Space infrastructures such as earth monitoring, navigation and information transmission using satellite have been providing rich information for human society. The internet and cell phone services are expanding at an unprecedented rate. Free satellite imageries and open source digital maps have also been released on the internet. Using global scale information, we can identify many events and happenings, such as what is really going on, when, and where.
Global scale information has huge potential to change social infrastructures*. The public and social service reconstruction are important for more efficient use of global scale information based on smart application of space and social infrastructures. We need personnel who designs and manages social benefits using both infrastructures. GESTISS (Geo-spatial and Space Technology consortium for Innovative Social Services), university consortium of (1) The University of Tokyo, Center for Spatial Information Service, (2) Keio University, Graduate School of System Design and Management, (3) Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, Department of Marine Systems Engineering, (4) Aoyama Gakuin University and (5) Graduate School of Project Design have initiated the G-SPASE project to tackle with these issues.
(*Disaster Management, Transportation Control, Logistics, Optimal Farming, Forest Management, Public Health and Marine Activities)
Many kinds of information is observed from space, air and on earth surface. Specialists teach aerospace engineering, remote sensing, global navigation satellite system technology and space law. Participants will analyze data, conduct mapping and visualization. Implementing system design and management, students will articulate potential problems and carry out solutions according to their plans. The field of the G-SPASE program is the whole world. Let’s get started.