DFD coordinates the 2006 Emergency Exercise GNEX06
The European Commission-funded Network of Excellence (NoE) on Global Monitoring for Stability and Security - GMOSS - was undertaking a 36 hour near-real-time exercise on applying satellite imagery for supporting crisis response in Europe. The Centre for Satellite Based Crisis Information (ZKI) of DFD, together with the "Centre National d'Études Spatiales" (CNES) and the University of Linköping (LiU) developed a fictitious crisis scenario. Three subteams of scientists spread out over Europe were working in parallel to answer a fictitious information request by the European Commission on a nuclear leakage scenario within Europe. The teams were provided with satellite imagery as well as further geo-information and mandated to extract and provide up-to-date information on infrastructure, urban areas and land cover. The information was generated in form of maps, reports and statistics over the fictitious contamination area.
The objectives of this network internal exercise were:
- To foster further integration among the partners and associated organizations
- To assess the near real-time capabilities of the participating organizations
- To support the political processes operationalizing the use of satellite technology in civilian crisis response
- To identify potential topics for further GMOSS work and research