Special Issue "Remote Sensing Observation on Coastal Change"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2022 | Viewed by 1766
Interests: remote sensing; coastal dynamics; human impact; river deltas
Coastal changes have become the daily constraint for a large majority of coastal human, plant and animal populations and a headache for the authorities concerned that must deal with knowledge and data that quickly become obsolete or incomplete. These changes are generally the result of natural, forced, disturbed sediment dynamics. Field monitoring of sediment stocks and movements, however, remains spatially and temporally limited. To complement the contribution of in situ measurements and facilitate systematic surveying, various strategies have recently emerged using innovative technologies in remote sensing (RS), but also by seeking proxies of any sediment imbalance at the origin or resulting from the observed coastal anomalies. Coastal change is not limited to erosion in the form of coastal retreat and/or subsidence, but it also integrates transformation of the vegetation, changes in management, protection, and occupation ways, as well as effectiveness and rapidness of the coastal resilience in the face of weather–climate imbalances in the very short (storm, cyclone, etc.) or longer term (sea level rise).
The aim of this Special Issue is using high-frequency RS monitoring of morphological indicators of the coastline, the bathymetry changes, or the evolution of coastal vegetation, the expert community applies itself to respond to many questions on these complex interfaces at the junction of terrestrial, marine, and meteorological mechanisms and other natural constraints, to which are added those exerted by human activities. The crossing of disciplines, measurements, and datasets is in the spotlight to translate observations into expression of sediment imbalances (from stock to transit) and into levels of exposure to hazards.
In this Special Issue, various articles will shed light on cases where new RS practices for monitoring erosion and any non-ordinary changes in the coastal fringe are applied to erosion hotspots and/or sectors under very strong anthropogenic and climate pressure. The coupling of tools, disciplines, and spatial and time scales is welcome.
Dr. Manon Besset
Dr. Halina Kaczmarek
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- Coastal changes
- Human pressure
- Sediment dynamics
- High-frequency monitoring
- Land use change
- Coastal erosion
- Climate impact