Today and tomorrow, the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union and the European Commission co-organise the 11th EU-US-Canada Expert Meeting on Critical Infrastructure Resilience in Paris (France) – in the Cercle National des Armées – in presence of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) as an observer for this edition.
Day 1 – Strategic updates and focus discussions
Day 1 is dedicated to Strategic updates and focus discussions, from different national agencies (French, Canadian and US ones) and the DG HOME (European Commission); also the OECD addresses the topical multilateral cooperation.
Focus discussions on complex risks to critical infrastructures will involve key speakers from national or European agencies, research and industry areas, in two panels:
– Panel 1: Resilience of critical infrastructures in a changing security landscape.
– Panel 2: Resilient infrastructures to cope with Natural Disasters and Climate Change.
Also, the European Commission will present:
– Synergies between the Union Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM) and the resilience of critical infrastructure.
– Research on resilience of critical infrastructures by projects funded under Horizon 2020 (ANYWHERE, 7SHIELD, PREVENT PCP).
Day 2 – Visit to the Observatory of Paris (PSL Centre de recherche en astronomie et astrophysique)
Day 2 will be spent in the Observatory of Paris, with a (i) Presentation on the European Space Programme and security challenges for ground segments of Space infrastructures, by the EU Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) and Observatory of Paris, and a (ii) Discussion on critical infrastructure dependencies on Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) signals moderated by DG DEFIS (European Commission).
In presence of Capitaine de vaisseau Christophe Mérieult, Competent GovSatCom Authority (CGA), Secretariat General for Defence and National Security (SGDSN) and Cyrille Rosay, Senior Expert Cybersecurity in Aviation, EU Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), David Lund, Board Member of Public Safety Communication Europe (PSCE) and Coordinator of BroadGNSS, will take part to the discussions.
BGNSS in a nutshell
Addressing Innovation activity for Applications, Synchronisation and Monitoring of Critical Mobile Broadband Communication Infrastructure and Information Assets for Public Protection and Disaster Recovery (PPDR) Operations), the BROADGNSS buyers’ group (FR, FI, EE) invites potentially interested bidders to participate in the open market consultation for its upcoming pre-commercial procurement to improve the services that public safety and disaster relief organization offer to Europe’s citizens.
The procurement aims to buy R&D (research and development) services to develop deployable applications for synchronisation and monitoring of critical mobile broadband communication infrastructure and information assets for PPDR based on EGNOS and Galileo based satellite positioning systems.
Due to the lack of bids received on the 2nd of May 2022, the group of procurers has decided to improve the competition by attracting more operators to the PCP and modifying the evaluation scheme as well as extending the deadline for submitting a proposal, providing another three months period for preparing a proposal and a new deadline on September 1st 2022.
Therefore, on 27 May 2022 the BroadGNSS team launched a new Request for Tenders to develop and test innovative solutions for the following challenge: seamless outdoor-indoor location, differentiation of persons involved, audio and video from drones, map on the fly, information related to gunshots, synchronisation of all recorded data and monitoring of quality and availability of the communication link.
A briefing and Partnering event is organised on 16 June in Paris in a Hybrid Format to inform interested suppliers on the BroadGNSS challenge and allow them to form tendering teams. Agenda and registration are available here.