Special Issue "Climate Risk and Vulnerability Mapping"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2020).
Interests: climate vulnerability mapping; climate change-induced migration; environmental indicators; geospatial data applications; spatial data integration
Interests: integrated spatial indicators; spatial analysis; Earth observation; risk and vulnerability assessment; disaster risk reduction; climate change adaptation; public health
Measuring, analyzing, and mapping the societal risks and vulnerabilities of climate change has become part of the standard toolkit of climate risk and vulnerability assessments. This Special Issue focuses on the spatial assessment of climate risks and related vulnerabilities and the use of spatial data and analysis in field-based assessments. Papers may cover a range of spatial scales–from local to global–and represent any world region, and may be produced by authors from any discipline. Papers must:
- Define the problem space–that is, the system of analysis (what is vulnerable or at risk?), the valued attributes of concern (why are they important?), the external hazard (to what is the system vulnerable and exposed?), and a temporal reference (when?)–and the purpose of the assessment;
- Describe the analytical framework applied;
- Provide adequate detail regarding the data and methods used;
- Address the uncertainty in underlying data and methods;
- Present one or more maps portraying results;
- Address the policy relevance of the mapping/spatial analysis.
Case studies and mapping projects are especially encouraged that:
- were developed in conjunction with stakeholders (i.e., transdisciplinary science) and/or where mapping results were applied in planning and decision-making contexts;
- utilize statistical techniques/novel methods to identify the drivers of risk and vulnerability;
- use future scenarios for climate and/or socioeconomic systems;
- integrate various streams of data (ranging from survey data and official statistics to Earth observation data);
- seek to validate mapping results.
In addition to case study or location-specific applications, we invite papers that explore spatial methods as well as papers critically reflecting on climate risk and vulnerability mapping.
Dr. Alexander de Sherbinin
Dr. Stefan Kienberger
Manuscript Submission Information
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- climate change
- climate vulnerability
- social vulnerability
- climate risk
- geospatial analysis
- data integration
- vulnerability assessment