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Advances in Geosciences An open-access journal for refereed proceedings and special publications

Scheduled proceedings

The following proceedings are scheduled for publication in ADGEO:

Earth surveillance and space-based monitoring of the environment: integrated approaches
16 May 2018–16 Aug 2018 | Guest editor: S. Michaelides and C. Kontoes | Information

This special issue of Advances in Geosciences will host papers that were presented at the AS5.1 Session "Earth surveillance and space-based monitoring of the environment: Integrated approaches" of the 2018 European Geosciences Union General Assembly, on 13 April 2018.

Integrated technologies of Earth observation are used to provide reliable up-to-date information needed to better observe, understand, protect, monitor, and predict environmental parameters that are interrelated with the human, physical, and built environment. There is a systematic "push" to fill the research gap for integrating different remote-sensing techniques, e.g., field spectroscopy, UAVs, multispectral cameras, in situ, and active remote-sensing (lidar) techniques, with space-based techniques for monitoring the environment. Indeed, this provides an extra benefit to the remote-sensing users for assessing, validating, and deriving auxiliary information in order to assist the space-based activities. The calibration of space-based data is a must in active and passive satellite remote sensing. This volume will give the opportunity to the authors to present ideas and identify future trends in the integrated use of remote-sensing and space-based techniques for monitoring the environment.

19th International Symposium for the Advancement of Boundary-Layer Remote Sensing, 2018 (ISARS 2018)
01 Jun 2018–01 Sep 2018 | Guest editors: U. Löhnert, B. Pospichal, C. Acquistapace, B. Adler, F. Beyrich, D. Cimini, T. Heus, K. McCaffrey, and E. J. O'Connor | Information

Proceedings of a meeting held 22–25 May 2018, Cologne, Germany. The contributions cover the following topics:

  • developments in ground-based remote sensing of the atmospheric boundary layer (ABL);
  • boundary-layer studies;
  • atmospheric modelling and ground-based ABL remote sensing;
  • ground-based remote sensing for ABL applications.


Geoethics: foundation, culture, and application
31 May 2018–31 Dec 2018 | Guest editors: S. Peppoloni, N. Bilham, G. Di Capua, M. Bohle, and E. Marone

European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2018, EGU Division Energy, Resources & Environment (ERE)
15 Apr 2018–31 May 2018 | Guest editors: M. Kühn, S. Martens, C. Juhlin, V. J. Bruckman, K. Mitchell, and L. Griffiths | Information

The European Geosciences Union (EGU) brings together geoscientists from all over Europe and the rest of the world, covering all disciplines of the earth, planetary and space sciences. This geoscientific interdisciplinarity is needed to tackle the challenges of the future. A major challenge for humankind is to provide adequate and reliable supplies of affordable energy and other resources. These should be obtained in environmentally sustainable ways, which is essential for economic prosperity, environmental quality and political stability around the world. These mutually coupled challenges are the focus of the division of Energy, Resources & the Environment (ERE).

Innovative monitoring techniques and modelling approaches for analysing hydrological processes in small basins
14 Sep 2018–31 Oct 2018 | Guest editors: B. Schmalz, S. Dietrich, and J. L. M. P. de Lima | Information

Hydrological processes can be well studied in small research basins, where high-quality data are available. They serve as interdisciplinary observatories or outdoor laboratories covering the complexity of combined physical, chemical, and biological processes. Furthermore, long-term measurements in small research basins help to analyse environmental changes. New measurement and sensing techniques support further hydrological understanding. For the depiction and understanding of hydrological processes, numerical modelling approaches can additionally be used. On the one hand, hydrological models need sufficient data with high spatial and temporal resolution for model set-up, calibration, and validation. On the other hand, they offer the possibility of predicting processes that are not easily measurable, and allow for the calculation of the impact of supposed scenarios that will possibly affect the water cycle and mass transport in the future. Small research basins provide the high-quality data required for model development and testing, also for new and innovative model approaches. Knowledge gained from monitoring and modelling studies in small hydrological basins can be used for decision-making with respect to managing water resource systems.

Project management in geosciences: systems and practices for high-impact research
01 Dec 2017–01 Jul 2018 | Guest editors: L. Cristini and S. Walter | Information

Modern research programs at national, European, and international levels are challenged by an increasing requirement for interdisciplinarity, societal relevance, and educational outreach as well as market-oriented applications.

Project management strategies need to adapt to these new demands and incorporate innovative, yet sound and coherent, project management practices to ensure the effective use of the project results for higher societal impact and public awareness.

With this special issue, we offer project managers from Europe and beyond an opportunity to share their knowledge, experience, and best practices for effective management of research and technology projects in the various fields of geosciences.