(Space Awareness for Critical Infrastructures)
One of the challenges that have to be dealt with within the coming years, is Critical Infrastructure Security. Today Critical infrastructures work through a strict interdependence among each other, composing a very complex super-system. Space assets, especially Satellites which are more and more used, are not excluded. It is fundamental to consider all possible threats for the whole super system, to better stop or mitigate direct and indirect effect of these threats. The SPARC project aims to analyse space phenomena, like Space Weather, Space Debris and Near Earth Objects, as threats for Critical Infrastructures and to analyse their effect directly on ground Infrastructures, and indirectly, causing failures in Space Assets, failures propagating at ground level. The project also aims to share good practice to prevent or mitigate incoming failures from space threats and possible guidelines to improve these practices.