An Introduction

  • Hannes MayerEmail author
Conference paper


Earth observation (EO) is the gathering of information about the planet Earth’s physical, chemical and biological systems by using remote sensing technologies supplemented by earth surveying techniques, encompassing the collection, analysis and presentation of data.


  1. 1.
    Tomás R, Li Z (2017) Earth observations for geohazards: present and future challenges. Accessed 11 Jan 2018CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Soucek A (2011) Outer space—a fascinating issue. In: Brünner C, Soucek A (eds) Outer space in society, politics and law. Springer, ViennaGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Competence Centre for Space Law and Space Policy, Institute of Canon LawKarl-Franzens-University GrazGrazAustria

Personalised recommendations