Alexandros Kolovos, European Space Policy Consultation, Panel 6: Security, June 2003

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Presentation on European Space Policy consultation: Closing Conference, Panel 6: The Security Dimension, Paris, 23-24 June 2003. Originally published on http://ec.europa.eu/comm/space/doc_pdf/paris_kolovos.pdf

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Alexandros Kolovos, European Space Policy Consultation, Panel 6: Security, June 2003

  1. 1. European Space Policy Consultation Paris, 23 and 24 June 2003Security Athens’ outputs 1
  2. 2. The security dimension Lt-Col Alexandros Kolovos National Centre for Space Applications HAFGS/MoD – GreeceSecurity Athens’ outputs 2
  3. 3. Athens’ outputsSecurity Athens’ outputs 3
  4. 4. • A European Space Policy and space programmes are necessary to win the challenges of the EU – To make its enlargement a success – To become the worlds most innovative knowledge society – To fulfil its political ambitions and underpin them with a credible CFSP/EDSPSecurity Athens’ outputs 4
  5. 5. • Security is an important service the EU is indebted to deliver to its citizens – Large spectrum concept – Fuzzy borders between “security” and “defence” • Protection of the planet • Protection of the individual – Multiple-use systemsSecurity Athens’ outputs 5
  6. 6. • The EU needs to consider space based capabilities : – Global Monitoring – Global Reconnaissance, Monitoring and Surveillance • Image Intelligence • Electro-magnetic signals analysis – Meteorology and OceanographySecurity Athens’ outputs 6
  7. 7. • The EU needs to consider space based capabilities : – Telecommunications – Intelligence Information and Verification – Global Command, Control, Communications and Information – Global Positioning, Navigation and Timing – MappingSecurity Athens’ outputs 7
  8. 8. • The EU needs to consider space based capabilities : – Space Surveillance – Early Warning and Distant Detection – Search and Rescue• Independent access to space is a prerequisiteSecurity Athens’ outputs 8
  9. 9. • The EU has resources : – Knowledge base (science) – Technology – Industry – Bodies, agencies and institutions – Financial resources – Dependence on non-EU technologySecurity Athens’ outputs 9
  10. 10. • Space programmes have to be launched – Keep the existing resources alive and “state of the art” – Balance : public - private – Multiple-use – Short term : federation of existing systems – Medium/long term : life-cycle approach – Space programmes should include system security elementsSecurity Athens’ outputs 10
  11. 11. • Bodies and agencies to evolve• Possible schemes : – Transform the existing ones • EU Satellite Centre, ESA, … – Create new ones • Procurement, research • Operations management • Image management (e. g. GMES/BOC), … – Complementarities EU agencies - national agenciesSecurity Athens’ outputs 11
  12. 12. • Impulses at the highest EU level are needed – Security is a very sensitive issue – Citizens, bodies, agencies, institutions and Member States need to perceive the added value of (EU) security (and the associated satellite systems) – The actual context provides fertile soil – The White Paper is extremely importantSecurity Athens’ outputs 12
  13. 13. Inputs from the other consultation eventsSecurity Athens’ outputs 13
  14. 14. • Coherent cross-workshops messages : – The necessity of space for the EU – Security as vital service to the citizen – A capabilities build-up – The availability of EU-resources – The launch of programmes – The evolution of bodies and agencies – The need for impulses coming from the highest EU levelsSecurity Other consultation events Athens’ outputs 14
  15. 15. Outputs to the White PaperSecurity Athens’ outputs 15
  16. 16. • Security is of major importance to the EU citizens and should be addressed with a high priority• The EU Space Policy should include the security dimension, taking into account the complete spectrum of security related activitiesSecurity Outputs to the White Paper Athens’ outputs 16
  17. 17. • The security dimension of the EU Space Policy needs governmental programmes and efficient bodies• Multiple-use programmes and bodies should be definedSecurity Outputs to the White Paper Athens’ outputs 17
  18. 18. • The context is favourable to realise the European ambitions with regard to Space• Let’s not miss this unique opportunity the EU citizens deserve …Security Outputs to the White Paper Athens’ outputs 18
  19. 19. • Bring Space down to Earth• Deal with substance, not with structures• Gain the hearts and the minds C. Bildt, Inaugural conference, Green Paper on European Space Policy Consultation, 06/03/03Security Athens’ outputs 19

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