Ryu, J.-H.; Jung, H.-S.; Lee, S., and Cui, T., 2019. Special Issue on “Advances in Remote Sensing and Geoscience Information Systems of the Coastal Environments”. In: Jung, H.S.; Lee, S.; Ryu, J.H., and Cui, T. (eds.), Advances in Remote Sensing and Geoscience Information Systems of Coastal Environments. Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue No. 90, pp. v–xi. Coconut Creek (Florida), ISSN 0749-0208.
Advanced remote sensing (RS) and geoscience information system (GIS) have become more essential to understanding the coastal environmental characteristics of Earth surfaces. In this special issue, a total of 52 papers have been published. These papers studied on a variety seas including the Yellow Sea (YS), East China Sea (ECS), South China Sea, Arctic Ocean, North West Pacific, and the Greenland Sea. Forty of these papers studied on the YS and the ECS. Remotely sensed data from various platforms, including satellite, airborne, unmanned aircraft, Helikite and Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) images, were used for analysis, and GIS spatial data, reanalysis data and models were also utilized. Ocean colour images were mainly applied to detect marine environment changes (SST, chlorophyll-a and suspended particle matter) and benthic and floating vegetation. High-resolution images were mainly used in the analysis of topographic changes, sedimentary phases and habitat changes in small study areas. SAR images were mainly used for detection of oil spill and sea ice, and could also be used in studies to estimate the moving speed of the target using dual receive antenna mode of the SAR sensor. Unmanned aerial vehicles were mainly used to analyze geographical features and topographic deformation along the coast. Furthermore, hyperspectral images were used for precise detection of vegetation and oil spill studies.