Special Issue "Synthetic Aperture Radar: Methods, Analyses, and Marine Applications"

A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292). This special issue belongs to the section "Remote Sensing Image Processing".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Martin Gade
E-Mail Website
Guest Editor
Institut für Meereskunde, Universität Hamburg, Bundesstraße 53, 20146 Hamburg, Germany
Interests: coastal remote sensing and air–sea interactions
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Since the SEASAT mission in 1978 provided new insights into the SAR imaging of various oceanic and atmospheric phenomena in the marine environment, the World's oceans have been continuously monitored by spaceborne SARs deployed on several national and international satellite missions and working in different radar bands. The wealth of data resulting from those missions has helped in the development of new observation techniques, in the design of global and regional SAR monitoring systems, and, eventually, in a deepening of our knowledge of various marine processes and phenomena, and their remote sensing by spaceborne SAR. 

This Special Issue focuses on the way in which SAR sensors can be used for the monitoring of various processes in the marine environment, and how state-of-the-art data processing techniques can support the analysis of large amounts of routinely acquired SAR data. The processes and phenomena of interest include, but are not restricted to:

  • Surface waves and currents;
  • Wind fields;
  • Marine pollution;
  • Target detection.

The analysis techniques may comprise:

  • Machine learning;
  • Analyses of big data;
  • Texture analysis;
  • SAR polarimetric decompositions.

We are looking forward to receiving your contribution to this Special Issue on “Synthetic Aperture Radar: Methods, Analyses, and Marine Applications”.

Dr. Martin Gade
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Remote Sensing is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • synthetic aperture radar
  • SAR monitoring
  • marine oil pollution
  • SAR wind
  • wave fields
  • marine environment
  • machine learning

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
Back to TopTop