Special Issue in Remote Sensing in Water Management and Hydrology

tejr20.v051.i01.cover_IF2018The European Journal of Remote Sensing just opened a new special issue in Remote Sensing in Water Management and Hydrology.

Topics of interest include but are not restricted to:

  • Various applications of hydrology to water resources management
  • Effective utilization of remote sensing data in planning, design and operation of water resource systems
  • Integrating remote sensing and hydrological model to calculate water navigation and distribution
  • Need for remote sensing techniques to monitor water pollution
    Importance of remote sensing as a guide to earth observation
  • A study on the potential of water harvesting using Hydrologic remote sensing techniques
  • A review of remote sensing based methods for surface water monitoring
  • Future trends of pattern recognition in remote sensing of water related resources
  • A comparative study of remote sensing and hydrology in Groundwater exploration for water supply purposes
  • Role of remote sensing methodologies in flood forecasting and control
  • Opportunities and challenges of hydrological remote sense modeling for irrigation management

Edited by: Marimuthu Karuppiah (VIT University), Xiong Li, Hunan (University of Science and Technology), Shehzad Ashraf Chaudhry (International Islamic University)

Submit your papers here within the next 13 February 2020.

Available on-line the first Volume of Trends in Earth Observation


The Italian Society of Earth Observation (AIT) starts a new editorial line with the periodic Trends in Earth Observation (ISSN 2612-7148).

Directly edited and published by AIT Trends in Earth Observation is aimed at hosting peer-review contributions which may not be suitable for publishing in traditional scientific Journals. The Volumes are intended to be published every two years.

Trends in Earth Observation is under evaluation by Web of Science for Impact Factor and by SCOPUS.

The first Volume entitled Earth observation advancements in a changing world (ISBN: 978-88-944687-1-7, DOI: 10.978.88944687/17) is available on line here.

Also available in printed format!

Reserve a place for the pre-conference LAStools free workshop by Martin Isenburg

In the morning of the 4th of July, before the official beginning of the AIT2018 conference, Martin Isenburg will guide attendees to a short course on LAStools, the most used software package for manipulating raw LiDAR point clouds… and many more!

Attendees are requested to bring their own Windows laptops. Software and data will be provided during the workshop. The course is free but reserved to registered AIT2018 participants. The number of places is limited, and we will use a “first arrived, first served” approach on the basis of the registration date. If you want to secure your place during the registration be sure to activate the option “LAStools course”.

Dr. Isenburg will start with short and lively introduction talk on LiDAR processing with examples of different projects such as the Canary Islands (Spain) where the vegetation-penetrating lasers uncovered elevation differences of up to 25 meters between the official government maps and reality, flood mapping in the Philippines, archaeological finds in Polish forests, and mapping biomass in Thailand, or other recent laser adventures. This is followed by a quick hands-on workshop during which attendees will perform the core steps of a LiDAR processing workflow on their own Windows laptops using the software and data provided. This workshop will touch upon parts of (1) LiDAR quality checking, (2) LiDAR preparation (tiling, classifying, cleaning), (3) LiDAR derivative creation (DTM/DSM/contours/CHM/…).

Martin Isenburg, PhD short bio:

Dr.  Isenburg received his MSc in 1999 from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada and his PhD in 2004 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA – both in Computer Science. Currently, he is an independent scientist, lecturer, and research consultant. Dr. Isenburg has created a popular suite of LiDAR processing software modules called LAStools that is the flagship product of rapidlasso GmbH, the company he founded in 2012. The LAStools software suite has deep market penetration and is heavily used in industry, government agencies, research labs, and educational institutions. These highly efficient LiDAR processing tools are known for their high productivity. They combine robust algorithms with efficient I/O and clever memory management to achieve high throughput for data sets containing billions of points. See http://rapidlasso.com for more information.