EUCOMARE conference Feedback
The EUCOMARE (EUropean spatial data for COastal and MArine REmote sensing) conference was successfully concluded on 19 May 2022 in Saint Malo (France).
Eucomare was organised in the framework of the Jean Monnet European Chair in Space Studies of the Sea and Coastal Areas, funded by the European ERASMUS projects. Dr. HDR. Simona Niculescu (the Jean Monnet Chair), the EUCOMARE conference chairs, the members of the steering committee and the scientific committee are grateful for the participation, the high quality presentations, the debate and the good atmosphere of this conference.
During three days, 5 sessions were addressed. 15 scientific studies were presented in the first session, which focused on marine, coastal and aquatic ecosystem monitoring and biodiversity management. In addition to two keynote presentations, Professor Dar Roberts, from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and Dr Marc Lennon.
The second session was dedicated to coastal wetlands with two presentations, in addition to the presentation of the keynote speaker, Dr Emiliano Agrilo from Italy.
The third session has been devoted to the Land Use / Land Cover - Sea Use / Sea Cover, where three PhD students were invited to present and discuss their work.
The second day ended with a wonderful boat trip in the bay of Saint Malo and a dinner on the boat (Etoile de Molène).
The last day was dedicated to the last two sessions, namely the innovation in deep learning and artificial intelligence in marine and coastal monitoring and the session on marine, coastal and aquatic geomorphology and risk management with 8 presentations. In addition to the presentation of a keynote speaker from South Africa, Phd Melanie Luk-Vogel and Mr Olivier Michel from Unseenlabs. The conference was closed by a poster session where 5 posters were presented.
During the three days of the EUCOMARE conference, the sessions were conveniently moderated by Dr. Dar Roberts (USA), Dr. Soumia Bengoufa (France), Dr. Junshi Xia (Japan), Dr. Jarbas Bonetti (Brazil), Dr. Marion Jaud and Dr. Antoine Collin (France), Dr. OKANGA-GUAY Marjolaine (Gabon), Dr. Heidi Van Deventer (South Africa) and Dr. Daniela Faur (Romania).
The scientific contribution have been or will be published as papers in two special issues: an issue of Remote Sensing (link) and a conference proceeding with Springer Nature (by December 2022).
Within the framework of the European Copernicus program, satellite data are effortlessly accessible to the scientific community, companies and public. At the same time, the massive opening of digital data in various forms (spatialized or not) and across different fields, opens new avenues of research and applications. Recent advances in terms of sensor’s radiometric, spatial, temporal and spectral resolution, as well as new data processing approaches in remote sensing provides the most valuable set of tools for monitoring and mapping the various characteristics of marine, coastal and aquatic systems (Macroalgae, Seagrasses, Temperate Reefs, Coral Reefs, Salt Marshes, Mangroves, Peatlands, Aquatic Vegetation, River Systems, Estuaries, Deltas, etc.).
Indeed, this conference will highlight the contributions of remote sensing and its application for marine, coastal and aquatic zones monitoring. It aims to create an opportunity to disseminate knowledge of the issues related to the use of satellite products, new data processing methods and technologies, for marine, coastal and aquatic sciences.
The contributions for session 1 could be submitted either for :
1- A publication in a special issue of Remote Sensing Journal
All articles selected by the scientific committee for this issue Remote Sensing will receive a discount of 30% of the publication fee.
2- A publication in the EUCOMARE special volume (please check the deadlines) of Springer Nature Edition by December 2022.
Thus, accepted papers submitted in the remaining sessions (2-7) will be published in the EUCOMARE special volume of Springer Nature Edition. No publication fee for this volume.
Registrations are now open until 15th may 2022..
The conference will take place at the
Hotel Chateaubriand - Saint Malo,
Important: If the payment is not successful or an invalid discount has been applied, the registration will not be valid until full payment has been received.
Students must provide documentation proving registered Student status.