Articles | Volume 13, issue 5
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 1829–1842, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-1829-2021
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 1829–1842, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-1829-2021

Data description paper 03 May 2021

Data description paper | 03 May 2021

A new satellite-derived dataset for marine aquaculture areas in China's coastal region

Yongyong Fu et al.

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A new satellite-derived dataset for marine aquaculture in the China's coastal region Yongyong Fu, Jinsong Deng, Hongquan Wang, Alexis Comber, Wu Yang, Wenqiang Wu, Shixue You, Yi Lin, and Ke Wang https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3881612

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Marine aquaculture areas in a region up to 30 km from the coast in China were mapped for the first time. It was found to cover a total area of ~1100 km2, of which more than 85 % is marine plant culture areas, with 87 % found in four coastal provinces. The results confirm the applicability and effectiveness of deep learning when applied to GF-1 data at the national scale, identifying the detailed spatial distributions and supporting the sustainable management of coastal resources in China.