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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?"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 September 2018).
Interests: ocean colour remote sensing, optical properties of turbid estuarine and coastal waters; bio-optical modelling; atmospheric corrections; river plumes; sediment transport modelling
Interests: optical remote sensing of wetlands; time series; phenology; wetland ecology; SAV; species distribution models; ornithology
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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
Interests: coastal management; field spectroscopy; airborne and satellite Earth observations data; management of land and water resources
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
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 semimonthly 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 2000 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
- remote sensing
- river plumes
- optically complex waters