Monitoring coastal wetlands and the seashore with a multi-sensor approach
Monitoring coastal wetlands and the seashore with a multi-sensor approach
Editor(s): Sonia Silvestri, Beatrice Maria Sole Giambastiani, Manudeo Singh, and Jack Middelburg
Due to a transitional zone between marine and terrestrial systems, coastal wetlands and seashores are dynamic and highly vulnerable ecosystems. The multi-scale and cross-scale spatio-temporal dynamicity of such systems in terms of various biophysical fluxes is currently poorly understood. A multi-sensor approach, including various active and passive remote-sensing and in situ sensor installations, can help in continuous monitoring and gaining a better understanding of these coastal ecosystems. A multi-sensor approach can account for long-term and cross-scale trends of the biophysical fluxes and their dynamics, providing a better understanding of how biotic and abiotic factors can influence such changes.

In this special issue, we encourage submissions that present innovative ways to implement multi-sensor approaches to monitor coastal wetlands and seashores, with particular interest in applications that integrate in situ with proximal and/or remote-sensing methods. Contributions including new modelling approaches for multi- and cross-scale data integration are also highly encouraged.

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09 Apr 2024
The dynamics of marsh-channel slump blocks: an observational study using repeated drone imagery
Zhicheng Yang, Clark Alexander, and Merryl Alber
Biogeosciences, 21, 1757–1772,,, 2024
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19 Mar 2024
Synergistic use of Sentinel-2 and UAV-derived data for plant fractional cover distribution mapping of coastal meadows with digital elevation models
Ricardo Martínez Prentice, Miguel Villoslada, Raymond D. Ward, Thaisa F. Bergamo, Chris B. Joyce, and Kalev Sepp
Biogeosciences, 21, 1411–1431,,, 2024
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20 Feb 2024
UAV approaches for improved mapping of vegetation cover and estimation of carbon storage of small saltmarshes: examples from Loch Fleet, northeast Scotland
William Hiles, Lucy C. Miller, Craig Smeaton, and William E. N. Austin
Biogeosciences, 21, 929–948,,, 2024
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16 Jan 2024
Coupling numerical models of deltaic wetlands with AirSWOT, UAVSAR, and AVIRIS-NG remote sensing data
Luca Cortese, Carmine Donatelli, Xiaohe Zhang, Justin A. Nghiem, Marc Simard, Cathleen E. Jones, Michael Denbina, Cédric G. Fichot, Joshua P. Harringmeyer, and Sergio Fagherazzi
Biogeosciences, 21, 241–260,,, 2024
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03 Jan 2024
Driving and limiting factors of CH4 and CO2 emissions from coastal brackish-water wetlands in temperate regions
Emilia Chiapponi, Sonia Silvestri, Denis Zannoni, Marco Antonellini, and Beatrice M. S. Giambastiani
Biogeosciences, 21, 73–91,,, 2024
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07 Dec 2023
Dune belt restoration effectiveness assessed by UAV topographic surveys (northern Adriatic coast, Italy)
Regine Anne Faelga, Luigi Cantelli, Sonia Silvestri, and Beatrice Maria Sole Giambastiani
Biogeosciences, 20, 4841–4855,,, 2023
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20 Nov 2023
Toward coherent space–time mapping of seagrass cover from satellite data: an example of a Mediterranean lagoon
Guillaume Goodwin, Marco Marani, Sonia Silvestri, Luca Carniello, and Andrea D'Alpaos
Biogeosciences, 20, 4551–4576,,, 2023
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