Federica is marine data scientists at the Institute of Marine science (CNR-ISMAR) in Bologna with main interest in seafloor mapping and geomorphology, marine cartography, habitat mapping technologies, multi beam swath bathymetry acquisition and processing, marine spatial data management, Geodatabase design and implementation. She obtained her degree in Geology at the University of Bologna (2001) and Msc in GIS and Remote Sensing at Greenwich University, London. (2004). She participated in more than 20 oceanographic cruises as supervisor of geophysical data acquisition and processing and as chief scientist. She is co-author of several international scientific papers and she wrote several technical reports about the implementation and design of Marine Geodatabase and GIS mapping and multi beam bathymetry processing. She is a supervisor of undergraduate, MSc and PhD theses and she is teaching GIS for Habitat mapping at Bologna University. She is a member of the GEBCO (https://www.gebco.net/).