Special Issue "Innovative Approaches for Environmental and Natural Hazard Forecasting: Proposals from Theory to Practice"

A special issue of Forecasting (ISSN 2571-9394). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Forecasting".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The prediction of future natural or anthropic catastrophes is one of the greatest scientific challenges of our society in the 21st century. Territorial management of protected spaces or densely populated urban areas requires anticipating possible dangers. Mitigation of the risk of fires, floods, or earthquakes, among others, is a discipline in which advances in new prediction tools are made every day. This Special Issue seeks contributions involving innovative approaches or relevant case studies regarding environmental anthropic dangers and natural hazard forecasting in topics such as:

- Desertification and drought of semi-arid regions

- Loss of natural values of protected spaces

- Increased risks associated with climate change

- Wildfire danger in forests and periurban areas

- Assessment of future flood risks associated with anthropogenic actions

- Analysis of the seismic vulnerability of urban areas

Innovative methodologies, frameworks, or significant results from relevant case studies related to all these topics are welcome, but similar ones may also be considered for publication if they fit within the scope of this Special Issue.

Dr. Salvador García-Ayllón Veintimilla
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Forecasting is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • environmental forecasting
  • natural hazard risks
  • earthquake vulnerability
  • flooding
  • wildfire danger
  • climate change prediction

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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