NEPTUNE project is run by five scientists with the primary outcome of creating a wide interdisciplinary community of archaeology and geoscience scientists interested in the modelling of paleo-coastal processes and underwater paleo-landscapes reconstruction along with the anthropogenic response to these dynamic and changing environments.

Gaia Mattei

Gaia Mattei is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Science and Technology at Parthenope University of Naples (Italy), specialized in coastal geomorphology, sea level changes and tectonics, geoarchaeology, coastal vulnerability, GIS analysis. She is passionate about marine surveys by using robotic technologies, and, in the last years, have surveyed the main underwater archaeological sites in the Gulf of Naples (Southern Italy) in order to reconstruct the main morpho-evolutive trends and relative sea level variations of this coastal sector since the Late Holocene.

Ana Novak

Ana Novak is an assistant at the Department of Regional Geology at the Geological Survey of Slovenia and at the Department of Geology at the University of Ljubljana. She is a great fan of all things related to the marine environment, but currently she is focused on the changes of sedimentary environments related to the post-LGM sea-level rise. Currently she is working on the Gulf of Trieste in the northern Adriatic where she studies the evolution of the submerged and buried alluvial plain with combining sub-bottom sonar profiling, core data and 3D modelling.

Claudia Caporizzo

Claudia Caporizzo is a PhD Student at the Science and Technology Department at the University of Naples Parthenope, Italy. Her studies are focused on Coastal geomorphology, Relative sea-level change and Geoarchaeology. Through a multidisciplinary approach, her work mainly aim to evaluate the correlation between the paleo-landscape reconstruction and human activities. Her research mainly concern the Late Quaternary evolution of the whole Neapolitan coastal sector, with a particular interest in the Campi Flegrei volcanic area, and the evolution of the Bay of Cadiz (Southern Spain).

Livio Ronchi

Livio Ronchi is a Post-Doc Research Fellow at the Geoscience Department of the University of Padova (Italy). He his mainly involved in geomorphological studies and his research deals with the evolution of alluvial plain and coastal landforms in relation to sea-level variations. His current study area is located in the northern Adriatic Sea and adjoining plains where he investigates the evolution of post-LGM landscapes, both submerged and/or buried, through hand coring and shallow seismic methods.

Martin Seeliger

Martin Seeliger is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Physical Geography at Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany with particular interests in Coastal Geomorphology, Sea-level studies, and Geoarchaeology. His current work deals with landscape changes in the northwestern Nile Delta (Egypt). He aims to establish a chronology for sediment layers of the Nile Delta by using machine-learning techniques based on pXRF data. His second research focus is on the establishment of local relative sea-level curves in the Aegean Sea.

March 30th, 2020

Neptune begining activities with an online meeting.