Remote Sensing from Space

Supporting International Peace and Security

  • Bhupendra Jasani
  • Martino Pesaresi
  • Stefan Schneiderbauer
  • Gunter Zeug

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-lii
  2. Security, Crises and the Role of Earth Observation

    1. Clementine Burnley, Nathalie Stephenne, Dirk Buda, Daniele Ehrlich
      Pages 3-19
    2. Anthony Cragg, Dirk Buda, Albert Nieuwenhuijs
      Pages 21-31
    3. Stefan Voigt, Jiri Trnka, Thomas Kemper, Torsten Riedlinger, André Husson
      Pages 33-45
  3. The Contribution of GMOSS in the Context of GMES and Security

    1. Delilah Al-Khudhairy, Stefan Schneiderbauer, Hans-Joachim Lotz-Iwen
      Pages 49-58
    2. Adrijana Car, Ola Dahlman, Bengt Andersson, Peter Zeil
      Pages 71-86
    3. Donna Kodz, Joseph Jobbings
      Pages 87-102
  4. Image Processing Tools for Security Applications

    1. Andreas Wimmer, Iris Lingenfelder, Charles Beumier, Jordi Inglada, Simon J. Caseley
      Pages 105-118
    2. Rob Dekker, Claudia Kuenzer, Manfred Lehner, Peter Reinartz, Irmgard Niemeyer, Sven Nussbaum et al.
      Pages 119-140
    3. Robert Meisner, Stefan Lang, Erland Jungert, Alexander Almer, Dirk Tiede, Nils Sparwasser et al.
      Pages 141-160
    4. Einar Bjorgo, Alain Retiere
      Pages 161-164
  5. Security Applications

    1. Mort Canty, Bhupendra Jasani, Iris Lingenfelder, Allan A. Nielsen, Irmgard Niemeyer, Sven Nussbaum et al.
      Pages 167-188
    2. Bhupendra Jasani, Valerio Tramutoli, Nicola Pergola, Carolina Filizzola, Daniele Casciello, Teodosio Lacava
      Pages 189-209
    3. Daniele Ehrlich, Stefan Lang, Giovanni Laneve, Sarah Mubareka, Stefan Schneiderbauer, Dirk Tiede
      Pages 211-237
    4. Nathalie Stephenne, Raphaële Magoni, Giovanni Laneve
      Pages 239-259
    5. Bert van den Broek, Ralph Kiefl, Torsten Riedlinger, Klaas Scholte, Klaus Granica, Karlheinz Gutjahr et al.
      Pages 261-286
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 287-297

About this book


This volume provides the reader with an overview of the state-of-the-art Earth Observation (EO) related research that deals with national and international security. An interdisciplinary approach was adopted in this book in order to provide the reader with a broad understanding on the uses of remote sensing technologies. The book therefore comprises management aspects (issues and priorities of security research, crisis response), applied methodologies and process chains (treaty monitoring, estimation of population densities and characteristics, border permeability models, damage assessment) and the latest developments in generic tools (feature recognition, change detection and visualization). Moreover, issues of data sharing and standards, as well as new approaches to training security relevant techniques, are addressed. The contributing authors are leading researchers and experts from private companies, national research institutions and international organizations, all of whom were brought together under the aegis of the European research project GMOSS (Global Monitoring for Security and Stability).

This book is tailored for the scientific community that deals with the application of EO data, as well as project managers and decision makers working in the field of security having an interest in technical solutions. The integrative use of many figures and sample images are ideal in enabling the non-technical reader to grasp quickly the modern technologies that are being researched in the area of civil security.


Change detection Civil Security Crisis Management Europe Geoinformationssysteme International Security Mapping National Security Peace conflict geospatial image processing remote sensing satellite visualization

Editors and affiliations

  • Bhupendra Jasani
    • 1
  • Martino Pesaresi
    • 2
  • Stefan Schneiderbauer
    • 3
  • Gunter Zeug
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of War StudiesKing's College LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.Joint Research CentreEuropean CommissionIspraItaly
  3. 3.EURAC Research, Institute for Applied Remote SensingBolzanoItaly

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