The Earth and its ecosystems face, especially in the last years, severe environmental damages and are constantly exposed to risks. This is mainly caused by imbalances associated with unsustainable development related to population increase, fast urbanization, high rates of industrialization and the increase of extreme weather events. Remote sensing data and techniques are powerful tools for monitoring the Earth’s ecosystems, integrating different types of data (optical, SAR, aerial photographs, UAV) that can be used for effective decision-making at different temporal and spatial scales. Over the past years, powered by new freely available Earth observation sensors/programs, remote sensing data and techniques were applied in several thematics regarding sustainable development. The combination of geographic information systems (GIS) and the recent advances in machine learning (ML) algorithms makes remote sensing data, even more of an essential tool for sustainable development.
This SI aims to cover contributions related to remote sensing data/technology (sensors, techniques, approaches) that are used to support sustainable development, with a special focus on environmental applications, geological applications, climate change, natural disasters, and risks monitoring, but not limited to these topics. This SI also accepts review papers.
We look forward to receiving your contributions,
Dr. Ana Cláudia Teodoro
Dr. Joana Cardoso-Fernandes
Dr. Cesar I. Alvarez-Mendoza
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