Special Issue "Remote Sensing of Mangroves: Observation and Monitoring"
A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2015)
Dr. Chandra Giri
Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis Branch, Office of Research and Development, United States Environmental Protection Agency, 109 T.W. Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC, 27709, USA
Fax: +1 605 594 6529
Interests: mangrove forests mapping and monitoring using high resolution satellite data; global and continental land cover mapping and monitoring using multi-spectral, multi-temporal, and multi-platform remotely sensed data; image pre-processing, classification, and validation using cloud computing Contribution: Special Issue: Remote Sensing of Mangroves: Observation and Monitoring
Mangrove forests are in constant flux due to both natural and anthropogenic forces. The changing mangroves could serve as an indicator of climate change. At present, conversion of mangroves to other land uses is the dominant factor responsible for the change; however, climate change (e.g., sea level rise) is becoming increasingly dominant. Observation and monitoring of the distribution and dynamics of mangroves is central to a wide range of scientific investigations conducted in both terrestrial and marine ecosystems.
Recent advancement in remote sensing data availability, image-processing methodologies, computing and information technology, and human resources development have provided an opportunity to observe and monitor mangroves from local to global scales on a regular basis. Spectral and spatial resolution of remote sensing data and their availability has improved making it possible to observe and monitor mangroves with unprecedented spatial and thematic detail. Novel remote sensing platforms such as unmanned aerial vehicles, and emerging sensors such as Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and Lidar can now be used for mangrove monitoring. Furthermore, it is now possible to store and analyze large volume of data using cloud computing.
The “Remote Sensing” journal announces a special issue dedicated to observation and monitoring of mangroves using remote sensing from local to global scales. The issue will broadly cover application of remote sensing using optical (multi-spectral and hyperspectral), radar, and Lidar data obtained from multiple platforms including ground, air, and space. Research papers are expected to use the latest techniques to acquire, manage, exploit, process, and analyze wide variety of remote sensing data for mangrove forest applications. Both research papers and innovative review papers are invited.
High quality contributions emphasizing (but not limited to) the topic areas listed below are solicited for the special issue:
- Application of aerial ground remote sensing, photography, multi-spectral, multi-temporal and multi-resolution, satellite data, synthetic aperture radar (SAR) data, hyperspectral data, and Lidar data.
- Application of advanced image pre-processing for geometric, radiometric, and atmospheric correction, cloud removal, image mosaicking
- Application of advanced image classification and validation techniques including supervised and unsupervised classification
- Application of advanced image storage, retrieval, processing, and distribution techniques such as networked data transmission and distributed computing
- Application of remote sensing to derive spatio-temporal information on mangrove forests distribution, species discrimination, forest density, forest health, mangrove expansion and contraction, and other ongoing changes in mangrove ecosystems.
Dr. Chandra Giri
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. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as 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 refereed through a 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.
- mangrove distribution
- mangrove expansion and squeeze
- deforestation and afforestation
- species discrimination
- stand density
- forest health
- forest disturbance
- multi-platform, multi-spectral, multi-resolution data
- image processing
- image classification
- results validation
- change detection
- cloud computing