The official kick-off meeting for the FP-7 project GMES Services for Management of Operations, Situation Awareness and Intelligence for regional Crisis (G-MOSAIC, duration of project 01.01.2009 – 31.12.2011) took place in Rome on 20th and 21st of January. About 75 researchers from 36 different companies and research organisations discussed about the state of the art and the work plans for the next months at the premises of Telespazio, the project leader.
Within the context of GMES Initiative, the G-MOSAIC Collaborative Project aims at identifying and developing products, methodologies and pilot services for the provision of geo-spatial information in support of EU external relations policies and at contributing to define and demonstrate sustainability of GMES global security perspective.
In the first domain, the service cases, built together with the reference users, provide information on major Threat Warning Factors (such as illegal activities and critical assets monitoring, WMD proliferation control, crisis indicators assessment, extended routes surveillance); these information can contribute in understanding where, outside of Europe, Regional Crises (such as state failure, ethnic conflicts, government instability) have high probability to occur. In the second domain, for identified Crisis Scenarios, the deployed services support the intervention activities: crisis planning (or preparedness), crisis management, damage assessment, reconstruction and resilience.