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Special Issue "Remote Sensing of Ocean Colour"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2018).
Interests: satellite and biological oceanography; marine remote sensing; ocean colour; phytoplankton; climate change; tropical ecosystems
Interests: detection of phytoplankton size structure from satellite data; bio-opical model development and validation; unravelling the interaction between phytoplankton; physical forcing at large temporal and spatial scales using satellite observations
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
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Interests: ocean colour remote sensing; physical-biological interactions combining satellite information and model-derived data. Physical-biological interactions combining satellite; observations and model-derived data from seasonal to decadal variability in the global ocean
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
Interests: data assimilation; uncertainty quantification; ocean modeling; red sea
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Understanding the functioning of marine ecosystems, their response to global pressures (climate change, pollution, overharvesting), and forecasting their fate, requires investigations of their past and present states. However, to date, large-scale biological dynamics remain poorly understood in many regions of the global oceans, often due to limited availability of adequate in-water measurements. To improve our knowledge on the functioning of marine ecosystems, an inter-disciplinary approach is necessary, taking advantage of complementary biophysical observations. Sensors on-board satellite platforms sample the Earth at synoptic temporal and spatial scales, offering a cost-effective approach to study biophysical fields and their interactions. In some regions, satellite sensors provide the only available spatially comprehensive biological datasets, covering the last two decades. These are the phytoplankton variables (including chlorophyll, primary production, phytoplankton phenology, phytoplankton functional types or PFTs, including harmful algal species, etc.) derived from satellite measurements of ocean colour. Ocean colour is also used to map other biotic and abiotic products, including suspended sediment load and light absorption by coloured dissolved organic matter.
In this Special Issue, we encourage submissions focusing on ocean colour applications, including, but not limited to:
- Changes/trends/shifts in ocean colour observations
- Interactions between ocean colour observations and higher trophic levels, including zooplankton and fisheries
- Biophysical and climate interactions
- Ocean colour algorithm development, validation and calibration
- Remotely sensed PFTs including Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs)
- Assimilation of ocean colour and other applications of ocean-colour products in modelling
We particularly encourage submissions of multidisciplinary approach (merging remotely-sensed ocean colour observations with in situ and modelled datasets) addressing ecological issues.
Dr. Dionysios Raitsos
Dr. Robert Brewin
Dr. Marie-Fanny Racault
Dr. Elodie Martinez
Prof. Shubha Sathyendranath
Prof. Ibrahim Hoteit
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.
- Ocean Colour
- Phytoplankton Functional Types - PFTs
- Harmful Algal Blooms – HABs
- Development, validation and calibration of Ocean colour algorithms
- Assimilation and modelling of Ocean Colour