Digital, Industry and Space
Research & Innovation Action

The topic “SST Networking, Security & Data sharing” aims to support the upgrade, development and security issues of EUSST infrastructure based on the European network of assets (sensors, operation centres, front desk …)

(to be developed)

-SST networking of sensors & operation centres (EU SST network Command & Control)
-Research on EUSST network hardening against external threats

Digital, Industry and Space
€10 Million
Innovation Action

This action should be an application-oriented initiative, aimed at promoting existing European showcases developed under relevant H2020 projects and initiatives (such as e-shape) and scaling them up to deliver ready-to-market services relying on existing strengths in Europe in co-design with end-users and customers.

-Promoting collaboration amongst GEO members and participating organizations within the European region
-Scaling up and developing a comprehensive suite of products, services or solutions delivering economic, social and policy value to European citizens
-Delivering usable results for coordinating and prioritizing technical/scientific developments and evolution of Earth Observation and Copernicus

-Better informed policy formulation for the Zero Pollution Action Plan in the domains of air, water or soil pollution
-Support to the development of the European service sector regarding end-user climate services related to the European Green Deal thematic areas
-Establishment of a comprehensive and coordinated suite of services to deliver economic, social and policy value to European citizens
-Strengthening links between GEOSS and Copernicus
-Advancements of the GEO/EuroGEO Digital Ecosystem
-Exploitation of the large/established European cloud systems

Digital, Industry and Space
Innovation Action

Standardization and certification for the use of GNSS in regulated markets is a costly and time-consuming process. The topic aims to gaps in mature, regulated and long lead markets and deliver concrete pathways to standardization and certification towards broader EGNSS adoption.

-Closing the related standardization and certification gaps for rail safety critical applications that support the rail network efficiency and cost reduction, converging towards a pan-European EGNSS-based solution adoption, within the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) evolution or adoption within railway lines that do not require a full interoperability with ERTMS.
-EGNSS-supported safe and efficient operations in coastal areas, maritime (including for energy production e.g. off-shore wind farms), inland waterways, fisheries and aquaculture
-Addressing potential standardization and certification bottlenecks for the use of EGNSS for road and automotive market safety-related applications in scenarios of potential harm to humans or damage to a system/environment
-Applications for the aviation market that require further consolidation include aircraft operations and planning for more efficient and green operations supported by EGNSS and its differentiators

-Broaden the reach of EGNSS, by supporting its adoption in mature, regulated long lead markets, including rail, maritime inland waterways, fisheries and aquaculture, road and automotive, aviation
-Development of industry-accepted certification and standardization schemes that exploit the use of EGNSS and its differentiators for operational services.

Digital, Industry and Space
Innovation Action

Copernicus data and services products will be at the core of the projects’ data value chains and integration activities needed to fulfil the industrial and users requirements that will drive the actions

– Bring to market new or improved applications, products and services by exploiting Copernicus data assets and services products

– Contribute to increase the integration and uptake of Copernicus into the economy, and/or to solve societal challenges
– The integration of Copernicus data assets with data contributed by other vertical domains into sizeable and scalable applications enabled by modern ICT technologies to enhance Copernicus downstream market and enable vertical domains (e.g. agriculture, food security, health, energy, natural resources, environmental monitoring, insurances, tourism, security etc…) to benefit from the use of Copernicus

Digital, Industry and Space
Research & Innovation Action

The propulsion systems represent a significant part of launch system costs. It is necessary to mature new or optimised low cost effective, high performance and green propulsion concepts, technologies and propellants for high thrust engines

-Low cost propulsion
-Reduced number of parts with extensive application of Additive manufacturing, or new composite technologies
-Associated fluidics

-Contribution to the overarching objective of launch cost/price reduction by 50% by 2030
-Innovation acceleration of enabling technologies
-Identification of mature technologies at TRL 3-4 for cost-reduction possibilities in the current European launchers
-Matured technologies up to TRL 5-6 by 2023/24, prototyping and on ground tests at engine subsystem and system level by 2025/26
-Cost reduction investigation and demonstration