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By: , Posted on: May 29, 2020

Satellite missions around the world are increasingly focusing on Earth Observation (EO), developing new techniques and discovering applications from climate change, to natural hazard detection, to agriculture. Simultaneously, various Space Agencies around the globe are investing in the launch of very sophisticated EO platforms that provide unprecedented amounts of EO data, allowing global coverage of the Earth at a wide range of spatiotemporal resolutions. The availability of such rich information content has allowed the exploitation of EO data by a wider community covering a broad range of disciplines in both research and practical applications.

The new series, Earth Observation, brings together volumes that explore state-of-the-art techniques and multidisciplinary applications of Earth Observation practice in a focused, consistent way that raises awareness across disciplines and bridges the gap between remote sensing specialists and Earth scientists.

The series is edited by George Petropoulos, Senior Lecturer in Remote Sensing and GIS at Aberystwyth University. At present, he holds a Marie Curie fellowship from the European Commission (2017-19). His research focuses on the use of EO alone or synergistically with land surface process models in deriving key state variables of Earth’s energy balance and water budget. He also has strong interests in the development of EO & GIS geospatial analysis techniques in geohazards (mainly floods, wildfires and frost) and in quantifying land use/cover and its changes using technologically advanced EO sensing systems and synergistic multi-sensor modelling techniques. He also contributes to the development of open source software tools in EO modelling and on the benchmarking of either EO operational algorithms/products or surface process models. Dr. Petropoulos currently serves as a Council member of the Remote Sensing & Photogrammetric Society (RSPSoC). He is Editor of SENSED (the RSPSoc Newsletter), and an Associate Editor or Editorial Board Member in several international scientific journals in EO and environmental modelling. He has edited so far 4 books and has co-authored 60+ research articles published in international peer-reviewed journal articles.

We are actively seeking volume editors for volumes related to the following topics in the context of Earth Observation:

  • Natural Hazards
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Climate Changing
  • Marine/Ocean Sciences
  • Synthetic Aperture Radar
  • Coastal Science
  • Big Data
  • Software Tools
  • Operations & Operational Use
  • Society
  • Planetary Science
  • Freshwater Science


If you are interested in proposing a volume for the series, please contact George Petropoulos (

The first volume in the series, Hyperspectral Remote Sensing, is available to pre-order now on the Elsevier store, enter STC320 at the checkout to save up to 30%

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