Special Issue "Innovative Belgian Earth Observation Research for the Environment"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 April 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Bas van Wesemael
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Georges Lemaître Centre for Earth and Climate Research, Université Catholique de Louvain, B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Interests: soil organic carbon; VisNIR spectroscopy; hyperspectral remote sensing; multivariate calibration; digital soil mapping
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Dr. Trissevgeni Stavrakou
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Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy, Avenue Circulaire 3, 1180 Uccle, Belgium
Interests: emissions; tropospheric chemistry; oxgenated volatile organic compounds; inverse modelling
Dr. Jean-Christophe Schyns
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Belgian Federal Science Policy Office, Space Research and Applications Division, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
Interests: earth observation; remote sensing
Dr. Joost Vandenabeele
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Belgian Federal Science Policy Office, Space Research and Applications Division, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
Interests: earth observation; remote sensing
Dr. Hans Lievens
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Division of Soil and Water Management, Katholiek Universiteit Leuven, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
Interests: SAR; remote sensing; hydrology; soil moisture
Dr. Dimitry van der Zande
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Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
Interests: remote sensing; marine ecosystems; ocean colour; water quality monitoring
Dr. Kim Calders
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Computational & Applied Vegetation Ecology, Ghent University, Coupure Links 653, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
Interests: terrestrial and UAV based LiDAR; measurement and modelling of full 3D vegetation structure and how this is related to airborne or spaceborne remote sensing signals; radiative transfer modelling
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

For over 35 years now, Belgian scientists have been turning remote sensing data from the poles to the tropics into actionable information supported by the research program STEREO. This continuous support has enabled the development of a rich scientific community and research infrastructure in Belgium. High spatial, spectral and temporal resolution data is increasingly available from satellites, airplanes, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and terrestrial platforms. In this special issue we aim at collecting papers that (i) illustrate the application and potential of Earth observation tools in the sustainable management of a densely populated country in environments such as agriculture, forests and nature reserves, coasts and cities, (ii) demonstrate the capabilities offered by new optical, radar, hyperspectral and Lidar data to study the Earth system, and (iii) showcase the benefits from a strong remote sensing community for the calibration/validation of sensors and data analysis tools. Any author affiliated to Belgian institutions is invited to contribute and researchers working in the framework of the STEREO program are particularly targeted. 

Prof. Dr. Bas van Wesemael
Dr. Trissevgeni Stavrakou
Dr. Jean-Christophe Schyns
Dr. Joost Vandenabeele
Dr. Hans Lievens
Dr. Dimitry van der Zande
Dr. Kim Calders
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 2400 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

  • Earth observation
  • multi-missions
  • Belgium
  • sustainable management
  • data analysis tools

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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