Visit of the CSDP Orientation Course

On 1 June 2022, SatCen hosted the visit of the CSDP Orientation Course, organized by the Spanish Centro de Estudios de la Defensa Nacional (CESEDEN). The group was welcomed by the Deputy Director, Mr Louis Tillier, who introduced the participants to the SatCen mandate in its current geo-political context.


In the following, SatCen managers provided extensive briefings, covering a comprehensive overview of the SatCen mission and its activities by Mr Oliver Rajan, Communications Manager, Copernicus and innovation projects by Mr Denis Bruckert, Head of SatCen Copernicus unit, and a summary of SatCen training activities by Mr Antonio Gamarra, Head of Training unit.


The presentations touched on the direct SatCen support to important EU priorities, such as strategic autonomy and security and defence, and on the other hand, underlining the Centre's role in evidence-based decision-making and operational action. Moreover, SatCen’s contribution to the four baskets of the 2022 Strategic Compass was presented, reflecting SatCen’s activities as an agency contributing directly to the EU effort towards peace & stability.


The discussions also covered various aspects of the operational analysis services provided by SatCen, questions on the intense collaboration with the EU and international entities, as mandated by the EU and its Member States, and touched on various other topics related to the field of space and security.


On the doorstep, the CESEDEN Course Director expressed his gratitude to the SatCen Director, Amb. Sorin Ducaru, for hosting this course and for the continuously close collaboration with the Centre.

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    Image1 of 2Visit of the CSDP Orientation Course to SatCen
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    Image2 of 2SatCen Director Sorin Ducaru and CESEDEN Course Director