Special Issue "Recent Advances in Geophysical Exploration and Monitoring on Coastal Areas"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 17 September 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Enzo Rizzo
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Guest Editor
Department of Physics and Earth Sciences, University of Ferrara, Italy
Interests: applied geophysicsnear surface geophysics; environmental and engineering geophysics; urban geophysics; archaeogeophysics
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Dr. Luigi Capozzoli
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Guest Editor
National Research Council (CNR-IREA-IMAA), Italy
Interests: applied geophysics; near-surface; engineering geophysics; archeo-geophysics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The coastal areas subject to multiple interactions with the marine-land fluvial system processes. Moreover, coastal areas are among the most populated and urbanized areas. Different types of processes affect these areas: coastal erosion, seawater intrusion, transport of sediment, groundwater pollution, over-pumping, etc. Moreover, the hydrogeological aspects of the connectivity between the coastal and offshore aquifers are important. The geophysical applications can improve our understanding of these phenomena and, consequently, assess the vulnerability and the potential of the coastal zone. The development of integrated geophysical models connected into management coastal system is the key to achieving reliable prediction models.

Geophysical applications in situ and remote sensing will be considered and their integration in a wide range of multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary domains is strongly encouraged.

This Special Issue will collect the most innovative and recent research based on the use of geophysical techniques applied in coastal areas and inland links. This Special Issue will provide a platform to showcase and discuss recent advances in geophysical technologies, instrumentation, and processing schemes for in situ and remote sensing in coastal areas. We specifically invite contributions that detail the application and development of geophysical techniques in situ and remote sensing to characterize and to monitor the coastal areas for evaluating different phenomena, such as saltwater intrusion, coastal erosion, groundwater recharge, impacting upon coastal engineering infrastructures (harbors, bridges, leaves, etc.), archaeological coastal/sea sites, and the geological–structural setting of the subsurface in complex coastal environments.

Prof. Dr. Enzo Rizzo
Dr. Luigi Capozzoli
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 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.


  • Applied geophysics
  • Monitoring systems
  • Coastal erosion
  • Sensors
  • Remote sensing
  • Borehole monitoring
  • Climate change
  • Urban geophysics
  • Engineering infrastructures
  • Saltwater intrusion
  • Coastal groundwater
  • Overpumping
  • Archeogeophysics
  • UAV coastal monitoring
  • Offshore aquifer

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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