30-31 October 2017 Palermo (Sicily), Italy


Principal investigators:

  • Fabrizio Pepe (UNIPA, Palermo, Italy);
  • Mor Kanari (IOLR, Israel);

Scientific investigators:

  • Gideon Tibor (IOLR, Israel);
  • Pierfrancesco Burrato (INGV, Roma, Italy);
  • Riccardo De Ritiis (INGV,
    Roma, Italy);
  • Carla Faraci (UNIME, Messina, Italy);
  • Luigi Ferranti (UNINA, Napoli, Italy);
  • Carmelo Monaco
    (UNICT, Catania, Italy);
  • Marco Sacchi (CNR, Napoli, Italy);
  • Attilio Sulli (UNIPA, Palermo, Italy).

Invited representatives:

  • Pietro Di Stefano (Deputy director of the DiSTeM);
  • Ada Maria Florena (Delegate of the Rector for Internationalization of the University of Palermo);
  • Maria La Barbera (Administrative and Financial Responsible for the DiSTeM).

Department of Earth and Sea Science

  • + 39 091 23864623
  • + 39 091.6169908
  • sad.distem@unipa.it

EPAF Spatial Data Infrastructure

The joint GIS database will be maintained at UNIPA based on a web-GIS platform. Database structure
will be constructed by fixed-term researchers, who will receive scholarships under the EPAF project, under the
joint responsibility of Pierfrancesco Burrato and Fabrizio Pepe, based on suggested types of meta-data and
available data.

Project Blog / publicity

Keeping a live and updated webpage is important for publicity and visibility of the project and its results.
Fabrizio Pepe had already prepared a draft webpage/blog for the EPAF project. It will contain the project
motivation, goals and general description, and future activities will be added as update posts (e.g. meetings,
surveys, initial results etc).

Multibeam data for study area

Multibeam survey in the shallow study area can take a lot of survey time and is therefore not necessary. UNIPA
has access to the yet unprocessed MB data of the area. They will send a few sample MB raw data files for IOLR
hydrographer Tomer Ketter to validate its processing option. If valid – IOLR (Tomer) will process that MB data
and compile a high-res bathymetry map for the study area.

Multi-channel data processing

After seismic data acquisition, it is planned that Mor will stay with Fabrizio at UNIPA for a period of a week or so to learn and master multi-channel data processing. The Geo Survey of Portugal can help to process the data in an expert manner with very good data quality.
Fabrizio’s working relations with them can help to process the data effectively.

Lab experiments

Carla Faraci introduced her hydraulic lab capabilities and the general expectations from lab experiments to
understand the geological and oceanographic factors that control the depth of formation of the Infralittoral
Prograding Wedge were discussed. Cooperation with Carla’s lab in University of Messina is expected to
continue for future projects as well. Carla and Mor will arrange for Mor to participate in lab experiments in
Messina. Once schedule for lab experiments is set, they will coordinate his visit.

Personal and professional relationships

All participants were happy to meet everyone involved and it appears that the project group formed a very nice
and friendly working atmosphere. It is in general agreement that the project is a very good platform for
formation of a work group, hopefully for future projects too.