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Special Issue "Advances in Geo-Information for Environmental Forensics and Environmental Risk Management in the Anthropocene"
A special issue of ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (ISSN 2220-9964).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2017).
Prof. Dr. Jason K. Levy Website E-Mail
Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management, University of Hawaii, Kapolei, HI 96707, USA
Interests: disaster risk governance; sustainable hazard mitigation; stochastic and statistical hydrology; sociohydrology; fluvial and marine disasters; global climate change, computational intelligence for water management; hydrologic resilience; process-based modeling of coupled human–water systems; inundation; economics of water resources management; drought
The Anthropocene is considered to be a new epoch, which is fundamental when thinking about environmental forensics, risk management, and climate change. This Special Issue offers a new way of exploring the significance of geospatial information the epoch of the Anthropocene, a time when humans confront the limits of our ability to manipulate, dominate, and control natural systems. Many environmental academics, government officials, business leaders, and practitioners have begun to examine the environmental ethics, policies, and politics of geo-information in a changing biosphere, focusing on global processes and effects. In particular, the Special Issue will examine the use of remote sensing (both satellite and aerial photography) and other geomatic tools for environmental forensics and risk management, including land use planning and change, forestry, agriculture, wetlands and watersheds, and emergency response. A wide range of papers will be considered. A multi-disciplinary approach is encouraged.
While weather satellites have long been used for environmental applications for the past half-century, ETM+, MODIS, and other satellite sensors, possess the ability to revolutionize the fields of environmental forensics and risk management in order to understand the complex root causes of environmental challenges and disasters. For example, disaster management scholars are increasingly using ETM+ data to monitor floods, droughts, beach erosion, and volcanic activity over time. In addition, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) use innovative satellite and aerial remote tools to support emergency response to hazardous material release, while forestry applications for passive remote sensors include environmental tree surveys, monitoring clear-cut operations, and observing successional forest growth. Finally, there has been considerable interest in recent years in the use of satellites to better understand, monitor, and enforce multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs), such as the Kyoto Protocol.
Prof. Dr. Jason K. Levy
Manuscript Submission Information
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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. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly 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 hazards
- satellite sensors
- risk management
- disaster science
- climate change