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Special Issue "Oceans from Space V"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 September 2023 | Viewed by 99

Special Issue Editor

Joint Research Centre, European Commission (Retired), 21027 Ispra, Italy
Interests: marine sciences; remote sensing applications; integrated coastal management; maritime spatial planning

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In the last half century, satellite observations have become a cornerstone of all planetary sciences and of our efforts to understand and sustainably manage the earth. Major new developments have been achieved in ocean observations, to the point that many aspects of modern oceanography have been revolutionized by the unprecedented capabilities offered by orbital remote sensing. No other technology allows gathering information about marine variables and processes, at suitable space and time scales, like satellite observations do. Ocean exploration and environmental trend monitoring, coupled ocean and atmosphere forecasting, marine resources management, maritime spatial planning: the list of current or potential applications is virtually endless.

The Special Issue aims to collect in a single publication the best papers presented at the 5th “Oceans from Space” Symposium (held in Venice, Italy at the Scuola Grande di San Marco on 24–28 October 2022). As in past editions, this event focuses on the major scientific and technological achievements, innovations, and challenges of ocean observations from space. Therefore, the topics covered by the symposium, and highlighted by the selected papers composing the Special Issue, are well in line with the scope of Remote Sensing.

The selected “Oceans from Space” papers shall cover all aspects of ocean remote sensing, including both passive and active techniques, in the visible, infrared, and microwave spectral regions. General themes will be space missions, satellites and sensors, calibration and validation, and algorithms and models. Applications will include sea parameters and processes, bio-geo-chemical cycles, and ecological status, from local to global scales. Only full-scale articles solicited by the Guest Editor(s) will be submitted.

Dr. Vittorio Barale
Guest Editor

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.


  • ocean observations
  • marine environment
  • oceanographic missions, satellite, and sensors
  • data cal-val, processing algorithms, and model assimilation
  • sea parameters and processes, bio-geo-chemical cycles, and ecological status.

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