Special Session

Geology and UAV: research, experiences and future perspectives 

Chair - Dott.  Francesco Zucca

University of Pavia

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

The use of UAV (s.l.) has grown exponentially in recent years, thanks to the simultaneous development of increasingly performing platforms and a heterogeneous range of sensors. The ability to use the potential of this mixing has made it possible to increase acquisition productivity and significantly reduce operating costs and hazards, as well as opening the door to a plethora of new applications. Geology is benefiting more than others from this favorable trend.  This session is proposed to improve the level of knowledge of this context, for all disciplines concerning Geosciences (Geomorphology, Geomechanics, Geophysics, Geochemistry, Pedology, etc...) sharing state of the art experiences and research, without forgetting the future.

Session I 


Session II 


Session I 


Aerial, Ground and Underwater Robotics for Cultural Heritage 

Chair - Prof. Lorenzo Pollini

                Dott. Riccardo Costanzi

University of Pisa

Department of Information Engineering

The involvement of high-technological robotic vehicles and tools modified the operational aspects of the work of many professionals. The field of Cultural Heritage is not exempt from this wide spectrum revolution. Necessities within this specific field of application drove in the last years part of the research and innovation.

New possibilities of e.g. cost-affordable aerial imagery, 3D scanning, and underwater site exploration are fostering novel applications worldwide.

The goal of this Special Session is to bring together experts of Unmanned Vehicle research, development, operations and best practice with focus on technological transfer from research institution to vehicle integrators and end-users.

The deadline for sending the Extended Abstract for participating at Special Sessions is scheduled for April 4th, 2022.

The Extended abstract must be sent to the email address: