Space Technologies for the Benefit of Human Society and Earth

  • Phillip Olla

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIX
  2. Improving Global Resource Management and Protection of Terrestrial, Coastal and Marine Resources

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. K.D. McMullan, M. Martín-Neira, A. Hahne, A. Borges
      Pages 3-35
    3. V. Jayaraman, Sanjay K. Srivastava, D. Gowrisankar
      Pages 37-56
    4. Paxina Chileshe
      Pages 57-74
    5. Miguel Aguirre, Yvan Baillion, Bruno Berruti, Mark Drinkwater
      Pages 75-98
    6. Maral H. Zeynalova, Rustam B. Rustamov, Saida E. Salahova
      Pages 99-120
  3. Innovative Tele-Heath Applications and Communication Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. A. Bhaskaranarayana, L.S. Satyamurthy, Murthy L.N. Remilla, K. Sethuraman, Hanumantha Rayappa
      Pages 159-178
    3. Jin-Chang Guo
      Pages 201-231
  4. Disaster Monitoring, Mitigation and Damage Assessment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 255-255
    2. Peter A.I. Brouwer, Mark Visser, Ramses A. Molijn, Hermes M. Jara Orué, Bart J.A. van Marwijk, Tjerk C.K. Bermon et al.
      Pages 257-289
    3. Jesús Gonzalo, Gonzalo Martín-de-Mercado, Fernando Valcarce
      Pages 305-330
    4. Luca Martino, Carlo Ulivieri, Munzer Jahjah, Emanuele Loret
      Pages 331-382
    5. Sanjay K. Srivastava, S. Bandyopadhyay, D. Gowrisankar, N.K. Shrivastava, V.S. Hegde, V. Jayaraman
      Pages 385-409
  5. Space Technologies for the Benefit of Society

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 411-411
    2. Mattia Stasolla, Paolo Gamba
      Pages 431-451
    3. Ian A. Christensen, Jason W. Hay, Angela D. Peura
      Pages 453-482
    4. A. Bhaskaranarayana, P.K. Jain
      Pages 483-508
    5. R. Mugellesi Dow, M. Merri, S. Pallaschke, M. Belingheri, G. Armuzzi
      Pages 525-548
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 549-550

About this book


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.
It also 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.



E-Health Human society Information Technology (IT) Internet Monitoring Remote Sensing information system knowledge management management networks satellite society space science technology terrestrial systems

Editors and affiliations

  • Phillip Olla
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. Computer Information SystemsMadonna University School of BusinessLivoniaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Netherlands 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-9572-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-9573-3
  • Buy this book on publisher's site