An integrated approach for Environmental Security in the NATO Countries based on remote sensing and GIS technologies

Coskun H. G.

NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Integration of Information for Environment Security, İstanbul, Turkey, 26 - 29 September 2006, pp.3-15 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-1-4020-6575-0_1
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.3-15
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


Environmental Security aspect covers humanitarian aid, monitoring of natural disasters and preventing crime/terrorists acts. Disaster which is cover natural catastrophe, man-made and environmental damage are considered to be some events, they are currently known to affect more than 100 million people and cause damages exceeding US$ 100 billion annually. Their devastating effect on human life and health is expected to worsen in the decades ahead, and it is not surprising therefore that the need for improved natural catastrophe mitigation has become an increasingly recognized international priority. The "Integrated Approach for Environmental security in the NATO Countries based on Remote Sensing and GIS Technologies", designed by the authors, is a proposal for an international disaster warning and mitigation system. The proposed system is based on independent regional systems that will rely on common global technology resources. The present paper summarizes the main characteristics of this proposal which is aimed to submit NATO with this ARW participants, and explains how the proposed NATO Remote Sensing and GIS Network could serve as an embryo for a future global system.