NAIADI (POR-FESR 2014-2020)

NAIADI project is funded by Emilia-Romagna’s POR-FESR 2014-2020 program, gathering 3 regional labs for technological development and innovation and 5 private companies focused on environmental monitoring into a mixed public-private partnership. The main target is to realize a new class of autonomous vehicles to study and monitor aquatic environments. Such new robot class shows very low environmental impact, taking advantage of cutting-edge technologies to collect multidisciplinary data (Geophysical, Geochemical and Environmental data) to study and monitor various contexts, as harbours, lakes, rivers, channels and coastal areas.

The project aims at developing a new aquatic “robot” class based on open hardware and software, with zero environmental impact, taking advantage of cutting-edge technologies to collect multidisciplinary data (Geophysical, Geochemical and Environmental data) to study and monitor various contexts, as harbours, lakes, rivers, channels and coastal areas. NAIADI’s partnership is willing to fill an essential gap: conventional tools are not conceived to carry on surveys in complex and difficult to access shallow water contexts. Final achievement is to build up a new Ecosystem Service for a sustainable development of all connected businesses.

Main target is to realize a fleet of USVs customizable with modular platform, based on open-source software, offering an innovative perspective to value and monitor the environments.

 Duration: March 2016 – June 2018 (27 months)

Budget: Overall = 1.413.543,00 €. Regional funding = 1.000.000 €

Link to the website: www.naiadi-project.com

Monitoraggio Ambienti Acquatici, Project Management