Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2018

DOI

10.1007/s13753-018-0197-2

Publication Title

International Journal of Disaster Risk Science

Pages

1-6

Abstract

Space systems have become a key enabler for a wide variety of applications that are vital to the functioning of advanced societies. The trend is one of quantitative and qualitative increase of this dependence, so much so that space systems have been described as a new example of critical infrastructure. This article argues that the existence of critical space infrastructures implies the emergence of a new category of disasters related to disruption risks. We inventory those risks and make policy recommendations for what is, ultimately, a resilience governance issue.

Comments

This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made.

Original Publication Citation

Gheorghe, A. V., Georgescu, A., Bucovețchi, O., Lazăr, M., & Scarlat, C. (2018). New dimensions for a challenging security environment: Growing exposure to critical space infrastructure disruption risk. International Journal of Disaster Risk Science. doi:10.1007/s13753-018-0197-2

ORCID

0000-0003-2830-675X (Gheorghe, Adrian)

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