Special Issue "Smart Remote Sensing and GIS Technologies for Estuarine and Coastal Sciences"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Seung Kuk Lee
Guest Editor
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Pukyong National University, South Korea
Interests: Pol-InSAR inversion; retrieval of 3D forest structure parameters; mangrove carbon; digital beamforming SAR sensors; Lidar and InSAR fusion for forest applications; GEDI
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Estuarine and coastal areas provide the foundation of life for about 10% of the global population, concentrated in the megacities and they play an important role for climate change. In these regions, people are exposed to a diversity of natural hazards (cyclone, flooding, sea erosion, sea level rise) and to the direct impacts of human activities (pollution, reclamation, urbanization). Great attention for climate change of the coastal ecosystem has been raised due to the ability to capture and store large amounts of carbon. Remote Sensing (RS) and Geographic Information System (GIS) have demonstrated their capability for monitoring dynamic and sensitive environments such as estuarine and coastal areas. The combination of innovative RS sensors and novel GIS algorithms shows a great potential for understanding interaction between human life and coastal nature.

To share useful RS and GIS information for estuarine and coastal applications, we invite high quality and innovative research articles that make use of smart RS sensors from grond to space as well as GIS techniques, in particular meachine/deep learnging in combination with in situ measurements and models. This Special Issue will focus on recently developed RS sensors from ground-closed systems (Terrestrial Laser Scanner, Drone, UAV) to current space-based observations (ISS, satellite missions), as well as advanced machine/deep learning for estuarine and coastal environments.

Prof. Seung Kuk Lee
Guest Editor

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.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2200 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.


  • Remote sensing
  • GIS
  • estuarine and coastal environments
  • natural hazards
  • human activities

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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