Remote Sensing for Sustainability

Qihao Weng

November 23, 2016 by CRC Press
Reference - 357 Pages - 54 Color & 74 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498700719 - CAT# K24536
Series: Remote Sensing Applications Series


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      • Provides a comprehensive analysis of remote sensing technology and sustainability science
      • Exemplifies a number of societal benefit areas or remote sensing data sets, methods, and techniques for sustainable development.
      • Integrates both technical and practical aspects covering all different topics of sustainability
      • Builds on many different case studies and actual projects where remote sensing is applied
      • Includes contributions from renowned experts in the field of remote sensing
      • Supplies a resource for a global audience with the understanding that sustainability is applied locally, while featuring approaches and principles that can be drawn worldwide.



      Driven by the societal needs and improvement in sensor technology and image processing techniques, remote sensing has become an essential geospatial tool for understanding the Earth and managing Human-Earth interactions. Remote Sensing for Sustainability introduces the current state of the art remote sensing knowledge integral for monitoring the world’s natural resources and environments, managing exposure to natural disasters and man-made risks, and helping understand the sustainability and productivity of natural ecosystems.

      Bridging the gap between remote sensing and sustainability science this book examines theories and methods as well as practical applications of sustainable development for cities using remote sensing; focuses on remote sensing methods and techniques for sustainable natural resources with emphasize on forests; answers questions on how and what the remote sensing methods and techniques can do for the sustainability of environmental systems; and examines the issues of energy use and sustainable energy sources using remote sensing technology in countries such as Germany, China, the U.S, drawing on case studies to demonstrate the applicability of remote sensing techniques.

      This comprehensive guide, which can serve to professors, researchers, and students alike, takes in consideration the United Nations set of sustainable development goals and intends to contribute to the GEO’s Strategic Plan by addressing and exemplifying a number of societal benefit areas of remote sensing data sets, methods, and techniques for sustainable development.


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