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Special Issue "GIS and Remote Sensing in Ocean and Coastal Ecology"

A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292). This special issue belongs to the section "Remote Sensing and Geo-Spatial Science".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2024 | Viewed by 184

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Gang Yang
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Guest Editor
Department of Geography and Spatial Information Techniques, Ningbo University, Ningbo 315201, China
Interests: coastal remote sensing; remote sensing time-series products temporal reconstruction
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The Aerospace Information Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Interests: marine spatiotemporal data mining; marine GIS
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School of Design and the Built Environment, Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley, WA 6102, Australia
Interests: sustainable development; spatial statistics; geospatial methods; urban remote sensing; sustainable infrastructure
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1. School of Resources and Environmental Engineering, Anhui University, Hefei 230601, China
2. Information Materials and Intelligent Sensing Laboratory of Anhui Province, Anhui University, Hefei 230601, China
Interests: remote sensing image processing and interpretation; remote sensing of environment; synthetic aperture radar; target detection on remote sensing images; image denoising; deep learning; computer vision
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Dr. Jianing Zhen
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Northeast Institute of Geography and Agroecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun 130102, China.
Interests: wetland remote sensing; mangrove forests; classicifition; biochemical and biophyscal parameters inversion

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We warmly invite you to contribute your research to this new Special Issue, entitled “GIS and Remote Sensing in Ocean and Coastal Ecology”,  of the Remote Sensing journal. GIS and remote sensing are vital technologies for exploring ocean and coastal system dynamics. A variety of satellites and sensors provide spatio-temporal data for the monitoring and assessment of day-to-day changes in the ocean and coastal environments. As integrated parts of the Earth’s ecosystem, ocean and coastal areas are immensely important biologically and socially. These areas are under constant threat due to anthropogenic activities of unprecedented resource extraction and changing climatic behaviour. The oceans have varied and complex geometry and physiography; thus, the cognizance of their varied characteristics is essential for identifying any implication over these ecosystems. Remote sensing and geographical information system (GIS) techniques have not only proved effective in analyzing the surface characteristics of the coastal areas, but also hold much importance in identifying the characteristics of the ocean floor, mapping the coastal details, hydrodynamic modelling and coastal ecological process and risk assessment.

We encourage submissions exploring research advancements and applications of modeling systems and coastal monitoring systems to study hydrodynamics, morphodynamics, biodiversity, ecological processes and community succession of the coastal ecosystem; and ocean remote sensing, ocean color monitoring, modeling biomass and the carbon of oceanic ecosystems, biogeochemical process, sea surface temperature (SST) and sea surface salinity, ocean monitoring for oil spills and pollutions, coastal erosion and accretion measurement.

We wholeheartedly appreciate your consideration in submitting manuscripts to this Special Issue, entitled “GIS and Remote Sensing in Ocean and Coastal Ecology”. We also kindly request your assistance in sharing this announcement with esteemed colleagues, encouraging them to contribute their expertise to this important field of study.

Together, let us propel the advancements in ocean and coastal ecology research forward and contribute to a better understanding of the changes in the ocean and coastal environments and their implications for Earth’s system.

Dr. Gang Yang
Prof. Dr. Cunjin Xue
Dr. Yongze Song
Dr. Xiaoshuang Ma
Dr. Jianing Zhen
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 2700 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 ocean modeling
  • coastal ocean remote sensing
  • coastal and ocean environment monitoring
  • coastal ocean forecasting
  • biodiversity
  • ecological process and risk assessment

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