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Special Issue "National REDD+ Monitoring and Reporting"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 May 2020

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Frédéric Achard

European Commission Joint Research Centre, Italy
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Interests: Earth observation techniques for the monitoring of tropical forests; implications of forest cover changes on the global carbon budget
Guest Editor
Prof. Martin Herold

Department of Environmental Sciences, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
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Interests: Large area land and forest monitoring; Monitoring and reporting for UNFCCC and Sustainable Development Goals
Guest Editor
Dr. Christophe Sannier

SIRS (Systèmes d’Information à Référence Spatiale), France
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Interests: Large area land and forest monitoring; Change detection methods; Forest cover area and area change estimates; EO based methods for characterising forest types
Guest Editor
Dr. Sarah Carter

Department of Environmental Sciences, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
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Interests: REDD+; Sustainable Development Goals; Tropical Forests and Land Use Change; Earth Observations

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Requirements for REDD+ related forest monitoring are evolving and consolidating in terms of the types of information required, monitoring frequency, accuracy and transparency. While several performance-based REDD+ frameworks are moving forward, different methods, tools and frameworks for monitoring and reporting are maturing for use by national and other REDD+ stakeholders.
This Special Issue will focus on national to local case studies, covering tropical humid and dry forest domains, which focus on different monitoring targets (area change, forest degradation, carbon stocks, burned area, forest types and biodiversity), using novel methods for the analysis of satellite data, and showcasing how they evolve from research to operational use in country contexts. The use of open methods and free data (such as Copernicus data) is preferred and should be explored. In addition, general contributions that discuss reporting requirements and needs related to international, national and local implementation frameworks are welcome. Early warning forest monitoring systems, monitoring of deforestation drivers, and other concepts that feed into policymaking and the assessment of policy outcomes can also be included.

Dr. Frédéric Achard
Prof. Martin Herold
Dr. Christophe Sannier
Dr. Sarah Carter
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 1800 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

  • UNFCCC REDD+
  • Tropical forests
  • National forest monitoring
  • Deforestation
  • Forest degradation
  • Forest regrowths
  • Sentinel
  • Landsat
  • Activity data
  • Emission factors

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This special issue is now open for submission.
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