Project title

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)

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