplier of the equipment, and ideally interchangeability that enables exchange of information among authorities that use different systems.

-Include the design of open architecture C2 systems, including open standards for APIs and data models
-Enable simultaneous connection of different sensors (or of different data, or of different assets, depending by the module) by different suppliers, the flexible tasking and monitoring of surveillance assets like RPAS, and the visualization and manipulation of the data in a single user interface in a seamless way. This will support practitioners to exploit their technology stack in an agnostic way
-Allow for seamless connectivity between C2 systems from different authorities, and at different coordination levels; include cybersecurity measures and information access segregation capabilities; include concepts of operation, standard operating procedures and common lexicon for joint operations using interoperable systems through the proposed solution(s)

-Increased border surveillance capability, better performing and more cost-efficient, with data and fundamental rights protection by design
-Improved surveillance and situational awareness of sea borders, but also of maritime infrastructures as harbours and commercial and civilian maritime security, including in key areas such as the Arctic
-Improved multi-level, multi-authority and cross-border (among Member States and Associated Countries practitioners) collaboration thanks to better interoperability of sensing, analysis and C2 systems”

HORIZON-CL4-2024-SPACE-01-53-SST-SB
Digital, Industry and Space
Research & Innovation Action
01/10/2024
01/03/2025

With the increase of the orbital population and with the need of observing smaller objects to better protect the EU space assets, the need and added-value of developing Space-Based Space Surveillance (SBSS) missions in complement to ground SST networks shall be studied in Europe.

(to be developed)

-Study and assess several technical solutions for the development of a future European capability of SBSS
-Explore the use of small satellite solutions to reduce CAPEX and OPEX
-To develop in the mid-term the European capacity to operate independently SBSS
-To reduce the dependence on critical SBSS technologies and capabilities from outside Europe

HORIZON-CL4-2024-SPACE-SST-MS
Digital, Industry and Space
Research & Innovation Action
01/10/2024
01/03/2025

In the coming years, an increase in the number of active objects in orbit is foreseen (e.g. deployment of mega-constellations, increased number of non-manoeuvrable small objects – SmallSats for research and scientific purposes, etc.). Additionally, the number of objects (active and inactive) to be handled by SST systems will also increase due to the use of sensors with a higher detection capability.

R&I activities on:
-Evolution of the Collision Avoidance service towards a higher responsiveness in the case of risks, and in all phases of the spacecraft life
-Evolution of the EUSST system for debris mitigation in order to reduce space debris generation
-Evolution of the EUSST system for space debris remediation by managing the existing space debris
-Evolution of the EUSST Service Provision Portal in line with the evolution of the existing services and the inclusion of additional new ones

Keep the knowledge and capabilities of Europe on the Space Surveillance and Tracking domain at the leading edge.
-Adapt, improve and evolve the current EUSST initial services (Collision Avoidance; Fragmentation; Re-entry) portfolio to future user needs and space environment.
-Improve the overall performance of the EUSST services and ensure, in the long-term, a high level of performance and appropriate autonomy at Union level.
-Identify and define new missions and services (e.g. debris mitigation; debris remediation).
-Explore the implementation of new services, in complement of the three existing ones.
-Support the pre-developments and end-to-end early demonstration of new SST services.

HORIZON-CL4-2024-SPACE-01-54-SST-SP
Digital, Industry and Space
Innovation Action
01/10/2024
01/03/2025

Due to the increased number of objects (both active and debris) to be handled, as well as the evolution and inclusion of services in the future, R&I activities are necessary in the sensor domain, both for radiofrequency (e.g. passive ranging, radars, etc.) and optical sensors (e.g. telescopes, innovative wide field optical sensors, lasers). New promising technologies like sensors based on the use of infrared will also be considered.

(to be developed)

-Supporting the upgrade and development of on-ground assets, in particular radars and telescopes as well as data processing
-SST radiofrequency & optical sensors (radars, telescopes…) technological research & innovation
-SST data processing research & innovation (e.g. Artificial Intelligence…)

Closed Calls

HORIZON-CL6-2024-CLIMATE-01-7
Digital, Industry and Space
€5 Million
Research & Innovation Action
17/10/2023
22/02/2024

The EU and China face similar challenges as a result of climate change where it comes to biodiversity related aspects, land use and land condition (including disasters risks). Similar challenges could benefit from similar actions and defining best practices in improving land monitoring in order to design better approaches integrating climate change adaptation, climate change mitigation and biodiversity. Reaching climate neutrality will require deep GHG emissions reductions as well as enhancing carbon removals by sinks.

The successful proposal should contribute to a strengthened cooperation between the EU and China, also in the context of a better cooperation between the regional European initiative under the Group on Earth Observations (EuroGEO) and the regional Asia Oceanian initiative under the Group on Earth Observations (AOGEO), building on the nationwide climate and biodiversity monitoring programmes in China and the EU associated to agriculture and land activities as well as the European Green Deal objectives.

– Improved land monitoring for climate and biodiversity actions with the use of environmental and Earth observation data and information

– Geographically-explicit monitoring of greenhouse gas emissions and carbon removals on land

– Better assessment of the impact of climate change on biodiversity and the land condition

– Identification, mapping and monitoring methodologies of climate and biodiversity synergies and trade-offs on land management and land-use in particular agriculture

– Development and exchange of best practices in land monitoring for better integrated climate and biodiversity approaches between the China and the EU for use in the EU and China

HORIZON-CL6-2024-BIODIV-01-5
Digital, Industry and Space
€4 Million
Research & Innovation Action
17/10/2023
22/02/2024

In line with the European Green Deal priorities, in particular with the EU biodiversity strategy 2030 and the 2030 Climate Pact, successful proposals will develop knowledge and tools to understand the role of transformative change for biodiversity policy making, address the indirect drivers of biodiversity loss, and initiate, accelerate and upscale biodiversity-relevant transformative changes in our society

– Operational knowledge and understanding of transformative change
– Improved and innovative governance tools and policy mixes that can effectively initiate, accelerate and upscale such biodiversity-relevant transformative changes in our society
– Help understanding the impacts of and the opportunities offered by digital transformation, use of data and sensors, emerging technologies such as AI and robotics and social innovation on biodiversity
– Proposals should look at key indirect drivers of biodiversity loss
– Proposals should generate knowledge on how to tackle biodiversity loss linked to technological and social innovation, which includes digitalisation
– Proposals should produce case studies on what transformative change means in practice and a collection of good and failed examples of developing and implementing policy tools, best practices and instruments, and on impacts of digitalisation
– Proposals should develop methodologies to assess the impacts of their proposed solutions on policy and its decision making
– This topic should involve contributions from the social sciences and humanities disciplines, as well as social innovation
– The proposals should build their analysis upon the synergies of multiple Sustainable Development Goals
– Proposals should include specific tasks and allocate sufficient resources to develop joint deliverables

– Foresight on society well-being based on realistic assumptions on careful use of natural capital and analysis of the consequences in terms of economic growth

– Evaluation of feasibility and limits of decoupling economic activities from natural capital use

– Knowledge and understanding of the transformative changes needed to address the indirect drivers of biodiversity loss

– Operational knowledge available to, and used by policy-makers, on indirect drivers of biodiversity loss that are underpinned by societal values and behaviours, and on the transformative changes that are necessary to tackle these indirect drivers
– Improved and new systemic, sustainable policy mixes and governance approaches

– Methods and tools promoting win-win solutions for biodiversity and socio-economic objectives

– Approaches to facilitate the application of such methods and tools are identified and used, while factoring in societal and political processes

– A better understanding of the impacts on, risks and opportunities for biodiversity of digital transformation

– Identification and assessment of how system-level change affecting biodiversity through social innovation happens

– Testing active intervention by R&I policy and sector policies

HORIZON-SPACE-2024-01-64
Digital, Industry and Space
€14 Million
Research & Innovation Action
21/11/2023
20/02/2024

The final objective of this call is to prepare the next phases of the implementation of a Quantum Space Gravimetry pathfinder mission. To achieve this objective, one proposal for a phase B study, as specified in ECSS‐M‐ST‐10C, leading to a preliminary definition of a quantum space gravimetry pathfinder mission, will be selected.

-Covering both quantum space gravimetry payload and satellite platforms
-Implementation of measures that will enhance technological readiness of the critical components leading to TRL 6/7 at the end of the project

-Support the EU space policy and the green deal by providing the detailed definition of a quantum space gravimetry pathfinder mission
-Ensure EU sovereignty and non-dependence for the development of capacities leading to the availability of quantum space gravimetry
-Enhance the TRL of the critical components necessary to build quantum gravimetry for space

HORIZON-CL4-2024-SPACE-01-35
Digital, Industry and Space
€4 Million
Research & Innovation Action
21/11/2023
20/02/2024
HORIZON-CL4-2024-SPACE-01-36
Civil Security for Society
€8 Million
Research & Innovation Action
21/11/2023
20/02/2024
HORIZON-EUSPA-2023-SPACE-01-61
Civil Security for Society
€10 Million
Pre-Commercial Procurement
01/10/2023
01/02/2024

The projects shall aim at identifying and address technological challenges related to the provision of GOVSATCOM services and increasing awareness on the benefits brought by the use of secure services provided by GOVSATCOM and will engage the users, public authorities and policy makers to the maximum extent.

Scope:

-Surveillance, including both land and sea scenarios
-Crisis management, such as telemedicine, humanitarian aid, civil protection, law enforcement, EU external action, maritime emergency, search and rescue
-Key infrastructure, such as transport (Air, Rail, Road, Maritime) management, space infrastructure, institutional communication, critical infrastructure (energy grid, CBRN, financial infrastructure, telecommunication/ICT)
-Response to natural and man-made disasters
-Rail traffic management to improve on limitations linked to geographical barriers
-Telemedicine for humanitarian aid

Topics:

-Identify, assess, and develop one or more suitable use case in the area of surveillance, crisis management, and key infrastructure
-Stimulate the definition of the validation strategy of the early developed GOVSATCOM services
-Develop the application, necessary to enable end-to-end demonstration of the selected use case(s) using services provided by the EU GOVSATCOM Hub