Remotely Sensed Data: Technology, Management, and Markets

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DIANE Publishing, 1995 - 194 pages
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Examines U. S. plans for managing the prodigious quantities of data expected from current, planned & future remote sensing satellites. Explores the Earth Observing Data & Information System, which NASA is developing to manage & process data from its Earth Observing System of satellites. Analyzes factors affecting the growth of the market for privately generated remotely sensed data. Numerous charts, graphs, tables & photos.

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Page 139 - Concerned over the need for a greater commitment to long-term monitoring, the scientific community is developing plans for the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS), the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS), and the proposed Global Terrestrial Observing System (GTOS) (box 5-9).
Page 118 - Data should be provided at the lowest possible cost to global change researchers in the interest of full and open access to data. This cost should, as a first principle, be no more than the marginal cost of filling a specific user request Agencies should act to streamline administrative arrangements for exchanging data among researchers.
Page 119 - The Future of Remote Sensing From Space: Civilian Satellite Systems and Applications, OTA-ISC-558 (Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office, July 1993).
Page 118 - For each and every global change data parameter, there should be at least one explicitly designated archive. Procedures and criteria for setting priorities for data acquisition, retention, and purging should be developed by participating agencies, both nationally and internationally. A clearinghouse process should be established to prevent the purging and loss of important data sets. • Data archives must include easily accessible information about the data holdings, including quality assessments,...
Page 134 - Neither the President nor any other official of the Government shall make any effort to lease, sell, or transfer to the private sector, or commercialize, any portion of the weather satellite systems operated by the Department of Commerce or any successor agency.
Page 115 - Government of Japan, and the Government of Canada on Cooperation in the Detailed Design, Development, Operation, and Utilization of the Permanently Manned Civil Space Station...
Page 136 - Change (IPCC) was created by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) in 1988.
Page 6 - Earth observation systems requested by the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology; the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation; the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Veterans Affairs, Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies; and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. This report examines the future of civilian remote sensing satellites and systems.
Page 118 - The overall purpose of these policy statements is to facilitate full and open access to quality data for global change research. They were prepared in consonance with the goal of the US Global Change Research Program and represent the US Government's position on the access to global change research data.
Page 99 - Our Changing Planet: A US Strategy for Global Change Research: A Report by the Committee on Earth Sciences to Accompany the US President's Fiscal Year 1990 Budget (Washington, DC: Office of Science and Technology Policy, 1989).

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