Security and Defence


The space sector’s development has historically been linked to security, either of the Member States or the EU, or to the security and reliability of the Europe’s space-based applications.  In an evolving security context, it becomes more and more critical to ensure the freedom of action and autonomy of the European Union and its Member States. Owing to the importance of space-related activities for the European economy and the lives of citizens, achieving and maintaining a high degree of security is therefore a key priority for the EU Space Programme (Galileo, EGNOS, Copernicus, GovSatCom and SSA).
In this session, you will have the opportunity to learn more about the different actions of the Member States, EU institutions and bodies and industry in order to strengthen the availability and security of Europe’s space-based applications. 


Security and Defence Agenda

Chair: Jean-Pierre Diris, Head of telecommunications and navigation projects department, CNES

Session Key-note: challenges of the sector and the solutions that space is providing, French Navy (tbc)

Actions of the European Union: Paraskevi PAPANTONIOU, Head of Unit J2- Galileo and Egnos legal and institutional aspects -European Commission - DG GROW

What is being done today?

Stefano Iannitti: “The EU GNSS Security and the PRS” , Head of Security department, European GNSS Agency (GSA)
Philippe Rosius: “The GSMC missions to support GALILEO security” , Head of the Galileo Security Monitoring Centre, European GNSS Agency (GSA)

Darek Saunders: “ FRONTEX and the Copernicus border surveillance service”, European Borders and Coast Guards Agency (Frontex) 
Ricardo VICENTE : “EMSA and the Copernicus Maritime Surveillance Service”, European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA)
Denis Bruckert:”SATCEN and the Copernicus Service for Support to External Action”, Head of Copernicus, EU Satellite Centre (SatCen)

Perspectives for the future?
Pablo Gonzalez, Indra, for the Aerospace and defence industry association (ASD)
Bruno Vermeire: “Challenges in managing Security Risks for the Union Space systems”, Chair of the Security Accreditation Board of the European GNSS Agency (GSA)


Which GOVSATCOM solutions for an enhanced European strategic autonomy in secured governmental satellite communications? 
Tanja Zegers: Policy Officer, Govsatcom leader, Unit Space Policy and Research, European Commission DG GROW
Holger LUESCHOW: Programme Manager Satellite Communication and Project Officer Radio Spectrum, European Defence Agency (EDA)

Stefano Agnelli: Director of European Institutional Affairs, Eutelsat
Miguel Saiz: IT Strategy and Planning Manager, Mission Support Platform -European External Action Service (EEAS)
Lt Col Didier Andouche: Communication and Information System Directorate, European Union Military Staff (EUMS) – European External Action Service (EEAS)

Conclusions: Chair, Jean-Pierre Diris
Jean-Pierre Diris, Head of telecommunications and navigation projects department, CNES