SPARC: Space Awareness for Critical Infrastructure has been financed by the European Commission´s EU HOME AFFAIRS CIPS programme.
This project is devoted to the analysis of space phenomena, such as solar activity, space weather, debris and NEO which could pose a risk to critical infrastructures.
- Telespazio – Italy (Coordinator)
- IFAC – CNR (Institute of Applied Physics ‘Nello Carrara’ – National Research Council) – Italy
- iTrust Consulting – Luxembourg
- NITEL (National Inter-University Consortium for Transport and Logistics) – Italy
- Space Dynamics Services – Italy
- UTOV University of Rome Tor Vergata – Italy
SPARC project is devoted to the analysis of space phenomena, such as solar activity, Space Weather, space debris and NEO which could pose a risk to critical infrastructures. The project will primarily focus on space system failures, but will also consider direct impact on terrestrial critical infrastructures.
Benefits and results
The project team is creating synergies between space threat communities and critical infrastructure communities, through the analysis of potential threats and their impact on such infrastructures.The ongoing project expects to add space threats to the all-hazards catalogue of threats for critical infrastructures and to produce a classification of space threats and guidelines for hazard scales for different space phenomena.
Critical infrastructure stakeholders will benefit from the exchange of information and best practice of countermeasure and mitigation strategies, making them more aware of space threats as a source of risk for their assets and services.