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Special Issue "EO for Mapping Natural Resources and Geohazards"
A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Remote Sensing".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2021) | Viewed by 15550
Special Issue Editors
Interests: earth observation; geoscience; geological hazards; mineral resources; mapping
Interests: earth observation; geohazards; mineral exploration; geological remote sensing; ground deformation; InSAR; LiDAR; hyperspectral; geophysics
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Special Issue Information
There are few more pressing concerns than the use of our planet’s limited natural resources. Whilst we strive to reuse, reduce and recycle, this cannot meet society’s demands for materials and so sustainable exploitation of natural resources remains a key element of development. At the same time, geological hazards, such as earthquakes, volcanos and landslides, claim an ever-increasing number of lives and livelihoods, as more and more people live in exposed places in the developing world. Both these issues are critical for the planet and demand urgent solutions.
This Special Issue will explore the unparalleled opportunities that satellite and airborne Earth Observation (EO) now offer to measure, map, monitor and model the natural environment. Whether applied to resource exploration, monitoring mining operations and measuring their impacts, or to hazard mapping, damage assessment and recovery activities, EO has a huge role to play. The range of data has never been greater, from optical through thermal to LiDAR and radar systems, as well as unconventional data from such sources as social media and citizen science. These data are increasingly being applied to a growing range of issues across the environmental sciences. Their use is formalised through the Intergovernmental Group on Earth Observations, which prioritises the use of EO to address the Paris Agreement on Climate, Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and delivery of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Papers on these themes would be especially welcome, but papers are invited on EO applications to any aspect of natural resources and geohazards.
Prof. Dr. Stuart Marsh
Dr. Stephen Grebby
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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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. Remote Sensing is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly 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 2500 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.
- earth observation
- natural resources
- Paris Agreement
- Sendai Framework
- Sustainable Development Goals