Twelfth International Symposium - GEOHAB 2013

Rome – Italy, 6-10 May 2013


GEOHAB (Marine Geological and Biological Habitat Mapping) annual forum brings together geologists, biologists, acousticians, statisticians, spatial analysts and environmental managers from around the world, who are developing new methods and procedures to link remotely sensed data with seafloor geology and marine biology within a geo-spatial environment. After more than 10 years since its start, the GEOHAB conference comes for the first time to the Mediterranean. It is hosted by the Geological Survey of Italy – ISPRA together with the Institute for Coastal and Marine Environment – CNR. This event offers a great opportunity to participate in a stimulating and exciting meeting.


Themes of the conference

  • Multidisciplinary and multiscalar approaches to habitat mapping
  • National Seabed Mapping Programmes
  • Predictive Habitat Modeling
  • Geoscience Characterization of the Seabed for Environmental Assessment of Marine Renewable Energy Activities
  • Habitat mapping in geologically complex areas, with examples from the Mediterranean Sea
  • Linking science to marine policies for conservation. Experience and forthcoming strategies
  • Advances in Technology and Methodology for Mapping Habitats
  • Deep-Sea Habitats
  • Quantifying change in benthic habitats

As usual GeoHab 2013, welcomes also presentations covering a wide range of other aspects related to habitat mapping.


GEOHAB 2013 will be held in Rome, Italy from the 6th to the 10th of May 2013. The scientific sessions will be held on the 7-8-9 of May, while the 6th will be devoted to a workshop and the 10th to a field trip heading north of Rome. There will be an ice-breaker party on the 6th at 18.00 and a conference dinner on the evening of the 8th.


The workshop and scientific sessions of the conference will take place at the Italian National Research Council (CNR) Headquarters which is located in Piazzale Aldo Moro, 7 - Rome. The scientific sessions will be hosted in the "Congress hall" (Aula Convegni) which is provided with wifi. Access to the Congress hall is located on the left side of the building in via dei Marrucini.