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Special Issue "Remote Sensing for Geohazards: Status, New Challenges and Opportunities"

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 December 2022) | Viewed by 404

Special Issue Editors

National Research Council of Italy, Research Institute of Geo-Hydrological Protection (CNR IRPI), Via della Madonna Alta 126, 06128 Perugia, Italy
Interests: landslide; landslide hazard; landslide risk; remote sensing; geodatabase
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Earth Sciences Department, University of Florence, Via La Pira 4, 5021 Florence, Italy
Interests: landslide; subsidence; engineering geology; geohazard; risk assessment; remote sensing; SAR interferometry
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Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche-Istituto di Ricerca per la Protezione idrogeologica (CNR-IRPI), 06126 Perugia, Italy
Interests: landslide; landslide mapping; remote sensing; geodatabase; stereoscopic satellite analysis
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Remote sensing (RS) encompasses various types of sensors (synthetic aperture radar, laser imaging detection and ranging, optical and multispectral) and platforms (satellites, aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles). These tools enable the detection and monitoring of geohazards at different scales and in different physiographic settings. Moreover, earth observation (EO) provides information at high spatial, temporal and spectral resolution. The availability of satellite EO data has contributed to their increased demand. EO, combined with terrestrial observations and physical and probabilistic models, has been widely used to map, monitor and predict geohazards, such as landslides, surface subsidence and volcanic and seismic activity, affecting life, property or public safety. Remote sensing technologies have assumed a fundamental role in reducing, minimizing and preventing the effects of various geologic hazards.

This Special Issue focuses on the latest research advances in remote sensing technologies applied for observing, monitoring, mapping and modelling geohazards. Methodological and case study papers as well as those investigating observations from a combination of various different remote sensing sensors are welcome. This SI will mainly consider satellite and drone-based remote sensing; however, papers exploring ground-based remote sensing will also be considered.

Research articles, reviews, perspectives and case studies are welcome. The main themes include:

  • EO for mapping, monitoring and forecasting geohazards;
  • Challenges in multisensory approaches;
  • Challenges in stereoscopic satellite analysis for geohazards;
  • Challenges in hyperspectral satellite analysis for geohazards;
  • Innovative RS applications for geohazards.

Dr. Francesca Ardizzone
Dr. Silvia Bianchini
Dr. Federica Fiorucci
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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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 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.


  • earth observation
  • geohazards
  • optical imagery
  • SAR imagery
  • UAV
  • hazard detection and mapping
  • geohazard monitoring
  • geohazard modeling

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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