Shen Fang

Job Title: 
Research Interests: 
Remote sensing of ocean color in estuarine and coastal waters or turbid coastal waters;
Bio-optical and water quality measurements and modeling;
Integrated applications of remote sensing and geographic information system.
3663 Zhongshan Road North Shanghai 200062, P.R. China
Education and Experience:
  • 2003 - , faculty of SKLEC, ECNU
  • 2011.6-2011.7, Visiting researcher, Marine Optics and Remote Sensing group of Laboratoire d’Océanographie de Villefranche (LOV), France
  • 2006.10-2007.10, Visiting scholar, Water Resources and Management Department of International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), the Netherlands
  • 2000-2002, Postdoctoral researcher, Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics, Chinese Academy of Science
  • 2000, PhD, Chengdu University of Technology
  • 1986, BS, China University of Mining and Technology


Activities in education:
  • Annual courses and lectures in Remote Sensing Principle, Remote Sensing of Estuaries and Coasts to Master and PhD students in SKLEC, ECNU.
  • Supervisor of MS and PhD students in Remote Sensing of Ocean Colour.
  • Invited guest lecturer, ESA-MOST Dragon-2  Programme Advanced Training Course in Ocean Remote Sensing, 2011.
  • Invited guest lecturer, ESA-MOST Dragon-3  Programme Advanced Training Course in Ocean Remote Sensing, 2013.
  • 2009-2017, member of Academic Committee and Council, Shanghai Society of Astronautics.
  • 2014-2019, member of Council, Shanghai Society of Infrared and Remote Sensing.
  • 2012, Steering and Scientific Committee, the 44th International Liège Colloquium on Ocean Dynamics – “Remote sensing of colour, temperature and salinity – new challenges and opportunities”.
  • 2012, Scientific Committee, ESA sentinel-3 OLCI/SLSTR & MERIS/(A)ATSR workshop.
Professional honors and awards
  • Science & Technology Progress Award (the third prize) by Sichuan Province Government in 2001.
  • Excellent Achievement in Electron & Information (the third prize) awarded by Shanxi Science & Technology Committee in 1992. 
  • Distinguished Contributor in Promotion of Electron & Information Application Progress awarded by Shanxi Science & Technology Committee in 1992.
  • Science & Technology Progress Award (the third prize) by Shanxi Science & Technology Committee in 1991.
2013-2016, National Science Foundation of China (NSFC) project “Optical mechanism and algorithms of remote estimation of chlorophyll-a concentration in turbid sediment-rich coastal waters”, PI
2013-2015, National Research Foundation for the Doctoral Program of Higher Education of China project "Remote sensing of turbid coastal water color parameters based on radiative transfer models", PI
2012-2016, Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) - European Space Agency (ESA) joint Dragon-3 programme “Variations of Estuarine Turbid Plumes and Mudflats in Response to Human Activities and Climate Change”, Id. 10555, PI.
2009-2011, NSFC Project “Inherent optical properties of suspended particles and remote sensing forward/inversed process and mechanism for case 2 waters in dynamical estuary”, PI.
2007-2009, ESA Category-1 Project “Coastal water quality monitoring and evaluating with MERIS satellite data in Yangtze River estuary and nearby coastal area (CIP.4359)”, PI.
2005-2007, Ministry of Education key project "Suspended sediment remote sensing information mechanism and model" (105076), PI.
2008-2012, MOST-ESA Dragon-2 Programme “Estuarine, Inland and Coastal Water Quality Monitoring using Earth Observation Data” ID: 5351, Co-PI.
2010-2013, NSFC Key Project “Effects of variations of river flow and sediment inputs on the transportation of sediment in the Yangtze Estuary and wetland in tidal flat”,  Co-I.
2009-2013, Ocean Public Scientific Research Project “Analysis for hydrodynamic environment and suspended sediment distribution from remote sensing retrieval in the Yangshan Port”,  Co-I
Yu Xiaolong, Salam Suhyb, Shen Fang and Verheof Wouter. Retrieval of the diffuse attenuation coefficient from GOCI images using the 2SeaColor model: A case study in the Yangtze Estuary. Remote Sensing of Environment. 109. Volume: 175. 2016.
Ge, J., F. Shen, W. Guo, C. Chen, and P. Ding (2015), Estimation of critical shear stress for erosion in the Changjiang Estuary: A synergy research of observation, GOCI sensing and modeling, Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 120, doi:10.1002/2015JC010992.
刘洋洋,沈芳*,李秀珍.长江口邻近海域赤潮水体浮游植物光吸收特性分析. 环境科学. 2015,36(6):2019-2027
张 敏,周云轩,葛建忠,沈芳.河口海岸GIS时空过程可视化表达研究.吉林大学学报(地球科学版). 2015(02):584-591
李希之,李秀珍,任璘婧,沈芳,黄星,闫中正.不同情景下长江口滩涂湿地2020年景观演变预测.生态与农村环境学报. 2015,31(2):188-196
Fang Shen, Yunxuan Zhou, Xiangyi Peng & Yuli Chen (2014) Satellite multi-sensor mapping of suspended particulate matter in turbid estuarine and coastal ocean, China, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 35:11-12, 4173-4192, DOI: 10.1080/01431161.2014.916053
Leonid G. Sokoletsky and Fang Shen, (2014), Optical closure for the remote-sensing reflectance based on accurate radiative transfer approximations: The case of Changjiang (Yangtze) River Estuary and its adjacent coastal area, China. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 35:11-12, 4193-4224, DOI: 10.1080/01431161.2014.916048.
Leonid G. Sokoletsky, Vladimir P. Budak, Fang Shen, and Alexander A. Kokhanovsky, (2014), Comparative analysis of radiative transfer approaches for calculation of plane transmittance and diffuse attenuation coefficient of plane-parallel light scattering layers. Applied Optics, 53(3), 459-468.
Sokoletsky L, Yang X, Shen F. 2014a. MODIS-based retrieval of suspended sediment concentration and diffuse attenuation coefficient in Chinese estuarine and coastal waters. Proc. SPIE Asia Pacific Remote Sensing, 9261: 926119-1 - 926119-25.
Wang Lihua, Zhou Yunxuan, Zhu Jianrong, Shen Fang, Tianbo, 2014. Deriving Changjiang coastal zone wind from C-band SAR and its application to salinity simulation. Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology. 32(4):946-957
Wang Lihua, Zhou Yunxuan, Ge Jianzhong, Johnny A Johannessen, Shen Fang, 2014. Mapping sea surface velocities in the Yangtze coastal zone with advanced synthetic aperture radar. Acta Oceanologica Sinica. 33(11):141-149
Leonid G. Sokoletsky, Alexander A. Kokhanovsky, Fang Shen, (2013), Comparative analysis of radiative transfer approaches for calculation of diffuse reflectance of plane-parallel light scattering layers. Applied Optics, 52(35), 8471-8483.
Yangyang Liu, Fang Shen*, Xiuzhen Li. Light absorption properties of colored dissolved organic matter (CDOM) in adjacent waters of the Changjiang Estuary during a flood season: implication for DOC estimation. Proc. of SPIE: Ocean Remote Sensing and Monitoring from Space, edited by Robert J. Frouin, Delu Pan, Hiroshi Murakami, Young Baek Son. 2014, Vol. 9261, 92610K.
彭翔翼,沈芳*. 多种卫星传感器反演长江口悬浮泥沙浓度的对比分析[J]. 红外. 2014(04): 31-37.
陈雨,沈芳*. 长江口邻近海域冬季漫衰减系数空间差异及其遥感反演. 海洋湖沼通报. 2014
Shen, F., Zhou, Y.X., Li, J.F., He, Q., Verhoef, W. (2013). Remotely sensed variability of the suspended sediment concentration and its response to decreased river discharge in the Yangtze estuary and adjacent coast. Continental Shelf Research, 69, 52–61.
Wu, H., Deng, B., Yuan, R., Hu, J., Gu, J., Shen, F., Zhu, J., Zhang, J., 2013, De-tiding measurement on transport of the Changjiang-derived buoyant coastal current, Journal of Physical Oceanography, 43(11), 2388-2399, doi:10.1175/JPO-D-12-0158.1
刘猛,沈芳*,葛建忠,孔亚珍. 静止轨道卫星观测杭州湾悬浮泥沙浓度的动态变化及动力分析. 泥沙研究, 2013, 1, 7-13
余小龙, 沈芳*, 张晋芳. 影响悬浮颗粒物吸收系数测量的相关因素研究. 环境科学, 2013, 34(5), 1745-1753
张晋芳,沈芳*,余小龙,周云轩.杭州湾邻近海域浮游植物吸收特性的冬、夏季变化特征. 地理与地理信息科学, 2013, 29(5), 112-118
沈宏,沈芳*. 光谱响应函数和带宽对光学复杂II类水体离水辐射反射率的影响. 红外. 2012,4, 31-37
洪官林,沈芳*,沈宏. 长江口及邻近海域水体反射率的模拟. 华东师范大学学报(自然科学版). 2012, No.1, 37-46
Shen F., Zhou Y., and Hong G.-L. 2012. Absorption property of non-algal particles and contribution to total light absorption in optically complex waters, a case study in Yangtze Estuary and adjacent Coast. In: G. Lee (Ed.): Advances in Computational Environment Science, AISC. 142: 61–66. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany.
刘曦,沈芳*. 基于插件方式构建海岸信息管理GIS应用框架. 计算机应用研究. 2011,Vol.28,supp,625-627
Shen Fang, Verhoef Wouter, Zhou Yunxuan, Salama Mhd. Suhyb, Liu Xiaoli. Satellite estimates of wide-range suspended sediment concentrations in Changjiang (Yangtze) estuary using MERIS data. Estuaries and Coasts. (2010), Vol.33, No.6, 1420-1429, DOI: 10.1007/s12237-010-9313-2, 2010
Shen, Fang, Zhou, Yun-Xuan, Li, Dao-Ji, Zhu, Wei-Jian and Salama, Mhd. Suhyb, MERIS estimation of chlorophyll-a concentration in the turbid sediment-laden waters of the Changjiang (Yangtze) Estuary. Int. J. of Remote Sensing. Vol. 31, No. 17, 4635–4650, 2010.
Shen, F. and Verhoef, W. (2010). Suppression of local haze variations in MERIS images over turbid coastal waters for retrieval of suspended sediment concentration. Optics Express, 18(12), 12653-12662, doi:10.1364/OE.18.012653, 2010           
Shen, F., Salama, Mhd.S., Zhou, Y.X., Li, J.F., Su, Z., and Kuang, D.B. (2010). Remote-sensing reflectance characteristics of highly turbid estuarine waters – a comparative experiment of the Yangtze River and the Yellow River. International Journal of remote sensing, 31(10), 2639–2654, 2010
Salama MS and Shen F. Stochastic inversion of ocean color data using the cross-entropy method. Optics Express, 18(2):479-499. doi:10.1364/OE.18.000479, 2010    
Salama M. Suhyb and Shen Fang. Simultaneous atmospheric correction and quantification of suspended particulate matters from orbital and geostationary earth observation sensors. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. 86 (2010) 499–511. doi:10.1016/j.ecss.2009.10.001      
朱伟健,沈芳*,洪官林. 长江口及邻近海域有色溶解有机物(CDOM)的光学特性. 环境科学. 2010, Vol.31, No.10, pp: 26-32.
刘曦,沈芳*.长江三角洲海岸侵蚀脆弱性模糊综合评价. 长江流域资源与环境,Vol.19, Supp.1, pp:196-200, 2010.
Kuang Runyuan, Zhou Yunxuan, Li Xing, Shen Fang. Spatial and temporal distributions of suspended sediment in the Nanhui nearshore from TM/ETM images. Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 7471, pp. 74710Y-74710Y-6 (2009).
刘小丽, 沈芳*, 朱伟建, 刘曦. MERIS卫星数据定量反演长江河口的悬沙浓度.长江流域资源与环境, 2009,18(11):1026-1030
沈芳, 周云轩, 李九发, 刘小丽. 河口悬沙粒径对遥感反射率影响的理论分析与实验观测. 红外与微毫米波学报, 2009, 28( 3): 168-172.  
沈芳,郜昂,吴建平,周云轩, 张杰. 淤泥质潮滩水边线提取的遥感研究及DEM构建--以长江口九段沙为例. 测绘学报. 2008, 37, (1): 102-107
Shen Fang, Zhang Jie, Liu Zhiguo, Mao Zhihua. Spectral signature characters based on measurement in situ of high turbid water in Yangtze River estuary. Proceedings of SPIE —The International Society for Optical Engineering, DOI: 10.1117/12.694207,2006, Vol.6406 
刘小丽, 沈芳*. 河口近岸水悬浮颗粒物遥感研究进展. 北京海洋出版社:第十届中国河口海岸学术研讨会论文集,2007. 175-181
张杰, 沈芳*, 刘志国. 长江口潮滩湿地植被光谱分析与遥感检测.    华东师范大学学报(自然科学版), 2007 No.4 P.42-48,63     
刘志国, 周云轩, 沈芳. 河口水体泥沙浓度的水面光谱统计模式分析. 水利学报. 2007,38(7): 33-39  
郑宗生; 周云轩; 蒋雪中; 沈芳; 崇明东滩水边线信息提取与潮滩DEM的建立.遥感技术与应用 , 2007(01)
郑宗生; 周云轩; 沈芳; 蒋雪中; 田波;基于DTM的水边线遥感信息提取方法,国土资源遥感 , 2007(02)
沈芳, 周云轩, 张杰, 吴建平, 杨世伦. 九段沙湿地植被时空遥感监测与分析. 海洋与湖沼. 2006,36(4):358-366
郑宗生; 周云轩; 沈芳, GIS支持下长江口深水航道治理一、二期工程对北槽拦门沙的影响分析.吉林大学学报(地球科学版) , 2006(01)
刘志国; 周云轩; 蒋雪中; 沈芳;近岸Ⅱ类水体表层悬浮泥沙浓度遥感模式研究进展,地球物理学进展 , 2006(01)
Fang Shen, Y. X. Zhou, Z. G. Liu, X. Y. Jiang. High spatial resolution satellite image analysis for urban management. Urban Dimensions of Environmental Change—Science, Exposures, Policies and Technologies. Science Press & Science Press USA Inc. 2005
张文; 周云轩; 沈芳;地理数据库模型在河口海岸地理信息系统数据库设计中的应用分析,测绘与空间地理信息 , 2005(01)
李凤霞,李林,沈芳,伏洋. 青海湖湖岸形态变化及成因分析. 资源科学, 2004, Vo1.26, No.1:38-44
沈芳, 匡定波. 青海湖最近25年变化的遥感调查与研究.湖泊科学.2003,15(4):289-296
沈芳, 匡定波. 太湖流域典型中小湖群水资源利用及动态变化的遥感调查与分析.遥感学报. 2003, 7(3): 221-226
沈芳, 黄润秋, 苗放. 3S技术在国土资源调查、环境保护及地质灾害评价与预测中的应用展望.成都理工学院学报,2000(3).
沈芳, 黄润秋, 苗放, 许强. 地理信息系统与地质环境评价. 地质灾害与环境保护, 2000,11(1):6-10
沈芳, 黄润秋, 苗放, 罗文强. 区域地质环境评价与灾害预测的GIS技术. 山地学报, 1999,17(4):338-342