Dec 02, 2011

ESPI report "The Socio-Economic Benefits of GMES"

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Since 25 November 2011 the study report published by the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) and dealing with the socio-economic benefits of GMES is available online.

The report, which is based on a comprehensive analysis of previous third-party results, is focusing on disaster management.

The report addresses the following areas:

  • Disasters in Europe with focus on flooding and fires;
  • Public opinion on civil protection;
  • Overview and analysis of past socio-economic benefits studies on GMES;
  • Analysis of quantifiable and non quantifiable economic, strategic and political benefits.

The study shows that GMES can produce significant socio-economic benefits and can offer significant strategic and political benefits for Europe.

The report can be downloaded here