Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Background and Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Oran R. Young, Masami Onoda
      Pages 3-27 Open Access
  3. A Study on Methods for Assessing the Impact of Satellite Observations on Environmental Policy (Japan)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. Yasuko Kasai, Setsuko Aoki, Akiko Aizawa, Akiko Okamatsu, Tomohiro Sato, Masami Onoda et al.
      Pages 31-60 Open Access
  4. National and Regional Experiences (U.S., Europe, and Asia)

  5. International Initiatives and Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Barbara Ryan, Osamu Ochiai
      Pages 129-136 Open Access
    3. Michael Obersteiner, Juraj Balkovič, Hannes Böttcher, Jetske A. Bouma, Steffen Fritz, Sabina Fuss et al.
      Pages 137-142 Open Access
    4. Brian Alan Johnson, Henry Scheyvens, Hiromitsu Samejima
      Pages 155-169 Open Access
  6. Prospects and Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Olav Schram Stokke, Oran R. Young
      Pages 179-203 Open Access
    3. Masami Onoda
      Pages 205-213 Open Access
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 215-221

About this book


The result of a workshop bringing together an international advisory board of experts in science, satellite technologies, industry innovations, and public policy, this book addresses the current and future roles of satellite Earth observations in solving large-scale environmental problems. The book showcases the results of engaging distinct communities to enhance our ability to identify emerging problems and to administer international regimes created to solve them. It also reviews the work of the Policy and Earth Observation Innovation Cycle (PEOIC) project, an effort aimed at assessing the impact of satellite observations on environmental policy and to propose a mission going forward that would launch an “innovation cycle”. The achievements of such a mission would feed back to innovations in next-generation observation technology, thus contributing to global policy demand for policy-relevant information.

This book is open access under a CC BY  license. 


Satellite Earth observation Science and policy Benefits assessment Big data and analysis Observation-based environmental policy Open Access

Editors and affiliations

  • Masami Onoda
    • 1
  • Oran R Young
    • 2
  1. 1.Japan Aerospace Exploration AgencyTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Bren School of Environmental Science and ManagementUniversity of CaliforniaSanta BarbaraUSA

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