Special Issue "Monitoring Urban Areas with Satellite SAR Remote Sensing"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Oriol Monserrat
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Guest Editor
Remote Sensing Department, Division of Geomatics, Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC), Av. Gauss, 7 E-08860 Castelldefels (Barcelona), Spain
Interests: remote sensing data processing; SAR data; SAR interferometry; geohazard monitoring; landslide mapping; building monitoring; land subsidence
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Dr. Qi Gao
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Remote Sensing Department, Division of Geomatics, Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC), Av. Gauss, 7 E-08860 Castelldefels (Barcelona), Spain
Interests: SAR and SAR data processing; SAR interferometry; land deformation; hydrology; water management; hazard monitoring
Ms. Anna Barra
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Guest Editor
Remote Sensing Department, Division of Geomatics, Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC), Av. Gauss, 7 E-08860 Castelldefels (Barcelona), Spain
Interests: remote sensing; SAR data; SAR interferometry; geohazard monitoring; landslide mapping and monitoring
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Dr. Jorge P. Galve
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Department of Geodynamics of the University of Granada, Campus de Fuente Nueva S/N 18071 Granada, Spain
Interests: natural hazards; geomorphology; GIS; SAR interferometry

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In recent years, SAR sensors have gained relevance as a tool to monitor urban environments. The wide range of available sensors mounted on different platforms such as satellite, drone or ground-based, together with the strong effort made in research have increased the range of applications in such types of environments. At present, the available satellite-based SAR sensors and imagery provide a rich set of possibilities. The huge archive of images covering almost 30 years of data acquisition allow performing historical analysis. This type of analysis is currently widely used as a tool for assessing the potential hazards affecting an area before starting works, understanding existing damages, mapping changes, and creating products which are useful for urban planning and development. Moreover, the availability of constellations like Sentinel-1 A and B that guarantees worldwide coverage each 6–12 days constitutes a clear step forward, consolidating the use of SAR-based techniques as tools for continuously assessing the potential impact of ongoing deformations, to evaluate the effectiveness of mitigation actions or to monitor critical changes in the urban environment. Finally, the wide range of available resolutions ranging from several meters up to some centimeters enables working at different levels, such as monitoring a whole urban area or just a single building. This Special Issue is focused on new approaches to urban monitoring with satellite SAR data. The Special Issue aims to collect the latest innovative research results related to this topic. These can include new data processing algorithms and procedures, results based on new types of SAR data, and the development of innovative urban monitoring applications. The topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • New interferometric developments for urban monitoring: deformations, changes, damage mapping;
  • Different types of data exploitation, polarimetric SAR data, new constellations such as Ice-Eye of Capella space, etc.;
  • Multisensor multiscale approaches, data integration, integration with optical data;
  • Development of innovative applications for urban planning and monitoring;
  • Validation exercises;
  • Review papers on the use of satellite SAR data or urban deformation monitoring.

Dr. Oriol Monserrat
Dr. Qi Gao
Ms. Anna Barra
Dr. Jorge P. Galve
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • SAR
  • DInSAR
  • Classification
  • Displacements
  • Monitoring
  • Change detection

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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