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Application of Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis for Environmental Management in the Global South

A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292). This special issue belongs to the section "Remote Sensing and Geo-Spatial Science".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 February 2024) | Viewed by 385

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Harry West
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Guest Editor
School of Architecture and Enviornment, University of the West of England, Bristol BS16 1QY, UK
Interests: GIS; remote sensing; hydrology; climatology; physical geography; environmental management
Prof. Dr. Nevil Quinn
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Guest Editor
School of Architecture and Enviornment, University of the West of England, Bristol BS16 1QY, UK
Interests: applied hydrology; drought; flood risk; environmental management
Centre for Water Resources Research, School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Science, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Interests: GIS; remote sensing; hydrological modelling; data science
Michael Horswell
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Co-Guest Editor
School of Architecture and Enviornment, University of the West of England, Bristol BS16 1QY, UK
Interests: GIS; remote sensing; environmental management; spatial modelling; spatial analysis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In the absence of established in-situ monitoring networks, remote sensing has become an important tool for environmental managers in the Global South to monitor and model changes in the environment across a broad range of sectors, such as water and natural resource management, hazard and disaster management and conservation. In these contexts, remote sensing technologies and data can help with the detection, monitoring and forecasting of environmental changes to inform decision-making and sustainable environmental management.

This Special Issue aims to report on the applications of remote sensing and spatial analysis for environmental management in the Global South. We welcome empirical research articles and review papers which explore how remote sensing data can help monitor and model environmental change across a broad range of scales, from national/regional investigations utilizing low-medium resolution satellite data to local-scale and high-resolution analyses. We welcome manuscripts exploring all aspects of applied spatial analysis and environmental remote sensing in the Global South, particularly the ones which explicitly discuss how remote sensing can be used for environmental management.

  • Applications of environmental remote sensing and spatial analysis in the Global South;
  • How remote sensing and spatial analysis can support environmental management;
  • Evaluating environmental change over time;
  • Evaluating the impact of environmental management initiatives and projects;
  • Monitoring changes in natural resource availability (including water resources, forest resources, agricultural resources, geological resources, etc.);
  • How remote sensing can support environmental hazard and disaster monitoring, modelling, and management;
  • Comparison of remote sensing data sources and methodologies for environmental management;
  • New remote sensing data and methodologies for monitoring the environment.

Dr. Harry West
Prof. Dr. Nevil Quinn
Prof. Dr. Celso Augusto Guimarães Santos
Dr. Shaeden Gokool
Dr. Prashant Srivastava
Michael Horswell
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Remote Sensing is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2700 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Global South
  • natural resources management
  • environmental management
  • conservation
  • hazards and disasters
  • applied remote sensing
  • spatial analysis
  • sustainable development
  • environmental change
  • geospatial modelling

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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