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Environmental Monitoring with Sentinel Satellites: Applications and Future Perspectives

A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Remote Sensing".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 June 2024 | Viewed by 205

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Serco Italy S.p.A., Via Sciadonna 24-26, Frascati, Rome, Italy
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Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering (DICEA), Sapienza University of Rome, Via Eudossiana 18, I-00184 Rome, Italy
Interests: geomatic; DInSAR; laser scanning; photogrammetry; GNSS
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Engineering Faculty, Niccolò Cusano University, Via Don Carlo Gnocchi 3, 00166 Rome, Italy
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

It has been 10 years since the first Copernicus Sentinel image was published on 3 April 2014 and acquired by Sentinel-1 A. Now, a constellation of Sentinels is in orbit with several instruments on board dedicated to atmosphere, land and marine monitoring, contributing to climate change studies, supporting emergency management and security. Sentinel 1A, Sentinel 2 A and B, Sentinel 3 and B and Sentinel 5P are the current operational Space segments of the Copernicus Programme, with the addition of Sentinel-6, which is a collaborative Copernicus mission, implemented and co-funded by the European Commission, ESA, EUMETSAT and the USA, through NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Sentinel-1 is a polar-orbiting, all-weather, day-and-night radar imaging mission for land and ocean services. Sentinel-2 is a polar-orbiting, multispectral high-resolution imaging mission for land monitoring to provide, for example, imagery of vegetation, soil and water cover, inland waterways and coastal areas. Sentinel-2 can also deliver information for emergency services. Sentinel-3 is a multi-instrument mission to measure sea-surface topography, sea- and land-surface temperature, ocean colour and land colour with high-end accuracy and reliability. The mission supports ocean forecasting systems, as well as environmental and climate monitoring. Sentinel-5P is the forerunner of Sentinel-5 to provide timely data on a multitude of trace gases and aerosols affecting air quality and climate. Sentinel-6 carries a radar altimeter to measure global sea-surface height, primarily for operational oceanography and for climate studies.

The aim of this Special Issue is to compile an overview of Sentinel applications and future prospectives dedicated to environmental monitoring in all of its components, i.e., land, marine and atmospheric. In particular, we encourage the submission of papers presenting multi-mission applications, new approaches for data exploitation or innovative algorithms for data processing.

Articles may address, but are not limited, to the following topics:

  • Environmental monitoring;
  • Multi-mission applications;
  • New approaches for data exploitation;
  • Innovative algorithms for data processing.

Dr. Silvia Scifoni
Prof. Dr. Maria Marsella
Dr. Francesca Giannone
Guest Editors

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  • Sentinel-1
  • Sentinel-2
  • Sentinel-3
  • Sentinel-5P
  • Sentinel-6
  • environmental monitoring
  • copernicus programme

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