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Blue Hub Publications

Most recent peer reviewed publications, contributions to international conferences and edited books.


  • Vespe M., Greidanus H., Santamaria C., Barbas T., ‘Knowledge Discovery of Human Activities at Sea in the Arctic using Remote Sensing and Vessel Tracking Systems’, Int. Conf. on Safe and Sustainable Shipping in a Changing Arctic Environment (ShipArc 2015), Malmö, Sweden, 2015.
  • Zampieri A., Vespe M., Westra M., Alvarez M., Greidanus H., ‘A future for historical LRIT data’, International Maritime Organization (IMO) – Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) 95th session, London, 2015.
  • Zampieri A., Vespe M., Westra M., Tarchi D., ‘The full potential of AIS’, Qatar Maritime Security - Coastal and Border Surveillance Conference (QMARSEC), Doha Qatar, 2015.
  • Mazzarella F., Fenandez Arguedas V., Vespe M., ‘Knowledge-Based Vessel Position Prediction using Historical AIS Data’, 10th Workshop Sensor Data Fusion: Trends, Solutions, and Applications, Bonn, 2015.
  • Sammartino P. F., Vespe M., Tarchi D., Oliveri F, Papi F., Borghese F., Aulicino G., Vollero A., ‘AIS Signal Radiolocation, Tracking and Verification’, in Clean Mobility and Intelligent Transport Systems, IET publishing, ISBN: 978-1-84919-895-0.
  • Natale, F., Gibin, M., Alessandrini, A., Vespe, M., Paulrud, A., ‘Mapping Fishing Effort through AIS Data’. PLoS ONE 10(6): e0130746. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0130746. 2015.
  • Mazzarella F., Vespe M., Santamaria C., ‘SAR Ship Detection and Self-Reporting Data Fusion Based on Traffic Knowledge’, Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, 12(8), 2015.
  • Papi, F., Tarchi, D., Vespe, M., Oliveri, F., Borghese, F., Aulicino, G., & Vollero, A., ‘Radiolocation and tracking of automatic identification system signals for maritime situational awareness’. IET Radar, Sonar & Navigation, 9(5), 568-580, 2015.
  • Vespe, M., Greidanus, H., Alvarez, M. A. ‘The declining impact of piracy on maritime transport in the Indian Ocean: Statistical analysis of 5-year vessel tracking data’. Marine Policy, 59, 9-15, 2015.
  • Fenandez Arguedas V., Mazzarella F., Vespe M.: ‘Spatio-Temporal Data Mining for Maritime Situational Awareness’, Oceans’15, Genoa, 2015.
  • Luraschi G., Vespe M.: ‘A European Framework for smart Emergency Response System (smartERS) – the Oil Spill use case’ AGILE 2015 - Lisbon, 2015.


  • Mazzarella F, Vespe M., Alvarez M., Gammieri V.: ‘Enhanced Correlation of SAR Ship Detection and Self-Reporting Data. A Knowledge-Based Data Fusion Approach: Integration and User Guide’, JRC Technical Report, December 2014.
  • Alessandrini A.,Argentieri P., Alvarez M., Barbas T., Delaney C., Fernandez-Arguedas V., Gammieri V., Greidanus H., Mazzarella F., Vespe M., Ziemba L.: ‘Data Driven Contextual Knowledge from and for Maritime Situational Awareness’, Proc. Int. Workshop on Context-Awareness in Geographic Information Services, 2014.
  • Fernandez Arguedas V.,Pallotta G., Vespe M.: ‘Unsupervised Maritime Pattern Analysis to Enhance Contextual Awareness’, Proc. Int. Workshop on Context-Awareness in Geographic Information Services, 2014.
  • Mazzarella F., Vespe M., Damalas D., Osio G.: ‘Discovering Vessel Activities at Sea using AIS Data: Mapping of Fishing Footprints’, Proc. 17th Int. Conf. on Information Fusion, 2014.
  • Fernandez Arguedas V., Pallotta G., Vespe M.: ‘Automatic Generation of Geographical Networks for Maritime Traffic Surveillance’, Proc. 17th Int. Conf. on Information Fusion, 2014.
  • Papi F., Tarchi D., Vespe M., Oliveri F., Aulicino G.: ‘Radiolocation and tracking of Automatic Identification System Signals’, 2014 IEEE Workshop on Statistical Signal Processing (SSP), 2014.


  • Mazzarella M., Alessandrini A., Greidanus H., Alvarez M., Argentieri P., Nappo D., Ziemba L.: ‘Data Fusion for Wide-Area Maritime Surveillance’, Proc. COST MOVE Workshop on Moving Objects at Sea, Brest, 2013.