Below is information for a call for papers on “Climate Change & National Security: A Geospatial Perspective” from the PE&RS Journal. More information can be found here. (Please note this is a preliminary call for papers. The official call for papers will be out shortly).
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November 2015 Special Issue Call for Papers
“Climate Change & National Security: A Geospatial Perspective”
Todd Johanesen, Defense and Intelligence Committee Chair (ASPRS)
Tim Hale, Woolpert
Jerome Lenczowski, Jerome Lenczowski Consulting
David Alvarez, Woolpert
Climate change is affecting the U.S. and the world in far-‐reaching ways. Impacts related to climate change are alreadyseen through a wide range of actions and activities across every region of the world and in many sectors of the globaleconomy. Climate change could have significant impacts to U.S. National security including water supply, agriculture,food security, human health, transportation, energy and ecosystems. U.S Intelligence agencies are warning some of theseimpacts are likely to trigger major conflicts in the near future.
Climate change presents a major challenge for society and as a society we need to find ways to work together to makeour communities stronger and more resilient to its impacts. One way is to use the enormous data sets regularly collected by NASA, NOAA, ESA, and other agencies in the U.S and around the world and apply the ingenuity, creativity, and expertise of technologists and entrepreneurs to help create easy-‐to-‐use tools for regional planners, farmers, hospitals,and businesses across the globe to empower our communities to prepare themselves for the future.
The changes in our environment have begun to impact how we look at our global connectedness and thus ournational security. Thought, leadership, and research are required for us to move towards viable solutions.
This special issue will solicit articles related to national security through the following topics at global, continental, regional or local levels:
- Defense-‐civilian geospatial cooperation in fostering natural resource/climate change resilience
- Extreme weather and rising sea level
- Impact of increasing ship access (including Artic)
- Impacts and opportunities of offshore development (including Artic)
- Increasing coastal erosion
- Changes in geography and freshwater availability
- Impacts on defense infrastructure (necessitating logistic and operation change)
- Human health impact (including pandemics)
- Disaster-‐response capabilities do to extreme weather
- Food security (availability, stability, utilization, and access)
- Data standardization, organizational and legal aspects of sharing geospatial data across countries on climate change related issues
Authors must prepare manuscripts according to the PE&RS Instructions to Authors, published in each issue ofPE&RS and also available on the ASPRS web site http:/www.asprs.org/pers/AuthorInstructions.
All submissions will be peer-‐reviewed in accordance with PE&RS policy. Because of page limits, not all submissions recommended for acceptance by the review panel may be included in the Special Issue. Under this circumstance, the guest editors will select the most relevant papers for inclusion in the special issue. Papers that are reviewed favorably, but will not fit within the Special Issue, can be revised and submitted for review as a new paper to the PE&RS Editor-‐in-‐Chief for possible publication in a future regular issue of PE&RS.
|Important Dates:||Please e-‐mail your manuscript directly to:|
|Manuscripts Due:||12/01/14||David Alvarez|
|Decision to Authors:||04/01/15||Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Final Papers Due:||05/01/15||Email: email@example.com|