Special Issue “Use of LiDAR and 3D point clouds in Geohazards”

We have been invited for edit a special issue at Remote Sensing journal  entitled: “Use of LiDAR and 3D point clouds in Geohazards”

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2015


Contributions aiming to use 3D point clouds for investigating natural phenomena (including ground deformation, landslides, floods, earthquakes, volcanoes, soil erosion, etc.) that pose serious risks to human beings or infrastructures will be much appreciated in this special issue. We aim to put together innovative contributions about novel processing techniques and original applications of three-dimensional techniques in Geohazards. Some examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Novel technologies or procedures for dynamic acquisition of 3D point clouds
  • New computational methods related with the monitoring of natural phenomena
  • Semi-automatic extraction of terrain features related with the characterization of geological hazard
  • Integration of very high quality data for improving the modeling of geohazards
  • Recent case studies: innovative analysis and interpretation of Geohazards
  • Use of three-dimensional systems in laboratory scale experiments (micro scale)
  • Improvements in regional mapping derived from high quality 3D data
  • Pioneering initiatives for the creation of 3D databases, web visualization and data sharing
  • Further related topics.

Authors are required to check and follow specific Instructions to Authors, see https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/165068305/Remote_Sensing-Additional_Instructions.pdf.

Yours sincerely,

Prof. Michel Jaboyedoff, Dr. Antonio Abellan, Dr. Marc-Henri Derron  (Guest Editors)

More information here: http://www.mdpi.com/journal/remotesensing/special_issues/geohazards