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Land and sea integrated monitoring for European security

Land and sea integrated monitoring for European security

Objective

LIMES has the goal to define and develop prototype information services, based on satellite technology, to support security management at EU and global level in the following thematic/policy areas of interest:
- Organization and distribution of humanitarian aid and reconstruction
- Surveillance of the EU borders (land and sea)
- Surveillance and protection of maritime transport for sensitive cargo
- Protection against emerging security threats (e.g. terrorism, illegal trafficking, proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction).

The services developed by LIMES will support the building up of a common cooperation framework between the major EU research and operational actors on Security management. LIMES has the following operational objectives: Definition, development and validation of pre-operational versions of:
- Services to support Security management in EU;
- Enabling Decision Support Tools and Platforms for the provision of the services.

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Coordinator

TELESPAZIO SPA

Address

Via Tiburtina 965
Rome

Italy

Administrative Contact

Giovanni CANNIZZARO (Dr)

Participants (47)

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COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES, DIRECTORATE GENERAL JRC

Belgium

THALES ALENIA SPACE ITALIA

Italy

THALES ALENIA SPACE FRANCE

France

GMV AEROSPACE AND DEFENCE S.A.

Spain

ASTRIUM SAS

France

ISTITUTO AFFARI INTERNAZIONALI

Italy

NAVIGATE CONSORTIUM

Italy

KONGSBERG SATELLITE SERVICES AS

Norway

THALES COMMUNICATIONS SA

France

D'APPOLONIA

Italy

DEFINIENS AG

Germany

GAF AG

Germany

INFOTERRA LIMITED

United Kingdom

NORWEGIAN DEFENCE RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT

Norway

JOANNEUM RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT M.B.H.

Austria

GUARDIA COSTIERA

Italy

PARIS LODRON UNIVERSITAT SALZBURG

Austria

SPACE RESEARCH CENTRE, POLISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Poland

UNITED NATIONS OFFICE FOR PROJECT SERVICES

Switzerland

NATIONAL OBSERVATORY OF ATHENS

Greece

PRESIDENZA DEL CONSIGLIO DEI MINISTRI - DIPARTIMENTO DELLA PROTEZIONE CIVILE

Italy

CENTRO ITALIANO RICERCHE AEROSPAZIALI

Italy

SPACE ENGINEERING S.P.A.

Italy

4C TECHNOLOGIES

Belgium

GEOAPIKONISIS SA

Greece

ITALIAN NATIONAL COUNCIL OF RESEARCH

Italy

UNIVERSITY OF ROME "LA SAPIENZA"

Italy

EUROPEAN UNION SATELLITE CENTRE

Spain

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA

Spain

HELLENIC MINISTRY OF MERCHANT MARINE

Greece

CENTRE FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS

Greece

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK

Ireland

INGENIERA Y SERVICIOS AEROSPACIALES S.A

Spain

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BERGAKADEMIE FREIBERG

Germany

FLYBY SRL

Italy

ITALIAN RED CROSS

Italy

PLANETEK ITALIA

Italy

ATOS ORIGIN SOCIEDAD ANONIMA ESPAÑOLA

Spain

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FÜR LUFT- UND RAUMFAHRT E.V.

Germany

FONDATION POUR LA RECHERCHE STRATÉGIQUE

France

INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE POUR LE DÉVELOPPEMENT

France

QINETIQ LTD

United Kingdom

SOCIÉTÉ WALLONNE DE PHOTOGRAMMÉTRIE.

Belgium

Spot Image SA

France

UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI PISA

Italy

UNIVERSITÀ  DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO

Italy

UNIVERSITÉ LOUIS PASTEUR STRASBOURG I

France

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 31046

  • Start date

    1 December 2006

  • End date

    31 May 2010

Funded under:

FP6-AEROSPACE

  • Overall budget:

    € 21 196 157

  • EU contribution

    € 11 928 618

Coordinated by:

TELESPAZIO SPA

Italy