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The Use of Advanced UAV Payload in Landslide Assessment

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2023) | Viewed by 654

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Geohazard Monitoring Group, Research Institute for Hydrogeological Prevention and Protection, National Research Council, 10135 Turin, Italy
Interests: natural hazards; monitoring; geomatics; remote sensing; glaciers; cryosphere
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Geohazard Monitoring Group, Research Institute for Hydrogeological Prevention and Protection, National Research Council, Turin, Italy
Interests: landslide monitoring; DInSAR application; high mountain regions; ground surface deformation analysis; geohazard assessment and risk mitigation; geographic information system
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Department of Geography, Faculty of Geography and Geology, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, 700505 Iasi, Romania
Interests: natural hazards; geomorphology; landslides; soil erosion; landslide susceptibility; risk assessment; land degradation; geomorphometry; LiDAR; UAV; risk perception
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Several scientific societies’ commissions, e.g., IAEG C35 Commission “Monitoring methods and approaches in engineering geology applications” or the ISPRS Inter-commission ICWG I/II “UAS & Small Multi-sensor Platforms: Concepts & Applications”, recognized the rising impact of UAVs in Earth Sciences and particularly in the landslide characterization and monitoring fields. The possibility to rapidly deploy the drone, perform the survey, including areas hindered by limited or difficult access, and the advantages of structure from Motion/Multi-View Stereo algorithms are the key elements that allowed the UAVs to establish themselves as a leading approach. The use of cutting-edge sensors mounted as payloads such as LiDAR, multispectral cameras, etc., and their integration, can further improve the final result with supplementary data to expand the knowledge of the studied processes.

Therefore, we would like to invite you to submit recent works related to UAV applications, with a focus on payload exploitation, in landslide investigations in the form of an article. The use of open-source approaches is highly appreciated. The preliminary submission of a short abstract outlining the aims of the research and its main results is encouraged to check, at an early stage, if the contribution fits the scope of the Special Issue.

Dr. Danilo Godone
Dr. Martina Cignetti
Dr. Mihai Ciprian Mărgărint
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  • geo-hydrological processes
  • landslide mapping and monitoring
  • innovative sensors
  • multi-sensor approach
  • Structure from Motion
  • geomorphic change detection
  • 3D processing

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