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Submit a Manuscript to the Journal
Big Earth Data

For a Special Issue on
Emerging trends in big Earth data management and analysis

Manuscript deadline
31 October 2022

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Martin Sudmanns, Department of Geoinformatics – Z_GIS, Paris Lodron University of Salzburg, Austria
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Hannah Augustin, Department of Geoinformatics – Z_GIS, Paris Lodron University of Salzburg, Austria
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Dirk Tiede, Department of Geoinformatics – Z_GIS, Paris Lodron University of Salzburg, Austria
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Gregory Giuliani, Institute for Environmental Sciences/enviroSPACE, University of Geneva, Switzerland;UNEP/GRID-Geneva
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Emerging trends in big Earth data management and analysis

Big Earth data is an emerging field that requires new technologies, methods, and applications to create value from big (in terms of volume, variety, and velocity) Earth observation datasets. Open data policies, such as those that allow access to the entire Landsat and Copernicus archives without payment, combined with the increasing availability of computing resources and cloud-based systems, have created a research environment ready to tackle previously unimagined or difficult-to-answer questions. Researchers are being challenged to develop, apply, and evaluate new methods that utilize these rich resources to generate information in comprehensive, repeatable, transferable, and reproducible ways at different scales from local to global. The unprecedented combination of high spatial and temporal resolution opens new possibilities, but also raises questions with regard to the management, processing, visualization, dissemination, validation, and interoperability of data.

To facilitate a better understanding of phenomena that occur on the surface of the Earth a scientific and technological basis for big Earth data is envisioned as Earth observation’s contribution to the vision of Digital Earth. In this special issue, we are looking for contributions that are intended to inform policy and that deal with the intersection between, human, nature and scientific and technological applications where big Earth data are central to investigating the Earth’s systems. Authors are also encouraged to submit articles that focus on challenges and currently open questions.

Potential topics include (but are not limited to) the following.

  • Big Earth data
  • Earth observation data cubes
  • Open and free EO data (Copernicus/Landsat, etc.)
  • Spatially explicit information layers
  • Cloud- or HPC-based Earth observation data processing
  • Analysis-ready data
  • Model simulations

Submission Instructions

Important Dates

  • 31 October 2022: Paper submission online
  • 31 December 2022: Decision to authors
  • 1 March 2023: Revised paper submission
  • 1 May 2023: Publication

Manuscript Submission Information

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting your manuscript. Once you have finished preparing your manuscript, please submit it through the Taylor & Francis Submission Portal, ensuring that you select the appropriate special issue. Publication charges (APCs) will be waived for invited manuscripts submitted to Big Earth Data. Authors who need a waiver code should contact the Editorial Office ([email protected]) before submitting.

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