Urbanization, Coastal Vulnerability, and Sustainability (IV): Coastal water and wetland resources

Type: Paper
Theme: Geography, GIScience and Health: Building an International Geospatial Health Research Network (IGHRN)
Sponsor Groups: Geographic Information Science and Systems Specialty Group, Coastal and Marine Specialty Group, Remote Sensing Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/4/2019
Start / End Time: 3:05 PM / 4:45 PM
Room: Taylor, Marriott, Mezzanine Level
Organizers: Deepak Mishra, Qihao Weng
Chairs: Deepak Mishra

Call for Submissions

We are looking for abstracts for this session.

Authors are encouraged to submit articles with respect to the following topics.
List of topics appropriate for submission to this special coastal remote sensing issue
• Coastal mangroves, tidal wetlands (productivity, carbon flux, up-scaling techniques)
• Coupled bio-optical/physical processes (cdom/sediment dynamics, red tide, floating algae)
• Ocean properties and algorithm development (optical water mass classification; vertical structure)
• Coastal hypoxia
• Sea level rise impact on coastal environments
• Coastal and marine biodiversity and benthic habitats (corals, seagrass, benthic algae)
• LiDAR and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) in coastal research (application of structure from motion (SfM) techniques)
• Big data remote sensing and cloud computing in coastal research
• Applications of hyperspectral and/or high spatial resolution sensors
• Integrating remote sensing into coupled coastal biophysical forecast models


Coastal ecosystems are regions of remarkable primary and secondary productivity, biodiversity, and high accessibility. Apart from supporting numerous physical and biological processes, they also act as the recreational, leisure, and tourism centers. Encompassing a broad range of habitat types and harboring a wealth of species and genetic diversity, coastal ecosystems perform numerous vital ecosystem functions. In addition to serving as nursery grounds for many birds and aquatic organisms, coastal ecosystems play a role in regulating global hydrology and climate, biological, physical, and chemical modifications of the water column, sediment, and submerged and emergent vegetation, storage and cycling of nutrients, filtering pollutants from inland freshwater systems, and protecting shorelines from erosion and storms. Consequently, there is a need for accurate, cost-effective, frequent, and synoptic methods to characterize and monitor these complex ecosystems. Remote sensing from in situ, airborne, and space-borne platform satisfies the aforementioned criteria and offer large-scale data acquisition at a regular temporal frequency to monitor coastal environments. This special issue on “remote sensing in coastal environments” is specifically aimed at addressing challenges related to assessing, quantifying, and monitoring near-shore shallow marine and open ocean processes, ecosystem productivity and biodiversity, interrelationships between vegetation and water quality, and the impact of sea level rise.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Ty C Briggs*, Florida Atlantic University, Tiffany Roberts Briggs, Florida Atlantic University , Historical Shoreline Change Analysis: A Case Study on the Town of Jupiter, Florida 20 3:05 PM
Presenter Jing Liu*, , Modeling and Mapping Coastal Wetland Sediment Surface Elevation Using Remote Sensing Data 20 3:25 PM
Presenter Jason Ward*, UCLA Geography, Marilyn Raphael, University of California, Los Angeles, A new look at Antarctic coastal polynya variability and trends 20 3:45 PM
Presenter Joanne Halls*, UNC Wilmington, Assessment of flood risk and simulations of wetland change in a coastal setting of high population growth 20 4:05 PM
Presenter Sara Durgan*, Florida Atlantic University, Caiyun Zhang, Florida Atlantic University, Species-based Terrain Correction of a UAV-derived Photogrammetric Digital Elevation Model in the Coastal Everglades 20 4:25 PM

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