Advances in Remote Sensing and GIS for Natural Hazards Monitoring and Management

A special issue of ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (ISSN 2220-9964).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2024 | Viewed by 714

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Institute for Environmental Research & Sustainable Development (IERSD), National Observatory of Athens (NOA), GR 15236 Athens, Greece
Interests: environmental applications of remote sensing; atmospheric correction; air quality assessment/monitoring; aerosols; natural hazards; land cover/use change; GIS; spatial data analysis; climate change; natural disasters and extremes; desertification; precision farming; soil erosion
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Institute for Mediterranean Studies, Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH), 74100 Rethymno, Crete, Greece
Interests: remote sensing; GIS; geomorphology; landscape ecology; landscape archaeology; soil erosion; land cover/land use change; natural hazards monitoring
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Earth observation (EO) and GIS have proven to be powerful tools for monitoring, mapping, and assessing the impacts of natural hazards. Recently, there has been a vast availability of EO data from multiple sources (i.e., satellite, aerial, UAV, Lidar) that has assisted scientists in providing timely, accurate, and spatially explicit information on various hazards. This is particularly true in data-scarce environments, thanks to the great advantage of sensing extended areas at low cost and with regular revisit capability. Although EO already plays a critical role in a wide variety of disaster activities, challenges remain in methods or algorithms required to monitor, map, model, and assess.

This Special Issue is open to a diverse range of contributions on recent advances in the application of remote sensing and GIS methods for the monitoring/mapping/modeling/assessment/mitigation of natural hazards, such as landslides, floods, wildfires, droughts, and erosion. Methods for the development of algorithms for data processing/interpretation and the presentation of case studies are welcome. We invite submissions that may include, but are not limited to, the following topics:

  • Mapping of (historical) events;
  • (Near) real-time hazard monitoring;
  • Remote sensing for hazard/vulnerability/risk analysis mapping and damage assessment;
  • Single/multi-hazard detection, modeling, vulnerability, and prediction;
  • Applications in support of disaster risk reduction and adaptation strategies;
  • Fusion of remotely sensed imagery for disaster applications.

Dr. Adrianos Retalis
Dr. Dimitrios D. Alexakis
Guest Editors

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  • natural hazard
  • disasters (floods, landslides, earthquakes, erosion, wildfires, droughts, etc.).
  • vulnerability
  • emergency response
  • remote sensing
  • Earth observation
  • GIS

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