Alessandro Remia (‘Dando’) is a Marine Technologist at the Institute of Marine Sciences (ISMAR-CNR) in Bologna. He graduated at the University of Bologna with a thesis on Cool-Water biogenic factories and his initial research focused upon submerged Pleistocene-age Mediterranean deep-water corals. He has considerable oceanographic experience encompassing logistics, seabed sampling and geophysical data acquisition and processing. Dando participated in many missions in the Mediterranean Sea, Northeast Atlantic and Antarctica on-board Italian and German research vessels as well as smaller boats often as Chief Scientist. His interests are in bio-sedimentology, geomorphology, Quaternary geology and recognition of submarine sand deposits for beach nourishment. His current activity is mostly devoted to the acquisition of high-resolution bathymetry and the construction of thematic maps.