Special Issue "Intelligent Systems Applied to Maritime Environment Monitoring"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Marine Science and Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 July 2022.

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Dr. Gabriele Pieri
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Signals and Images Laboratory, Institute of Information Science and Technologies, National Research Council of Italy, Pisa, Italy
Interests: internet and communication protocols; decision support systems; information systems; industrial diagnostics and imaging; surveillance automatic systems; real-time process control; sea technologies and applications
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Dear Colleagues,

With the intention of extending knowledge about the ocean and the maritime environment, this Special Issue focuses on all the many intelligent systems and applications that, through technologies integrated on observational platforms, can provide tools and services for increasing the availability of data regarding all ocean environmental variables. Among the already existing platforms and technologies for ocean observation, this Special Issue aims to expand the possible application of intelligent systems and tools that operate in this context. Contributions can vary from tools for automatic collection and dispatching of information to systems for management and processing of environmental data through to methods applied to new or well-established technologies for performing consistent and standardised intelligent processing of collected data.

The intended coverage for this Special Issue concerns systems, applications, and models that aim to improve the current observation tools and services and expand the availability of data in terms of higher spatial resolution, temporal regularity, and length than what is currently available at the European scale. The Special Issue also aims to democratise monitoring of the marine environment for traditional and non-traditional data users such as citizen scientists.

All articles from academia, the industry, or environmental stakeholders are welcome.

Dr. Gabriele Pieri
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  • ocean data management and processing
  • marine information systems
  • marine data modelling
  • operational oceanography
  • intelligent technologies for marine environmental applications
  • methods for maritime environment monitoring
  • smart technologies applied in operational maritime environment
  • demonstration of improved marine observing systems
  • smart integration of systems and platforms for maritime observations

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A Study on the Characteristics of Fishery Resources Distribution in Coastal Waters of Yeongil Bay Using Acoustic Survey
Appl. Sci. 2021, 11(14), 6627; https://doi.org/10.3390/app11146627 - 19 Jul 2021
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In this study, the identification of dominant fish species in the East Sea was conducted using the dB-difference method. The survey was conducted using the two frequencies of 38 and 120 kHz in transect 6 of the southern part of the East Sea. [...] Read more.
In this study, the identification of dominant fish species in the East Sea was conducted using the dB-difference method. The survey was conducted using the two frequencies of 38 and 120 kHz in transect 6 of the southern part of the East Sea. Information on fish species was identified using fishing gear and e-DNA, and the dominant target fish species were selected and analyzed as cod, anchovy, common squid, and herring. The dB-difference range for each fish species was set to −0.86 dB < ∆MVBS 38–120 kHz < 0.82 dB for cod and to the range of 2.66 dB < ∆MVBS 38–120 kHz < 2.84 dB for anchovy. The dB-difference of the common squid was set to −0.36 dB < ∆MVBS 38–120 kHz < 1.25 dB and to the range of 0.88 dB < ∆MVBS 38–120 kHz < 2.28 dB for herring; the fish species were then identified in the echograms. When comparing the results of swimming depths by fish species and previous studies, cod was detected mainly at the bottom of the sea, and anchovy and common squid were detected mainly at a depth of 50 m. Herring was detected to be mainly distributed in water depths from 50 to 150 m. Full article
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