Special Issue "Advanced Technologies for Maritime and Underwater Archaeology"

A special issue of Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (ISSN 2077-1312). This special issue belongs to the section "Geological Oceanography".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 October 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Fabio Bruno
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Department of Mechanical, Energy, and Management Engineering, University of Calabria, Rende, 87036 Cosenza, Italy
Interests: 3D recording; underwater technologies; virtual reality; augmented reality
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Dr. Antonio Lagudi
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3DResearch s.r.l., Rende, 87036 Cosenza, Italy
Interests: computer vision; underwater technologies; 3D recording; AR/VR technologies
Dr. Michela Ricca
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Department of Biology, Ecology and Earth Sciences, University of Calabria, Rende, 87036 Cosenza, Italy
Interests: conservation science; characterization and diagnostics of underwater materials
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Prof. Dr. Mauro Francesco La Russa
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Department of Biology, Ecology and Earth Sciences, University of Calabria, Rende, 87036 Cosenza, Italy
Interests: cultural heritage; the characterization of stone building materials and their decay, the experimentation of innovative protective products, the archeometria study of chronologically different ceramic remains in subaerial and underwater environments
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Prof. Dr. George Papatheodorou
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Department of Geology, University of Patras, 26504 Patras, Greece
Interests: marine geology; seabed fluid flows; submarine active faults; submarine landslides; marine litter; habitat mapping; marine geoarchaeology
Prof. Dr. Nikola Mišković
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Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Interests: marine robotics (underwater and surface); autonomous systems; guidance, control and navigation; automatic control; nonlinear systems; identification

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Underwater cultural heritage (UCH) is a crucial asset for the knowledge of humankind’s history and traditions. It is tangible evidence of past human life that has to be protected for ensuring its accessibility to present and future generations.

The documentation, preservation, and dissemination of UCH is an open challenge that is strongly interdisciplinary because it involves collaboration among various experts from different sectors like archaeology, geology, biology, marine science, engineering, robotics, computer science, and numerous other disciplines.

This Special Issue intends to collect original and high-quality research articles and technical notes devoted to the knowledge of underwater materials and promote innovative methodologies, applications, and emerging technological solutions on the subject of materials that lie underwater.

Submissions are welcome that contribute to providing a multidisciplinary forum for cutting-edge scientific and technological issues in materials science, underwater archaeology, archaeometry, cultural heritage, alteration and aging, climate impact, case studies, and other related fields involving the large and varied community of experts from around the globe working in the underwater cultural heritage field.

Contributions are invited on the following topics:

  • 3D imaging technologies for the documentation of underwater sites;
  • Sensing, diagnostic, and monitoring technologies for UCH;
  • Advanced data processing technologies applied to the conservation and monitoring of UCH;
  • Characterization and diagnostics of underwater materials;
  • Conservation state assessment and conservation-restoration technologies for underwater archaeological sites and objects;
  • Case studies dealing with conservation and valorization of UCH;
  • Digital technologies for the exploitation of UCH.


Prof. Dr. Fabio Bruno
Dr. Antonio Lagudi
Dr. Michela Ricca
Dr. Javier Prieto
Prof. Dr. Mauro Francesco La Russa
Prof. Dr. George Papatheodorou
Prof. Dr. Nikola Mišković
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com 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. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering 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 1400 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.

Keywords

  • underwater cultural heritage
  • virtual and augmented reality
  • marine robotics
  • artificial intelligence
  • underwater 3D imaging
  • conservation
  • diagnostics

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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