Space Technologies for the Benefit of Human Society and Earth 

Space Technologies for the Benefit of Human Society and Earth pdf

Book Description:

When discussing the advancement of space science and space technology, most people instinctively think about deep space flights, lunar stations, and thrilling outer space adventures. The fact is that most of the human technology in space, which consists of interconnected satellites, points towards Earth and is used to provide services for and fulfill the goals of people on planet Earth.

Over the next decade, there will be an increased need for innovative Earth information systems to support the international space community’s efforts to provide a robust infrastructure. This book describes some of the most critical applications being developed and the space infrastructure upgrades implemented to support them.
It also provides a comprehensive review of how space technology can resolve fundamental environmental, technological, and humanitarian challenges we are experiencing on our planet. Finally, the book demonstrates to the IT and business communities how space technology can be incorporated into terrestrial IT applications to facilitate decision-making.

Table of contents :

Front Matter….Pages I-XXIX
Front Matter….Pages 1-1
SMOS – Earth’s Water Monitoring Mission….Pages 3-35
India’s EO Pyramid for Holistic Development….Pages 37-56
Shifting Paradigms in Water Management….Pages 57-74
Operational Oceanography and the Sentinel-3 System….Pages 75-98
Advanced Space Technology for Oil Spill Detection….Pages 99-120
Front Matter….Pages 121-121
From Orbit to OR: Space Solutions for Terrestrial Challenges in Medicine….Pages 123-158
Bridging Health Divide Between Rural and Urban Areas –Satellite Based Telemedicine Networks in India….Pages 159-178
TEMOS – Telemedicine for the Mobile Society Telemedical Support for Travellers and Expatriates….Pages 179-200
Convergence of Internet and Space Technology….Pages 201-231
Using Inflatable Antennas for Portable Satellite-Based Personal Communications Systems….Pages 233-253
Front Matter….Pages 255-255
Space-Borne Tsunami Warning System….Pages 257-289
GEONETCast Americas – A GEOSS Environmental Data Dissemination System Using Commercial Satellites….Pages 291-303
Space Technology for Disaster Monitoring, Mitigation and Damage Assessment….Pages 305-330
Remote Sensing and GIS Techniques for Natural Disaster Monitoring….Pages 331-382
EO Products for Drought Risk Reduction….Pages 385-409
Front Matter….Pages 411-411
The Diffusion of Information Communication and Space Technology Applications into society….Pages 413-430
Humanitarian Aids Using Satellite Technology….Pages 431-451
National Development Through Space: India as a Model….Pages 453-482
Space Based Societal Applications….Pages 483-508
Space for Energy: The Role of Space-Based Capabilities for Managing Energy Resources on Earth….Pages 509-524
Front Matter….Pages 411-411
Sharing Brains: Knowledge Management Project for ESA Space Operations….Pages 525-548
Back Matter….Pages 549-550

Space Technologies for the Benefit of Human Society and Earth

Author(s): K.D. McMullan, M. Martín-Neira, A. Hahne, A. Borges (auth.), Dr Phillip Olla (eds.)

Publisher: Springer Netherlands, Year: 2009

ISBN: 9781402095726


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