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Special Issue "Remote Sensing for Coastal Habitat Mapping under the Sea and Applications"

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Remote Sensors".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 November 2023 | Viewed by 149

Special Issue Editors

Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo, 5-1-5, Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa 277-8564, Japan
Interests: marine ecology; maps; marine biology; remote sensing; satellite; coastal ecology
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School of Marine Biosciences, Kitasato University, Kanagawa 252-0373, Japan
Interests: remote sensing; seaweed; habitat mapping; seagrass; coastal ecology, stable isotope; DNA analysis
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Coastal habitats providing various ecosystem services for human society are indispensable for its sustainable development and the earth system, but are impacted by human pressures. To conserve coastal habitats, especially macrophyte beds and coral reefs in the subtidal zone, we need efficient and accurate systems for remotely mapping habitats under the sea, and to develop new sensing methods, not only including devices but also analyzing methods and case studies. Remote sensing consists of platforms, sensors, positioning systems, and data analysis. Platforms consist of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), unmanned vehicles on the seasurface, and autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) such as underwater drones. Sensors, such as multispectre, hyperspcetre, lidar, and acoustic ones (such as multibeam and sidescan sonars), are optical. Easy and inexpensive systems used to obtain accurate positions under the sea are also necessary for underwater mapping. For analyzing methods, case studies on coastal habitat mapping that use easy and efficient analyzing methods with high accuracy for practical use (including supervised and unsupervised classifications with traditional algorithms and also recent ones such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, etc) are needed. This Special Issue focuses on the above-mentioned topics. We are looking forward to receiving your submissions to this Special Issue.

Prof. Dr. Teruhisa Komatsu
Dr. Kenichi Hayashizaki
Guest Editors

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  • coastal habitat in the subtidal zone
  • remote sensing
  • optical sensor system
  • acoustic sensor system
  • sensor platform
  • underwater position measurement
  • AUV and UAV
  • data analysis

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