Special Issue "Selected Papers from the First "Symposia of Remote Sensing Applied to Soil Science", as part of the "21st World Congress of Soil Science, 2018""
A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2019).
Interests: imaging spectroscopy of soil; spectral libraries; soil proxy; hyperspectral RS of soils rocks and minerals; sensor calibration
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Interests: remote and proximal sensing applied to soils from all platforms; soil attribute and pedological mapping; digital soil mapping; precision agriculture
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Interests: Soil spectroscopy; proximal soil sensing; VIS-NIR spectroscopy; hyperspectral data applied to soil
We are glad to invite you to participate of the FIRST Symposia of Remote Sensing (RS) as part of the World Congress of Soil Science, to be held in Rio de Janeiro, 12-17 august, Brazil 2018, composed by key speeches, selected oral and poster presentations. The importance of RS as a ´partner´ on soil science is not new, and dates from more than 100 years (i.e., aerial photographs). Since then, hundreds of equipment have been developed, and from a simple tool, RS became an innovative scientific discipline. The symposia will have the presence of important references on the area such as Prof. Eyal Ben-Dor who was a precursor of the Near Infrared Reflectance Analysis of soils and was the first scientist and a pioneer to apply the Hyper Spectral Remote Sensing technology to soils. Prof. José Alexandre Demattê, also in coordination, was the first full professor in RS and soil spectroscopy in Brazil. In addition to the above two scholars, we have the honor to present Prof. Marcos Rafael Nanni as the third candidate for organizing this session. Prof Nanni is an expert in proximal and remote sensing of soil, and has worked in RS with drones and the AISA-Fenix airborne hyperspectral sensors. Today, he is the head of one of the most powerful and equipped group on proximal and remote sensing of soils in Brazil. Despite the organizers short presentation, we will have two important keynote speeches, Prof G. Zalidis: "Promoting remote sensing applications for optimizing soil and water management supporting climate smart agriculture in the Balkan region" and Prof. J. Cierniewski: “Remote sensing as a tool to study soils and their impact on the Earth’s climate. This is a great opportunity to improve Remote Sensing Status in the Soil Science Discipline and be part of history.
Despite the publication of abstracts in the Congress, selected papers will be invited to prepare a complete article for this Special Issue in the Remote Sensing.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IN THE CONGRESS: 20 January 2018
Directions for submission: To make an adequate submission to the session, access the 21st World Congress of Soil Science at www.21wcss.org, Go to Registration process. In the Participant Area go to Send Abstract, Select Division 1: Soil in Space and Time. Click on Symposia, Select C1.2 - Soil geography, Select C1.2.2 - Remote sensing applied to soil science. Fill in your application.
Interest in submission/objectives and poster/oral presentations
In commemoration to the event, we also encourage all researchers and users to make their inscription and afterwards be part of this special issue.
Papers related to remote sensing and soils of any specific area (erosion, physics, fertility, chemistry, microbiology, mineralogy, soil classification, mapping, pollution, soil management) will be welcome. In addition, other topics, such as (a) updating the advance remote sensing technology for Soil Science applications; (b) soil remote sensing data analyses by chemometric methods; (c) integration of the multi and hyperspectral sensors data for soil science; (e) use of the remote sensing data in digital soil mapping, (f) precision agriculture, (g) soil attributes prediction, land use, soil monitoring and soil environment impact; (h) available platforms and data bases for soil remote sensing studies; (i) integration of remote sensing with soil science, (j) data-mining soils in remote images; (k) integration of proximal with remote sensing soil data, (l) reviewing the new technology and missions for the future soil science; (m) proximal sensing papers well be welcome sense related with remote sensors; (n) all platforms, satellite, airborne, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV); (o) sensors from any part of the spectrum (i.e., gamma, x-ray, ultraviolet, optical, middle infrared, radar, others) are welcome.Prof. Dr. Eyal Ben-Dor
Prof. Dr. José Demattê
Prof. Dr. Marcos Rafael Nanni
Dr. André Carnieletto Dotto
Manuscript Submission Information
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