Disaster assessment and satellite communication: On the threshold of a new era

V. Garshnek, K. Shinchi, F. M. Burkle

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Abstract

Disaster events have always been with us. Success or failure of a disaster response is often determined by timely access to communication and the exchange of reliable information. Especially, crucial is information acquired by on-site first responders responsible for initial disaster assessment. The rapid progress in satellite communication development is laying a foundation for a future where lack of communications will no longer be a limiting or paralyzing factor in disaster response. This paper discusses emerging satellite communications tools that can enhance on site assessment and change the way disaster management is viewed and carried out in the next century.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)223-227
Number of pages5
JournalSpace Policy
Volume14
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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