Submission on Special Issue “Innovative Methodologies and Intelligent Tools for Coastal and Marine Environmental Monitoring”

The coastal and marine environment represents a great part of world. It is a complex ecosystem that is related to many human activities such as agriculture, fisheries, aquaculture, shipping, urbanization, and tourism.  Coastal and marine environmental monitoring refers to utilizing advanced technologies and methodologies in order to monitor and evaluate the marine environment mainly near the coast and evaluate the quality of all environmental parameters. Coastal environmental monitoring is essential for quality of life and regional sustainable development and societal growth. On the other hand, there are many technological advances that provide the research community with a vast number of innovative tools and methods to achieve a high performance of environmental monitoring. Coastal environmental monitoring can be performed either on site using sensors that are able to collect data or remotely through satellite observation. In all cases, a huge amount of data are gathered, which the scientific community must create advanced intelligent methodologies in order to handle and to produce useful information and knowledge on environmental conditions.

This Special Issue also aims to highlight the re-utilization of waste materials, especially microplastic sea-side wastes. Presently, a rapidly growing concern for environmental protection and resource utilization has stimulated many new activities for coping with urgent environmental problems created by the steadily increasing consumption of industrial products. Increasingly stringent regulations and widely expressed public concern for the environment highlight the importance of disposing of solid waste generated from industrial and consumable products. Efficiently tackling this problem is a very important issue all over the world. Papers will be included on the design and realization of experimental innovative solutions linked to experience with materials for collecting, weighing solid waste, and recycling of plastic material.

The specific objectives of the Special Issue are:

  • Promoting strategies for the sustainable waste management in coastal areas;
  • Promoting new technologies (such as additive manufacturing) suitable for the treatment of waste in the coastal areas, leading to recycling in the coastal areas;
  • Reduction of environmental impact that comes from touristic use of beaches;
  • Increasing public awareness and information about sustainable waste management issues;
  • promoting training schemes catching up with European and international standards in environmental certification;
  • Recent achievements and trends on coastal and marine environmental monitoring.


Main topics of special issue  include:

  • plastic sea-side wastes,
  • Hazards in Coastal and marine Environments.
  • Environmental Changes in Coastal and Marine Environments.Remotely sensed data
  • Urban sprawl in coastal areas.Modelling and numerical simulations
  • Geographical Information Systems
  • Satellite observations
  • Integrated Coastal management
  • Maritime spatial planning
  • Environmental status
  • additive manufacturing,
  • Marine Information Systems
  • Marine Litter
  • Plastic wastes
  • Computational Intelligence Techniques for Environmental Big Data
  • Water Pollution
  • Air pollution
  • monitoring systems at the local, regional and global
  • natural resource management actions and pollution
  • monitoring pollution assessment,
  • Land change
  • Spatial Multicriteria analysis
  • environmental certification,
  • and many others.



  • Environmental monitoring
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Marine ecosystem
  • Marine pollution
  • Waste management
  • Plastics
  • recycle,
  • Geographical Information Systems
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Remote sensing


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