Space4Health: A Place for Satellite Applications and Technology in the UK COVID-19 Governance Framework
AbstractNow that society is firmly planted within the ‘new normal’ of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is time for the United Kingdom to assess where it stands regarding the juxtaposition between technology and governance. As COVID-19 develops within the UK, it is time to implement strategies that call for a cross-sectoral approach in order to strengthen the work that is done to combat the virus and make society safe and secure. One way in which this can be done is through the continued and more substantial use of space-enabled technologies and their data-driven outputs. Space-enabled technologies refers to activities of satellite communications, satellite navigations, remote sensing, and Earth Observation (EO). This research will discuss how space-enabled technologies can support global health issues as well as the current utilisation in the UK. It will also discuss the status quo of the UK COVID-19 governance framework and provide recommendations on how this framework could better utilise space-enabled technologies especially paired with a risk governance framework.
Future Thinking Pieces
Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
- Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
- Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).