Using Space Technology for Disaster Monitoring, Mitigation and Damage Assessment

Using Space Technology for Disaster Monitoring, Mitigation and Damage Assessment

Pasquale Pace (University of Calabria, Italy)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 27
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-624-2.ch003
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The theme of this chapter is how space technologies and satellite applications can mitigate the impact of natural and man-made disasters. The objective is to provide the reader with an overview of the most important space technologies for both monitoring and telecommunications and to shown the main issues in managing a disaster response. The chapter is divided into three parts. Firstly, the potential of remote sensing satellites related to natural disasters is described. Then, in the second part of the chapter, the strength and the weakness of space-based telecommunication architectures for the emergency and recovery phase are outlined. Finally, international policies currently applied for emergency management and disaster recovery will be described trying to individuate the needs for an optimal provision of information and accessibility of space related services and coordination of existing in-orbit assets in case of disaster.

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Phillip Olla
Phillip Olla
Chapter 1
Angie Bukley, Olga Zhdanovich
This chapter summarizes the collective work of a team of students who participated in the 2004 International Space University Summer Session Program... Sample PDF
Space Technologies For The Research Of Effective Water Management – A Case Study
Chapter 2
N. Raghavendra Rao
Deliberate exploitation of natural resources and excessive use of environmentally abhorrent materials have resulted in environmental disruptions... Sample PDF
Using Space Technology For Natural Resource Management
Chapter 3
Pasquale Pace
The theme of this chapter is how space technologies and satellite applications can mitigate the impact of natural and man-made disasters. The... Sample PDF
Using Space Technology for Disaster Monitoring, Mitigation and Damage Assessment
Chapter 4
James V. King
This chapter outlines the development and evolution of the Cospas-Sarsat system, describes the principle of operation, presents the current status... Sample PDF
Cospas-Sarsat Satellite System for Search and Rescue
Chapter 5
Justo Alcázar Díaz, Tirso Velasco
This chapter introduces the concept of Satellite Navigation in the context of space infrastructures and technologies that can contribute for... Sample PDF
Global Navigation Satellite Systems And Services
Chapter 6
Agnieszka Chodorek, Robert R. Chodorek
The aim of this chapter is to show the satellite Internet as a new quality, which was created thanks to the convergence of satellite communication... Sample PDF
The Satellite Internet: The Convergence Of Communication And Data Networks
Chapter 7
Juan Jorge Quiroga
Nowadays it is possible to achieve low cost and short production times space missions using satellites with a mass below 10 kg. These small... Sample PDF
The Era Of Nanosatellites : Pehuensat Development Status
Chapter 8
Phillip Olla
Space technology has advanced rapidly in recent years. Nevertheless, a number of countries still lack the human, technical and financial resources... Sample PDF
Digital Bridges: Extending ICT To Rural Communities Using Space Technologies
Chapter 9
Lesley Jane Smith, Kay-Uwe Hörl
This chapter examines the development and progress of European space policy from its beginnings over a decade ago up to today’s perspectives for a... Sample PDF
Constructing The European Space Policy: Past, Present And Future
Chapter 10
Ikuko Kuriyama
This chapter introduces the potential of satellite Earth Observation (EO) as a tool for improving the implementation of Multilateral Environmental... Sample PDF
Application of Satellite Earth Observation for Improving the Implementation of Multilateral Environmental Agreements
Chapter 11
Dimitris J. Kraniou
This chapter examines macro-projects to be deployed in outer space. A feasibility study is used to analyze the deployment of such projects in... Sample PDF
Extraterrestrial Space Regimes And Macro-Projects: A Review Of Socio-Economic And Political Issues
Chapter 12
Stella Tkatchova, Michel van Pelt
This chapter presents an initial identification of direct and indirect benefits for space agencies and space and non-space companies from new... Sample PDF
Commercialisation Of Space Technology For Tomorrow's Space Missions
Chapter 13
Larry J. Paxton
One of the key problems faced by organizations is that of managing knowledge: how does an organization improve and maintain performance by... Sample PDF
Challenges In Knowledge Management: Maintaining Capabilities Through Innovative Space Missions
Chapter 14
Jacques Arnould
This chapter introduces the ethical questioning in the field of space activities, especially space commerce. If the 1967 Outer Space Treaty defines... Sample PDF
Towards An Ethical Approach To Commercial Space Activities
Chapter 15
Robert A. Goehlich
Space tourism is the term broadly applied to the concept of paying customers traveling beyond Earth’s atmosphere. Operating reusable launch vehicles... Sample PDF
Commerce in Space: Aspects of Space Tourism
Chapter 16
Paul E. Nelson
Currently, transporting cargo into Outer Space is not only expensive, but a complicated and prolonged process. The Space Shuttles used today are... Sample PDF
Space Elevator: Generating Interest In The Future Of Space Access
Chapter 17
Chris Robinson
It is hard to track the history and meaning of space art because it holds such widely varied meanings for differing constituencies and, compared... Sample PDF
Commerce in Space: Infrastructures, Technologies, and Applications
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