Special Issue "GIS Applications in Green Development"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 18 February 2022.
Interests: energy; environment; G.I.S.; development
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Green development is the answer to the climate crisis. GIS, being the perfect platform for environmental monitoring and design, has extensive fields of application in climate adaptation, mitigation, and resilience. The interest is focused on basic human GHG emission activities: energy, industry and raw materials, digital agriculture, smart cities, transportation, and logistics. energy, with distributed renewable energy sources and energy efficiency/savings; industry and raw materials for decreasing CO2 emissions, transforming the production model by using green energy, improving recycling–reusing–reducing processes; digital agriculture, for decreasing usage of energy, water, fertilizers, and farming with sustainable methods; smart cities, being the future of the urban environment for 7 billion inhabitants, where 70% of GDP and CO2 emissions are produced, with the necessity of smart transportation arrangements, smart daily and long-term local governance, net-zero buildings, improvement of public infrastructures’ resilience, and low energy consumption processes; and transportation and logistics, with 32% of global GHG emissions, with new fuels and electrifying all transportation means from private vehicles to ships and airplanes.
All of the above, combined with GIS applications and information and communication technologies (ICT) offer a broader horizon for greening the production model in developed and developing countries. Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things, blockchain, 3D printing, robotics, and 5G telecommunication are only some of the most crucial advancements, bringing development on the market, as well as new and innovative applications for decreasing global temperature.
Smart GIS applications are the most important instruments in decision makers’ hands, in order to design and monitor the new local, national, and international climate circumstances. Since 75% of the Earth’s surface is affected by human activities, there is a huge necessity for a broader possible use of smart GIS applications in foreseeing impacts in forests, oceans, urban and rural areas, transportation and production sites, and networks.
Prof. Dr. Yannis Maniatis
Manuscript Submission Information
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- GIS in renewable energy & energy efficiency
- GIS in smart cities
- GIS in digital agriculture
- GIS in tranportation & logistics