Special Issue "Remote Sensing for Future Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture"

A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292). This special issue belongs to the section "Remote Sensing in Agriculture and Vegetation".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 January 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Karel Charvat
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Guest Editor
Plan4all z.s., K Rybníčku 557, 33012 Horní Bříza, Czech Republic
Interests: remote sensing; ICT; IoT; open data; big data; agriculture; rural development; semantic data; artificial intelligence
Dr. Gregory Giuliani
Website SciProfiles
Guest Editor
Institute for Environmental Sciences & UNEP/GRID-Geneva, University of Geneva, 66 Boulevard Carl-Vogt, CH – 1205 Geneva, Switzerland
Interests: earth observations; data cube; sustainable development; GEO/GEOSS; environmental sciences
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Dr. Tomas Mildorf
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Guest Editor
University of West Bohemia, Technická 8, 30100 Pilsen, Czech Republic
Interests: terminology; open data; spatial data infrastructures
Dr. Hana Kubickova
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Guest Editor
Plan4all z.s., K Rybníčku 557, 33012 Horní Bříza, Czech Republic
Interests: remote sensing; agriculture; artificial intelligence
Dr. Sarka Horakova
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Guest Editor
WirelessInfo, Cholinská 1048/19, 78401 Litovel, Czech Republic
Interests: rural development; forest planning; landscape management; ecollaboration

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to invite you to contribute to this Special Issue of the Remote Sensing journal, “Remote Sensing for Future Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture”. There are several reasons behind this special issue. Agriculture comprises a vital economic sector producing food, agro-industrial feedstock, and energy and providing environmental services through managing soil, water, air, and biodiversity holistically. The agri-food chain involves multiple actors and stakeholders that produce and provide food and agricultural commodities to consumers. In addition to farmers, there are farm suppliers, processors, transporters and market intermediaries. These actors make the agri-food chain efficient. Current agriculture is under pressure to produce high quality products with fewer inputs and in smaller areas.

In order to provide solutions to all complex problems related to the agri-food chain, we need to better understand all processes and build an interoperable knowledge management system for each agriculture sector. A key part of such knowledge management systems is data, including remote sensing data. The intention of this Special Issue is to collect ideas on how remote sensing and data derived from remote sensing can help future knowledge management for global food security and better sustainability of agriculture production in varying climatic conditions and how remote sensing can support the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the European Green Deal.

There are new systems for Earth monitoring, a number of delivery platforms have been developed, and new technologies such as artificial intelligence are now starting to be used. Remote sensing can bring data and knowledge from the global scale to provide global monitoring, monitor production on a country or regional level, but also monitor field variability. In order to optimally use remote sensing for agriculture, capacity building and training people will become a key part of the entire process.

As the Special Issue looks for innovative methods of applying remote sensing in agriculture at all scales, many different aspects have to be addressed. We hope you find the topic of this Special Issue interesting, and we look forward to your research contributions.

Dr. Karel Charvat
Dr. Gregory Giuliani
Dr. Tomas Mildorf
Dr. Hana Kubickova
Dr. Sarka Horakova
Guest Editors

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. 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 2200 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.

Keywords

  • Remote sensing
  • Satellites
  • Knowledge management
  • Agriculture
  • Food security
  • Sustainability
  • Biodiversity
  • Artificial intelligence

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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