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Galileo: Applications for civil protection and surveillance

In disaster situations, transport and communications infrastructures may become unavailable. However, relief operations need to rely on precise information as regards the location of rescue teams, topography or hazard maps, etc…

The high reliability of Galileo even in difficult conditions is of particular interest for civil protection.

Combined with the European initiative GMES (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security), it can be used to track fire brigades engaged in forest fires, or to optimise rescue team vehicles deployment etc…

The European Commission will seek to raise awareness and coordinate Member States in their activities in this field.

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