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Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Integration of Information for Security, Istanbul, Turkey, 26-29 September 2006
At a time when we're becoming more and more aware of our vulnerability in the face of a variety of environmental problems, this book is a much-needed addition to the debate.
It delineates high technology techniques to solve important problems, using remote sensing and GIS for topics such as environmental security, water resource management, disaster forecast and prevention and information security.
In case of security threats there is a need for temporal access to complete, updated, reliable information, in a dedicated form: think about the Asian tsunami and you'll realize how crucial information sharing could be.
Currently, though, the necessary information exists in a multitude of formats geographically and physically scattered over different countries, institutes and organizations, and which are subject to widely different data policies and management schemes.
Moreover, there is no complete and updated overview of the existing information, e.g. in the form of a metadata catalogue. As a result, integration of this information in case of emergencies has proven to be extremely difficult, if not impossible. The authors here posit a solution.
1st Session Environmental Security.- An Integrated Approach For Environmental Security in the NATO Countries with Remote Sensing and GIS Technologies; H.G. Coskun.- Geospatial Integration and Fusion Techniques for Environmental Monitoring and Security; M.Ehlers.- Integrated Use of Multi-spectral Satellite and Airborne Sensors as a Tool for Detecting Biological Hot Spots and Monitor of Aquatics Environment Security; V. Melentyev, V.I. Chernook.- Data Policy and Management Issues of Integration of Information:The GMES Projects and Plans; G.Schreier.- The Importance of ITU-CSCRS for Natural Disaster Monitoring: A Case Study -- Flooding in the Maritsa River; F. Sunar.- Information Products to Study Environmental Threats and Dangerous Phenomena in the Black and Caspian Seas; V. Belokopytov et al.- GIS and Modelling for Enviromental Security: Examples From Ukraine;O.Udovyk.- 2nd Session Information Security, Entegration of Information.- Artificial Neural Networks in Water Resources; K. Cigizoglu.- Application of Space Technology in Support of Security and Safety of Critical Infrastructure; R.Rustamov, S. Kurnaz.- Online Information as an Important Source For Environmental Impact Studies; P.Almeida.- The Use of Numerical Simulation for Oil Spills Contingency Plan:A Case Study for Istanbul Strait,Turkey; S. Can et al.- Implementing the GIS Elements of the European Water Framework; N. Charneca.- Monitoring Microcatchment by Using Satellite Imagery -- Kiziloz Sample; M. Dagci.- Emergency Warnings with Short Message Service; J.P. Fernandez.- Information Analysis and Sustainable Human Development Management Tools; A. Gorobets.- The Role of Space Assets in Providing for Public Security; F. Ince.- Role of Geospatial Information and Geospatial Information Application Software Systems for Security; A. Kopar.- 3th Session Disaster Forcasting and Prevention.-Spatial Data Infrastructures for Emergency Services and Security Management; R. Bill.- Forest Fires and Remote Sensing; J.L. Casanova, A. Calle.- Natural and Environmental Risks in Marine and Coastal Areas; M. Morovic.- Integrated Monitoring System for Seismic Risk Assesment in Vrancea Area; M. Zoran.- Forests and Natural Disasters;H. Celik.- The Role of GIS and Remote Sensing for Security; H.G. Coskun et al..- Technological Risk Assessment and Management: Can we integrate terrorist attacks?; K. Fedra.- Environmental Impact of Gass Terminals;V. Malacic.- Disaster Management Education and Policies in Turkey; D. Ural.- 4th Session Water Management.- Integrated Information Base for Sustainable Water Resources Management; N. Harmancioglu.- Coastal ZoneManagement / Coastal Information System; D.Maktav.- Collaboration for Sustainable Natural Resources Management in the Mediterranean; H.Yildirim, M.E. Ozel.- Environmental Security Management; A. Samsunlu.- Ship's Ballast Water and Marine Pollution; T. Satir.- Specialized Multidisciplinary Information System as a Tool to Support Monitoring of Marine Ecosystem; D. Slipetskiy et al.-Management of Water Supply Systems of Metropoles -- Istanbul Example; B.Yegen, B. Onoz.-