Objectives of the service
This project is a study in determining how ESA’s satellite services (mainly SatCom and additionally EO) could be used in a very clear pragmatic way in order to address real life immediate needs (solving problems) for emergency responses (fire fighters, medical rescue etc.) and law enforcement entities.
ENEA will take this a step further towards producing a useful product/service scenario after this study – and we have worked together with local end-users/stakeholders – the Romanian Protection and Guard Service (www.spp.ro) and the Romanian Special Telecommunications Service (www.sts.ro/en). They have already presented us with their current problems and needs and we aim to directly address them in the scope of this study – in order to ensure the best integration of (secured) SatCom and EO services for their indicated real-life scenarios.
Users and their needs
Involved specific stakeholder(s), user(s) and customer(s) to be involved in the activity are:
- Romanian National Protection and Guard Service (www.spp.ro)
- Romanian National Special Telecommunication Service (www.sts.ro/en)
- Romanian Emergency Response Centre (https://www.igsu.ro/)
In addition, we are working together with Public Safety Communication Europe (PSCE www.psc-europe.eu/) to contact and involve other interested stakeholders and potential end-users (PPDRs) at the European level.
The study is ongoing to determine the exact scenarios and needs of all the identified stakeholders, the targeted Satellite services that can be used as-is and also, we will identify potential new services / value-chain items/actors that can be created/used in the future to address these (or similar) scenarios.
Service/ system concept
The study is ongoing to determine how/what services will be used/deployed; we will focus on the direct usage of current Satellite services – and also on providing pragmatic info on what new option/services could be added in the future in order to better address these (or similar) scenarios.
Space Added Value
This study will determine new efficient ways to use the existing Space services to provide pragmatic help to PPDRs in EU.
The first workshop of the study was held with Romanian’s PPDRs on 19.02.2021 10.00am EET (online video conference).
ENEA has consolidated the output towards ESA and PSC Europe - and will also contact via PSC Europe other PPDRs in EU.
The first versions of the study outputs are ready:
- User applications scenarios
- Technical feasibility assessment
And first work drafts for:
- SatCom service requirements
- Cost Benefit Analysis
ENEA and PSCE held discussion with EU level PPDRs that helped us better determine their specific needs for the exposed/identified scenarios. This took place as an online study interview on 15.06.2021 – and involved PUI - Pompiers de l'urgence international (https://www.pompiers-urgence.org)
The 2nd workshop of the study was held with Romanian’s PPDRs on 21.09.2021 – by ENEA at ISU headquarters in Bucharest.
The Study now concluded the Progress Meeting 2 project milestone, it has produced all the targeted deliverable documents and it is preparing for the Final Review and to present its finding at the ESA/PSCE Satellite Applications for Public Safety (Workshop) on Nov 9th.