Remote Sensing of Geopolitics
A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2021) | Viewed by 21951
Interests: urban remote sensing; nightlight remote sensing; remote sensing image analysis; GIS; spatial analysis
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Interests: night-time lights; conflict research; LUCC; Landsat; social media
Remote sensing allows us to monitor land use and land cover changes (LULCC) globally, as a function of both natural and human factors. Whereas much of the focus of remote sensing studies has been on uncovering the effects of climatic variability on LULCC, it is often the case that abrupt gradient and boundaries in LULCC can be observed from space, between countries and states. With this Special Issue, it is our aim to explore how geopolitics shape LULCC as observed from space. We invite researchers to submit papers examining the impacts of geopolitical differences between countries or states, or the impact of geopolitical events between or within countries on LULCC. Submitted papers can be global, regional or local in their scope and may use either passive (e.g., for observing trends in vegetation or in night-time brightness) or active sensors. We also welcome authors to contribute papers on the geopolitics behind remote sensing research, concerning the impacts of the privatization and commercialization of space on the research agenda and research possibilities of remote sensing, and concerning the development of sensors and the availability of free satellite imagery affects governments, non-state actors, and local communities during conflicts.
While all papers concerning remote sensing, Earth observation, and geopolitics are welcomed, we are particularly interested in the following topics:
- Assessing the impacts of conflicts on LULCC using time series of satellite images;
- Assessing the intensity of conflicts combining the use of remote sensing and social sensing (big data and social media);
- Examining how the availability of satellite imagery, transformed by Google Earth, Google Earth Engine, Planet Labs, and the free archives of Landsat and Sentinel, have modified the ways conflicts are handled, also through crowdsourcing and volunteered geographic information (VGI).
Prof. Noam Levin
Assoc. Prof. Xi Li
Assist. Prof. Jamon Van Den Hoek
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- conflict research
- time series
- space privatization