Special Issue "Coastal GIS"
A special issue of ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (ISSN 2220-9964).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2013)
Prof. Dr. Timothy Nyerges (Website)
Department of Geography, University of Washington, Box 353550, Smith Hall 408, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
Fax: +1 206 543 3313
Interests: CyberGIS Software Integration for Sustained Geospatial Innovation; Spatial-temporal Modeling of Coastal Resilience; Participatory Interaction Modeling of Online Geographic Decision Making; Spatial-Temporal Modeling of Watershed Sustainability; Large-scale geospatial data libraries for public decision support; Collaborative Decision Support for Water Resources; Collaborative Decision Support for Coastal Resilience; GIS for Risk Evaluation and Decision Analysis; Student learning outcomes within group projects with GIS; Geographic information representation, human cognition, and user interfaces; Land use, transportation, and environmental applications of GIS
More than half of the world's human population lived in coastal areas in 2000, and this proportion is predicted to increase to 75 percent by 2025. Geographic information systems (GIS) are being developed and used by technical specialists, stakeholder publics, and executive/policy decision makers for improving our understanding and management of coastal areas, separately and together as more organizations focus on improving the sustainability and resilience of coastal systems. Coastal systems, defined as the area of land closely connected to the sea, including barrier islands, wetlands, mudflats, beaches, estuaries, cities, towns, recreational areas, and maritime facilities; the continental seas and shelves; and the overlying atmosphere, are subject to complex and dynamic interactions among natural and human-driven processes. Coastal systems are crucial to regional and national economies, hosting valued human-built infrastructure and providing ecosystem services that sustain human well-being. Data sets characterizing geospatial dynamics of coastal systems phenomena are of increasingly larger sizes, and thus the need for effective spatial-temporal data management is ever more critical. GIS data analyses using spatial-temporal data are becoming more important as support for exploring, understanding, and decision making about complex coastal problems characterized in terms of human-environment systems. GIS research that explores, integrates, analyzes, synthesizes, and visualizes geospatial data about human-environment interaction are all considered important activities for coastal GIS.
The following topics are encouraged, but others will be considered as well.
- spatial-temporal data collection for characterizing coastal systems
- remote sensing and LiDAR data collection on the coast
- spatial-temporal data modeling and data management about coastal phenomena
- spatial-temporal analysis and/or modeling of coastal human-environment interactions
- description, assessment, and/or management of sustainable and resilient coastal systems
- geovisualization of dynamic coastal phenomena (e.g., land, water, air, human activities)
- change detection of coastal phenomena and the processes underlying these phenomena
- primary, secondary and cumulative impacts synthesized from analysis of coastal development
- governing and governance of coastal systems areas with support from GIS
- decision support for marine spatial planning and management
- applications of coastal GIS for nearshore landscape-waterscape design and decision making,
- applications in coastal emergency management, e.g., disaster mitigation, response and recovery
- advanced technology instrumentation for collection of coastal GIS data
- simulations of coastal processes for geospatial education
Prof. Dr. Timothy Nyerges
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- coastal systems
- geospatial dynamics