SpringerBriefs in Space Development

Space Systems for Disaster Warning, Response, and Recovery

Authors: Madry, Scott

  • Presents a complete overview of the role of space technologies in disaster planning and response, and is applicable to emergency matters as well as courses in satellite applications, remote sensing applications and more

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About this book

This SpringerBrief provides a general overview of the role of satellite applications for disaster mitigation, warning, planning, recovery and response. It covers both the overall role and perspective of the emergency management community as well as the various space applications that support their work. Key insights are provided as to how satellite telecommunications, remote sensing, navigation systems, GIS, and the emerging domain of social media are utilized in the context of emergency management needs and requirements. These systems are now critical in addressing major man-made and natural disasters. International policy and treaties are covered along with various case studies from around the world. These case studies indicate vital lessons that have been learned about how to use space systems more effectively in addressing the so-called “Disaster Cycle.”

This book is appropriate for practicing emergency managers, Emergency Management (EM) courses, as well as for those involved in various space applications and developing new satellite technologies.

About the authors

Scott Madry is the founder and president of Informatics International, Inc., an international remote sensing and GIS consulting company located in Chapel Hill, NC. He also holds appointments as a research associate professor of archaeology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and professor of satellite applications at the International Space University in Strasbourg, France. He has been involved with the International Space University since 1988 and has taught in 19 summer programs around the world. He is a specialist in remote sensing and GIS for regional environmental and cultural applications, including disaster planning and response.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Madry, Scott

    Pages 1-3

  • Disaster Management and the Emergency Management Culture

    Madry, Scott

    Pages 5-16

  • Organizing for Disasters

    Madry, Scott

    Pages 17-46

  • Space Systems for Disaster Management

    Madry, Scott

    Pages 47-65

  • Space Remote Sensing Fundamentals and Disaster Applications

    Madry, Scott

    Pages 67-89

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4939-1513-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4939-1512-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Space Systems for Disaster Warning, Response, and Recovery
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Space Development
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Scott Madry
eBook ISBN
978-1-4939-1513-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4939-1513-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-1512-5
Series ISSN
2191-8171
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 146
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
Topics