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: DATA SYSTEM NETWORKING AND INTEROPERABILITY TECHNOLOGY AND METHODOLOGY

    Organized by: Antonio Novellino, ETT Solutions, Italy, Patrick Gorringe, SMHI, Sweden


  2. Special Session #2: OPTICAL METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR WATER POLLUTION DETECTION, CHARACTERIZATION AND MONITORING

    Organized by: Pietro Ferraro, Vittorio Bianco, National Research Council - Istituto di Scienze Applicate & Sistemi Intelligenti, Italy, Angela Sardo, Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Italy, Pietro G. Gucciardi, Onofrio M. Maragò, National Research Council - Istitute for Chemical-Physical Processes, Italy


  3. Special Session #3: CYBERSECURITY TECHNOLOGIES AND INSTRUMENTS FOR NAVAL SENSORS AND SYSTEMS (NAVALCYBERSEC)

    Organized by: Alan Oliveira, University of Lisboa, Portugal, Raphael Machado, Inmetro and UFF, Brazil, Lucila Bento, State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


  4. Special Session #4: REMOTE SENSING AND OTHER GEOMATICS TECHNIQUES FOR SURVEYING AND MONITORING MARINE AND COASTAL AREAS

    Organized by: Claudio Parente, "Parthenope" University of Naples, Italy, Domenica Costantino, Polytechnic of Bari, Italy, Mauro Lo Brutto, University of Palermo, Italy, Andrea Vallario, "Parthenope" University of Naples, Italy


  5. Special Session #5: ASSESSING PHYSICAL AND BIOLOGICAL FEATURES OF CORALLIGENOUS AND OTHER MESOPHOTIC BIOCONSTRUCTIONS IN A CHANGING MARINE ENVIRONMENT

    Organized by: Carlotta Nonnis Marzano, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Pere Ferriol, University of the Balearic Islands, Adriana Giangrande, Salento University, Stefania Lisco, Maria Mercurio, Caterina Longo, University of Bari Aldo Moro.


  6. Special Session #6: EMERGING CONTAMINANTS TO MARINE ENVIRONMENT: SOURCES, TYPES AND MEASUREMENT OF EFFECTS

    Organized by: Antonella Petrocelli, Ermelinda Prato, Francesca Biandolino, Water Research Institute -National Research Council (IRSA-CNR), Taranto, Italy, Pasquale Ricci, Department of Biology, University of Bari "Aldo Moro", Bari, Italy


  7. Special Session #7: GEOMORPHOLOGY IN THE DIGITAL AGE

    Organized by: Anselme Muzirafuti, Stefania Lanza, University of Messina


  8. Special Session #8: INNOVATIVE APPROACHES FOR THE CONSERVATION ASSESSMENT OF SYNGNATHIDS AND OTHER SENSITIVE FISH IN A CHANGING WORLD

    Organized by: Tamara Lazic, Cataldo Pierri, University of Bari, Department of Biology, Italy, Miguel Correia, MARE - ISPA, Lisboa, Portugal, Michele Gristina, IAS-CNR, Palermo, Italy


  9. Special Session #9: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND DEEP LEARNING APPLICATIONS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING AND PRESERVATION

    Organized by: Fabiana Di Ciaccio, Parthenope University of Naples, Italy, Paolo Russo, University of Rome "La Sapienza", Italy, Roberto Pierdicca, Eva Savina Malinverni, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy


  10. Special Session #10: TOWARDS THE CONSERVATION OF MARINE MAMMALS AND SEA TURTLES IN THE FRAMEWORK OF MARINE SPATIAL PLANNING AND THE NATURE CONSERVATION: NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND APPROACHES

    Organized by: Giulia Cipriano, Department of Biology, University of Bari, Aylin Akkaya, DMAD-Marine Mammals Research Association, Marta Azzolin, Life Science and System Biology Department of the University of Turin/ Gaia Research Institute Onlus, Clara Monaco, Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment, University of Catania/ Marecamp Association, Antonella Arcangeli, Italian National Institution for Environmental Protection and Research, ISPRA, Rosalia Maglietta, Institute of Intelligent Industrial Systems and Technologies for Advanced Manufacturing.


  11. Special Session #11: THE ROLE OF SATELLITE REMOTE SENSING IN THE UN DECADE OF OCEAN SCIENCE FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

    Organized by: Andrea Buono, Università degli Studi di Napoli Parthenope, Italy, Giuseppe Foti, National Oceanography Centre, Giuseppe Grieco, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche


  12. Special Session #12: ORGANIC CHEMISTRY AND MARINE ECOSYSTEMS: FROM POLLUTION TO NANOTECHNOLOGY

    Organized by: Roberta Ragni, Pietro Cotugno, Danilo Vona, Chemistry Department, University of Bari (Italy)


  13. Special Session #13: 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 Research Council Italy, Pierluigi Carbonara, COISPA Tecnologia & Ricerca, 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, Carlotta Mazzoldi, Department of Biology, University of Padova.


  14. Special Session #14: 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


  15. Special Session #15: ADVANCES IN IMAGING FOR MARINE BIOLOGY: TOOLS AND APPLICATIONS

    Organized by: Armando Macali, Department of Ecological and Biological Sciences, Tuscia University


  16. Special Session #16: ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGIES FOR SUSTAINABLE FISHERIES

    Organized by: Alessandro Galdelli, Adriano Mancini, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Anna Nora Tassetti, Pierluigi Penna, Michela Martinelli, National Research Council, Institute for Biological Resources and Marine Biotechnologies.


  17. Special Session #17: STUDYING THE LIFE HISTORY TRAITS IN MARINE FISH: METHODS AND TOOLS

    Organized by: Letizia Sion, Francesca Capezzuto, Angela Carluccio, Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro, Mauro Sinopoli, Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn.


  18. Special Session #18: BIOLOGICAL INVASIONS IN THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA: NEW DATA AND MANAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

    Organized by: Francesco Tiralongo, University of Catania, Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences.


  19. Special Session #19: THE MARINE HAZARD PROJECT: NEW TECHNOLOGIES FOR REDUCING RISKS OF ANTHROPIC IMPACT IN COASTAL AND DEEP SEA WATERS

    Organized by: Mario Sprovieri, CNR, Francesco Italiano, INGV-Section of Palermo, Giacomo Cuttone, INFN-LNS.


  20. Special Session #20: IDMAR PROJECT: TECHNOLOGIES FOR A DISTRIBUTED LABORATORY FOR MARINE RESEARCHES

    Organized by: Giacomo Cuttone, INFN-LNS, Francesco Italiano, INGV-Section of Palermo, Mario Sprovieri, CNR .



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