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Special Issue "Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Earth and Environmental Sciences"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2019).
Research Institute for Geo-Hydrological Protection, National Research Council, 10135 Torino, Italy
Interests: geometric and radiometric sensors; sensor fusion; mission planning; navigation and position/orientation; geosciences; natural hazards; monitoring/change detection
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Special Issue in Remote Sensing: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Geomatics
Special Issue in Drones: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Geomatics
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones, have become powerful tools for acquiring geoscientific data on the Earth’s surface and its subsurface, as well as the hydrosphere and atmosphere. The vast majority of UAV applications include aerial observations of the Earth surface using cameras sensitive to different parts of the electromagnetic spectrum. However, different sensors (e.g., light detection and ranging (LIDAR) devices, magnetometers, ground-penetrating radars (GPRs), and meteorological instruments) are also installed on-board drones. The objective of this Special Issue is to present recent advances and challenges of UAV applications to solve research problems in the field of Earth and environmental sciences. Original research articles as well as review papers on the diverse use of drones in geosciences, equipped with various cameras and sensors, are welcome.
Prof. Tomasz Niedzielski
Prof. Jakub Langhammer
Dr. Daniele Giordan
Dr. Waldemar Spallek
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- unmanned aerial vehicle
- spatial analysis