After decades of innovation, satellites now play a discrete but pivotal role in the efficient functioning of modern societies and their economic development. This publication provides the findings from a OECD Space Forum project on the state of innovation in the space sector, with a view to examine how space innovation may impact the larger economy. New analysis and indicators contribute to answering some of the following questions: is the space sector still a driver for innovation in the 21st century? What are the determinants for an innovative space sector? And what are the policy responses to encourage and harness better space-related innovation?
This report explores the growth prospects for the ocean economy, its capacity for future employment creation and innovation, and its role in addressing global challenges. Special attention is devoted to the emerging ocean-based industries in light of their high growth and innovation potential, and contribution to addressing challenges such as energy security, environment, climate change and food security.
The report examines the risks and uncertainties surrounding the future development of ocean industries, the innovations required in science and technology to support their progress, their potential contribution to green growth and some of the implications for ocean management. Finally, and looking across the future ocean economy as a whole, it explores possible avenues for action that could boost its long-term development prospects while managing the use of the ocean itself in responsible, sustainable ways.
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.
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The objective of this study is to investigate how different space applications (earth observation, telecom, navigation, positioning, and timing) combined with ICT can assist in the surveillance of major threats (based on those identified by the OECD Global Shocks project and the World Economic Forum) today and in the near-to-medium term future (8-10 years).
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Science and technology have a vital role to play in deepening understanding of risks, detecting impending disasters, mapping possible consequences, and preparing the terrain for emergency response. Space technologies (earth observation, telecom, navigation, positioning, and timing), combined with information and communication technologies can assist in the surveillance of major threats today and in the near-to-medium term future.
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The study includes insights on the current situation and outlook, together with advice from Danish authorities on Danish transport and infrastructure policies and strategies and infrastructure investment over the period to 2020. It also focuses on the opportunities and challenges facing the Copenhagen Gateway Area, as assessed by the OECD project team, including in relation to expected hub and transit developments.
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This study focuses in large measure on the future opportunities and challenges facing ports in the Mumbai gateway area, which was chosen as a principal target following discussions with infrastructure experts in India.
This publication provides a summary of the key methodological issues surrounding indicators and statistics on the space sector and the larger space economy.
This publication explores the long-term opportunities and challenges facing major gateway and transport hub infrastructures – ports, airports and major rail corridors – in the coming decades.
This report explores likely future changes in family and household structures in OECD countries; identifies what appear to be the main forces shaping the family landscape between now and 2030; discusses the longer-term challenges for policy arising from those expected changes; and on the basis of the three subsequent thematic chapters, suggests policy options for managing the challenges on a sustainable basis.