Special Issue "Geospatial Methods and Tools for Natural Risk Management and Communications"
A special issue of ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (ISSN 2220-9964).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (16 July 2018).
Interests: GIS and remote sensing; geomatics; geospatial modeling; flood assessment, monitoring and management; collaborative and adaptive water resources management; risk communication
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Special Issue in Water: Observation-Driven Understanding, Prediction, and Management in Hydrological/Hydraulic Hazard and Risk Studies
Interests: 1D/2D hydraulic modelling; flood prone areas; GIS and remote sensing; water drainage network; landslide susceptibility and mapping; geomorphic modelling for flood prone areas mapping; decision-making; risk communication
In recent years, there has been an increasing number of research projects focused on natural hazards (NHs) and climate change impacts, providing a variety of information to end users or to scientists working on related topics. The special issue aims at promoting new and innovative studies, experiences, and models to improve risk management and communication about natural hazards to different end users. End users such as decision and policy makers or the general public need information to be easily and quickly interpretable, properly contextualized, and therefore specifically tailored to their needs. On the other hand, scientists coming from different disciplines related to natural hazards and climate change (e.g., economists, sociologists) need more complete datasets to be integrated in their analysis. By facilitating data access and evaluation, as well as promoting open access to create a level playing field for non-funded scientists, data can be more readily used for scientific discovery and societal benefits. However, the new scientific advancements are not only represented by big/comprehensive datasets, geo-information and earth-observation architectures and services or new IT communication technologies (location-based tools, games, virtual and augmented reality technologies, and so on), but also by methods in order to communicate risk uncertainty as well as associated spatio-temporal dynamics, and involve stakeholders in risk management processes.
However, data and approaches are often fragmented across literature and among geospatial/natural hazard communities, with an evident lack of coherence. Furthermore, there is no unique approach of communicating information to the different audiences. Rather, several interdisciplinary techniques and efforts can be applied in order to simplify access to, evaluation of, and exploration of data.
This special issue encourages critical reflection on natural risk mitigation and communication practices, and provides an opportunity for geoscience communicators to share the best methods and tools in this field. Contributions are solicited that address these issues, and which have a clear objective and research methodology. Case studies and other experiences are also welcome, as long as they are rigorously presented and evaluated.Dr. Raffaele Albano
Prof. Aurelia Sole
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Geo-Web- and location-based services
- distributed GIS
- dynamic WebGIS
- Earth Observation System
- advanced ITC
- data management and visualization
- citizen participation
- citizen science
- multi-stakeholder collaboration and engagement
- risk management
- risk communication
- uncertainty and sensitivity analysis
- decision making