Special Issue "Remote Sensing of Ocean Primary Production"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2019
Ocean primary production is the rate of synthesis of organic matter by marine phytoplankton through the process of photosynthesis, and determines the energy flow through the trophic chain in the global ocean. Over the last decades, sensors on-board satellite platforms have allowed remote sampling of the ocean surface at synoptic temporal and spatial scales, offering a cost-effective approach to studying the ocean’s primary production and its relationship with biogeochemical cycles. More than twenty models of marine primary production have been developed that are run solely using remotely-sensed data. Within this framework, the editors of this Special Issue would like to invite both applied and theoretical research contributions on marine bio-optics dealing with new algorithms, innovative applications for coastal and offshore waters and the calibration/validation of retrievals based on independent measurements/modelling simulations. The main purpose is to gather scientists/researchers related to these topics, highlight ongoing investigations and new applications in the field. Therefore, potential topics for original research papers and review articles on applications of remote sensing to ocean primary production include, but are not limited to:
- Monitoring of ocean primary production
- Changes/trends/shifts in ocean primary production observations
- Primary production algorithm development, validation and calibration
- Modelling the primary production in marine environments
- Primary production in coastal areas
- Forecasting ocean primary production
- Remotely-sensed PFT and marine primary production
- Comparison of remote-sensing ocean primary production estimates and biogeochemical model simulations
Dr. Emma Huertas
Dr. Milton Kampel
Dr. Diego Macías
Manuscript Submission Information
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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.
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- ocean primary production
- satellite remote sensing
- ocean color
- phytoplankton community composition
- primary production algorithms
- aquatic biogeochemistry
- in-situ validation
- model simulation of primary production