Mar 19, 2018

ELSEVIER call for papers for a special issue on 'Earth Observation for the Sustainable Development Goals'

Worldwide, countries are setting their national targets and determining indicators for monitoring advances towards the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which account for differing national realities, capacities and levels of development. Earth Observation (EO) systems have a definitive and preponderant role to play in supporting and tracking progress of the SDGs.

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Remote sensing is progressively supporting ecosystems and land degradation mapping and monitoring. As well, policy-makers and practitioners are increasingly realising the potential of remote sensing technologies for planning land restoration and rehabilitation responses, especially in multifunctional landscapes.

Please access the following ELSEVIER call for papers for a special issue on ‘Earth Observation for the Sustainable Development Goals’, with Graciela Metternicht, Alex Held/Flora Kerblat, Argyro Kavvada, and Lawrence Friedl as guest editors: Call

This special issue welcomes contributions that showcase the application of EO systems to support countries in target setting of the SDGs, including baseline determination, as well as tracking progress of implementation, and informing sustainable development planning and decision making. The papers should highlight the Sustainable Development Goal and target(s) (and/or indicator(s)) that the research contributes to advance.

Abstract Submission by end of March 2018 to g.metternicht_at_unsw.edu.au.

Please also check the EARSC Product Award as EARSC has decided to align this year award with one of the strategic engagement priorities that addresses key global policy mandates such as the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development