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Space Technologies and Climate Change
Implications for Water Management, Marine Resources and Maritime Transport
OECD Publishing , Publication date:  13 Nov 2008
Pages: 188 , Language: English
Version: E-book (PDF Format)
ISBN: 9789264054196 , OECD Code: 032008031E1
Price:   €28 | $39 | £25 | ¥3600 | MXN500
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This book examines the contributions that space technologies can make in tackling some of the serious problems posed by climate change. Focusing on examples of water management, marine resources and maritime transport, it sets out the rationale for further developing satellite systems to measure and monitor climate change and help mitigate its consequences. The report underlines the need to consider satellites not just as research and development systems, but as an important component of a critical communication- and information-based infrastructure for modern societies. The tool box for decision makers that concludes the book reviews different methodological options for deciding on investments in space-based earth observation.

Table of contents:

List of Acronyms
Executive Summary
Chapter 1. Climate Change: Trends and Outlook
Chapter 2. Fresh Water Management: Trends and Outlook
Chapter 3. Marine Resources and Maritime Transport: Trends and Outlook
Chapter 4. Capabilities of Space Technologies
Chapter 5. Ourtlook for Space Technologies
Chapter 6. Tool Box for Policy Makers: Costs, Benefits, and Investment Decisions
Annex A. The OECD Forum on Space Economics
Annex B. Basics on Satellite Sensors
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