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Warning via the Galileo Emergency Warning Service

What is the Galileo Emergency Warning Service?

Galileo is a European satellite navigation system that includes a large number of state-of-the-art positioning, navigation and timing services. With Galileo, the European Commission offers civil defence and disaster control authorities of EU member states a service for the mobile communication-independent transmission and output of warning messages to mobile terminals, the Galileo Emergency Warning Service.

Conceptual foundations

It is currently being examined whether warning messages can be sent via the Galileo satellite system. Together with various partners from the member states, the European Commission is developing the conceptual foundations for a pilot phase of the Galileo Emergency Warning Service (EWS).

In this context, the Federal Government/Länder ISF project team and the Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance with its expertise are providing support and advice in the development of the Galileo EWS and check whether Galileo is suitable for connection to the modular warning system (MoWaS) and thus for supplementing the mix of warning devices.