Special Issue "Remote Sensing Measurements for Monitoring Achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)"
A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 August 2021.
Interests: remote sensing; image classification; economic development; disaster management; night-time lights; built-up land cover
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The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development reflects a unique global consensus and commitment of countries to action to end poverty and hunger, protect the planet, foster peaceful, just and inclusive societies and ensure that all people can enjoy prosperous and fulfilling lives and that economic, social and technological progress will occur in harmony with nature.
The increasing availability of satellite data has transformed how we use remote sensing analytics to understand, monitor and achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. As satellite data becomes ever more accessible and frequent, it is now possible not only to better understand how Earth is changing, but also to utilize these insights to improve decision making, guide policy, deliver services, and promote better-informed governance. Satellites capture many of the physical, economic and social characteristics of Earth, providing a unique asset for developing countries, where reliable socio-economic and demographic data is often not consistently available. Analysis of satellite data was once relegated to researchers with access to costly data or to “super computers”. Today, the increased availability of “free” satellite data, combined with powerful cloud computing and open source analytical tools have democratized data innovation, enabling local governments and agencies to use satellite data to improve sector diagnostics, development indicators, program monitoring and service delivery. As petabytes of geo data are being collected, novel methods are developed to convert these data into meaningful information about the nature and pace of change on Earth, for example, the formation of urban landscapes and human settlements, the creation of transportation networks that connect cities or the conversion of natural forests into productive agricultural land. New possibilities emerge for harnessing this data for a better understanding about our changing world.
The purpose of this Special Issue is to stimulate progress in the remote sensing research domain related to measurements of developing countries achievement and monitoring of the SDGs. The issue will bring together novel methods and studies dedicated to remotely sensed measurement techniques of the progress towards achieving the SDG goals and robust methods and tools that improve the timeliness, coverage, and quality of SDG related data.
Dr. Ran Goldblatt
Mr. Nicholas Jones
Dr. Nicholas Clinton
Mr. Trevor Monroe
Manuscript Submission Information
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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.
- Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
- developing countries
- United Nations