OECD Handbook on Measuring the Space Economy

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27 fév 2012
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This publication provides a summary of the key methodological issues surrounding indicators and statistics on the space sector and the larger space economy and it meant to be complementary to The Space Economy at a Glance 2011.
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  • Ouvrir / Fermer Cacher / Voir les résumés Basics on measuring the space economy

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    • Introduction

      The introduction provides answers to the following questions: Why has the Handbook been produced? Who is the intended audience for the Handbook? What does the Handbook contain?

    • Definitions and industrial classifications

      Chapter 2 provides answers to the following questions: What is the space economy? Where can one find data on space products and services in international and national statistical classification systems?

    • Principal actors in the space economy

      The space economy includes many different types of public and private actors. This chapter answers the following questions: Who are the key actors involved in space activities and how to obtain information on them? What are the value chains in the space economy?

    • Data sources and general methodological notes

      Chapter 4 answers the following questions: Where can I find data on the space sector and the space economy? What methodological caveats should I be aware of?

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  • Ouvrir / Fermer Cacher / Voir les résumés Overview of indicators for the space economy

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    • Readiness indicators: inputs to the space economy

      Chapter 5 examines the readiness factors of the space economy, i.e. different elements that are necessary for the development of space activities. These elements encompass the technical, financial and social infrastructures that enable the production of space-related hardware or the provision of services. This chapter examines the following indicators: government budgets for space activities (both for public space programmes and for R&D activities) and human capital.

    • Intensity indicators: selected activities and outputs in the space economy

      The intensity indicators of the space economy are constituted by all the diverse outputs (products, services, science) that are produced or provided by the space sector. These outputs are very diverse in nature, from commercial revenues from industry, scientific productivity such as patents, to number of space missions or space launches. This chapter examines methodological issues specific to a few selected intensity indicators: space manufacturing, space-based applications, international trade in space products, and space-related patents.

    • Measuring socio-economic impacts from space activities

      This chapter reviews various types of socio-economic impacts derived from the development of space activities. The main message is that many space-based services have positive impacts on society, but issues concerning economic data definitions and methodologies have to be resolved to allow the benefits to be identified and quantified more precisely.

    • Useful manuals when collecting/reporting data
    • Glossary
    • Space research and development appearing in different fields of science and technology
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