Legal Aspects of Satellite Remote Sensing


The applications and uses of satellite remote sensing have burgeoned during the last decade and the associated legal aspects of satellite remote sensing have become increasingly important, however, the legal regime in this area is surprisingly inadequate. The research undertaken for this book provides, for the first time in one place, an examination of the existing regime and highlights shortcomings with regard to liability, data policy and data integrity before proposing improvements needed for the full beneficial exploitation of remotely sensed data, particularly in support of disaster management and the protection of the environment.

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Atsuyo Ito, LLM 2003 (Leiden), Ph.D. (2008) in Law, University of Paris XI, is research fellow at Social Science Research Institute, International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan. She has written numerous articles on space law issues, particularly on legal aspects of satellite remote sensing and disaster management.
Excerpt of Table of Contents:
List of Abbreviations;
Part I Clarification of the Current Regime
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Space Law
Chapter 3 Environmental Law
Chapter 4 Disaster Management
Part II Improvements to the Current Framework
Chapter 5 Data Policy and Verification of Accuracy and Authenticity
Chapter 6 Liability
Chapter 7 Conclusion
List Of Documents; Case Law; Bibliography; Http://Www.Wmo.Int/Annex 1; Annex 1; Annex 2.
The book aims to bridge gaps of the current legal regime of remote sensing, which is largely unregulated, and document the latest research related to the legal aspects of remote sensing.
It is intended for providers and users of satellite remote sensing data and its derived information including space agencies, value-added service suppliers, remote sensing professionals, space lawyers, and scholars
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