June 24, 2021

Solar and Space Physics UNIToV

Gruppo di Fisica Solare e Spaziale Università di Roma Tor Vergata

SPARC

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SPARC: Space Awareness for Critical Infrastructure

SPARC 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.

Project Partners

  • 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

Project Description

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.

Project Funds

EU HOME AFFAIRS CIPS programme is designed to protect citizens and critical infrastructures from security incidents.

Events

1st SPARC Project Workshop in Pisa on Space Threats and Critical infrastructures 14/03/2013

2nd  SPARC Project Workshop at the headquarters of the Italian Space Agency (ASI) in Rome (UTOV Area) 17/1/2014