Fantina Madricardo, laurea (equivalent of MSc) in Physics (1999) University of Padova, PhD in Physics (2002), University of Hamburg, Germany, Post-Doc position (2008) at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France. She is staff member researcher at the CNR-ISMAR since 2012. Her main research topics are applied geophysics and underwater acoustics, focussing on seafloor mapping and geomorphology, and, more recently passive acoustics. She interested in development of methods for semi-automatic classification of multibeam echosounder data for seabed sediment characterization, benthic habitat mapping and seafloor marine litter mapping, geomorphometric analysis of seafloor morphologies and anthropogenic physical change. She was the coordinator of the EASME/EMFF marGnet project (www.margnet.eu) and she is currently the project coordinator of the H2020 MAELSTROM (www.maelstrom-h2020.eu) focusing on new technologies to face the marine litter issue. On this topic, she will also participate to the Life DREAM – Deep REef restoration And litter removal in the Mediterranean sea project starting in September 2022. She was the focal point for CNR-ISMAR of the Italy-Croatia Interreg Project SOUNDSCAPE (https://www.italy-croatia.eu/web/soundscape) and the H2020 SATURN (https://www.saturnh2020.eu/) focussing on the undewater noise pollution monitoring. She is also involved in the projects H2020 ENDURUNS (https://enduruns.eu/), H2020 4S (https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/101004221) and in the Interreg Italy- Croatia INNOVAMARE (https://www.italy-croatia.eu/web/innovamare) developing robotic and satellite solutions for the marine environment observation and the H2020 RELIANCE (https://www.reliance-project.eu/) to support FAIR resarch in EOSC.