One Health and Space Technology—Application of Open Community Approach

  • Jörg RappEmail author
  • Melanie Platz
  • Engelbert Niehaus
Part of the Southern Space Studies book series (SOSPST)


“‘One Health’ is an approach to designing and implementing programmes, policies, legislation and research in which multiple sectors communicate and work together to achieve better public health outcomes.” (World Health Organization (2017). One Health,, retreived 17 July 2018). One health and space technology are linked in terms of satellite navigation, remote sensing and satellite communication. Global navigation systems allow users to detect their current geolocation. The geolocation can be used to provide tailored information to the user via mobile devices. Satellite communication can be used among others for tele-health applications and health service delivery in remote areas. Open Educational Resources (OER) and educational justice contribute to capacity building. These OER can be tailored to the current geolocation of a user and to the profile of e.g. staff members and health services providers, especially in rural areas.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University Koblenz-Landau—Campus Landau, Institute for MathematicsLandauGermany

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