Special Issue "Applications of Blockchain Technology in Environmental Research"

A special issue of Environments (ISSN 2076-3298).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 February 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Yu-Pin Lin
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Department of Bioenvironmental Systems Engineering, National Taiwan University, No. 1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Road, Taipei 10617, Taiwan
Interests: ecological hydrology monitoring and modeling in drainage basin; global change- land use modeling; landscape ecology; system dynamic modeling of wetlands; spatial analysis and modeling; blockchain; spatial dynamic modeling
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Dr. Hussnain Mukhtar
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Guest Editor
Department of Bioenvironmental Systems Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei 10617, Taiwan
Interests: sustainable agriculture; biogeochemistry; environmental monitoring and ecological modelling
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

With an ever-increasing anthropogenic climate and land-use change, terrestrial and aquatic pollution as well as biodiversity loss, environmental monitoring and management have been a growing concern across the globe. Although the development of the Internet of Things makes it possible to monitor the environment remotely, it usually represents a centralized data sharing environment, warning of a potential risk of data tampering. Consequently, the stakeholders can only circulate their monitoring and traceability information via using a single-entry point. This leads to the trust issue of audibility concerning transparency in environmental monitoring and pollution traceability. Blockchain is an emerging technology that shows the potential to build a trust infrastructure for maintaining data transparency and security. The technology has been recently either proposed or applied in various domains of the agriculture sector and other fields such as finance, manufacturing, logistics systems, and medical institutions. Therefore, blockchain technology has potential to be utilized in environmental studies.

This Special Issue collects original research and critical reviews about scientific and technical information on the recent application of blockchain in environmental monitoring and research. The primary areas of interest of this Special Issue include, but are not limited to, the role of blockchain and Internet of Things-based technologies in decentralized and sustainable resource management, pollution management, food traceability, intelligent water management, climate and land-use change, and biodiversity monitoring.

Prof. Yu-Pin Lin
Dr. Hussnain Mukhtar
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Environments is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • blockchain
  • traceability
  • environmental monitoring
  • environmental pollution
  • environmental management

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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