1887

The Space Economy at a Glance 2014

image of The Space Economy at a Glance 2014

The space sector plays an increasingly pivotal role in the functioning of modern societies and their economic development as the use of satellite technology gives rise to new applications, uses and markets. Space Economy at a Glance offers a statistical overview of the global space sector and its contributions to economic activity using data from over 40 countries with space programmes, and identifies new dynamics in the space sector.

English

.

Satellite weather and climate monitoring

Meteorology was the first scientific discipline to use space capabilities in the 1960s, and today satellites provide observations of the state of the atmosphere and ocean surface for the preparation of weather analyses, forecasts, advisories and warnings, for climate monitoring and environmental activities. Three quarters of the data used in numerical weather prediction models depend on satellite measurements (e.g. in France, satellites provide 93% of data used in Météo-France’s Arpège model). Three main types of satellites provide data: two families of weather satellites and selected environmental satellites.

English

This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error