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G. Haskell, Symposium Convenor & Vice President for Academic Services and Outreach, International Space University By taking "Space of Service to Humanity" as the theme for the inaugural event in its series of annual symposia, the International Space University (ISU) is asserting that this application of space technology requires special attention at this time. Future symposia will examine the issues of the day from different perspectives. In keeping with the fundamental principles of ISU, the symposium took a global perspective, as distinct from national or regional perspectives, and treated both technical and non-technical topics. Oral and poster presentations were delivered in the scientific, engineering, economic, legal, political and philosophical domains. All oral papers were delivered in plenary session to encourage cross fertilization between specialities, and posters were readily available for viewing throughout the three-day event. As an international and interdisciplinary forum for the sharing of experience and for discussion and debate, the symposium proved to be a stimulating and worthwhile event for the 135 participants from 25 countries and 5 international organizations with backgrounds in industry, government and academia.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »GIS - design - environment - remote sensing - satellite - space - sustainable development
Foreword; G. Haskell. Session 1: Space of Service: Global Issues. Keynote address: Space and the Fate of Humanity; P. Creola. The Space Myth: When Apollo Flirts with Gaia; J. Arnould. The European Space Agency's Work with Developing Countries; V. Hood. International Space Cooperation for Service to Humanity; G. Gibbs. Space Activity and Comprehensive Security; G. Khozin. Objectives and Roles of Space Development for Social Challenges in the Post Cold War Era; H. Yoshida, M.E. Vaucher. Lessons Learned from the Viking Missions Which Are Relevant to Mission to Planet Earth: G. Soffen. The Australian Five Year Space Plan - Public Good, Commercial Benefits or Internationalization? M.E. Davis, M.J. Miller. Serving Humanity Using Space: A Great Idea, but Who Pays the Bill; J. Egan. Preface to the Proposal Summary of the 1995 Master of Space Studies (MSS) Team Design Project; R. Thomas. Space of Service to Humanity: Master of Space Studies 1995/96 Team Design Project Proposal Summary. Report on Panel Discussion 1: Global Issues; S. Challis, G. Pandozy. Session 2: Space of Service: Remote Sensing. Past, Present and Future Benefits of the ESA Earth Observation Programmes; P. Gilson, P. Osterman. A Plan for a Global Disaster Observation Satellite System (GDOS); T. Kuroda, et al. Application of Remote Sensing and Importance of Satellite Communications in a National Meteorological Services Agency; F. Bekele. Promoting the Use of Meteosat for Supporting Sustainable Development in Africa; J. Lafeuille. Commercial High-Resolution Imagery from Space as a New Information Service to Humanity: A Video Address; J. Neer. Keynote Address: INPE's Space Activities: Its Way of Putting Space of Service to Humanity; M. Lopes de Oliveira e Souza. Environmental Management in Developing Countries: Remote Sensing Case Studies; V. Singhroy. Role of Remote Sensing and GIS for Environmentally Sound and Sustainable Development; S. Murai. Limitations to the Use of Remote Sensing Technology in Kenya; B.M. Mati. A Proposal on Improved Precipitation Estimates by Satellite and Conventional Methods for Agricultural Planning in Nigeria; A.A. Okhimamhe. Report on Panel Discussion 2: Remote Sensing; D. St. Pierre, L. Valignon. Session 3: Space of Service: Telecommunications. New Strategies for Telecommunications Development; R. Jakhu. Exploration of the Equatorial LEO Orbit for Communication and Other Applications; E.S. Seumahu. Future Development of a Global Space Information and Communications Infrastructure; C.S. Welch, D.I. Wade. Report on Panel Discussion 3: Telecommunications; A. Berinstain, D. Gendre. Session 4: Space of Service: Further Applications. Proposal to Apply Results of NASA-Sponsored Research for Space Operations to Improve the Quality and Quantity of Goods and Services; R.S. Hornstein, J.K. Willoughby. Matching Space-Related Intellectual Property Rights to Space Industry Needs; B.L. Smith. Integrating Wireless Power Transportation and Solar Power Systems Studies and Society; G. Pignolet. Impact of Space Medicine Experimentation on Terrestrial Medical/Clinical Applications &endash; The Austrian Experience; F. Gerstendbrand, et al. Utilization of Satellite Communications, Remote Sensing, and Space Imagery Data for Wind Power Resource Mapping in Developing Countries; S. Ximenes. Prelude to a New Space Renaissance; T. Ohue, et al. Report on Panel Discussion 4: The Way Forward; G. Haskell. Acknowledgements.