About this session
The focus is on setting up an all-hazards EU-framework that supports Member States in their national efforts to ensure that critical entities are able to prevent, resist, absorb and recover from disruptive incidents, no matter if they are caused by natural hazards, accidents, terrorism, insider threats, or public health emergencies. The novelty of the proposal is that it extends the scope of its predecessor to ten sectors, namely energy, transport, banking, financial market, health, drinking water, waste water, digital infrastructure, public administration and space.
For its third thematic session, the “Space 4 Critical Infrastructures” series shifts towards energy and transport. The energy and transport sectors are inherently linked to critical infrastructures, which is also why they already applied in the European Critical Infrastructure Directive of 2008. The green and digital transition of transport and energy distribution networks stands high on the EU political agenda. This session will gather examples of satellite solutions for the maintenance and monitoring of road and railway infrastructure, as well as for safe transport and distribution of energy.