Earth Observation Data
A section of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292).
This Special Section, Earth Observation Data, is intended to publish articles on original research Earth Observation datasets, descriptions of valuable/reference datasets to classify or validate current products, and methods for collecting, processing, managing as well as analyzing these data. The main aim of Earth Observation Data is to facilitate the sharing and reuse of high-quality datasets, furthering the cognition revolution of Earth Observation and Remote Sensing.
Earth Observation Data solicits research articles, data descriptors, and reviews with following requirements.
Articles are original research manuscripts on Earth Observation or Remote Sensing techniques that clearly facilitate the data sharing and reuse to support reproducible research, which should comprise at least 18 pages with results and discussion separately in two sections.
Data Descriptors are descriptions of original research Earth Observation data or combined datasets derived from them. Described datasets must to be publicly deposited prior to publication under an open license, thus allowing others to reuse the dataset. Small datasets might also be published as supplementary material together with the data descriptor. The link to the publicly hosted version of the dataset must be given in the paper. Data descriptors therefore provide easy citability, traceability and accountability of datasets used in scientific research. Research articles published elsewhere based on the data should link back to the data descriptors via a standard reference and DOI number. Data descriptors are published under a CC BY license, thus allowing the reuse of the descriptions in other research papers without copyright infringement.
Reviews are articles that summarize and evaluate relative merits of Earth Observation datasets, introduce new procedures to enhance the usability of previous published Earth Observation datasets, and re-combine existing datasets. Reviews should be at least 20 pages.
In addition to the data policy, a clear data availability statement is required for all submissions to this section. In the section of “Data Availability Statement” in submission, please provide details regarding where data supporting reported results can be found, including links to publicly archived datasets analyzed or generated during the study. Please refer to suggested Data Availability Statements in section “MDPI Research Data Policies”.
Following special issues within this section are currently open for submissions:
- VIIRS 2011–2021: Ten Years of Success in Earth Observations (Deadline: 30 September 2023)
- In Situ Data in the Interplay of Remote Sensing II (Deadline: 30 September 2023)
- Applications of GNSS Reflectometry for Earth Observation III (Deadline: 31 October 2023)
- GRACE Data Assimilation for Understanding the Earth System (Deadline: 31 October 2023)
- Artificial Intelligence and Earth Observation: On-Board Pre-processing, Data Compression and Image Selection (Deadline: 1 November 2023)
- Pansharpening and Beyond in the Deep Learning Era (Deadline: 15 November 2023)
- Earth Observation Data: The Digital Transformation of Society (Deadline: 30 November 2023)
- Radio Occultation Climate Data Records and Application (Deadline: 30 November 2023)
- Harnessing the Geospatial Data Revolution for Promoting Sustainable Transport Systems (Deadline: 30 November 2023)
- New Perspective of InSAR Data Time Series Analysis (Deadline: 29 December 2023)
- Space-Borne Earth Observation Data for Monitoring Natural and Anthropogenic Phenomena: A Look towards Climate Change and Advanced Processing Methods (Deadline: 31 December 2023)
- Advances in Synthetic Aperture Radar Data Processing and Application (Deadline: 31 December 2023)
- Initial Understanding of Landsat-9 Capabilities and Applications (Deadline: 31 December 2023)
- Remote Sensing of Atmosphere and Underlying Surface Using OLCI and SLSTR on Board Sentinel-3: Calibration, Algorithms, Geophysical Products and Validation II (Deadline: 31 December 2023)
- Recent Progress in Earth Observation Data for Sustainable Development (Deadline: 20 January 2024)
- The Use of Remote Sensing Data in Water Resources Management: Current Challenges and Future Opportunities (Deadline: 28 February 2024)
- Remote Sensing Data Application for Early Warning System (Deadline: 29 February 2024)
- Remote Sensing Data Sets II (Deadline: 25 March 2024)