Remote Sensing from Space: Supporting International Peace and Security (Paperback)
  • Remote Sensing from Space: Supporting International Peace and Security (Paperback)

Remote Sensing from Space: Supporting International Peace and Security (Paperback)

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Paperback 297 Pages / Published: 30/11/2014
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David Stevens Space-based information, which includes earth observation data, is increasingly becoming an integral part of our lives. We have been relying for decades on data obtained from meteorological satellites for updates on the weather and to monitor weather-related natural disasters such as hurricanes. We now count on our personal satellite-based navigation systems to guide us to the nearest Starbucks Coffee and use web-based applications such as Google Earth and Microsoft Virtual Earth to study the area of places we will or would like to visit. At the same time, satellite-based technologies have experienced impressive growth in recent years with an increase in the number of available sensors, an increase in spatial, temporal and spectral resolutions, an increase in the availability of radar satellites such as Terrasar-X and ALOS, and the launching of specific constellations such as the Disaster Monitoring Constellation (DMC), COSMO- SkyMed (COnstellation of small Satellites for the Mediterranean basin Observation) and RapidEye. Even more recent are the initiatives being set-up to ensure that space-based information is being accessed and used by decision makers, such as Sentinel Asia for the Asia and Pacific region and SERVIR for the Latin America and Caribbean region.

Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9789400789456
Number of pages: 297
Weight: 539 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 19 mm
Edition: 2009 ed.


From the reviews:

"The book Remote Sensing from Space ... is a collection of articles presenting an overview of various issues pertaining to earth observation and security issues. ... the book presents a well written, comprehensive discussion that interweaves different disciplines ... all related to the use of EO and security issues. ... This allows the reader access to a wealth of information within a concise volume. This approach is not only useful but also necessary ... ." (Michel Bourbonniere, Zeitschrift fur Luft- und Weltraumtechnik, Vol. 59 (3), 2010)

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