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Special Issue "Earth Observation and Sustainable Development in Marine and Freshwater Systems"

A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Trevor Platt

Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Plymouth PL1 3DH, United Kingdom
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Interests: the physiological ecology of marine phytoplankton; structure and function of the marine ecosystem; submarine optics; remote sensing of ocean colour; the ocean carbon cycle and climate change, and the ecological approach to fisheries management
Guest Editor
Dr. Shubha Sathyendranath

Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Plymouth PL1 3DH, United Kingdom
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Interests: ocean colour modelling; spectral characteristics of light penetration underwater; bio-optical properties of phytoplankton; modelling primary production; bio-geochemical cycles in the sea; climate change; biological–physical interactions in the marine system; ecological provinces in the sea; ecological indicators and phytoplankton functional types
Guest Editor
Dr. Christine Gommenginger

National Oceanography Centre, Southampton SO14 3ZH, UK
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Interests: microwave ocean remote sensing; ocean winds and waves; coastal sea level; wind/wave/current interactions; submesoscale ocean dynamics; ocean currents in coastal, shelf and polar seas; sea surface salinity and freshwater fluxes
Guest Editor
Dr. Marie-Fanny Racault

Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Plymouth PL1 3DH, United Kingdom
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Interests: marine ecosystem dynamics; climate change impacts, risks, opportunities and trade-offs; ocean-colour remote sensing; EO applications for aquatic-system health-risk assessment; ecology of microbial pathogens
Guest Editor
Dr. Craig Baker-Austin

Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft, UK
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Interests: Marine Microbiology; Vibrios; climate changes; waterborne infectious disease; biological oceanography; human pathogens

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The United Nations has issued a series of seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) intended to increase the welfare of the world’s citizens by the year 2030. One of them, number fourteen, deals with life below water, in other words, the aquatic zone.  

The Special Issue will include contributions that address the power of Earth observation to support our ability to address issues related to SDG 14, that is to say, sustainable development in marine and freshwater systems. Examples include remotely-sensed metrics of marine ecosystem status, fishery potential estimated using ocean-colour data, surveillance for governance on the high seas, and so on.  

The scope is very broad. It will also include papers that deal with other SDGs that have an aquatic context. For example water-associated diseases impinge on SDG 3 (health) and on SDG 6 (clean water) as well as on SDG 14. Papers on applications of remote sensing to study water-associated diseases would therefore be welcome contributions to the Special Issue. There are many other such cross-cutting topics that could be contributed to the Special Issue. The SDGs, as well the related targets and indicators, can be found at

https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/?menu=1300

Prof. Trevor Platt
Dr. Shubha Sathyendranath
Dr. Christine Gommenginger
Dr. Marie-Fanny Racault
Dr. Craig Baker-Austin
Guest Editors

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 monthly 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 1800 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.

Keywords

  • remote sensing
  • sustainable development
  • marine
  • brackish
  • freshwater
  • coastal
  • marine protected areas
  • fisheries
  • human health
  • clean water
  • climate change

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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