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Special Issue "Remote Sensing in Coastal Zone Monitoring and Management—How Can Remote Sensing Challenge the Broad Spectrum of Temporal and Spatial Scales in Coastal Zone Dynamic?"

A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292). This special issue belongs to the section "Ocean Remote Sensing".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 July 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. David Doxaran

Laboratoire d'Océanographie de Villefranche UMR 7093 - CNRS / UPMC
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Interests: ocean colour remote sensing, optical properties of turbid estuarine and coastal waters; bio-optical modelling; atmospheric corrections; river plumes; sediment transport modelling
Guest Editor
Dr. Javier Bustamante

Estación Biológica de Doñana, CSIC - Dept. Wetland Ecology - Américo Vespucio 26
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Interests: optical remote sensing of wetlands; time series; phenology; wetland ecology; SAV; species distribution models; ornithology
Guest Editor
Dr. Ana Ines Dogliotti

Instituto de Astronomía y Física del Espacio (IAFE), CONICET/UBA
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Interests: Ocean color remote sensing in coastal areas and estuaries; validation of satellite-derived products; bio-optical algorithm development and evaluation; atmospheric correction in turbid waters
Guest Editor
Dr. Tim J Malthus

Coastal Sensing and Modelling Group - Coastal Development and Management Program - CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere Business Unit
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Interests: coastal management; field spectroscopy; airborne and satellite Earth observations data; management of land and water resources
Guest Editor
Dr. Nadia Senechal

University of Bordeaux OASU/ UMR 5805 CNRS
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Interests: open sandy beach; shoreline; video; storm impact; morphodynamic; recovery; erosion

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Coastal zones are sensitive areas responding at various scales (events to long-term trends) where the monitoring and management of physico-chemical, biological, morphological processes, and fluxes are highly challenging. They are directly affected by anthropization (urbanization, industrialization, agri- and aquaculture) and climate change (e.g., river discharges, waves, sea-level rise). Coastal waters only represent 15% of the global ocean, but concentrate 90% of commercial fisheries, contribute to 25% of global biological productivity, and represent 80% of the marine biodiversity, while being associated with an intensive tourism-related economy.

The monitoring and management of coastal zones requires past, present, and future observations adapted to quite diverse and dynamic environments. To complement field measurements, the use of remote sensing data provides useful information to map the hydromorphological (freshwater discharge, currents, shoreline evolution), physico-chemical (water transparency, temperature, salinity, oxygen, nutrients, and pollutants), and biological (habitats, phytoplankton blooms) properties of the coastal zones.

This Special Issue will highlight how remote sensing can tackle the monitoring of nearshore dynamics thanks to recent progress made in terms of sensors’ radiometric, spatial, and temporal resolutions, together with new data processing methods, products, and applications.

We are inviting submissions including, but not limited to:

  • high spatial and high temporal resolution remote sensing observations,
  • atmospheric correction in optically complex waters,
  • synergetic use of multi-mission remote sensing datasets,
  • techniques for assessing change in the coastal zone,
  • dredging activities,
  • mangrove systems,
  • coastal geomorphology and change,
  • turbidity evolution in coastal waters,
  • monitoring changes in river discharge,
  • beach morphology evolution,
  • mapping submerged aquatic vegetation,
  • change dynamic in coastal marshes,
  • coastal urbanization trends.
Dr. David Doxaran
Dr. Javier Bustamante
Dr. Ana Ines Dogliotti
Dr. Tim J Malthus
Dr. Nadia Senechal
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Remote Sensing is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • coastal zones
  • management
  • monitoring
  • remote sensing
  • river plumes
  • estuaries
  • applications
  • optically complex waters
  • shoreline
  • morphology

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This special issue is now open for submission.
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