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Special Issue "Progress on the Use of UAS Techniques for Environmental Monitoring"

A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 December 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Salvatore Manfreda

Dipartimento delle Culture Europee e del Mediterraneo: Architettura, Ambiente, Patrimoni Culturali (DiCEM), Università degli Studi della Basilicata, via dell’Ateneo Lucano, 10, 85100 Potenza – ITA, Italy
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Interests: stochastic processes; hydrological modelling; flood risk; geomorphology; ecohydrology; UAS monitoring
Guest Editor
Dr. Brigitta Toth

Institute for Soil Sciences and Agricultural Chemistry, Centre for Agricultural Research, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, H-1022 Budapest, Hungary and Department of Crop Production and Land Use, University of Pannonia, 8360 Keszthely, Hungary
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Interests: soil physics; soil hydrology
Guest Editor
Dr. Giorgios Mallinis

Department of Forestry and Management of the Environment and Natural Resources, Democritus University of Thrace, 67100 Xanthi, Greece
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Interests: remote sensing; land use/land cover (LULC) mapping; LULC change (LUCC); geographic object based image analysis; forest ecosystems; biodiversity; natural disasters; UAS
Guest Editor
Dr. Antonino Maltese

Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile, Ambientale, Aerospaziale, dei Materiali, University of Palermo, 90128 Palermo, Italy
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Interests: remote sensing; hydrology; geomatics
Guest Editor
Dr. Matthew Perks

School of Geography, Politics and Sociology, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU, UK
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Interests: geomorphology; hydrology; catchment science, image velocimetry techniques
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Zhongbo Su

University of Twente, Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), The Netherlands
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Interests: remote sensing and numerical modeling of land surface processes and interactions with the atmosphere, earth observation of water cycle and applications in climate, ecosystem and water resources studies
Guest Editor
Dr. Eyal Bendor

Department of Geography and Human Environment, Tel Aviv University (TAU), Tel Aviv 6997801, Israel
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Interests: imaging spectroscopy of soil; spectral libraries; soil proxy; hyperspectral RS of soils rocks and minerals; sensor calibration
Guest Editor
Dr. Jana Müllerová

Department GIS and Remote Sensing, Institute of Botany, The Czech Acad. Sciences, 252 43 Průhonice, Czech Republic
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Interests: vegetation; human induced changes; remote sensing; GIS

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Environmental monitoring is critical for comprehending climate impact on natural and agricultural systems, understanding ecological processes, optimizing water resources, and preventing natural disasters. In this context, one of the greatest potentials in environmental monitoring is represented by the use of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UASs), growing rapidly in last decade.

UASs offer the extraordinary opportunity to fill the existing gap between remote sensing and field measurements by providing high spatial resolution measurements at high frequency. They allow to extend and improve the description of river basin hydrology, agricultural systems, and natural ecosystems, affording an impressive level of detail. Several new UAS-based approaches have been recently introduced to monitor vegetation state, crop production, soil water content, river evolution, and stream flow during low-flow and floods.

The Special Issue is dedicated to multidisciplinary contributions focusing on the demonstration of the benefit of UAS data and algorithms for environmental monitoring. The research presented might focus on:

- Added value of UAS data in environmental monitoring;

- Methods and procedures for UAS data processing;

- Use of UAS in precision farming;

- Innovative applications of UAS data for rapid environmental mapping and change detection;

- Advanced applications of UAS data for monitoring vegetation state, crop production, soil water content, river evolution, and stream flow;

- Potential of different sensors (e.g., thermal, visual, radar, laser, and/or their fusion) and algorithms for environmental variables.

Dr. Salvatore Manfreda
Dr. Brigitta Toth
Dr. Giorgios Mallinis
Dr. Antonino Maltese
Dr. Matthew Perks
Dr. Zhongbo Su
Dr. Eyal Ben-Dor
Dr. Jana Müllerová
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

  • Evironmental Monitoring
  • UAS
  • Precision agriculture
  • Soil moisture
  • Vegetation
  • River systems

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