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Earth Observation for Mapping Sustainability


Guest Editor: Yongze Song, Curtin University, Australia


Deadline for submissions: 31 October 2022

This article collection presents advanced implementations, practical experience, decision making, methods, and tools of Earth observation for mapping sustainability from local to regional and global scales.

Mapping sustainability is an essential task for understanding spatial distribution patterns and regional disparities of sustainable development. However, mapping sustainability have been a challenge in practice due to the lack of data, methods, and experience, in the management, effects of policies, infrastructure engineering, local activities and social science. Earth observation and related advanced techniques, such as spatiotemporal modelling, big data, cloud computing, digital twin, and geospatial artificial intelligence, provide opportunities and potential solutions for addressing the above issues. Sustainable Earth recognizes that methodological innovations, typical case studies, and practical experience are critical for mapping sustainability using Earth observation.

Submission Instructions

Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure that you have carefully read the submission guidelines for Sustainable Earth.

Your complete manuscript should be submitted through the Sustainable Earth submission system. To ensure that you submit to the correct thematic series please select the appropriate thematic series in the drop-down menu upon submission. In addition, indicate within your cover letter that you wish your manuscript to be considered as part of the article collection on Earth Observation for Mapping Sustainbility. All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review and accepted articles will be published within the journal as a collection.

Articles will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process and are subject to all of the journal’s standard policies, including those pertaining to Collections. Articles will be added to the Collection as they are published.

  1. Progress towards the achievement of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in many ways presupposes the utilisation of science, technology and innovation. Ma...

    Authors: André Baumgart, Eirini Ioanna Vlachopoulou, Jorge Del Rio Vera and Simonetta Di Pippo
    Citation: Sustainable Earth 2021 4:6