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.
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