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Remote Sensing and GIS for climate-related hazards in natural and man-made environments

The increase in recent decades of the occurrence of climate-related hazards and the subsequent consequences has been driven by climate change, the increasing human activities and infrastructure development, particularly in vulnerable areas. In order to reduce the damages and/or losses, more efforts should be directed towards effective disaster risk management, with a focus on hazard, vulnerability and elements-at-risk mapping.
Remote Sensing (RS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) have been proved to be powerful tools in monitoring, and mapping change and rate of change in relation to hydrological hazards, particularly in data scarce environments, thanks to the great advantage of sensing extended areas, at low cost and with regular revisit capability. Furthermore, it offers the opportunity to gain fresh insights into biophysical environments through the spatial, temporal, spectral and radiometric resolutions of satellite systems. The advantages of RS are further supported by the analytical and geospatial data integration capabilities of GIS.
The main goal of this session is to present the recent advancements and range of applications in the fields of hazard monitoring and early warning, using RS (active and passive sensors, Lidar, UAVs, thermal, etc.) supported by GIS for the successful assessment and management of climate-related hazards. In particular, this session intends to give the floor to novel studies and applications in the analysis of Earth Observation (EO) and other geospatial data for the detection, monitoring, modeling and mapping of phenomena such as floods, landslides, soil erosion, droughts, etc. Water resources management, urban and cultural heritage management, and agriculture adaptation to address extreme conditions will be thoroughly discussed.
The session aims to serve a diverse community of research scientists, practitioners, end-users and decision-makers. Early Career Scientists (ECS) are strongly encouraged to present their research.

Co-organized by
Convener: Dimitrios Alexakis | Co-conveners: Raffaele Albano, Maria Ferentinou, Christos PolykretisECSECS