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 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 abstracts or draft papers to the special session, please 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: Cybersecurity Technologies and Instruments for Naval Sensors and Systems (NavalCyberSec)

    Organized by: Alan Oliveira de Sá, Admiral Wandenkolk Instruction Center - Brazilian Navy, Brazil, Raphael Carlos Santos Machado, National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (Inmetro); Fluminense Federal University, Brazil, Walmor Cristino Leite Junior, Brazilian Navy


  2. Special Session #2: Organic Chemistry and Marine Ecosystems: from Pollution to Nanotechnology

    Organized by: Roberta Ragni, Pietro Cotugno and Danilo Vona, Department of Chemistry of the University of Bari "Aldo Moro" (Italy)


  3. Special Session #3: Current Challenges and New Technological Approaches Applied to Marine Mammals and Sea Turtles Conservation

    Organized by: Giulia Cipriano, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy, Rosalia Maglietta, Institute of Intelligent Industrial Systems and Technologies for Advanced Manufacturing, Italy, Aylin Akkaya, DMAD-Marine Mammals Research Association, Marta Azzolin, Life Science and System Biology Department of the University of Turin/ Gaia Research Institute Onlus


  4. Special Session #4: Marine Organism Tagging

    Organized by: Pierluigi Carbonara, COISPA Tecnologia & Ricerca, Dr. Uwe Krumme, Thuenen Institute of Baltic Sea Fisheries


  5. Special Session #5: Technical applications, current challenges and future perspectives for the mitigation of fishery and aquaculture impacts on marine ecosystems

    Organized by: Pasquale Ricci, CoNISMa, Department of Biology, University of Bari, Nicola Trivellin, Department of industrial engineering, University of Padova, Antonella Petrocelli, Water Research Institute of National Research Council in Italy - IRSA CNR, Giuseppe Denti, Water Research Institute of Nation Research Council - IRSA CNR


  6. Special Session #6: Benthic MetroSea: Measuring living organisms for the exploration and the monitoring of marine habitats

    Organized by: Giovanni Chimienti, Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro, Alessandro Cau, Università degli Studi di Cagliari


  7. Special Session #7: Measurement and evaluation metodologies for Environment

    Organized by: Massimo Squillante, University of Sannio, Italy, David Carfì, University of Messina, Italy, University of California, USA, Roberto Jannelli, University of Sannio, Italy


  8. Special Session #8: Elasmobranchs as a measure of healthy status of the sea

    Organized by: Fabrizio Serena, Istituto per le Risorse Biologiche e le Biotecnologie Marine (IRBIM) - National Reserach Council Italy, Emilio Sperone, Dipartimento di Biologia, Ecologia e Scienze della Terra - University of Calabria, Fulvio Garibaldi, Dept. Earth, Environment and Life Sciences - University of Genoa, Roberto Carlucci, Department of Biology - University of Bari Aldo Moro


  9. Special Session #9: Recent methodological and technical approaches applied to conservation of marine Osteichthyes in a changing world: seahorses, pipefishes and pelagic fishes

    Organized by: Cataldo Pierri, Department of Biology, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy, Tamara Lazic, Department of Biology, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy, Michele Gristina, CNR IAMC, Palermo, Italy, Mauro Sinopoli, Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Palermo, Italy


  10. Special Session #10: ADVANCES ON GEOMATIC MEASUREMENTS FOR THE SAFETY OF SHIP AND NAVIGATION

    Organized by: Antonio Angrisano, University of Messina, Silvio Del Pizzo, University of Naples "Parthenope", Vincenzo Piscopo, University of Naples "Parthenope"


  11. Special Session #11: Unmanned systems for wetlands and inland waters

    Organized by: Angelo Odetti, CNR-INM, Massimo Caccia


  12. Special Session #12: Measurements of stratigraphy and sedimentology in marine environment

    Organized by: Daniele Spatola, University of Malta, Simona Todaro,University of Palermo


  13. Special Session #13: Biotic and abiotic interactions as a proxy for measuring change at sea

    Organized by: Carlotta Nonnis Marzano, Department of Biology, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy, Stefania Lisco, Department of Earth and Geoenvironmental Sciences, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy, Maria Mercurio, Department of Biology, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy, Caterina Longo, Department of Biology, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy, Adriana Giangrande,Università del Salento, Lecce, Italy


  14. Special Session #14: Maritime Unmanned Systems for target detection and tracking in SONAR applications

    Organized by: Gianluca Antonelli, University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, Paolo Di Lillo, University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, Daniele Sebino Terracciano, Centro di Supporto e Sperimentazione Navale (CSSN) della Marina Militare Italiana - Università di Pisa, Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Informazione, Lorenzo Bazzarello, Centro di Supporto e Sperimentazione Navale (CSSN) della Marina Militare Italiana - Università di Pisa, Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Informazione


  15. Special Session #15: Building a Metrology framework for ocean observation

    Organized by: Florence Salvetat, Institut français de recherche pour l'exploitation de la mer (Ifremer), Francesca Rolle, Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica (INRiM), Paola Picco, Italian Hydrographic Institute, George Petihakis, Hellenic Centre For Marine Research (HCMR), Jukka Seppälä,Marine Research Centre of Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE), Rajesh Nair, Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e Geofisica Sperimentale (OGS)


  16. Special Session #16: UAVs for monitoring, mapping and modelling the terrestrial, coastal and marine interface

    Organized by: David R. Green, AICSM and UCEMM - University of Aberdeen



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