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Integration of Information for Environmental Security

  • H. Gonca Coskun
  • H. Kerem Cigizoglu
  • M. Derya Maktav
  • Nowadays water management and disasters, including droughts and floods are becoming very important subjects in the international platforms.

  • This book will provide information about high technology techniques to solve important problems using remote sensing and GIS for topics such as the environmental security, water resources management, disaster forecast and prevention and information security

Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Environmental Security

  3. Information Security, Integration of Information

  4. Disaster Forecasting and Prevention

About these proceedings


In case of security threats there is a need for temporal access to complete, updated, reliable information, in a dedicated form, is an essential prerequisite to effectively counter security threats. Currently the necessary information exists in a multitude of forms and formats geographically and physically scattered over different countries, institutes and organisations, and are subject to widely different data policies and management schemes. Moreover, there is no complete and updated overview of the existing information, e.g. in the form of a metadata catalogue. As a result, integration of this information in case of emergencies has proven to be extremely difficult, if not impossible. Although in some cases, interesting and impressive "demonstrations" have been shown of the possibilities of the integration of information, for a number of reasons these have reached the "operational" stage.


GIS Geoinformationssysteme NATO Remote Sensing Water supply development ecosystem environment geospatial organization pollution safety spatial data infrastructure

Editors and affiliations

  • H. Gonca Coskun
    • 1
  • H. Kerem Cigizoglu
    • 1
  • M. Derya Maktav
    • 1
  1. 1.Istanbul Technical UniversityTurkey

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