6th EARSeL Workshop on Remote Sensing of the Coastal Zone

When: 6 June 2013 to 7 June 2013

Where: Matera, Italy

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The workshop focuses on the impact of our climate on coastal zones and inland waters, on climate change and its expected effects on European seas, and on the role of remote sensing for its study. Topics include:

  • Changing terrestrial run-off into coastal waters
  • Escalation of extreme coastal events: floods, storms, high tides
  • Hydrology and water budget evolution of rivers and lakes
  • Increasing temperatures in inland and coastal waters
  • Impact of varying physical forcing on morphodynamics and ecosystems
  • New developments of habitats, biodiversity and alien invaders
  • Fluxes and fate of seawater constituents, including pollutants
  • Role of Coastal Zone Management in adapting to climate change

Topics involving investigation with remote sensing include:

  • Active and passive methods in all spectral ranges, sensor combinations
  • Satellite, airborne and ground-based methods including ground truth
  • Modeling of radiative transfer, image processing and related aspects
  • Interaction of physical, biological and chemical conditions and processes
  • Ocean color remote sensing for coastal and inland waters