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Remote Sensing for Soil Environments

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2024 | Viewed by 300

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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue aims at advancing soil monitoring through remote sensing while exploring new dimensions and environmental impacts. Soil, comprising more than 25% of global biodiversity, plays a critical role in sustaining life and supporting ecosystems. It serves as the foundation of food chains, nourishing both humans and aboveground biodiversity. With the global population projected to reach nearly 10 billion by 2050, the demand for food and clean drinking water will increase substantially. To address these challenges, remote sensing techniques offer a powerful tool for studying soils at local and regional scales, providing valuable insights into various soil properties. The advent of new sensors with diverse resolutions, coupled with detailed ground measurements and innovative AI approaches, has opened up new avenues for soil monitoring. The applicability of remote sensing to that end encompasses a range of methods for detecting and characterizing soils. It leverages different resolutions, such as spectral, spatial, and temporal, to capture essential information about the soil body. By employing various sensors, remote sensing can contribute to the monitoring of carbon sequestration, soil health, soil moisture, compaction, erosion, and dust production. These examples represent just a fraction of the potential applications of remote sensing in studying the soil environment.

This Special Issue aims to gather original research on the remote sensing of soils, employing all available means and platforms, from ground-based to satellite-based observations. We invite contributions that explore the behavior of soil as a source of life, its interactions with the environment, and its role as an ecological pillar. This Special Issue will specifically emphasize the use of passive and active remote sensing sensors, encompassing the optical, thermal, and micro regions. By highlighting the impact of these sensors on the environment, both individually and collectively, we seek to advance our understanding of soil monitoring and its broader implications.

Prof. Dr. Eyal Ben-Dor
Guest Editor

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.


  • soil spectroscopy
  • interaction of soil with the environment
  • active and passive sensors
  • high-resolution sensors
  • proximal remote sensing

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