The Copernicus (former GMES) FP 7 project G-NEXT builds on the work performed in precursor GMES security and emergency projects like G-MOSAIC, LIMES and SAFER. It aims at providing geospatial products for supporting users of the GMES Security domain in managing situations of complex crises caused by man-made or natural disasters. Such support to the crisis management ranges from pre-crisis or prevention (contingency plans, reference mapping), to the phase soon after the event (event mapping, crisis area mapping, critical assets), and finally to the post event phase (damage assessment and monitoring mode) in general.
Geospatial products are pre-operationally generated in either rush, non-rush or monitoring mode. They are delivered to the user community which include the main actors and stakeholders involved in the context of EU missions and operations in support to EU External Actions: European External Action Service (EEAS), national institutions, law enforcement entities, and international institutions such as UN bodies, etc.
The project under the lead of e-GEOS started on January 1st, 2013 and runs for 27 months. It involves a consortium of 15 partners ranging from research institutions to think tanks and private companies. DLR contributes to non-rush mapping.