G-NEXT: GMES pre-operational security services for supporting external actions

G-NEXT aims to contribute to the transition of the Copernicus services for Security applications from pre-operational to operational mode. In particular, G-NEXT will supply information and intelligence data in support of the European External Action Service (EEAS), including mapping and geo-information products ready for deployment in emergency and crisis situations, and will provide a set of services suitable to be integrated in the users working environment in an effective and reliable way.

Building on the capacities and service components developed within G-MOSAIC, and the potential application areas identified by the Copernicus Security working group in Support to External Action, G-NEXT will focus on the enhancement of geo-spatial crisis management services in both rush (event-driven response) and non-rush (periodic or non-event-driven) modes.

The overarching objective of G-NEXT is to address the gap between research-based and operational services in the programmatic context of Copernicus Services for Security Applications.

G-NEXT addresses six categories of services: reference mapping/contingeny plan preparation, event mapping, critical assets monitoring, crisis area monitoring/mapping, monitoring of settlements (population movements and temporary settlements), and damage assessment.

e-Geos Spa (Italy)
European Union Satellite Centre (Spain)
Paris – Lodron – Universitat Salzburg (Austria)
Istituto Affari Internazionali (Italy)
Deutsches Zentrum Fuer Luft – Und Raumfahrt EV (Germany)
Indra Sistemas S.A. (Spain)
Gisat S.R.O. (Czech Republic)
GMV – Aerospace and Defence SA Unipersonal (Spain)
Joanneum Research Forschungsgesellschaft MbH (Austria)
Centrum Badan Kosmicznych Polskiej Akedemii Nauk (Poland)
SpaceTec Partners SPRL (Belgium)
Systèmes d’Information à Référence Spatiale SAS (France)
Planetek Hellas (Greece)
Telespazio Iberica Unipersonal (Spain)
Trabajos Catastrales S.A. (Spain)

Project duration: january 2013 – march 2015