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EFCA support to the Horizon 2020 ENTRUSTED project for secure satellite communications

01/10/2020

As a member of the project consortium, the European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) is participating in the European Networking for satellite Telecommunication Roadmap for the governmental Users requiring Secure, inTeroperable, innovativE and standardiseD services, i.e. ENTRUSTED project.

The project kicked off on 15 September 2020 with a 30-month timeline and a budget of close to EUR 3 million allocated under the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

The objective of this new research project is to develop secure satellite communications for governmental users. ENTRUSTED aims to identify needs and requirements for secure satellite communications in the context of the future EU GOVSATCOM programme.

The project consortium, led by the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency (GSA), includes more than 20 partner institutions representing Member States and Agencies of the European Union.

EFCA is supporting this project through the participation in specific work packages such as; User needs and requirements and Use Cases definition (WP2), analysis of SatCom user technology (WP3) and Communication and Dissemination activities (WP5). EFCA will in particular focus on the specific needs of Member States fisheries control authorities.

A Network of governmental Users (NoU) has been set to associate other interested governmental and institutional users of secure satellite communication services. This expanding NoU is expected to serve as a platform enabling the exchange of information, experience and expertise, and will offer the possibility to participate in dedicated training, workshops, live demonstration activities and conferences.

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