Special Issue "Advances in Remote Sensing of Coral Reefs"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2020.
Interests: hyperspectral imaging; calibration and validation; coral reef bio-optics; animal camouflage; application of new technologies
Interests: hyperspectral remote sensing; sea surface optical properties; air-sea interactions; atmospheric correction of ocean color imagery
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Remote sensing has long been acknowledged as an important tool in the study and management of coral reef ecosystems. Globally, reefs face unprecedented challenges to survival and adaptation. This includes both natural and anthropogenic stresses at local or regional scales, and the worldwide environmental pressures associated with climate change and ocean acidification. Despite these factors, phylogenetic and ecological work is revealing the diversity of coral holobiont response and resilience to environmental impacts. At the same time, advances in optical sensing technology are providing large amounts of high-quality, actionable data. Inexpensive, simple to operate aerial and underwater survey vehicles yield high-resolution spatial, temporal, and spectral data to studies of individual reefs, while small-satellite constellations are providing daily, multispectral revisit imagery on a global scale. Airborne and spaceborne sensors including the upcoming plankton, aerosol, cloud, ocean ecosystem (PACE) and hyperspectral infrared imager (HyspIRI) missions will reveal processes and patterns that have previously been unobservable.
This issue will focus on newly developed technology, techniques, and analysis to enable the next generation of coral reef remote sensing. Topics include unmanned aerial and underwater vehicles, small-satellites, hyperspectral techniques and insights, bio-optical modeling, data processing, spectral signature analyses, and advances in calibration, validation, and measurement uncertainty to enable trend detection and high-quality science. Submissions which describe application to reef surveys, management, predictive modeling, and stress–response are encouraged.Dr. Brandon Russell
Prof. Heidi M. Dierssen
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Coral reef monitoring