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Special Issue "Remote Sensing for Advancing Nature-Based Climate Solutions"
A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292). This special issue belongs to the section "Ecological Remote Sensing".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2023 | Viewed by 8080
Special Issue Editors
Interests: remote sensing; agriculture; imaging spectroscopy; machine learning; eco-hydrology
Interests: remote sensing; eco-hydrology; soil moisture; climate change; land use cover change; GRACE
Interests: dissolved organic carbon; remote sensing; carbon dioxide; methane; lake; eutrophication
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Interests: water–energy–food nexus; hydroeconomic optimization; water and food security
Special Issue Information
As one of the world’s most urgent missions, the goal of carbon neutrality has been pledged by nations, public organizations, and private sectors in efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG, e.g., CO2, CH4, and N2O) emissions and increase carbon sequestration. Nature-based climate solutions target managing, conserving, or restoring natural or agricultural ecosystems, and can bring significant benefits for the removal of carbon from the atmosphere as well as improving ecosystem resilience. These solutions include reforestation, soil conservation, sustainable agriculture management, wetland restoration, and resource optimization. To support decision-making for implementing Nature-based climate solutions, remote sensing can play an essential role in providing cost-effective approaches for ecosystem monitoring.
With recent advances in remote sensing and big data analytics, a variety of sensing data (e.g., hyperspectral, multispectral, thermal, LiDAR, microwave, and gravity) from spaceborne, unmanned/manned airborne, and proximal sensors have been utilized to enhance our capabilities for ecosystem monitoring. These state-of-the-art remote sensing technologies provide great opportunities for advancing our understanding of GHG emissions, carbon sequestration and fluxes, and anthropogenic influences in natural and agricultural ecosystems across scales from single plants, landscapes, and regions to the entire globe.
This Special Issue, “Remote Sensing for Advancing Nature-Based Climate Solutions”, aims to publish research, review, and data articles on developing remote sensing technologies to advance Nature-based solutions for climate change mitigation. We welcome a wide range of contributions on topics including, but not limited to:
- Ecosystem energy, carbon, water and nutrient fluxes;
- Regenerative agriculture;
- Water–energy–food nexus;
- Water quantity and quality;
- Soil organic carbon;
- Air quality and pollution;
- Land use and land cover change;
- Climate change mitigation and adaptation.
Prof. Dr. Sheng Wang
Prof. Dr. Suxia Liu
Prof. Dr. Yongqiang Zhou
Dr. Raphaél Payet-Burin
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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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 2500 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.
- Spaceborne, airborne, and proximal sensing
- Hyperspectral, multispectral, SIF, thermal, LiDAR, microwave, gravity
- Machine learning, radiative transfer modeling
- Ecosystem monitoring and modeling
- Carbon cycling and greenhouse gas emission
- Ecohydrology, agriculture, water resources
- UN Sustainable Development Goals