Alessandra Savini is Associate Professor at the University of Milano-Bicocca (Italy) Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, where she teaches introductory courses in submarine geomorphology. She is a marine geoscientist with expertise in seafloor imaging and mapping using geophysical data and RGB underwater still images and videos. She has contributed to the development of advanced research methods for geo-acoustic seabed characterization and geo-spatial analysis applied to benthic habitat mapping in complex deep-sea environments (cold-water coral settings and cold-seep systems) and shallow tropical coral-reef systems. 

She participated, also as leader or co-leader, in numerous national, international and EU funded projects, taking part in more than 30 oceanographic surveys in the Mediterranean Sea, Atlantic, Indian and Arctic Oceans (leading 8 in the Mediterranean basin). She is co-chair of the submarine geomorphology working group (established under the flag of the International Association of Geomorphologists – IAG), whose activity has made a significant contribution to the establishment of submarine geomorphology as a scientific discipline, emphasizing its multidisciplinary role and numerous applications in the environmental field as well. She is a member of the Scientific Committee of the MaRHE center, located in Maldives (, and she is currently the PI of the Erasmus+ 

BridgET project ( organizing 3 international summer schools on coastal and submarine geohazards.