Special Issue "Remote Sensing for Mapping and Monitoring Anthropogenic Debris"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2021.
Interests: unmanned aerial systems; satellite image processing; satellite image analysis; geoinformation; mapping; spatial analysis; geospatial science; digital mapping; remote sensing; geographical information systems; environment
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Interests: Signal processing; data management; programming in MATLAB; hydraulic engineering; coastal processes; marine geology; environmental hydraulics; coastal engineering; sediments
Anthropogenic debris abundance has become a global issue for marine, coastal, and terrestrial environments, as it represents a threat for species, ecosystems, and, potentially, human health. Innovative and robust remote sensing tools, methods, and techniques are beneficial for improving the current anthropogenic debris monitoring programs. For instance, remote sensing provides a reliable source of data collection to widen observations, which are usually limited in traditional surveys, and to monitor inaccessible areas. These improvements are essential in finding the appropriate mitigation measures and to optimize the removal of anthropogenic debris.
This Special Issue proposes to include research on anthropogenic debris detection, mapping, and monitoring in the environment using different remote sensing techniques. We welcome original contributions on all possible types of remote sensing platforms, such as satellite, airborne, unmanned aerial systems, and terrestrial and underwater robotic systems, such as remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) or autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs). Research on all environmental domains is welcome, with emphasis on marine and ocean litter; coastal litter, including beaches and dunes; and riverine litter.
We look forward to receiving your submissions for this Special Issue.
Dr. Gil Rito Gonçalves
Dr. Umberto Andriolo
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 2400 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.
- anthropogenic debris monitoring
- coastal litter
- riverine litter
- urban litter
- terrestrial and underwater robotic systems
- coastal and terrestrial environments
- marine litter
- floating litter
- marine pollution
- urban pollution
- beach litter
- river pollution
- ocean pollution
- machine learning
- marine litter detection