ISP20 Team Mission reports
Recommendations to decision makers on how to prepare for the next pandemic:
To optimize the use of existing satellite data on remote sensing of the Earth, the group has recommended an enhanced collaboration between space agencies, companies and United Nations specialized organizations such as WHO and UNOOSA through the creation of an international Charter on Space and Pandemics, modeled after similar existing charters.
Satellite data can also be processed to produce risk maps that help public health authorities produce early warnings and take better informed decisions.
Other findings and recommendations are in the use of satellite communications and related applications for tele-medicine, tele-education and communication of precautionary measures to the populations. The use of satellite mapping and satellite positioning and navigation is considered a promising asset for a more systematic use of drones in medical emergency situations such as pandemics.
Finally, the use of microgravity environments such as onboard the International Space Station is recommended for the development of vaccines, based on positive experiences in this domain.
The full report can be accessed from here.