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European Union Satellite Centre © 2014 EU SatCen as CEOS Associate 28 th CEOS Plenary 28 th CEOS Plenary Tromsø, Norway 29-30 October 2014 European Union.

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1 European Union Satellite Centre © 2014 EU SatCen as CEOS Associate 28 th CEOS Plenary 28 th CEOS Plenary Tromsø, Norway 29-30 October 2014 European Union Satellite Centre UNCLASSIFIED / FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY

2 European Union Satellite Centre © 2014 Agency of the EU Council HQ in Torrejón de Ardoz (ES) + Brussels Office Civilian entity founded in 1992 (EU Agency in 2002) 112 Staff Members Main budget from EU MSs European Union Satellite Centre UNCLASSIFIED / FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Director Tomaž Lovrenčič Deputy Director Head of Capability Development Head of Operations Head of Finance Head of Administration Head of IT Copernicus Coordinator SSA Coordinator Training Coordinator Projects Coordinator

3 European Union Satellite Centre © 2014 SatCen Mission To support the decision making and actions of the European Union in the field of the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) by providing products and services resulting from the exploitation of relevant space assets and collateral data UNCLASSIFIED / FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Image analysis for decision making

4 European Union Satellite Centre © 2014 Key Primary User of EO Satellite Data UNCLASSIFIED / FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Institutional user with 20 years of operational experience and 24/7 availability Expertise on handling and disseminating products to various users Exploitation of EO data essentially coming from commercial providers COSMO-SkyMed Spot QuickBird Ikonos WorldView Pléiades GeoEye TerraSAR-X

5 European Union Satellite Centre © 2014 Example of SatCen Products UNCLASSIFIED / FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Surface analysed this year > 90.000 km 2

6 European Union Satellite Centre © 2014 Foreseen role as Service Provider UNCLASSIFIED / FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Copernicus Services for Border Surveillance and Support to EU External Action: Service Coordinator and Provider of specific added value products Contributing to the European SSA-SST service provision function

7 European Union Satellite Centre © 2014 Space programmes crucial in supporting EU Societal Challenges such as “Secure Societies” EO User Community more complex and diverse Increasing request for space-based EO data Utility and use of EO data to be enhanced SatCen involved in programmes using EO data to inform decision making in the CFSP framework Key to contribute to international activities to continue satisfying the needs of a growing EO User Community Motivation to become a CEOS Associate UNCLASSIFIED / FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY

8 European Union Satellite Centre © 2014 SatCen Vision: To be the leading provider of geospatial products and services in the EU To support all relevant development and cooperation actions in the Space domain SatCen Work Programme: Cooperation to further develop common areas of interest and to explore possibilities of technical collaboration: European External Action Service, EU Member States, European Space Agency, European GNSS Agency, United Nations... In line with CEOS Objectives UNCLASSIFIED / FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY

9 European Union Satellite Centre © 2014 To support within our framework of activities the CEOS work plan activities: Contributing to the assessment of capabilities, policies and services Bridging the gap between technical developers and the Stakeholders involved in the EU decision making process Implementing CEOS recommendations as appropriate Bringing added value to CEOS dissemination capabilities Contributions to CEOS UNCLASSIFIED / FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY

10 European Union Satellite Centre © 2014 Contributions to be agreed with CEOS: WG on Capacity Building & Data Democracy WG on Disasters WG on Information Systems and Services VC on Land Surface Imaging Synergy with the SatCen participation to the Group on Earth Observations as a Participating Organization Data Sharing Working Group Institutions and Development Implementation Board Contributions to areas of CEOS activities UNCLASSIFIED / FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY

11 European Union Satellite Centre © 2014 Thank you for your attention! Pascal Legai Deputy Director European Union Satellite Centre Pascal.Legai@satcen.europa.eu UNCLASSIFIED / FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY


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