This special issue in the journal Remote Sensing of Environment 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. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • applications of EO in support of sub-national, national and/or regional policy and practice to protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial and marine ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss,
  • assessment of forest and above ground carbon stocks,
  • land productivity and vegetation trend analysis,
  • land use/land cover change,
  • soil organic carbon estimations,
  • land degradation trends,
  • agricultural monitoring,
  • monitoring of water-related ecosystems
  • mapping urban growth
  • monitoring air quality
  • monitoring marine ecosystem health and inshore water quality[GM1]

The papers should highlight the Sustainable Development Goal and target(s) that the research contributes to advance. We are calling for submission of a 400 abstract by end of March 2018.

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