Invitation to Special Issue featuring 'Women in Remote Sensing'

Related GLP Member: Jane Southworth, Erin Bunting

"If they don't give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair." -Shirley Chisholm

Happy International Women's Day – this seemed like an ideal time to reach out and let you know of an opportunity to highlight Women in Remote Sensing, and to directly engage and invite you to be a part of such a fun and important task. We know you probably get many invites and emails and here we are adding one more – but we really do hope this special issue will highlight all the amazing work ongoing in our groups  Please also share this invitation with your female colleagues and female graduate students to help us get the word out.

Women are still significantly underrepresented within the field of Remote Sensing, with only around 30% of the people working in this field identifying as female. As such, we have designed this special issue to be an inviting space to share the work currently being undertaken by women around the world, within the broad arena of remote sensing. Whether this is your first publication or your 100th we would like to invite you to apply. Be surrounded by your peers and be part of a diverse and engaging group of researchers, all of whom are doing excellent research in remote sensing, and just happen to be female!

We would love to see a varied set of submissions from female-led research groups or individuals representing the true breadth of topics within remote sensing, as well as reflecting the array of institutional types, regions, backgrounds, diversity, rank, and organizations. The group of editors for this issue represent four female remote sensing researchers at various stages in their careers who are all excited to lead and engage with these diverse topics. Submissions for this issue are due by September 30th 2022 and the organizers would appreciate an initial reflection of interest also be submitted in the form of an abstract, to allow us to manage submissions and reviews as efficiently and smoothly as possible. Abstracts should ideally be submitted by April 29th 2022. We are truly excited to see the range of submissions and to facilitate this process where necessary. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to any of us with questions or concerns.