Coping with Environmental Challenges in Latin America with Remote Sensing

  in Special Issue   Posted on August 11, 2017

Information for the Special Issue

Special Issue Call for Papers:

Guest Editors:

Raul Q. Feitosa (Pontifícia Universidade do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Jaime Hernandez (Universidad de Chile, Chile)
Carlos M. Scavuzzo (Comisión Nacional de Actividades Espaciales, Argentina)
Luiz E. O. C. de Aragão (Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais Brazil),
Cláudia M. de Almeida (Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais, Brazil)

Planned publication date: September, 2018

Latin America is one of the richest continents in terms of natural resources. The preservation of those resources matters to the entire planet. Nevertheless, the region faces complex environmental issues that continuously call on the use of remote sensing methodology. In order to give greater visibility to the research being carried out in the region and to foster future developments, the ISPRS announces a theme issue dedicated to relevant scientific contributions to mitigate Latin American environmental problems, in remote sensing related topics.

The Theme Issue focuses on innovative methods and applications of remote sensing methodology to tackle environmental problems that affect the Latin American continent with global significance.

Submissions are invited on, but not restricted to, the following issues:

  1. Forest and natural resources conservation
  2. Urban environment and planning
  3. Agriculture and sustainability
  4. Natural or man-made hazards and disaster management

The submitted papers may address topics such as novel sensors, methods, algorithms or innovative applications of remote sensing related to the aforementioned issues, in the context of Latin America.

All submissions fitting the scope of this theme issue are welcome, especially including collaborations of Latin-American and non-Latin-American authors, as well as contributions of non-Latin-American authors if particular focus is on the region.

Papers must be original contributions, not previously published or submitted to other journals. Papers published or submitted for publication in conference proceedings may be considered provided that they are considerably extended and improved. Substantive research and relevant-for-practice papers will be preferred. Papers must follow the instructions for authors at

Please submit the full manuscript to by September 15, 2017.

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