Subscribe free to our newsletters via your
. 24/7 Space News .

Using Satellites for Human and Environmental Security Needs
by Staff Writers
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 27, 2011

illustration only

Can satellites attuned to curbing human rights violations become an instrument for stopping genocide here on Earth?

An opinion editorial asks this question and more in the Summer 2011 issue of Imaging Notes - a distinctive publication that is partnered with Secure World Foundation and focuses on Earth remote sensing for security, energy and the environment.

"To what extent are projects like the private-sector Satellite Sentinel Project effective? They are using imagery to put pressure on governments to intervene, but to what impact? This dialog is an important one," said Myrna James Yoo, publisher of Imaging Notes.

This issue is detailed - along with other satellite remote sensing applications in the just-issued Summer 2011 Imaging Notes magazine - with an online version available here:

Along with gauging the utility of satellites for human rights, other features in the newly issued Imaging Notes include:

-- How space-based sensors are performing geological forensic duty by discovering the largely missing terrestrial cratering record - spotting impacts on Earth from past asteroids and comets.

-- Spotlighting the new Google Earth Builder platform that makes Google's back-end geospatial capabilities available to enterprise users - business customers.

-- Showcasing a Denver Regional Solar Map application that lets users easily locate their properties and explore the benefits of solar photo-voltaic (PV) installation through a simple address search for their buildings.

A volatile Earth
Also highlighted in the Summer 2011 issue of Imaging Notes is the use of satellites to monitor a volatile Earth with image analysis providing the intelligence necessary to prepare, respond and heal after natural disasters. A Secure World Foundation Forum explores how launch countries and companies are striving to lessen the load of orbital debris circling our planet.

Dr. Ray Williamson, Secure World Foundation's Executive Director, noted that the Foundation established a partnership with Imaging Notes magazine in 2009.

"A central focus of our Foundation centers on strengthening or developing the policies and institutions that improve the utility of space technologies in support of human and environmental security needs," Williamson said. "We are pleased to partner with Imaging Notes to help support our objectives."

Exclusive in-depth reporting
Imaging Notes is the premier publication for commercial, government and academic remote sensing professionals around the world, said Yoo, the publisher of Imaging Notes. "It provides objective exclusive in-depth reporting that demonstrates how remote sensing technologies and spatial information illuminate the urgent interrelated issues of the environment, energy and security," she said.

Qualified professionals may receive Imaging Notes by mail or via digital subscription, free of charge in the United States.


Related Links
Secure World Foundation
Earth Observation News - Suppiliers, Technology and Application

Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle

Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News

Researchers Provide Detailed Picture of Ice Loss Following Collapse of Antarctic Ice Shelves
Greenbelt, MD (SPX) Jul 26, 2011
An international team of researchers has combined data from multiple sources to provide the clearest account yet of how much glacial ice surges into the sea following the collapse of Antarctic ice shelves. The work by researchers at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), the Laboratoire d'Etudes en Geophysique et Oceanographie Spatiales, Centre National de la Recherche Scient ... read more

Unique volcanic complex discovered on Lunar far side

Moon Express Announces Dr. Alan Stern as Chief Scientist

Northrop Grumman Honored by IEEE for Development of Lunar Module

Two NASA Probes Tackle New Mission: Studying The Moon

NASA's Next Mars Rover to Land at Gale Crater

Opportunity Closing In On Spirit Point At Endeavour Crater

MAVEN Mission Completes Major Milestone

NASA says Mars mountain will read like 'a great novel'

SwRI suborbital astronaut payload specialists move to flight planning phase, release mission patch

Graybiel Lab poised for next chapter of space exploration

Space Program Mavens Comment on the Future of Space Exploration

This Time It's Both Rocket Science AND Surgery

Spotlight Time for Tiangong

China launches new data relay satellite

Time Enough for Tiangong

China launches experimental satellite

ISS to be sunk after 2020: Russian space agency

Certification for ISS onboard astronaut

NASA and International Partners Discuss New Uses for Space Station

NASA, SpaceX agree on space station flight

Russia sends observation satellite into space

NASA inks agreement with maker of Atlas V rocket

Russia launches 2 foreign satellites into orbit

ILS Proton Successfully Launches the SES-3 Satellite for SES

Distant planet aurorae modeled

Exoplanet Aurora: An Out-of-this-World Sight

Ten new distant planets detected

Microlensing Finds a Rocky Planet

Turksat turns to GMV for control of its satellites

Lockheed Martin's Multi-Mission Signal Processor Completes Tracking Test

Sharper deeper faster 3D imaging

Rare Coupling of Magnetic and Electric Properties in a Single Material

The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2014 - Space Media Network. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement