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That is what we are still planning to do – Warning devices

Galileo Emergency Warning Satellite Service

In 2023, four different warning scenarios at international level will be played through in the Stellar project (demonstrations of the forthcoming Galileo Warning Service). Together with the Ministry of the Interior of North Rhine-Westphalia, we are supporting the preparation and conduct of a chemical accident demonstration in Leverkusen. By participating in the demonstration in Germany, the ISF project aims at examining the Galileo EWS, which is still in the build-up phase, for a possible future employment in Germany. We would also like to support the implementation of the system by providing appropriate feedback and/or optimisation proposals, as in the previous phases of the ISF project.

Achieving a high level of standardisation when issuing recommendations for action

To ensure that warning messages are effective, consistent information and recommendations for action for whatever the event are important. In Germany, warning messages are triggered in MoWaS and issued via various warning devices and channels, whose options for issuing text and/or recommendations for action sometimes differ considerably for example in terms of scope (cf., for example, a warning message distributed via Cell Broadcast or via the NINA warning app). In the ISF project, we are working to ensure that, despite the different (technical) conditions of the warning devices, standardised output formats provide consistent and uniform information on warning events. This is also necessary with regard to the use of international warning devices and channels such as Galileo EWS or TPEG2-EAW.

Study on the connection of critical infrastructure key industries to MoWaS

What are critical infrastructure key industries?

Die Grafik zeigt einen Zug an einem Bahnsteig mit einer Uhr und zwei Anzeigetafeln, auf denen das Symbol der Warnung, ein schwarzumrandetes Dreieck mit schwarzem Ausrufezeichen auf gelbem Hintergrund, angezeigt wird.

Critical infrastructure key industries are organisations and institutions of great importance to the state whose failure or impairment would lead to supply bottlenecks with lasting effects, considerable disruptions of public security, or other dramatic consequences. (Federal Ministry of the Interior and Community 2009, Strategy on Critical Infrastructure) These include, for example, power and water supply, transport, but also medical care.

Connection of critical infrastructure key industries to MoWaS

It is planned to connect critical infrastructure key industries via a new transmission path as new warning recipients to MoWaS. A study commissioned by the ISF project is intended to investigate which transmission paths exist that are largely unaffected by failures of the public power supply systems and data networks and how they are technically feasible. Procedural aspects as well as political and legal parameters are also examined.