Dear Colleagues,
MetroSea is an event organized within the IMEKO N.19 Technical Committee (TC19), which is dedicated to the measurement of environmental parameters. IMEKO is a non-governmental federation of 40 Organizations individually interested in the advancement of measurement technologies. The basic targets are the promotion of the following:

  • The international exchange of scientific and technical information in the field of measurement and instrumentation;
  • International cooperation between scientists working in the fields of research and industry.

MetroSea aims to bring together experts working in the development of measurement methods and measurement instruments for the sea. It is therefore a conference that includes, transversely, all the scientific disciplines that operate for the sea. There is also a focus on new technologies for monitoring the marine environment, the production of instruments and measurement methods for the marine industry, ships, sensors and signal conditioning methods, and calibration methods for measuring instruments for marine applications.

MetroSea 2020 is the fourth meeting on measures dedicated to the sea. The third meeting, MetroSea 2019, was focused on measurements carried out both along the coastal strips and in the deep sea environment (Metrology in Marine Geology: Applications in Shallow and Deep Waters) and was organized by Francesca Budillon, ISMAR, Lorenzo Cappietti , University of Florence - GNRAC, Nicola Corradi, University of Genoa, Maurizio Demarte, Marina Militare, Maria Rosaria Senatore, University of Sannio. The plenary session was held by Frédérique Leclerc of University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, with a presentation entitled: Submarine earthquake geology: mapping and quantifying a surface rupture.

The next conference will take place in Naples from 5 to 7 October. If there are still dangerous reasons related to the Covid19, telematics methods are provided for holding of the sessions. The update on the procedure will be announced in early September

All contributions submitted to MetroSea are subject to a peer review process, and acceptance is based on the evaluation of the quality, originality, and relevance of the manuscript. The accepted articles are published in the proceedings of the workshop, indexed by Scopus, and the extended versions of the articles will be submitted for publication in a Special Issue of Geosciences MDPI.

Dr. Maria Rosaria Senatore
Dr. Donatella Insinga
Guest Editors

The Special Issue website can be reached at:

Manuscript Submission Information

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. Geosciences 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.

With the Patronage of

Marina Militare
Guardia Costiera
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
Lega Navale Italiana

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Journal of Marine Science and Engineering