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Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) for Environmental Applications Special Issue Preface

Simic Milas, A., Sousa, J.J., Warner, T.A., Teodoro, A.C., Peres, E., Gonçalves, J.A., Delgado Garcia, J., Bento, R., Phinn, S. and Woodget, Amy (2018) Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) for Environmental Applications Special Issue Preface. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 39 (15-16). pp. 4845-4851. ISSN 1366-5901

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Drones are indeed a key new technology for remote sensing, and one that has grown
rapidly in recent years. According to the database, Web of Science (published by
Clarivate Analytics), the first significant use in IJRS of any of the terms UAS, unmanned
aerial vehicle (UAV) or drones, for example, in the title, abstract, or keyword of an article,
was in 2009, in a paper by Dunford et al. (2009). It was not until 2012 that another paper
used one of those terms. After that, the numbers increased very quickly, and by 2017,
IJRS published 68 papers that referenced these terms. Most notably, 2017 also saw the
first IJRS special issue on UAS, titled ‘Unmanned aerial vehicles for environmental
applications’ (The Editors 2017). This current special issue is a direct follow-on from
that major collection of papers, and the fact that we are able to have two major special
issues on this topic in the space of just over one year, is further evidence of its

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: unmanned aerial system, environment applications, drones
Divisions: College of Health, Life and Environmental Sciences > School of Science and the Environment
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Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2018 10:30
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