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