Space Technologies for the Benefit of Human Society and Earth / Edition 1

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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 the majority of the human technology in space, which consists of interconnected satellites, points towards Earth, and is used to provide services for and fulfil 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 important applications being developed, along with the space infrastructure upgrades being implemented to support them. This book provides a comprehensive review of how space technology can be used to resolve fundamental environmental, technological, and humanitarian challenges that 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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402095726
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 4/28/2009
  • Edition description: 2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 550
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I Improving Global Resource Management and Protection of Terrestrial, Coastal and Marine Resources

SMOS - Earth's Water Monitoring Mission K.D. McMullan M. Martín-Neira A. Hahne A. Borges 3

India's EO Pyramid for Holistic Development V. Jayaraman Sanjay K. Srivastava D. Gowrisankar 37

Shifting Paradigms in Water Management Paxina Chileshe 57

Operational Oceanography and the Sentinel-3 System Miguel Aguirre Yvan Baillion Bruno Berruti Mark Drinkwater 75

Advanced Space Technology for Oil Spill Detection Maral H. Zeynalova Rustam B. Rustamov Saida E. Salahova 99

Part II Innovative Tele-Heath Applications and Communication Systems

From Orbit to OR: Space Solutions for Terrestrial Challenges in Medicine S. Pandya 123

Bridging Health Divide Between Rural and Urban Areas - Satellite Based Telemedicine Networks in India A. Bhaskaranarayana L.S. Satyamurthy Murthy L.N. Remilla K. Sethuraman Hanumantha Rayappa 159

TEMOS - Telemedicine for the Mobile Society Telemedical Support for Travellers and Expatriates Markus Lindlar Claudia Mika Rupert Gerzer 179

Convergence of Internet and Space Technology Jin-Chang Guo 201

Using Inflatable Antennas for Portable Satellite-Based Personal Communications Systems Naomi Mathers 233

Part III Disaster Monitoring, Mitigation and Damage Assessment

Space-Borne Tsunami Warning System Peter A.I. Brouwer Mark Visser Ramses A. Molijn Hermes M. Jara Orué Bart J.A. van Marwijk Tjerk C.K. Bermon Hans van der Marel 257

GEONETCast Americas - A GEOSS Environmental Data Dissemination System Using Commercial Satellites Richard Fulton Paul Seymour Linda Moodie 291

Space Technology for Disaster Monitoring, Mitigation and DamageAssessment Jesús Gonzalo Gonzalo Martín-de-Mercado Fernando Valcarce 305

Remote Sensing and GIS Techniques for Natural Disaster Monitoring Luca Martino Carlo Ulivieri Munzer Jahjah Emanuele Loret 331

EO Products for Drought Risk Reduction Sanjay K. Srivastava S. Bandyopadhyay D. Gowrisankar N.K. Shrivastava V.S. Hegde V. Jayaraman 383

Part IV Space Technologies for the Benefit of Society

The Diffusion of Information Communication and Space Technology Applications into society Phillip Olla 413

Humanitarian Aids Using Satellite Technology Mattia Stasolla Paolo Gamba 431

National Development Through Space: India as a Model Ian A. Christensen Jason W. Hay Angela D. Peura 453

Space Based Societal Applications A. Bhaskaranarayana P.K. Jain 483

Space for Energy: The Role of Space-Based Capabilities for Managing Energy Resources on Earth Ozgur Gurtuna 509

Sharing Brains: Knowledge Management Project for ESA Space Operations R. Mugellesi Dow M. Merri S. Pallaschke M. Belingheri G. Armuzzi 525

Index 549

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