Special Issue "Mapping, Monitoring and Assessing Disasters"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 July 2022) | Viewed by 6287
Interests: earth sciences; natural hazards; prevention and management of disasters induced by natural hazards
Interests: applied geology; natural hazards; earthquake planning and protection; disaster management
Detecting, mapping, and monitoring technologies and related studies and applications play a significant role in disaster management and disaster risk reduction. In the past, the mapping of a disaster and its impact was generally a time-consuming procedure, the results of which would only be available long after the completion of the response actions and recovery process. In recent decades, geospatial technological advances have boosted the efficiency of disaster mapping and made it possible for involved scientists and researchers to acquire and analyze related information and disseminate critical data to the scientific community, the authorities involved in disaster management, the affected population, and the general public.
Synergies of modern methodologies, comprising applications of GIS-based software, space technology, and remote sensing and post-event field surveys supported by innovative techniques, are incredibly useful tools for the detailed mapping of disasters and their impacts on the population, as well as on the natural environment and the building stock. Such synergies can be considered a breakthrough for disaster management, as it is now possible to assess the intensity and severity of events and their impact shortly after their generation, as well as to provide critical information to responders during emergencies and to the staff involved in the recovery process.
The purpose of this Special Issue is to collect research advances in detecting, mapping, monitoring, and assessing disasters such as earthquakes, tsunami, landslides, liquefaction, floods and forest fires using innovative techniques as well as for monitoring disaster recovery. With this aim, original research articles, review articles, and innovative study approaches are welcomed.
Dr. Spyridon Mavroulis
Prof. Dr. Efthymios Lekkas
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