Special Issue "Applications of Remote Sensing and Geospatial Technologies to Earth Observations"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Earth Sciences and Geography".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 December 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Raffaele Albano
Website SciProfiles
Guest Editor
Prof. Aurelia Sole
Guest Editor
School of Engineering, University of Basilicata, Potenza 85100, Italy
Interests: 1D/2D hydraulic modeling; flood prone areas; GIS and remote sensing; water drainage network; landslide susceptibility and mapping; geomorphic modeling for flood-prone area mapping; decision making; risk communication
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Prof. Ake Sivertun
Guest Editor
Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE), Linköping, 581 83 Sweden
Interests: geoinformatics; sensor data fusion; command, control, and communication for environment and emergency management

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Earth Observation and modeling are highly resource- and data-intensive processes that are dominated by the complex interactions between the existing geographical conditions, technical installations and infrastructures, different—sometimes conflicting—human activities, as well as societal institutions and capacities.

Geomatics techniques and Geospatial tools are used increasingly in different phases of resources or risk management, due to the challenges posed by contemporary issues such as climate change and increasingly complex environmental and socio-economic interactions. Geospatial applications have the advantages of monitoring, assessing, and managing natural resources and risk (in this Special Issue, particularly, water-related) more comprehensively than ever before. These thanks, significantly, to finely tuned detection systems as satellite, unmanned (UAV) and Geographical Information Systems as well as algorithms for image and data processing and provision of a synoptic view of the region of interest in time series. In many situations these data sources have been brought to researchers, policymakers, and practitioners on cost-effective terms, that open use of the predictions for prevention and mitigation also at a regional and local level.

The purpose of this Special Issue is to provide an overview of the research advancements, scientific lessons learned, as well as operational issues and challenges in this rapidly evolving and expanding field.

Dr. Raffaele Albano
Prof. Aurelia Sole
Prof. Ake Sivertun
Guest Editors

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  • Earth observations
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine learning
  • Geospatial applications
  • Geomatics
  • Crowdsourcing
  • Internet of Things
  • Remote sensing
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Big data
  • Hazard monitoring
  • Risk modeling
  • Risk mapping
  • Monitoring
  • Forecasting
  • Post-disaster recovery
  • Resilience
  • Risk reduction strategies
  • Decision making
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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