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Special Issue "Editorial Board Members’ Collection Series - Recent Advances in Ocean Radar"

A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292). This special issue belongs to the section "Ocean Remote Sensing".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2023 | Viewed by 100

Special Issue Editors

Institut für Meereskunde, Universität Hamburg, Bundesstraße 53, 20146 Hamburg, Germany
Interests: coastal remote sensing; SAR; marine surface films; ocean radar backscattering; air-sea interactions; air-sea fluxes
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Dipartimento di Ingegneria, Università di Napoli Parthenope, 80133 Napoli, NA, Italy
Interests: synthetic aperture radar for sea observation; microwave radiometry; sea surface scattering; GNSS reflectometry
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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Memorial University, St. John’s, NL A1B 3X5, Canada
Interests: mapping of oceanic surface parameters via high-frequency ground wave radar; X-band marine radar and global navigation satellite systems
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Radar technologies are widely used to observe marine environments, due to their ability to provide all-day and almost all-weather measurements at a spatial coverage and to revisit time, while coping with the requirements of a broad range of marine and maritime applications, spanning from coastal monitoring up to the estimation of ocean variables. This makes radar technologies attractive both scientifically (to foster the development of new models and methods that allow a better understanding of marine environments and their evolution) and operationally (to provide value-added products of paramount importance for policy makers and end users).

The purpose of this Special Issue is to provide a platform for researchers involved in marine/maritime radar applications to present their latest advances in the field, to discuss the improvements stemming from new methods/models with respect to the state of the art in the field, and to present new opportunities that arise from the joint combination of radar measurements performed on different platforms (e.g.; satellites and drones) and from the synergistic use of radar and optical observations of the world’s oceans.

This topic collection on the "Recent Advances in Ocean Radars" aims to share new theoretical and experimental work on ocean radar concepts, techniques, and applications. The topics of interest may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • High-frequency (HF) radars;
  • New progress in ocean synthetic aperture radars;
  • Studies on ocean surface scattering and roughness;
  • Ocean winds and currents;
  • Coastal erosion and inland classification of radar imagery;
  • Marine target detection;
  • Marine pollution observation;
  • Deep learning/machine learning/artificial intelligence for radar applications.

Dr. Martin Gade
Dr. Ferdinando Nunziata
Prof. Dr. Weimin Huang
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at 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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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 2500 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.


  • radar for ocean applications
  • synthetic aperture radar
  • HF radar
  • marine pollution
  • ship detection
  • ocean winds
  • ocean currents
  • coastal observation
  • ocean surface scattering

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