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Special Issue "Remote Sensing for Coastal Habitat Mapping and Decade of Ocean Science"
A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292). This special issue belongs to the section "Ocean Remote Sensing".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2023 | Viewed by 3327
Special Issue Editors
Interests: remote sensing; acoustics; satellite image; seaweed; seagrass; echosounder; multibeam sonar; data logger; biotelemetry
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Special Issue Information
Remote sensing is an important tool for filling in critical information gaps for mapping and monitoring coastal habitats that provide indispensable ecosystem services, including blue carbon production; however, significant barriers exist for operational use within ecological and conservation communities. The recent advance of remote sensing technology and free access to high-resolution RS imageries open up new opportunities for applying remote sensing to coastal habitat mapping and monitoring, not only for research, but more importantly for conservation and management. This Special Issue aims to share cutting-edge techniques with respect to coastal habitat mapping and its applications and, thus, aims to generate solutions for coastal habitat conservation for the sustainable development of coastal area by identifying direct and indirect human impacts on coastal waters and developing ICAM/MSP, eventually contributing to the Decade of Ocean Science started in 2021.
This Special Issue aims to share not only novel, improved methods/approaches and/or algorithms of remote sensing to map coastal habitats but also case studies on the conservation of coastal habitats by applying remote sensing to realize the sustainable development of coastal areas. Due to the fact that remote sensing can play an important role in this regard, it is sharing applications of remote sensing for coastal habitat conservation is indispensable. The scope of this Special Issue includes multispectral and hyperspectral remote sensing, active and passive microwave remote sensing, lidar and laser scanning, change detection, image processing and pattern recognition, operational use of remote sensing, and remote sensing applications concerning coastal habitat mapping and conservation
In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome. Research areas may include (but are not limited to) the following: remote sensing of coastal habitats such as seagrass, seaweed and coral reefs; mangroves with human impacts such as aquaculture facilities; land use land cover change, etc.; analysis of temporal changes in coastal habitats, and applications of remote sensing to coastal habitat conservation.
Dr. Terushisa Komatsu
Dr. Tatsuyuki Sagawa
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com 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.
- coastal habitat mapping
- blue carbon
- LULC change
- ecosystem service
- human impacts
- integrated coastal area management
- marine spatial planning