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Geo-Hydrological Hazards Assessment and Monitoring for Resilient Society Using SAR Remote Sensing Techniques

A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Remote Sensing".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2024 | Viewed by 385

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Institute for the Electromagnetic Sensing of the Environment (IREA), National Research Council (CNR), Naples, Italy
Interests: remote sensing; synthetic aperture radar; SAR tomography; SAR interferometry
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Institute for Electromagnetic Sensing of the Environment (IREA), Italian National Research Council, 328, Diocleziano, 80124 Napoli, Italy
Interests: synthetic aperture radar; geophysical techniques; radar imaging; remote sensing by radar; geophysical image processing; vegetation; vegetation mapping; wildfires; deformation; geographic information systems
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Geohazard Monitoring Group, Research Institute for Hydrogeological Prevention and Protection, National Research Council, Turin, Italy
Interests: landslide; flood mapping; subsidence; geographic information systems; DInSAR data for natural hazard monitoring; applied remote sensing
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Geohazard Monitoring Group, Research Institute for Hydrogeological Prevention and Protection, National Research Council, Turin, Italy
Interests: landslide monitoring; DInSAR application; high mountain regions; ground surface deformation analysis; geohazard assessment and risk mitigation; geographic information system
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Human pressure, especially in recent decades, resulted in a strong land demand and a problematic urban planning, especially in areas prone to geo-hydrogeological risk. Furthermore, climate change will increase natural hazards that explicitly threaten settlements, infrastructure, livelihoods, and human lives, especially f.i. in flood- and landslide-prone areas.

Among spaceborne remote sensing technologies, Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) has been largely and fruitfully exploited in natural sciences and in particular for geo-hydrogeological hazard monitoring and assessment. It is able to provide a cost-effective wide area monitoring, systematic and high-quality information on the spatial and temporal pattern of these ground deformation phenomena and also monitoring possibilities over areas hindered by environmental conditions.

Rapid developments in this field have been fostered by the launch of spaceborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) sensors, which increased exponentially in the last decade. Particularly satellite platforms hosting advanced SAR sensors able to operate with different illuminating modes and capable of acquiring, repeatedly over the time, data almost everywhere on the Earth's surface have been made operational. Nowadays, the availability of long-term archive of satellite data, as well as the diversified portfolio of SAR sensors, makes it possible to improve the detection of geo-hydrogeological hazard, the analysis of the deformation history and even the implementation of possible remedial measures.

The main goal of this Special Issue is to present and share advanced methodologies for geo-hydrogeological hazard monitoring and assessment, also by coping with the impact of climate change, by using spaceborne SAR remote sensing, with particular reference to preserve the environmental value making a smart and resilient society.

Original articles on both methodological aspects and applications are more than welcome.

Articles may address, but are not limited, to the following topics:

  • Spaceborne SAR remote sensing for geo-hydrogeological hazard monitoring;
  • Data application with new spaceborne SAR missions;
  • Multi-mission SAR products;
  • Tracking subsidence evolution;
  • Mass movement detection and mapping;
  • Landslide hazard and risk assessments;
  • Slope failure monitoring and multi-temporal analysis;
  • Climate change effects on the occurrence of landslides;
  • Developing methodologies for promoting social sustainability and community resilience.

Review articles covering one or more of these topics are also welcome.

Dr. Simona Verde
Dr. Fabiana Caló
Dr. Davide Notti
Dr. Martina Cignetti
Guest Editors

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Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2700 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.


  • landslide
  • subsidence
  • flooding
  • spaceborne SAR missions
  • DInSAR
  • resilient cities
  • climate change

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