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Tim KuhnJan 30, 2020 10:48:47 AM1 min read

NLT Chief Scientist Ran Goldblatt Selected for Special Remote Sensing Editorial Team

NLT Chief Scientist Ran Goldblatt Selected for Special Remote Sensing Editorial Team

New Light Technologies (NLT) Chief Scientist Ran Goldblatt has been selected to edit an upcoming special issue of Remote Sensing journal, a leading peer-reviewed publication in the Geo-Science field. He’ll be working alongside co-editors from both the World Bank and from Google to further the industry conversation on the measurement of developing countries’ work toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  

The issue will bring together novel methods and studies focusing specifically on remotely sensed measurement techniques to measure the SDGs. Authors are invited to submit groundbreaking work related to different frameworks quantifying SDG progress. The editing team hopes to showcase robust methods and tools that will improve the timeliness, coverage, and the quality of SDG related data. Remote Sensing is an Open Access journal, which means that the collection of papers published in this special issue will be targeting many more organizations beyond the academic world. This includes, for example, professional practitioners, students, industry solution- and platform- providers, as well as the public sector and, most importantly, the communities themselves.

“This special issue in Remote Sensing is a unique opportunity to bring together novel and groundbreaking research projects and applications that utilize remotely sensed techniques to help countries achieve peace and prosperity,” Goldblatt says of the special issue. 

“Each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals has a spatial dimension that can be measured and assessed by means of remotely sensed measurements. It is our hope that this Special Issue will stimulate rigorous research and development of methodologies and applications that could help countries monitor their progress towards achieving the SDGs”

You can find more information on this special edition of Remote Sensing journal and the  guidelines for submission here

The final date for consideration of full papers is March 31, 2021.

Editing Team for the Special Issue:

  • Dr. Ran Goldblatt, New Light Technologies Inc., Washington DC, USA
  • Mr. Nicholas Jones, Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery/World Bank, Washington, DC, USA
  • Dr. Nicholas Clinton, Google Earth Engine, Mountain View, CA, USA
  • Mr. Trevor Monroe, Big Data Innovation, Development Economics Data Group, The World Bank, Washington, DC, USA