International Journal of Remote Sensing Call for Manuscripts

Remote Sensing of the Coastal Zone of the European Seas

International Journal of Remote Sensing

This Special Issue will focus on remote sensing of the terrestrial and marine ecosystem and its variability in the coastal zone of the European Seas. It is now widely acknowledged that coastal zones, including inland waters and land-ocean interfaces, are a particularly fragile environment, sensitive to climate change and human activities. Remote sensing is a key technology for monitoring the coastal zone, but challenges remain in terms of temporal and spatial resolution, as well as the accuracy of the products generated.

The aim of this special issue is to present the frontier of the present research effort for the remote sensing of the coastal zone, and in doing so to contribute to the debate on new technologies developments and basic research

The core component of this special issue will be papers from the 8th “Workshop on Remote Sensing of the Coastal Zone” ( held in Kaliningrad (Russia) at the Museum of the World Ocean. The workshop was an EARSeL initiative in the framework of the activities of the “Special Interest Group of Remote Sensing of the Coastal Zone”. This workshop focused on the contribution of new technologies and methodologies to detect climate changes and rapid (e.g., inter-annual) variations of key coastal environmental parameters. In fact, recent developments have demonstrated that remote sensing is rapidly evolving, and is starting to achieve important and concrete results in many fields where it was less successful in the past.

The main topics of the workshop were:

  • Sentinel data exploitation to monitor the status of the coastal zone environment;
  • Remote sensing of marginal seas and the coastal zone;
  • Remote sensing of inland waters;
  • Land-sea interaction;
  • New technologies and in situ measurements;
  • Impact of varying physical forcing on morphodynamics and ecosystems;
  • Role of coastal zone management in adapting to climate change;
  • Optical properties of CDOM and aquatic microorganisms.

We welcome submissions of papers presented at this conference as well as any other papers not presented at the conference related to the remote sensing of the coastal zone and European marginal seas.

How to Submit your Manuscript

All submissions will be peer reviewed according to the International Journal of Remote Sensing (IJRS) guidelines. Submitted manuscripts should not have been published or be under review elsewhere.

Prospective authors should consult the Instructions for Authors page on the journal homepage for guidelines and information on paper formatting and submission. 

Authors should submit manuscripts using the IJRS manuscript central system at Please choose 'IJRS Special Issue Paper' from the 'Manuscript Type' picklist on the submission form, irrespective of the paper type (i.e. even if your paper would normally be classified as a Research Letter, Tech Note, Research Paper, or Review Article). Also, please enter “Remote Sensing of the Coastal Zone of the European Seas” in the space provided on the submission form for the name of the special issue.

IJRS has no page charges, and also does not charge for color figures, if scientifically necessary. Open access publication is also possible, though a fee is charged for this. Click here for more information about open access options.

Should you have any submission questions, please contact Catherine Murray, Administrator of IJRS at:

Important Dates

Deadline for the submission of contributions December 31st, 2017
Expected print publication date:  September 2018
Articles will be available online approximately one month after acceptance, final technical review and the completion of revisions for compliance with journal format. However, the paper copy of the special issue will be published only when all papers are accepted.

If you have any specific questions about the special issue, please contact the editorial team listed below.

Editorial information

  • Guest Editor: Salvatore Marullo, Climate Modeling and Impacts Laboratory, Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development –ENEA, Frascati, Italy (
  • Guest Editor: Svetlana Patsaeva, Faculty of Physics, M.V.Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russian Federation (
  • Guest Editor: Luca Fiorani, Diagnostics and Metrology Laboratory, Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development –ENEA, Frascati, Italy (