Special Issue "Radar Technology for Coastal Areas and Open Sea Monitoring"

A special issue of Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (ISSN 2077-1312). This special issue belongs to the section "Physical Oceanography".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Giovanni Ludeno

Institute for Electromagnetic Sensing of the Environment (IREA) - National Research Council of Italy (CNR) Napoli, Italy
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Interests: ocean monitoring; radar imaging; surface waves; ocean engineering; inverse problems; coastal bathymetry, microwave tomography
Guest Editor
Dr. Marco Uttieri

Department of Integrative Marine Ecology, Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Naples, Italy
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Interests: zooplankton ecology; behaviour; individual-based models; alien species; HF coastal radars; coastal circulation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Monitoring oceans and coastal areas has a fundamental social impact and this scenario is made still more challenging with regard to the present and future issues related to climate change. In this context, radar systems have gained increasing interest, since they are remote sensing devices capable of providing information about sea waves, currents, tides, bathymetry, and wind. Moreover, radar systems can be designed to perform both large-scale and small-scale monitoring, with different spatial and temporal resolutions, and can be installed on different observation platforms (ship-based, ground-based, airborne, satellite or drones).

The Special Issue aims at engendering a virtual forum for ocean radar researchers where state-of-the-art methodologies and applications concerning ocean monitoring are reviewed and discussed. Possible topics for the Special Issue include, but are not limited to:

  • radar system design;
  • signal processing;
  • ocean dynamics;
  • open sea and coastal areas monitoring;
  • physical–biological interactions;
  • sea safety and protection.

Dr. Giovanni Ludeno
Dr. Marco Uttieri
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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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. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

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  • radars
  • remote sensing
  • ocean and coastal monitoring
  • ecological applications of radars
  • signal processing
  • ocean radar system design
  • coastal areas safety and protection

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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