The future users of GOVSATCOM encompass civil and military entities supervising or managing security-critical missions or infrastructures, including Union and Member State public authorities.
In particular, GOVSATCOM services will potentially benefit the following user communities:
- Military Forces of the EU Member States (involved in national, EU or coalition operations)
- Border surveillance authorities
- Maritime community (including Maritime Safety Agencies and Fisheries Agencies)
- Police and Homeland Security Forces
- Civil Protection entities
- Humanitarian aid responders
- EU external action (including Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) actors)
- Civil and Military operators of key infrastructures - sometimes related to the above listed user communities - such as:
- Institutional and diplomatic networks of the EU and Member States (e.g. EU Delegations and Member State Embassies)
- Transport infrastructures (e.g. air, rail and road traffic management entities)
- Space infrastructures & services including EGNOS
Users may also include natural or legal persons acting on behalf of the EU with tasks relating to the supervision and management of security-critical missions, operations and infrastructures.
All users should be authorised by a GOVSATCOM authority, which manages access rights, reports security threats and risks, and ensures that the use of the services is in compliance with security requirements.
GOVSATCOM is a user-centric programme. Its service portfolio will be based on the operational requirements of the above users, based on three use cases.