Emanuele Ciancia

Emanuele Ciancia
Italian National Research Council | CNR · Institute of Methodologies for Environmental Analysis (IMAA)

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Climate-induced drought events are responsible for forest decline and mortality in different areas of the world. Forest response to drought stress periods may be different, in time and space, depending on vegetation type and local factors. Stress analysis may be carried out by using field methods, but the use of remote sensing may be needed to high...
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Investigating the variability of phytoplankton phenology plays a key role in regions characterized by cyclonic circulation regimes or convective events, like the north-western Mediterranean Sea (NWM). The main goal of this study is to assess the potential of the robust satellite techniques (RST) in identifying anomalous phytoplankton blooms in the...
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The total suspended matter (TSM) variability plays a crucial role in a lake's ecological functioning and its biogeochemical cycle. Sentinel-2A MultiSpectral Instrument (MSI) and Landsat 8 Operational Land Instrument (OLI) data offer unique opportunities for investigating certain in-water constituents (e.g., TSM and chlorophyll-a) owing to their spa...
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Coastal areas are regions of remarkable relevance for humans, providing essential components for social and economic development from the local to the national scale [...]
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In recent years, the risk related to oil spill accidents has significantly increased due to a global growth in offshore extraction and oil maritime transport. To ensure sea safety, the implementation of a monitoring system able to provide real-time coverage of large areas and a timely alarm in case of accidents is of major importance. Satellite rem...
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Timely and continuous information about flood spatiotemporal evolution are fundamental to ensure an effective implementation of the relief and rescue operations in case of inundation events. In this framework, satellite remote sensing may provide a valuable contribution provided that robust data analysis methods are implemented and suitable data, i...
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Timely and continuous information about flood dynamics are fundamental to ensure an effective implementation of the relief and rescue operations. Satellite data provided by optical sensors onboard meteorological satellites could have great potential in this framework, offering an adequate trade-off between spatial and temporal resolution. The lates...
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Standard chlorophyll-a (chl-a) algorithms, which rely on Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectro-radiometer (MODIS) data aboard the Aqua satellite, usually show different performances depending on the area under consideration. In this paper, we assessed their accuracy in retrieving the chl-a concentration in the Basilicata Ionian Coastal waters (Ionian...
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Natural crude-oil seepages, together with the oil released into seawater as a consequence of oil exploration/production/transportation activities, and operational discharges from tankers (i.e., oil dumped during cleaning actions) represent the main sources of sea oil pollution. Satellite remote sensing can be a useful tool for the management of suc...
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Monitoring river plume dynamics and variations in complex coastal areas can provide useful information to prevent marine environmental damage. In this work, the Robust Satellite Techniques (RST) approach has been implemented and tested on historical series of Aqua Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) data to monitor, for the first...
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Oceanographic cruises have been conducted on the Condor seamount (SW Faial Island, Azores archipelago, NE Atlantic) since 2009 to collect in situ data and understand potential seamount effects on local biodiversity. Satellite data have been concurrently collected to infer the space-time upper-ocean optical property variability and the associated ph...
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Ocean Colour (OC) algorithms and products have been mostly developed for the analysis of open ocean waters (i.e. Case 1 waters). Nevertheless, most of these algorithms are global. Therefore, it is urgent to develop regional algorithms for Case 1 waters with different bio optical properties and varied ocean circulation schemes. The area investigated...
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Remote Sensing for Suspended Solid Material detection and monitoring in coastal waters
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Satellite and in situ measurements for coastal water quality assessment and monitoring: a comparison between MODIS Ocean Color and SST products with Wave Glider observations in the Southern Tyrrhenian Sea (Gulf of Naples, Italy). A wave-propelled autonomous vehicle (Wave Glider, WG) carrying a variety of oceanographic and meteorological sensors was...
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The variation in Suspended Solid Material (SSM) concentration influences the penetration of light in the water column and therefore water quality, especially in terms of phytoplankton and benthic algae productivity. Remote sensing data have already demonstrated their potential for monitoring SSM in coastal areas. Anyway, an integration of satellite...
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Marine resources, representing one of the most significant of the Earth, deserve monitoring systems able to provide reliable and frequently updated information about their status and evolution. An integrated approach, based on the combination of in situ measurements, satellite observations and specific models, can represent the most adequate soluti...
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Estuaries and coastal zones are very dynamic and complex ecosystems which deserve multi-scale and multi-disciplinary monitoring system. IOnian Sea water quality MOnitoring by Satellite data (IOSMOS) is a European Transnational Cooperation co-financed by the Operational Program ERDF Basilicata 2007-2013, with the main aim of supporting Basilicata Re...
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Coastal zones are complex and dynamic ecosystems which represent one of the most productive areas of the marine environment. They are an important economic resource for human populations: they provide food, energy as well as a lot of commerce and recreation activities. The strong anthropization, the irrational exploitation of resources and the clim...
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Floods are one of the most catastrophic natural disasters around the globe, impacting human lives and infrastructures. Mainly because of climate change, floods will occur with increasingly frequency and intensity in the future, threatening many regions of the world. In such context, a system able to give early and frequently updated information abo...

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Dear Colleagues, This Special Issue on “Remote Sensing applications in coastal areas” aims at collecting high quality papers that focus on satellite-based applications for regional/local scale monitoring of coastal environment. Hence, it will include, but will not be limited to, the following topics: Original methods and algorithms for water constituent (chlorophyll, suspended matter, etc.) retrieval; Continental shelf and estuarine ecosystems studies based on remote sensing observations; Integration of multi-source (in-situ, UAV, airborne and satellite) data for damage assessment in coastal areas; Techniques for assessing water quality variability in the coastal zone; Multi-mission remote sensing data integration. Dr. Teodosio Lacava Dr. Emanuele Ciancia Guest Editors
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