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Satellite Earth Observations and Their Impact on Society and Policy

by Masami Onoda, Oran R Young

Satellite Earth Observations and Their Impact on Society and Policy

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Book Description

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.

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Table of Contents

Part I
Background and Introduction
Chapter 1
Satellite Earth Observations in Environmental Problem-Solving
Part II
A Study on Methods for Assessing the Impact of Satellite Observations on Environmental Policy (Japan)
Chapter 2
Policy and Earth Observation Innovation Cycle (PEOIC) Project (Japan)
Part III
National and Regional Experiences (U.S., Europe, and Asia)
Chapter 3
Innovation in Earth Observations as a National Strategic Investment: The Experience of the U.S.
Chapter 4
Benefits Assessment of Applied Earth Science
Chapter 5
ESA's Earth Observation Strategy and Copernicus
Chapter 6
Earth Observation - UK Perspective and Policy
Chapter 7
Benefit Assessment of the Application of Satellite Earth Observation for Society and Policy: Assessing the Socioeconomic Impacts of the Development of Downstream Space-Based Earth Observation Applications
Chapter 8
Chinese Earth Observation Program and Policy
Chapter 9
Greenhouse Gas Observation from Space
Chapter 10
Japanese Satellite Earth Observation: Status and Policy Issues
Part IV
International Initiatives and Studies
Chapter 11
The New 10-Year GEOSS Strategy for 2016 and Beyond
Chapter 12
The Value of Global Earth Observations
Chapter 13
Earth Observation Support to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change: The Example of REDD+
Chapter 14
Quantitative Assessment of the Earth Observation Data and Methods Used to Generate Reference Emission Levels for REDD+
Chapter 15
Evaluation of Space Programs: Select Findings from the OECD Space Forum
Part V
Prospects and Conclusions
Chapter 16
Integrating Earth Observation Systems and International Environmental Regimes
Chapter 17
Erratum to: Quantitative Assessment of the Earth Observation Data and Methods Used to Generate Reference Emission Levels for REDD+

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Satellite Earth Observations and Their Impact on Society and Policy
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