Giuseppe Masetti

Ocean Engineering
Office: Center for Coastal & Ocean Mapping, Chase Ocean Engineering Lab, Durham, NH 03824
Giuseppe Masetti

Giuseppe Masetti received an M.S. degree in Ocean Engineering (Ocean Mapping option) from the University of New Hampshire in 2012, and a Master in Marine Geomatics (with honors) and a Ph.D. degree in System Monitoring and Environmental Risk Management from the University of Genoa, Italy, in 2008 and 2013, respectively. In addition, he graduated (with honors) in Political Sciences from the University of Pisa, Italy, in 2003 and in Diplomatic and International Sciences from the University of Trieste, Italy.

He has served with Italian Navy since 1999, and he has been Operation Officer aboard the hydrographic vessels ITN Aretusa and ITN Magnaghi. In 2004. he achieved the FIG/IHO Category A certification in 2010. From August 2013, he was a Tyco Post-Doctoral Fellow with the Center, where he focused on signal processing for marine target detection. He joined the faculty as a Research Assistant Professor in January 2016. His current areas of interest include methods to improve quality and speed in survey data acquisition and processing, acoustic seafloor characterization, and identification of fixed and transient features of the seafloor. He is the lead developer of the HydrOffice framework.


  • Ph.D., System Monitoring and Environmental Risk Management, University of Genoa
  • M., Marine Geomatics, University of Genoa
  • M., Political Science, University of Pisa
  • M., International Science & Diplomatic Relations, University of Trieste
  • M.S., Ocean Engineering, University of New Hampshire

Courses Taught

  • ESCI 872: Appl Tools for Ocean Mapping
  • ESCI/OE 973: Seafloor Characterization

Selected Publications

Kastrisios, C., Calder, B., Masetti, G., & Holmberg, P. (2019). Towards automated validation of charted soundings: Existing tests and limitations. Geo-spatial Information Science, 22(4), 290-303. doi:10.1080/10095020.2019.1618636

Masetti, G., Kelley, J. G. W., Johnson, P., & Beaudoin, J. (2018). A Ray-Tracing Uncertainty Estimation Tool for Ocean Mapping. IEEE Access, 6, 2136-2144. doi:10.1109/access.2017.2781801

Masetti, G., Gallagher, B., Calder, B. R., Zhang, C., & Wilson, M. (2017). Sound Speed Manager: An open-source application to manage sound speed profiles. International Hydrographic Review, 17, 31-40.

Cocchi, L., Masetti, G., Muccini, F., & Carmisciano, C. (2016). Geophysical mapping of Vercelli Seamount: Implications for Miocene evolution of the Tyrrhenian back arc basin. Geoscience Frontiers, 7(5), 835-849. doi:10.1016/j.gsf.2015.06.006

Masetti, G., & Calder, B. R. (2015). Huddl: the Hydrographic Universal Data Description Language. International Hydrographic Review, (13), 17-32. Retrieved from internal-pdf://0657401392/

Masetti, G., & Calder, B. (2014). A risk index methodology for potentially polluting marine sites. Environment Systems and Decisions, 34(3), 391-405. doi:10.1007/s10669-014-9504-7

Masetti, G., & Calder, B. (2014). Design of a standardized geo-database for risk monitoring of potentially polluting marine sites. Environment Systems and Decisions, 34(1), 138-149. doi:10.1007/s10669-013-9486-x

Masetti, G., & Calder, B. (2012). Remote identification of a shipwreck site from MBES backscatter. Journal of Environmental Management, 111, 44-52. doi:10.1016/j.jenvman.2012.06.037

Masetti, G., Sacile, R., & Trucco, A. (2011). Remote characterization of seafloor adjacent to shipwrecks using mosaicking and analysis of backscatter response. Italian Journal of Remote Sensing, 77-92. doi:10.5721/itjrs20114326

Masetti, G., Mayer, L., & Ward, L. (n.d.). A Bathymetry- and Reflectivity-Based Approach for Seafloor Segmentation. Geosciences, 8(1), 14. doi:10.3390/geosciences8010014

Most Cited Publications