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IV ROSS SEA Conference 2023

..:::: Registration for the Ross Sea conference is open ::::..

..:::: The conference general program is now available ::::.

Università degli Studi di Napoli “Parthenope” – Via Amm. F. Acton, 38 - 80133 Napoli, ITALY

3-7 July 2023, Via Acton 38, Naples-Italy

The Event

The Ross Sea has been the site of extensive investigations since the earliest days of polar exploration.

Three Ross Sea conferences were held in Italy in the 1990s and early 2000, providing an overview of the regional state of the art.

While many features of its oceanography, ecology, physics, glaciology, geology, and biogeochemistry are known, recent advances provide new insights into its structure and function, as well as its importance on global scales.

This international symposium aims to resume the traditional meeting of the scientific community studying the Ross Sea and to provide a venue for recent advances from models, observations, experiments, remote sensing and other means.

It also is intended to assess information regarding climate variability and change, as well as the key mechanisms and interactions that regulate processes on a variety of spatio-temporal scales.

We welcome any contribution that enriches the scientific knowledge of the Ross Sea and the understanding of the occurring multidisciplinary processes.

The meeting will be held at University of Naples "Parthenope" from July 03 to 07, 2023. Information on travel, visa requirements, hotels, and meeting logistics will be provided soon.

Publication of Conference Proceedings
We expect to publish selected presentations of the conference in a special issue of Deep-Sea Research II. Complete information will be provided at the meeting. For consideration in the issue, all papers should be finalized and submitted by December 1, 2023.


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Via Acton 38,
Villa Doria D’Angri

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Villa Comunale, 80121 Napoli


Abstract Acceptance and programme at glance

Final program

Early registration

Online Registration deadline

Steering Committee Members
- Carlo Barbante, Institute of Polar Sciences, CNR, Venice, Italy
- Giorgio Budillon, University "Parthenope", Naples, Italy
- Giacomo DiTullio, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC, USA
- Paola Del Negro, OGS, Trieste, Italy
- Pierpaolo Falco, Marche Polytechnic University, Ancona, Italy
- Giannetta Fusco, University "Parthenope", Naples, Italy
- Karen Heywood, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
- Eileen Hofmann, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
- Leonardo Langone, Institute of Polar Sciences, CNR, Bologna, Italy
- Michelle LaRue, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
- Paola Rivaro, University of Genoa, Genoa, Italy
- Steve Rintoul, CSIRO, Hobart, Australia
- Enzo Saggiomo, Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Naples, Italy
- Walker Smith, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China
- Enrico Zambianchi, University “Parthenope”, Naples, Italy
- Qi Di, Polar and Marine Research Institute, Jimei University, Xiamen, China
- Won Sang Lee, Division of Glacial Environment of KOPRI - South Korea

Invited Speakers

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Sharon Stammerjohn

University of Colorado Boulder, CO

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Anna Maria Fioretti

Associate at CNR - Istituto Scienze Polari

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Makoto Saito

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, MA


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Università degli Studi di Napoli Parthenope

Since 1919 our University has been passionately carrying out its institutional role of helping young students to develop their talent.

Event Schedule

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Room availability for side meetings from 09:00 to 12:00

Conference Opening - Registration on site

Welcome Speech - Chair: Giorgio Budillon

- Dean of the Parthenope University: Prof. A. Garofalo
- Director of Hydrographic Institute, Italian Navy: Rear Admiral M. Nannini
- General Director for Research of the Ministry of University and Research: Dr. V. Di Felice
- Councillor for Research, Campania Region: Dr. V. Fascione
- Representant of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Dr. O. Guanciale
- President of the Italian Scientific Committee for Antarctica: Prof. S. Onofri
- Prof. Emeritus of the Parthenope University: Prof. G. Spezie

Physical Oceanography Session - Part 1

Part 1 Chairs: Karen Heywood, Craig Stevens

Coffee Break

Poster session and ice breaker cocktail

*All lunch breaks from Tuesday to Friday are offered by the Organization

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Physical Oceanography Session - Part 2
Chair: Enrico Zambianchi

Invited Talk: The complexities of estimating sea-ice production and the implications for ice-climate and ice-ecosystem interactions in the Ross Sea Sharon Stammerjohn

End of Physical Oceanography Session

Coffee Break

Ocean-ice-atmosphere Interactions Session
Chairs: Melissa Bowen, Christopher Zappa

Lunch Break*

Coffee Break

End of Ocean-ice-atmosphere Interactions Session

Poster Session and drinks

*All lunch breaks from Tuesday to Friday are offered by the Organization

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Marine Biology and Ecology Session - Part 1
Chairs: Olga Mangoni, Walker Smith

Coffee Break

Lunch Break*

Chairs: Isabella Moro, Enzo Saggiomo

Coffee Break

Transfer to Villa Doria d’Angri
Meeting point: Via Acton 38 – Parthenope University

Social Dinner at Villa Doria d’Angri
After the dinner free transfer to Via Acton 38 – Parthenope University

*All lunch breaks from Tuesday to Friday are offered by the Organization

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Marine Biology and Ecology Session - Part 2
Chair: Jack Di Tullio

Invited Talk: The Interactive Influence of the Micronutrients Iron, Zinc, and Vitamin B12 on Ross Sea Primary Productivity Makoto Saito

End of Marine Biology and Ecology Session

Coffee Break

Biogeochemistry Session
Chairs: Emanuele Magi, Makoto Saito

Sponsor Session

Lunch Break*

Coffee Break

End of Biogeochemistry Session

Poster Session and drinks

*All lunch breaks from Tuesday to Friday are offered by the Organization

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Marine Geology and Geophysics Session
Chair: Karen Gariboldi

End of Marine Geology and Geophysics Session

Coffee Break

Emerging Pollutants Session
Chair: Paola Rivaro

End of Emerging Pollutants Session

Closing Speech & End of Ross Sea Conference 2023

Lunch Break*

Social activity: Visit to R/V Laura Bassi.

Transfer by bus to Pausilypon archeological site and Seiano Groto Departure from Via Acton 38 – Parthenope University

*All lunch breaks from Tuesday to Friday are offered by the Organization

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Poster Session

Physical Oceanography

Ocean-ice-atmosphere Interactions

Marine Biology and Ecology

Marine Geology and Geophysics Session

Emerging Pollutants Session


The University of Naples Parthenope can offer corporate rates in the following hotels.
All listed hotels have rates dedicated to the University of Naples Parthenope with specific payment and cancellation rules.
When contacting the hotel for your booking, you must request the application of the rates.
These rates are associated to a limited in number of rooms for each hotel and are then subject to availability.

  • In the historic centre of Naples, a few steps from the Stock Exchange and the port, the Grand Hotel Oriente is an active, dynamic backdrop to Neapolitan life. Thanks to its strategic location, 2 minutes walking from new Toledo Station, a discriminating international clientele has chosen it as a favorite place to stay for both pleasure and business. The versatility of its rooms and the high quality of services have also made the Grand Hotel Oriente a reference point for business meeting, seminars, conferences and conventions.

    Via Armando Diaz, 44
    80134 Napoli Italia
    Phone +39 081 551 21 33
    Fax +39 081 551 49 15
    e-mail info@grandhoteloriente.it
    WEB: https://www.grandhoteloriente.it/

  • BW Signature Collection Hotel Paradiso, situated on Posillipo Hill, enjoys a spectacular view of the Gulf of Naples, with Vesuvius as a backdrop. Within just 2,500 metres may be found: the San Paolo Stadium, the Mostra D’oltremare exhibition centre, the University of Federico II di Monte Sant’Angelo, the railway station and the Campi Flegrei subway stop. From many rooms, and certainly from our “Terrazza Paradiso" restaurant, following the line of the coast you see Castel dell'Ovo, built around the year 1000 on a small island of tufaceous rock named Megaris. This is where - legend has it - the siren Parthenope, enchanted by the beauty of the surroundings, constructed the city of Naples.

    Via Catullo 11 - 80122 - Naples Italy
    GPS: lat. 40.82432 - long. 14.21512
    Phone: +39 081 2475111
    Fax: +39 081 7613449
    E-mail: info@hotelparadisonapoli.it
    WEB : https://www.hotelparadisonapoli.it/

  • The Royal Continental is located on Naples’ waterfront. It’s easy to lose yourself between the sea and the symbols of the city: opposite the hotel, you’ll see the legendary Castel dell‘Ovo and the Borgo Marinari, just a few minutes walk away is the Piazza del Plebiscito and a little further, the Maschio Angioino.

    Via Chiatamone 53/c - 80121 Naples, Italy
    Phone: +39 081 7644614
    E-mail: book@royalcontinental.it
    Web : https://www.royalgroup.it/royalcontinental/en/hotel

  • Costantinopoli 104, a charming home and green oasis in the heart of the city of Naples, is distinguished by a considerable interest in art and design. The roots of this passion most likely lie in the historic origins of this old mansion, already at the time located on Via Costantinopoli, home to junk dealers, antiquarians and restorers.

    Via S. M. di Costantinopoli, 104 80134 Napoli (NA) – ITALY
    Phone: +39 081 557.10.35
    E-mail: info@costantinopoli104.it
    Web : https://www.costantinopoli104.it/

  • Located in the heart of Napoli the Renaissance Naples Hotel Mediterraneo is the ideal choice for a business trip or a romantic getaway. The historical center, the shopping promenade of Via Toledo and the business district are just few steps nearby. Relax in the king size beds of our contemporary designed guest rooms or in the panoramic hot tubs of our roof top solarium. Start the day with a delicious breakfast while enjoying a unique 360 degrees view over the bay and Mount Vesuvius. Savor the variety of Neapolitan cuisine at our restaurant O'Break or sip the original espresso at our O'Koffee bar. At walking distance from the main monuments, museums and attractions our hotel is the perfect location to visit and discover Napoli by foot or for a day trip to Capri, Positano, Pompei, or Rome. Renaissance Naples Hotel Mediterraneo: a perfect urban oasis

    Phone: +39 081-7970001
    E-mail: reservations@mediterraneonapoli.com
    Web : https://www.mediterraneonapoli.com/

  • The location of the structure is particularly attractive because it is located in the heart of Naples, a few meters from the central Piazza Municipio and Piazza della Borsa, from the Port of Naples, from the Metro station, 2km from the Garibaldi railway station, 5km from the airport. of Capodichino.
    Each room is equipped with all comforts. During their stay, guests will be served breakfast on site or will be given a breakfast voucher to be consumed in a bar adjacent to the structure.

    Phone: +39 335 657 4940
    Phone: +39 339 454 6688
    E-mail: domus.schilizzi@gmail.com
    Web : https://www.domusschilizzi.it/


Early registration

Before 28/05/23

    Student 150 Euro
    Senior 300 Euro

  • Workshop Access
  • Conference Bag
  • Coffee Breaks
  • Lunch Breaks
  • Ice Breaker
  • Social Dinner

  • Late Registration

    After 28/05/23

      Student 200 Euro
      Senior 400 Euro

  • Workshop Access
  • Conference Bag
  • Coffee Breaks
  • Lunch Breaks
  • Ice Breaker
  • Social Dinner

  • Guest


      Guest 100 Euro

  • Ice Breaker
  • Lunch Breaks
  • Transfer and Social Dinner

  • NSF Polar Programs is providing funding through US-SCAR to support travel of US scientists to the conference.
    Applicants must be affiliated with a US institution, and preference will be given to early career researchers.
    See details and travel grant application

    Contact Us


    Via Acton 38, Naples (IT)

    Phone Number

    Tel: + 39 071 2204531