Threats, Risks and Sustainability - Answers by Space by Kai-Uwe SchroglThreats, Risks and Sustainability - Answers by Space by Kai-Uwe Schrogl

Threats, Risks and Sustainability - Answers by Space

EditorKai-Uwe Schrogl, Charlotte Mathieu, Agnieszka Lukaszczyk

Paperback | October 28, 2010

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Development is challenged by, at least until 2050, a strong population, more severe environmental strains, growing mobility, and dwindling energy resources. All these factors will lead to serious consequences for humankind. Inadequate agricultural resources, water supply and non renewable energy sources, epidemics, climate change, and natural disasters will further heavily impact human life. The European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) sheds a new light on threats, risks and sustainability by combining approaches from various disciplines. It analyzes what could be the contribution of space tools to predict, manage and mitigate those threats. It aims at demonstrating that space is not a niche but has become an overarching tool in solving today's problems.
Title:Threats, Risks and Sustainability - Answers by SpaceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:331 pagesPublished:October 28, 2010Publisher:Springer ViennaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3211999434

ISBN - 13:9783211999431

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Table of Contents

Setting the stage: space and sustainability - The synergy of global threatsKnowledge: Understanding our place in the universe - Sustainability on Earth: space sciences supporting related research - Knowledge, data and global sustainability: the role of space-based assets Environment: Climate change and sustainability - The contribution of Earth observation to environmental monitoring and global monitoring for environment and security (GMES) - Environmental threats and space responses Resources: Food security and climate change: remote sensing and sustainable agricultural development - The use of space technologies for effective and sustainable responses to food insecurity threats in Africa - Threats, risks and sustainability: answers from space Earth observation data for the management of renewable resourcesEnergy: Achieving sustainable and secure energy supplies in a carbon-constrained world - Remote sensing for sustainable hydrocarbon exploration and reservoir monitoring - Sustainable energy supply on Earth -- can space contribute? Mobility: Threats, risks and sustainability -- the challenges to mobility - How space systems help to address the challenges associated with sustainability in the field of mobility - Telematic solutions based on space technologySecurity: The European contribution to sustainable security - The global and European security context: a proposal for space - Space for security and security in spaceConclusions and recommendations