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Issue 1 • Spring 1992

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  • Global change and the human prospect

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):7 - 9
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    The opportunity afforded by International Space Year (ISY) for a dynamic interaction among science, technology, and society that addresses the urgent ecological, economic, and social problems confronting humanity is explored. Issues of population, economics, and equity are examined. The role of the global scientific framework, technological advances, and programmatic innovations of the 1980s is di... View full abstract»

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  • NASA takes lead U.S. role in Earth observation

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):10 - 15
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    The role being played by NASA in preparing for the observance of the International Space Year (ISY) is discussed. Key themes of the inaugural meeting of the Space Agency Forum on ISY (SAFISY), held in Durham, NH, in April 1988, are examined. The thirteen different SAFISY Earth science projects, which are using space technologies to assess such environmental issues as ozone depletion, deforestation... View full abstract»

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  • Land cover mapping for Mission to Planet Earth

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):16 - 22
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    Remote sensing projects for the International Space Year (ISY) are discussed, as well as the satellites that will be the main source of information. These projects will focus on global change, deforestation, food production, and disaster warning and relief. The factors that hinder the widespread use of remote sensing, namely, technical limitations, resistance to change, legal and security restrict... View full abstract»

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  • United Nations advances global environmental awareness

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):23 - 29
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    The need to address global environmental concerns on an international basis is discussed. Programs underway are noted. The role of the United Nations (UN) in the International Space Year is examined. Activities planned by the UN are described, and their purpose and funding are discussed.<> View full abstract»

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  • Training for Amazonia deforestation assessment

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):30 - 31
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    A training program proposed by Brazil at a 1990 International Space Year (ISY) conference is described. The course was inspired by the success of the PRODES deforestation project, which is developing a methodology to map, estimate, and monitor deforested areas in Amazonia. The objective of the course is to train project managers in subregion (state or country level) deforestation assessment using ... View full abstract»

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  • Building international cooperation through ISY

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):32 - 36
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    The relationships between the International Space Year and International Geophysical Year and between ISY and the International Biosphere Program are examined. The role of ISY in building international cooperation is described. The need for participation of developing countries in ISY is discussed.<> View full abstract»

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  • The need for a common worldwide objective (International Space Year and the environment)

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):37 - 40
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    China's participation in International Space Year (ISY) activities is discussed. Measures taken by China to resolve environmental issues in the 1980s and those planned for the 1990s are examined. Environmental education in China and China's Earth Science Program relevant to the ISY are briefly discussed.<> View full abstract»

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  • Environmental satellites enhance science education

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):41 - 45
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    The use of remote-sensing environmental satellites in direct broadcasts to classrooms is discussed. The kinds of information supplied by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) satellites are examined. The NOAA satellites and education program and the typical satellite station found in most classroom settings are described. A classroom curriculum is outlined.<> View full abstract»

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  • A celebration of the space age

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):46 - 48
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    The early planning for the International Space Year (ISY) is outlined. Public and educational ISY activities under way in the US by 1990 are described. They include films and TV programs, public exhibitions, books and periodicals, public events, conferences and symposia, and school programs and materials.<> View full abstract»

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