Knowledge Base: “What are the basics? What background information do I need?”
In-depth information and guides
The Knowledge Base holds guides on technologies, disaster management and health support. The technology guides offer background information on satellite technology and specific satellite missions (including Earth Observation, communication and navigation satellites), while the disaster management guides provide information about policies and procedures concerning the management of different disaster types. Health support guides focus on the application of space technology in disaster medicine.
The Knowledge Base is meant to supply people involved in disaster management with basic knowledge and background information outside operational situations. The knowledge gained about the application of satellite technology will benefit the decision making process in the event of a disaster and especially for disaster management policy and emergency planning. Knowledge of technological background and of best practices is also crucial for the development of mitigation and preparedness strategies.
The Knowledge Base is complemented by a directory of institutions whose activities are related to disaster management and the use of space technology.