Special Issue "Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics in Wildfire Management"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 August 2021.
Interests: Geo-Informatics; remote sensing; photogrammetry; natural hazards; artificial intelligence
Climate change favors conditions that boost fire activities in fire-prone areas. An effective wildfire management scheme is based on increased demand for up-to-date and accurate spatial information during all the phases of the disaster management cycle. Remote sensing and Geoinformatics have proven their effectiveness and efficiency in studying such spatio-temporal phenomena. More specifically, satellite and airborne sensors can acquire a vast amount of data that is transformed into valuable information through Geoinformatics analysis tools and techniques.
This Special Issue “Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics in Wildfire Management” aims to cover recent developments in remote sensing data acquisition and processing towards wildfire management (i.e., machine learning approaches, visual data exploration, big data technologies, and time series analysis). In particular, submitted papers should clearly show novel contributions and innovative applications of how Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics technology can support any of the following wildfire topics (but are not limited to these):
-Forest fuels mapping and monitoring;
-Fire detection and monitoring;
-Burned area mapping;
-wildland–urban interface delineation;
-Fire risk assessment;
-Policy implementation (i.e., Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)).
Dr. Christos Vasilakos
Manuscript Submission Information
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- wildland–urban interface
- fire risk
- remote sensing
- geospatial technology
- time series
- artificial intelligence