Special sessions have the main aim of creating a mini-workshop on a specific topic, where researchers working on the same argument can make knowledge, familiarize, exchange ideas, create cooperation.
Special Sessions are being developed by designated chairs.

If you, as an author, have a paper that could be included in one of these sessions, you may submit an extended abstract selecting your favourite session. If the abstract is not selected for the session, it may be included in another part of the technical program.

To submit extended abstracts to the special session, follow the submission instructions for regular sessions, but remind to specify the special session to which the paper is directed.

List of Special Sessions

  1. Special Session #1: Geomatics Techniques for Navigation, Positioning and Monitoring in Coastal Enviroments

    Organized by: Antonio Angrisano, University of Messina, Italy, Silvio Del Pizzo, Parthenope University of Naples, Italy, Franc Dimc, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, Salvatore Gaglione, Parthenope University of Naples, Italy

  2. Special Session #2: Towards Transparent Ocean using Underwater Sensor Networks

    Organized by: Nazila Fough, Somasundar Kannan, Jinchang Ren, Robert Gordon University , UK, Wai Keung Fung, Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK, Naoki Motoi, Kobe University, Japan

  3. Special Session #3: Toxicity and Ecological Risks of Contaminants in the Marine Environment

    Organized by: Ermelinda Prato, Francesca Biandolino, Isabella Parlapiano, National Research Council, Water Research Institute (IRSA-CNR), Taranto, Italy, Asia Grattagliano, University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy

  4. Special Session #4: Advanced Modelling Analysis on Priority Species, Habitat and Marine Environment

    Organized by: Giulia Cipriano, University of Bari, Italy, Rosalia Maglietta, National Research Council, Carla Cherubini, University of Bari, CNR-STIIMA, Italy, Aylin Akkaya, Marine Mammals Research Association, Turkey and Montenegro, Clara Monaco, University of Catania, Italy

  5. Special Session #5: Benthic Metrosea: Exploration and Monitoring of Marine Habitats

    Organized by: Giovanni Chimienti, University of Bari, Italy

  6. Special Session #6: Methodologies, techniques, and ecological indicators for the monitoring of anthropogenic impacts in transitional and coastal waters ecosystems

    Organized by: Antonella Petrocelli, Santina Giandomenico, Lucia Spada, Water Research Institute - National Research Council, Italy, Matilda Mali, Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy, Pasquale Ricci, University of Bari, Italy

  7. Special Session #7: Resilient solutions to face the effects of Climate Changes

    Organized by: Giovanni Randazzo, University of Messina, Italy, Mauro Bonasera, Institute for Environmental Protection and Research, Italy

  8. Special Session #8: Geomorphology in the Digital Age

    Organized by: Anselme Muzirafuti, University of Messina, Italy, Meriame Mohajane, Istituto per le Tecnologie della Costruzione, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy, Antonietta Varasano, Istituto per le Tecnologie della Costruzione, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy, Mohammed El Hafyani, Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech University of Liege, Belgium

  9. Special Session #9: Generation of added-value Products from Multi-Frequency and Multi-Scale Satellite Remote Sensing Measurements

    Organized by: Andrea Buono, Università degli Studi di Napoli Parthenope, Italy, Giuseppe Grieco, Istituto di Scienze Marine, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy, Domenico Schiavulli, European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites

  10. Special Session #10: Recent advancements on spaceborne, UAV and floating technologies to implement smart monitoring of coastal seas

    Organized by: Giovanna Inserra, Università degli Studi di Napoli Parthenope, Italy, Giulia Buttazzoni, Università di Trieste, Italy, Silvia Merlino, Istituto di Scienze Marine, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy, Urša Kanjir, Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Slovenia

  11. Special Session #11: Technologies, techniques and methodologies for coastal monitoring

    Organized by: Alessandro Pozzebon, Matteo Bertocco, Giacomo Peruzzi, Chiara Favaretto, University of Padova, Italy, Duccio Bertoni, University of Pisa, Italy

  12. Special Session #12: AI Techniques for Marine Environment Preservation and Climate Change Impact Assessment

    Organized by: Fabiana Di Ciaccio, University of Florence, Italy, Paolo Russo, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy, Roberto Pierdicca, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy

  13. Special Session #13: Advanced modelling and measurement to reduce risk in port areas

    Organized by: Giovanni Besio, University of Genova, Italy, Francesco Castelli, University of Enna, Italy, Luca Cavallaro, University of Catania, Italy, Federico Roman, University of Trieste, Italy

Special Session Proposal

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