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Agricultural Engineering Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Mansoura University, Mansoura 35516, Egypt
School of Architecture, Chang'an University, Xi’an 710061, China
Institute of Eco-Environmental and Soil Sciences, Guangdong Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, China

Environmental Footprints Forecasts Using Remote Sensing, Information Technology and Artificial Intelligence Methods

Abstract submission deadline
31 October 2024
Manuscript submission deadline
31 December 2024
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Dear Colleagues,

Environmental footprints have emerged and been widely applied in environmental impact assessments to show the appropriation of natural resources by humans. Footprints are divided into environmental, economic, and social footprints, and combined environmental, social, and/or economic footprints. The concept of a “footprint” originates from the idea of the ecological footprint, EF. Each footprint indicates particular classes of pressures associated with process, product, or activity from the life cycle perspective.

Several footprints are identified as key footprints because they are essential for sustainability and sustainable development. The recognized footprints are carbon (CF), water (WF), nitrogen (NF), phosphorus (PF), biodiversity (BF), and land (LF).

The goal of this Special Issue is to offer a platform for the quick, open publication of peer-reviewed research on environmental footprints estimations using RS, GIS, and artificial modes in semiarid and arid regions. The topics that will be covered in this issue include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Environmental resource management;
  • Environmental risk assessment;
  • Water/groundwater footprint;
  • Gas emissions
  • Water scarcity;
  • Advanced artificial intelligence;
  • Remote sensing applications;
  • Rainfall harvesting;
  • Information technology;
  • Spatial planning and governance for climate adaptation.

Dr. Ahmed Elbeltagi
Prof. Dr. Quanhua Hou
Prof. Dr. Bin He
Topic Editors


  • footprint assessment
  • water/groundwater footprint
  • carbon footprint
  • ecological processes
  • water resources management
  • remote sensing/information technology tools
  • novel artificial intelligence
  • environmental risk assessment
  • climate change
  • global sustainability

Participating Journals

Journal Name Impact Factor CiteScore Launched Year First Decision (median) APC
3.6 3.6 2011 17.7 Days CHF 2600 Submit
3.7 5.2 2013 19.7 Days CHF 1800 Submit
2.9 4.5 2010 16.9 Days CHF 2600 Submit
Remote Sensing
5.0 7.9 2009 23 Days CHF 2700 Submit
3.4 5.5 2009 16.5 Days CHF 2600 Submit
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