Special Issue "Remote Sensing for Precision 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: 30 October 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Kuniaki Uto
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Guest Editor
School of Computing, Tokyo Institute of Technology,Japan
Interests: remote sensing; image processing; machine learning; phenotyping; precision agriculture
Dr. Nicola Falco
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Guest Editor
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Climate and Ecosystem Sciences Division, Building 085B, M/S 74R316C CA, USA
Interests: signal and image processing, machine learning for remote sensing, multimodal data integration, hyperspectral data analysis, remote sensing for precision Ag
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Dr. Mauro Dalla Mura
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Guest Editor
1. Univ. Grenoble Alpes, CNRS, Grenoble INP*, GIPSA-lab, 38000 Grenoble, France 2. Tokyo Tech World Research Hub Initiative (WRHI), School of Computing, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan
Interests: remote sensing; image processing; signal processing, machine learning; data fusion; hyperspectral imaging; pansharpening; computational imaging

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In the last decade, significant technological advances in precision agriculture have allowed farmers to improve crop management and productivity. At the same time, the rapid change in food demand as well as the impact that industrialized farming has on the environment have provided ground for the development of more optimized and sustainable practices.

In such a context, remote sensing plays a critical role by providing technology as well as methodologies for crop management and resources monitoring (e.g., water).

Data derived by imaging sensors, including multi-/hyper-spectral, fluorescence, thermal, LiDAR, and SAR, as well as the availability of complementary data (e.g., weather forecasting, soil information derived by sensor networks), provide an unprecedented amount of information for which systems based on multi-source and multi-modal data analysis are necessary to extract intelligible information that can be used by farmers. Additionally, the recent advent of UAVs and lightweight sensors provides us with aerial images with high spatial, spectral, and temporal resolutions. The unique resolutions would allow us to investigate, retrieve, and monitor plant physiological and phenological properties.

This Special Issue is aimed at a global research community involved in data analysis, sensor development, and data acquisition for precision agriculture. As such, it is open to anyone researching in the field of precision agriculture. Specific topics include but are not limited to the folllowing:

  • Plant and culture mapping;
  • Vegetation health monitoring;
  • Species detection (e.g., illicit/invasive plants);
  • Agricultural crop assessment;
  • Yield prediction and quality;
  • Phenotyping estimation;
  • Plant disease detection;
  • Model-based analysis (e.g., by considering 3D plant models);
  • Crop mapping based on multimodal acquisitions (e.g., multi/hyperspectral, thermal, LiDAR point clouds, fluorescence, and SAR imaging);
  • Time-series analysis for agriculture monitoring;
  • In-situ remote sensing measurements (e.g., robotic vision).

Dr. Kuniaki Uto
Dr. Nicola Falco
Dr. Mauro Dalla Mura
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • precision agriculture
  • plant and culture mapping
  • vegetation health monitoring
  • species detection
  • agricultural crop assessment

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