Yearbook on Space Policy 2009/2010

Space for Society

Author: Kai-Uwe Schrogl,Spyros Pagkratis,Blandina Baranes

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3709109426

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 358

View: 766

The Yearbook on Space Policy is the reference publication analysing space policy developments. Each year it presents issues and trends in space policy and the space sector as a whole. Its scope is global and its perspective is European. The Yearbook also links space policy with other policy areas. It highlights specific events and issues, and provides useful insights, data and information on space activities. The Yearbook on Space Policy is edited by the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) based in Vienna, Austria. It combines in-house research and contributions of members of the European Space Policy Research and Academic Network (ESPRAN), coordinated by ESPI. The Yearbook is designed for government decision-makers and agencies, industry professionals, as well as the service sectors, researchers and scientists and the interested public.

Yearbook on Space Policy 2008/2009

Setting New Trends

Author: Kai-Uwe Schrogl,Blandina Baranes,Christophe Venet,Wolfgang Rathgeber

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783709103180

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 364

View: 7708

The Yearbook on Space Policy aims to be the reference publication analysing space policy developments. Each year it presents issues and trends in space policy and the space sector as a whole. Its scope is global and its perspective is European. The Yearbook also links space policy with other policy areas. It highlights specific events and issues, and provides useful insights, data and information on space activities. The Yearbook on Space Policy is edited by the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) based in Vienna, Austria. It combines in-house research and contributions of members of the European Space Policy Research and Academic Network (ESPRAN), coordinated by ESPI. The Yearbook is designed for government decision-makers and agencies, industry professionals, as well as the service sectors, researchers and scientists and the interested public.

Yearbook on Space Policy 2016

Space for Sustainable Development

Author: Cenan Al-Ekabi,Stefano Ferretti

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319724657

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 328

View: 4786

The Yearbook on Space Policy, edited by the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI), is the reference publication analysing space policy developments. Each year it presents issues and trends in space policy and the space sector as a whole. Its scope is global and its perspective is European. The Yearbook also links space policy with other policy areas. It highlights specific events and issues, and provides useful insights, data and information on space activities. The first part of the Yearbook sets out a comprehensive overview of the economic, political, technological and institutional trends that have affected space activities. The second part of the Yearbook offers a more analytical perspective on the yearly ESPI theme and consists of external contributions written by professionals with diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise. The third part of the Yearbook carries forward the character of the Yearbook as an archive of space activities. The Yearbook is designed for government decision-makers and agencies, industry professionals, as well as the service sectors, researchers and scientists and the interested public.

Space Strategy in the 21st Century

Theory and Policy

Author: Eligar Sadeh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136226230

Category: History

Page: 358

View: 3741

This book offers an overview of space strategy in the 21st century. The purpose of space strategy is to coordinate, integrate, and prioritize space activities across security, commercial, and civil sectors. Without strategy, space activities continue to provide value, but it becomes difficult to identify and execute long-term programs and projects and to optimize the use of space for security, economic, civil, and environmental ends. Strategy is essential for all these ends since dependence on, and use of, space is accelerating globally and space is integrated in the fabric of activities across all sectors and uses. This volume identifies a number of areas of concern pertinent to the development of national space strategy, including: intellectual foundations; political challenges; international cooperation and space governance; space assurance and political, organizational, and management aspects specific to security space strategy. The contributing authors expand their focus beyond that of the United States, and explore and analyse the international developments and implications of national space strategies of Russia, China, Europe, Japan, India, Israel, and Brazil. This book will be of much interest to students of space power and politics, strategic studies, foreign policy and International Relations in general.

Yearbook on Space Policy 2015

Access to Space and the Evolution of Space Activities

Author: Cenan Al-Ekabi,Blandina Baranes,Peter Hulsroj,Arne Lahcen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 370914860X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 307

View: 2147

The Yearbook on Space Policy, edited by the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI), is the reference publication analysing space policy developments. Each year it presents issues and trends in space policy and the space sector as a whole. Its scope is global and its perspective is European. The Yearbook also links space policy with other policy areas. It highlights specific events and issues, and provides useful insights, data and information on space activities. The first part of the Yearbook sets out a comprehensive overview of the economic, political, technological and institutional trends that have affected space activities. The second part of the Yearbook offers a more analytical perspective on the yearly ESPI theme and consists of external contributions written by professionals with diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise. The third part of the Yearbook carries forward the character of the Yearbook as an archive of space activities. The Yearbook is designed for government decision-makers and agencies, industry professionals, as well as the service sectors, researchers and scientists and the interested public.

Surveillance in Action

Technologies for Civilian, Military and Cyber Surveillance

Author: Panagiotis Karampelas,Thirimachos Bourlai

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319685333

Category: Political Science

Page: 412

View: 8995

This book addresses surveillance in action-related applications, and presents novel research on military, civil and cyber surveillance from an international team of experts. The first part of the book, Surveillance of Human Features, reviews surveillance systems that use biometric technologies. It discusses various novel approaches to areas including gait recognition, face-based physiology-assisted recognition, face recognition in the visible and infrared bands, and cross-spectral iris recognition. The second part of the book, Surveillance for Security and Defense, discusses the ethical issues raised by the use of surveillance systems in the name of combatting terrorism and ensuring security. It presents different generations of satellite surveillance systems and discusses the requirements for real-time satellite surveillance in military contexts. In addition, it explores the new standards of surveillance using unmanned air vehicles and drones, proposes surveillance techniques for detecting stealth aircrafts and drones, and highlights key techniques for maritime border surveillance, bio-warfare and bio-terrorism detection. The last part of the book, Cyber Surveillance, provides a review of data hiding techniques that are used to hinder electronic surveillance. It subsequently presents methods for collecting and analyzing information from social media sites and discusses techniques for detecting internal and external threats posed by various individuals (such as spammers, cyber-criminals, suspicious users or extremists in general). The book concludes by examining how high-performance computing environments can be exploited by malicious users, and what surveillance methods need to be put in place to protect these valuable infrastructures. The book is primarily intended for military and law enforcement personnel who use surveillance-related technologies, as well as researchers, Master’s and Ph.D. students who are interested in learning about the latest advances in military, civilian and cyber surveillance.

Yearbook on Space Policy 2011/2012

Space in Times of Financial Crisis

Author: Cenan Al-Ekabi,Blandina Baranes,Peter Hulsroj,Arne Lahcen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 370911649X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 298

View: 7444

The Yearbook on Space Policy is the reference publication analyzing space policy developments. Each year it presents issues and trends in space policy and the space sector as a whole. Its scope is global and its perspective is European. The Yearbook also links space policy with other policy areas. It highlights specific events and issues, and provides useful insights, data and information on space activities. The Yearbook on Space Policy is edited by the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) based in Vienna, Austria. It combines in-house research and contributions of members of the European Space Policy Research and Academic Network (ESPRAN), coordinated by ESPI. The Yearbook is designed for government decision-makers and agencies, industry professionals, as well as the service sectors, researchers and scientists and the interested public.

Yearbook on Space Policy 2007/2008

From Policies to Programmes

Author: Kai-Uwe Schrogl,Charlotte Mathieu,Nicolas Peter

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3211990917

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 312

View: 8309

At the time of ?nalising this second volume of the ?Yearbook on Space Policy? which covers the period mid-2007 to mid-2008, Europe is as visible and strong in the area of space activities as never before. Its space probes are present on the Moon, around Mars, and on Saturn?s Moon Titan, and are chasing asteroids and comets; Ariane V is the most successful commercial launch vehicle; and more and more European space applications satellites are in operation. Finally, with the successful launch of the Columbus Orbital Facility (COF) – the most prominent highlight of this period which is also depicted on the cover of this Yearbook – and the ?rst Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV), Europe has become a decisive player in human space?ight. This is accompanied by new policy initiatives on the ministerial level which have been bringing the European Space Agency and the European Union steadily closer. Europe?s outstanding development and positioning in the space ?eld is based not only on Europe?s successful engineering and scienti?c capabilities and capacities, but also on the forceful political determination of all European actors to maintain and even further their engagement in the use of outer space. And it is this political determination which provides the focus for this ?Yearbook on Space Policy?. The Yearbook describes and analyses the contexts and contents of space policy. Its primary ?eld of investigation is Europe, but it also covers the whole range of global space activities and their in?uence on European endeavours.

Books in Print 2009-2010

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780835250191

Category: Publishers' catalogs

Page: N.A

View: 9939

Public Policy in International Economic Law

The ICESCR in Trade, Finance, and Investment

Author: Diane Desierto

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191026484

Category: Law

Page: 432

View: 3019

States reject inequality when they choose to ratify the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), but to date the ICESCR has not yet figured prominently in the policy calculus behind States' international economic decisions. This book responds to the modern challenge of operationalizing the ICESCR, particularly in the context of States' decisions within international trade, finance, and investment. Differentiating between public policy mechanisms and institutional functional mandates in the international trade, finance, and investment systems, this book shows legal and policy gateways for States to feasibly translate their fundamental duties to respect, protect, and fulfil economic, social and cultural rights into their trade, finance, and investment commitments, agreements, and contracts. It approaches the problem of harmonizing social protection objectives under the ICESCR with a State's international economic treaty obligations, from the designing and interpreting international treaty texts, up to the institutional monitoring and empirical analysis of ICESCR compliance. In examining public policy options, the book takes into account around five decades of States' implementation of social protection commitments under the ICESCR; its normative evolution through the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and the Committee's expanded fact-finding and adjudicative competences under the Optional Protocol to the ICESCR; as well as the critical, dialectical, and deliberative roles of diverse functional interpretive communities within international trade, finance, and investment law. Ultimately, the book shoes how States' ICESCR commitments operate as the normative foundation of their trade, finance, and investment decisions.

Raumfahrt und Recht

Faszination Weltraum - Regeln zwischen Himmel und Erde

Author: Christian Brünner,Alexander Soucek

Publisher: Böhlau Verlag Wien

ISBN: 9783205776277

Category: Artificial satellites in telecommunication

Page: 200

View: 2413

Yoga Zurück ins Leben

Wie Yoga bei Krebs helfen kann

Author: Claudia Mainau

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3662499290

Category: Medical

Page: 150

View: 6284

Die Autorin erkrankte in ihrem Leben zwei Mal an Leukämie. Yoga half ihr bei der Bewältigung der lebensbedrohenden Krankheit und auf ihrem Weg zurück in ein erfülltes kraftvolles Leben. Ihre Erfahrungen gepaart mit ihrem Wissen als ganzheitliche Ärztin mit eigener Yogapraxis gibt sie nun in diesem Buch weiter. Einfach und anschaulich beschreibt sie welche Strategien zur Bewältigung der bei Krebs häufig auftretenden körperlichen und mentalen Lebenskrise helfen können und wie sich die Geisteshaltung und Lebensführung durch Yoga positiv auf die Krankheit auswirkt. Herzstück des Buches sind die Yoga-Übungsanleitungen in Wort und Bild. In einfachen, gut nachvollziehbaren Anleitungen stellt sie Übungen vor, ihre therapeutische Wirkung und Abwandlungen für mögliche körperliche Einschränkungen. Aus Aufwärmübungen, Körperhaltungen (Asanas) und Atemübungen (Pranayama) kann ein individuelles, vollständiges Übungsprogramm zusammengestellt werden. Das Buch richtet sich an Betroffene, sowie an Yogalehrer, Trainer und Physiotherapeuten, aber auch an Ärzte und Pflegekräfte in der Onkologie.

Minerals Yearbook

Area Reports: International Review 2011, Latin America and Canada

Author: Mines Bureau,Geological Survey,Interior Department

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9781411336704

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 204

View: 3699

The Minerals Yearbook is an annual publication that reviews the mineral and material industries of the United States and foreign countries. The Yearbook contains statistical data on materials and minerals and includes information on economic and technical trends and development. The Minerals Yearbook includes chapters on approximately 90 commodities and over 175 countries. This volume of the Minerals Yearbook provides an annual review of mineral production and trade and of mineral-related government and industry developments in more than 175 foreign countries. Each report includes sections on government policies and programs, environmental issues, trade and production data, industry structure and ownership, commodity sector developments, infrastructure, and a summary outlook.

International Place Branding Yearbook 2012

Managing Smart Growth and Sustainability

Author: F. Go,R. Govers

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113728255X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 266

View: 7465

This third annual volume of the International Place Branding Yearbook looks at the case for applying brand and marketing strategies to the economic, social, political and cultural development of cities, towns and regions around the world to help them compete in the global, national and local markets. It focuses on sustainability and smart growth.

Minerals Yearbook - Area Reports: International Review

2011, V.3, Asia and Pacific

Author: Interior Department, Geological Survey

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9781411336681

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 2168

The Minerals Yearbook is an annual publication that reviews the mineral and material industries of the United States and foreign countries. The Yearbook contains statistical data on materials and minerals and includes information on economic and technical trends and development. The Minerals Yearbook includes chapters on approximately 90 commodities and over 175 countries. This volume of the Minerals Yearbook provides an annual review of mineral production and trade and of mineral-related government and industry developments in more than 175 foreign countries. Each report includes sections on government policies and programs, environmental issues, trade and production data, industry structure and ownership, commodity sector developments, infrastructure, and a summary outlook.

Lincoln im Bardo

Roman

Author: George Saunders

Publisher: Luchterhand Literaturverlag

ISBN: 3641211956

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 1433

Während des amerikanischen Bürgerkriegs stirbt Präsident Lincolns geliebter Sohn Willie mit elf Jahren. Laut Zeitungsberichten suchte der trauernde Vater allein das Grabmal auf, um seinen Sohn noch einmal in den Armen zu halten. Bei George Saunders wird daraus eine allumfassende Geschichte über Liebe und Verlust, wie sie origineller, faszinierender und grandioser nicht sein könnte. Im Laufe dieser Nacht, in der Abraham Lincoln von seinem Sohn Abschied nimmt, werden die Gespenster wach, die Geister der Toten auf dem Friedhof, aber auch die der Geschichte und der Literatur, reale wie erfundene, und mischen sich ein. Denn Willie Lincoln befindet sich im Zwischenreich zwischen Diesseits und Jenseits, in tibetischer Tradition Bardo genannt, und auf dem Friedhof in Georgetown entbrennt ein furioser Streit um die Seele des Jungen, ein vielstimmiger Chor, der in die eine große Frage mündet: Warum lieben wir überhaupt, wenn wir doch wissen, dass alles zu Ende gehen muss?

Organization Descriptions and Cross-References

Author: Union of International Associates

Publisher: K G Saur Verlag Gmbh & Company

ISBN: 9783598246487

Category: Reference

Page: 3013

View: 1736

Yearbook of International Organizations is the most comprehensive reference resource and provides current details of international non-governmental (NGO) and intergovernmental organizations (IGO). Collected and documented by the Union of International Associations (UIA), detailed information on international organizations worldwide can be found here. Besides historical and organizational information, details on activities, events or publications, contact details, biographies of the leading individuals as well as the presentation of networks of organizations are included. Key features: Most comprehensive compendium of international organizations Over 62,000 profiles of organizations with current contact details Biography profiles of key figures in International Organizations

New Zealand Official Yearbook 2010

Author: New Zealand Department of Statistics

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781869537760

Category: New Zealand

Page: 536

View: 3464

Essential reference for libraries, businesses, education and media. Includes the latest information from the latest Census, as well as other survey sources. Provides a comprehensive picture of life in New Zealand based on the most recent and accurate information available.