Yuanzhi Zhang

Chinese University of Hong Kong

Dr. Yuanzhi Zhang is a Research Fellow and Professor on earth system science and coastal remote sensing at Chinese University of Hong Kong and at Nanjing Information University of Science and Technology in China. Dr. Zhang received Doctor of Science in Technology at Helsinki University of Technology (now as Aalto University) in Finland. Dr. Zhang is the author and co-authors of 150 peer-reviewed journal articles and 15 books or book chapters. He received the First-Rank Award of the Guangdong Provincial Prize of Science and Technology, China, in 2013 and the Second-Rank Award, ARCA (Actions for Raising Critical Awareness) Prize at the International Symposium 'Environment 2010: Situation and Perspectives for the European Union”, Porto, Portugal, in 2003. Dr. Zhang was an Associate Editor for International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation.

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In recent years, coastal environments have drawn an increasing awareness globally, regionally, or locally as in many coastal regions, the rapid industrial, urban, and agricultural development has caused dramatic land use and land cover (LULC) changes and various water pollution events in coastal environments. These environmental consequences of human activities exacerbate the effects of regional and global climate change on the hydrological cycle between the land and ocean, and these effects are frequently hazardous or destructive to coastal regions around the world. Remote sensing and geographic information systems (GIS) technologies are thoroughly adopted and applied to monitor the dynamic change of coastal environments, such as coastal LULC, water quality, and marine ecosystem.

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