Special Issue "Advances in Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment in Marine and Coastal Regions"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Interests: coastal oceanography; marine ecology; environmental assessment; biodiversity; integrated coastal zone management; transitional waters
Interests: Eco-hydrology, socio-hydrology, socio-ecological resilience, urban flood management, wastewater loading capacity
Interests: marine microbiology; microbial ecology; environmental quality; marine monitoring; biogeochemical cycles; microbial enzymes; microbial viability; substrate colonization; plastisphere; bacterial pathogens; rapid detection methods; fish microflora and physiology; temperate and polar ecosystems
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University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Interests: Remote sensing and assessment of environmental quality; GIS of the offshore coastal area; Simulation of ecological processes in the coastal-offshore area; Environmental assessment and planning; Coastal area disasters
Interests: Groundwater geochemistry, Coastal wetlands, Industrial pollution monitoring, Coastal aquifers
This Special Issue aims at the promotion of a multidisciplinary approach to evaluate the quality of aquatic ecosystems, with a particular focus on the transitional environments where marine and terrestrial habitats interlink. Research/review papers jointly dealing with coastal oceanography, hydrogeology, biogeochemistry and marine ecology are of interest, although studies on surface waters (rivers, lakes, etc.) in coastal regions are also welcomed. Papers concerning issues related to the assessment of the ecological status of the water body and related habitats, short-term or long-term comparative evaluation, resilience and vulnerability to expected changes (anthropogenic pressures, climate fluctuations) are envisaged, with contents spanning from field studies encompassing innovative technologies (e.g., automatic systems, buoys and fixed points of observation, remote sensing) to promising approaches and methodologies (e.g., indicators, microbiology, structural and functional changes of biodiversity, link between quality and climate-related local changes) to modeling. It is hoped that this Special Issue will serve as a invaluable reference for coastal zone managers and practitioners.
Dr. Alessandro Bergamasco
Assoc. Prof. Hong Quan Nguyen
Dr. Gabriella Caruso
Prof. Dr. Qianguo Xing
Dr. Eleonora Carol
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- water quality
- coastal regions
- transitional environments
- environmental changes
- coastal zone management
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
1. Title: Using satellite remote sensing to study the effect of sand excavation on the suspended sediment in the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge region
Authors: Fenfen Liu 1, Shilin Tang 2,3,*, Haibin Ye 2,3 and Tonghui Zhang 2,4
Affiliation: 1 School of Marine Sciences, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510006, China
2 State Key Laboratory of Tropical Oceanography, Guangdong Key Laboratory of Ocean Remote Sensing, South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou 510301, China
3 Southern Marine Science and Engineering Guangdong Laboratory (Guangzhou)
4 Guangdong Ocean and Fishery Environment Monitoring and Forecasting Center, Guangzhou 510222, China
* Correspondence: [email protected]; Tel.: +86-20-89020869
Abstract: The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge crosses the Pearl River Estuary and is the largest bridge and tunnel project in the world. The suspended sediment generated by upstream sand excavation was doubted to have a significant impact on the suspended sediment in the tunnel region. In this paper, we assessed the impact of upstream sand excavation on the suspended sediment in the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge construction area using Landsat OLI, ETM+ and TM data. Regional suspended sediment algorithms were developed for Landsat using a symbolic regression method based on data from 25 cruises in the study area from 2003 to 2014. A band shift was conducted on the remote sensing reflectance data from Landsat ETM+ and OLI to produce a time series of suspended sediment that was internally consistent with that of Landsat TM data. The suspended sediment distribution was extracted and used to compare two different conditions, with and without sand excavation. The correlation of suspended sediment in different regions in the surrounding waters, including the correlation between the construction regions and the sand excavation regions, was calculated. Our results indicate that the sand excavation in the upstream region of the Pearl River Estuary has limited impact on the surface suspended sediment concentrations in the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge tunnel area.
Keywords: suspended sediment; symbolic regression;Landsat; sand excavation
2. Title: Tracking the Spatio-temporal Distribution of Floating Plastics from Satellite Remote Sensing in Coastal Vietnam
Authors: Leon T. Hauser, Nguyen Hong Quan et al.
3. Title: Discovering Trends, Changes and Patterns in 15 Years of Water Quality Data of the Thi Vai Estuary in South Vietnam
Authors: Malte Lorenz, Hong Quan Nguyen, Stephanie Zeunert, Huyen Le, Günter Meon
4. Title: Comparison of Statistical Regression and Artificial Neural Network Models for Estimating Nitrogen, Phosphorus, COD and Suspended Solids Concentrations in Eutrophic Rivers Using in Situ UV-Vis Spectroscopy