jmse Dear Colleagues,

Characterization of the status of the oceans has a particular significance from an environmental point of view, particularly in relation to climate change.

Many physical and chemical parameters (essential climate variables) are monitored worldwide, and their long-term determination is of utmost importance to support climate change modeling. The reliability of such measurements is an essential feature to discriminate between natural variations or systematic trends. In this framework, there is a growing need to build a strong metrological infrastructure for marine measurements to support the worlds of marine observation and data management. The strengthening of the cooperation among different communities (metrological, oceanographic, instrument producers) is the key starting point.

The aim of this Special Issue is to collect valuable contributions on the developments and achievements in the fields of marine metrology and oceanographic observations, including method development, sensors characterization, and data quality and management

This Special Issue will host selected papers from the “2020 IMEKO TC-19 International Workshop on Metrology for the Sea”, but other contributions are also welcome.

Dr. Francesca Rolle
Dr. Michela Sega
Guest Editors


The Special Issue website can be reached at:


Manuscripts should be submitted online at 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. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly 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 1200 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.

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