Commercial Satellite Imagery, un Peacekeeping and Security: A View from Above

Commercial Satellite Imagery, un Peacekeeping and Security: A View from Above

by James F. Keeley, Robert N. Huebert
     
 

These papers, first presented in November 2000, describe Canada's perspective on the application of unclassified commercial satellite imagery to national security, disaster and humanitarian services management, and United Nations peacekeeping. Given Canada's involvement with the increasing capabilities of satellite systems as well as its historical involvement with UN… See more details below

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These papers, first presented in November 2000, describe Canada's perspective on the application of unclassified commercial satellite imagery to national security, disaster and humanitarian services management, and United Nations peacekeeping. Given Canada's involvement with the increasing capabilities of satellite systems as well as its historical involvement with UN operations, contributors hold that it is positioned to offer valuable services in applying technology to the interests of peace and humanitarianism. The 15 article topics include international laws governing satellite imagery, the availability of systems and the future of their technology, development of geospacial technology in nuclear information management, financial considerations, the political subtleties of peacekeeping and intelligence, and access control of remote sensing satellites. The conclusion explores the issue of what is doable compared to what is acceptable. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754610724
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
08/01/2004
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : commercial satellite imagery, UN peacekeeping/making and national security : a Canadian perspective1
1International law governing the acquisition and dissemination of satellite imagery11
2Availability and potential use of low spatial resolution satellite imagery for peacekeeping and disaster management31
3Commercial satellite imagery in peacekeeping sensor capabilities - present and near future41
4Trends in commercial satellite imaging with implications for defence and security applications55
5Development of geospatial technology for nuclear information management69
6Financial considerations in the acquisition of high resolution commercial satellite imagery for United Nations peacekeeping and humanitarian operations77
7The use of commercial satellite imagery and Canadian security needs87
8Organizing the United Nations for commercial satellite imagery99
9Peacekeeping and intelligence : single or double bed?113
10Commercial satellite imagery, Canadian security needs and international law123
11Commercial satellite imagery and Canadian national security137
12Two steps back : the uncertain promise for the strategic use of commercial satellite imagery143
13Access control of remote sensing satellites171
14Blue eyes : surveillance satellites and UN peacekeeping179
15Canada and commercial satellite imagery : technology in search of a foreign policy193
Conclusion207

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