Section1: Improving Global resource management and protection of terrestrial, coastal and marine resources. Chapter 1 Soil Moisture And Ocean Salinity (SMOS) Earth's Water Monitoring Mission. Chapter 2 India's Earth Observation Pyramid for Holistic Development. Chapter 3 Shifting Paradigms in Water Management. Chapter 4 Operational Oceanography and The Sentinel-3 System. Chapter 5 Use Of Advanced Space Technology for Oil Spill Detection Section 2: Innovative Tele- heath applications and communication Systems. Chapter 6 From Orbit To Or: Space Solutions For Terrestrial Challenges In Medicine. Chapter 7 Bridging Health Divide Between Rural & Urban Areas - Satellite Based Telemedicine Networks In India. Chapter 8 Temos - Telemedical Support For Travellers And Expatriates. Chapter 9 Convergence of Internet and Space Technology. Chapter 10 Using Inflatable Antennas for Portable Satellite-Based Personal Communications Systems. Section 3: Disaster Monitoring, Mitigation and Damage Assessment. Chapter 11 Spaceborne Tsunami Warning System. Chapter 12 GEONETCast Americas - A GEOSS Environmental Data Dissemination System Using Commercial Satellites. Chapter 13 Remote Sensing Satellites For Fire Fighting Applications. Chapter 14 Remote Sensing And Gis Techniques For Natural Disaster Monitoring. Chapter 15 Earth Observation Products for Drought Risk Reduction. Section 4: Space Technologies For The Benefit Of Society. Chapter 16 Caring for the Planet: Using space technology to sustain a livable biosphere. Chapter 17 Humanitarian Aids Using Satellite Technology. Chapter 18 National Development through Space: India as a Model. Chapter 19 Space Based Societal Applications. Chapter 20 Space for Energy: The Role of Space-based Capabilities for Managing Energy Resources on Earth. Chapter 21 Sharing Brains : Knowledge Management Project for ESA Space Operations.
Overview of Space Technology It has been over 50 years since the rst satellite was sent into orbit, and the impact of space technology can be felt in many aspects in our day to day life. In addition to the convenience of knowing exactly where we are on the planet via GPS satellites; or deciding what to pack for a trip based on forecasts from weather satellites; watching CNNinaremotevillageviabroadcasting satellites;therearenowsomecrucialen- ronmental uses of Space technologies in the areas of natural resources management and environmental monitoring. Remotely sensed data reveals an unparallel view of the Earth for systems that require synoptic or periodic observations such as inv- tory control, surveying, agriculture, business, mineralogy, hydrography, geology, land mass cover, land utilization and environment monitoring. The advancement of remote sensing has made remote sensed data more affordable and available to merge with a variety of data sources to create mash-ups. The amalgamation of these data sources into disciplines such as agriculture, urban planning, web applications, cartography, geodetic reference systems, and global navigation satellite systems, are an important advancement of space applications and space science. Space Technology and Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) The MDGs are a set of time-bound, measurable goals and targets that are global as well as country-speci c for combating poverty, hunger, diseases, illiteracy, envir- mental degradation and discrimination against women.
Provides, in one volume, a comprehensive review of how space technology can be used to resolve most of the challenges that we are experiencing with the planet
Demonstrates to the IT community and business community how space technology can be incorporated into terrestrial IT applications