Special Issue "Environmental Monitoring Networks"
A special issue of Environments (ISSN 2076-3298).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (24 September 2021).
Interests: geomorphology; spatial analysis; geological heritage; environmental monitoring; GIS; applied geology, mercury emission from ASGM
Interests: shallow geothermal energy; thermal properties of rocks and sediments; heat exchangers; heat transfer; geothermal resources; subsurface urban heat island; underground temperature; affordable and clean energy; sustainable cities and communities
Environmental monitoring networks (MNs) are tools used to efficiently and reliably estimate temporal and spatial variations of different environmental parameters. An optimal MN benefits from updated, reliable, and representative data relating to a particular issue of a study area.
Due to the variability of natural phenomena, monitoring networks need to be designed as dynamic entities whose size and shape must adapt to any environmental status change. The optimal monitoring network design (or redesign) is a fundamental issue from any environmental managerial perspective.
The correct and profitable management of an MN must allow communicating the information flow to stakeholders and decision-makers. In fact, the use of monitoring data has become essential in assessing different risks: natural and anthropic disasters; loss of biodiversity; climate changes.
For this Special Issue of Environments, published by MDPI, original papers and reviews of high quality on activities aiming to establish new knowledge of monitoring for all environmental matrices (air, soil, rock, water) will be selected. Integrated research with the aim of providing the necessary indications to characterize the natural, social, landscape, and economic environment will be appreciated. Specific contributions aimed at environmental monitoring in an urban environment and at understanding the complex interaction between anthropogenic structures and climate change are also of interest. The works can be finalized to describe the following: basic and applied research; technology development; testing on a small or great scale of systems with validation in different test sites. The results could be related to short- or long-term observation.
Dr. Delia Bruno
Dr. Eloisa Di Sipio
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- environmental network
- natural risk
- anthropic disaster
- dynamic ecosystems
- climatic change
- urban environment