Special Issue "Remote Sensing of Earth Observation: Special Focus on Natural Resources and the Environment"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2019
Prof. Dr. Biswajeet Pradhan
In recent decades, the science of remote sensing has grown by leaps and bounds. A multitude of remote sensing systems (e.g., space-borne, air-borne and terrestrial based systems), such as visible imaging, synthetic aperture radar (SAR), global navigation satellite system (GNSS), and light detection and ranging (LiDAR) are continuously developing to deliver acquisition of a broad range of data types describing the Earth’s surface, including both natural and man-made objects. These sensors, in turn, support Earth observations and numerous emerging applications in natural resources and the environment as well. Major advances in Earth observation have facilitated the development of remote sensing based sensors with higher accuracy and efficiency and better computing performance, which are leading to new theories and geospatial methods. Issues delineating to natural resources such as hydrological issue, land use issue, ocean trash, nuclear issue, natural disasters as well as overgrowth of population etc. are generating some specific problems for the environment. The main challenging task is to establish advanced strategy for continuous monitoring and mitigate the issues with their effects for the purpose of environmental safety. As a basement tool, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in conjunction with remote sensing data can execute scientific investigations to characterize the environmental components and demonstrate solutions for various issues. Advanced image-processing techniques based on state-of-the-art data mining, machine learning, deep learning (neural networks, developmental learning, topic learning, artificial intelligence, automatic learning) can also be applied for an accurate investigation. Various models can be proposed to identify and monitor the issues and effects with a special focus on natural resources and environment.
The topics of interest include, but not limited to:
- Climate change investigation and monitoring
- Environmental health and degradation analysis
- Analysis of environmental impact of industries
- Environmental pollution mapping
- Overpopulation monitoring and management
- Resource depletion monitoring (over consumption of resources, fishing, logging, water Illegal mining, depletion)
- Deforestation and tree species monitoring
- Illegal waste dumping (waste management)
- Land use applications
- Exploitation of natural resources
- Ecosystem management
- Environmental effects on crop farming
- Overgrazing monitoring
- Energy conservation monitoring
- Natural disaster applications (landslide, earthquakes, flood, Bushfire, Tsunami)
- Multi-temporal high resolution satellite images for environmental investigation
- Terrestrial laser scanning technologies for feature identification
- High resolution aerial photographs
- Deep-leaning in image classification
- Machine learning approaches
- New pixel based image analysis
- New object based image analysis
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