The Interuniversity Center of Integrated Systems for the Marine Environment (ISME) has been founded in 1999 with the aim of supporting research activities in the fields of marine technologies and oceanic engineering. ISME groups together Italian researchers working at various Italian Universities: Politecnica delle Marche (Ancona), Cassino e del Lazio Meridionale, Genova, Salento (Lecce), Pisa and Firenze. 

Giovanni Indiveri - coordinator
(Univ. Salento)
Daniela De Palma
(Univ. Salento)
Gianfranco Parlangeli
(Univ. Salento)

Gianluca Antonelli
(Univ. Cassino) 

Filippo Arrichiello 
(Univ. Cassino)

Andrea Caiti
(Univ. Pisa)

Lorenzo Pollini
(Univ. Pisa) 

Giuseppe Casalino
(Univ. Genova) 

Enrico Simetti
(Univ. Genova)

Maria Pia Romano
(Univ. Salento)

The ”Organization of Instituto Superior Técnico for Research and Development” is a private not-for-profit organization focused on Science and Technology research activities in major areas associated with challenges with a strong impact on Society, from fundamental and Basic Sciences research to technology development on Information and Communication Technologies, including Robotics, amongst others. IST-ID has a large participation of the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST). The Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) ( is the leading school of engineering in Portugal. IST hosts the Institute for Systems and Robotics (ISR/IST), a Center of Excellence promoting advanced multidisciplinary R&D in dynamical systems theory, signal and image processing, communications, computer vision, automation and control, and networked autonomous systems (land, space, and marine vehicles). 

Antonio Pascoal

Joao Gomes

Luis Sebastiao

Manuel Rufino

João Botelho

Jorge Ribeiro

Pedro Góis

Miguel Ribeiro

Henrique Silva

Bruno Cardeira

Pedro Caldeira

Filipa Almeida

Cláudia Soares

CINTAL - Centro de Investigação Tecnológica do Algarve, is a non profit private association, created in 1990, with the objective of providing a link within the innovation chain between fundamental research as a source of knowledge and practical application as the use of knowledge which can be commercially exploited. CINTAL is located at the University of Algarve, Faro, Portugal with which has particular and permanent scientific cooperation ties including personnel exchange and collaboration agreements in various projects. CINTAL is actually formed by three laboratories, among which, the Signal Processing Laboratory - SiPLAB, which emphasis is on underwater acoustic signal processing, ocean acoustics and underwater communications.

Sergio Jesus

Paulo  Felisberto


The School of Computer Science at the University of Hertfordshire is one of the largest in the UK, with the latest UK Research Assessment Exercise (national evaluation) recognizing it as conducting research of national and international excellence. The Adaptive Systems Research Group at University of Hertfordshire is a strongly interdisciplinary team including roboticists, biologists, cognitive scientists, mathematicians, physicists and computers scientists.

Daniel Polani
Nicola Catenacci Volpi

Simón C. Smith

EvoLogics is a Germany-based high-tech enterprise. Since 2000, EvoLogics has been developing innovative concepts into commercial products, focusing on underwater acoustic communication systems, acoustic positioning systems and other solutions for the maritime industry. EvoLogics GmbH cooperates with academic and industrial research partners from both Germany and around the globe. EvoLogics is a member of the German Association for Marine Technology (GMT), the Go-3D network, the MAR-IT initiative and the Baikal Neutrino Telescope collaboration. The company’s experts are active in the scientific community, taking part in academic conferences and publishing papers.


Konstantin Kebkal


Oleksiy Kebkal

Graal Tech has been established in 1998 by a team of researchers from University of Genoa with the intent of transferring competencies and know-how from academy to industry. Graal Tech works in the fields of automation, control system design, underwater robotics, instrumentation and electromechanical engineering. Two fundamental factors enable Graal Tech to pursue its objectives: the presence of a team of diversified senior engineers (i.e. mechanical, electronic, software and control) encompassing all the competencies required for conceiving, designing and realizing any intelligent electromechanical system; the expertise in adopting an integrated multi-disciplinary approach to problems, allowing to fuse the skills and focus the efforts in a goal-oriented project plan leading to meet all the customer expectations.

Andrea Caffaz

Alessio Turretta


CGG is a fully integrated Geoscience company providing leading geological, geophysical and reservoir capabilities to its broad base of customers primarily from the global oil and gas industry. Through its three complementary business divisions of Equipment, Acquisition and Geology, Geophysics & Reservoir (GGR), CGG brings value across all aspects of natural resource exploration and exploitation. CGG employs 10,000 people around the world, all with a Passion for Geoscience and working together to deliver the best solutions to its customers. CGG is listed on the Euronext Paris SA (ISIN: 0000120164) and the New York Stock Exchange (in the form of American Depositary Shares. NYSE: CGG). CGG provides an environment conducive to allowing excellent scientists create innovative solutions to difficult problems. Further, CGG invests at least 5% of its turnover in R&D and pursues partnerships and collaborations with external research groups around the world for the purpose of enhancing the overall research effort.  

Jonathan Grimsdale

Habib Al-Khatib

Geo Marine Survey Systems is a world wide supplier of quality geophysical products and related services. In particular the company focuses is on: (i) Production of innovative ultra hi-res seismic sparkers spreads complete with 24 bit recording systems and ultra hi-res streamers; (ii) Production of geo-technical equipment; (iii) Software development for ultra hires seismic acquisition, processing, interpretation c/w 3D visualization. The company is active world wide supplying integrated services to Offshore Oil & Gas Industry, Offshore and Nearshore Construction Industry, and Oceanographic Research Institutes. Geo Marine Survey Systems manufactures a complete range of innovative systems, which provide a solution for all aspects of very hi-res seismic data acquisition, processing and interpretation. The services routinely provided by Geo Marine Survey Systems cover data acquisition, data processing and project management. The company has a specific experience in designing and manufacturing seismic and geotechnical equipment for marine applications. Geo Marine Survey Systems builds multi-tip sparker sources for all possible seismic configurations and applications. All the sparkers feature the Preserving Electrode Technology assuring no electrode trimming, no acquisition interruptions, less consumables, constant stable signature. Among the other technologies, Geo Marine Survey Systems provides Ultra Hi-Resolution streamers both for single and multi channel hydrophone arrays.


Ivan Bielic de Jong


Bo Groenen


Elbert Kelholt


Sergio Monteleone 

Geosurveys is a company that provides services in onshore and offshore geophysical surveying since 1999. Its mission is to provide innovative, tailor made solutions in geophysics using state of the art technology. Geosurveys provides services worldwide to both Industry and Academic clients, averaging 15 offshore projects with ultra high resolution (UHR) seismic methods per year since 2010.


Henrique Duarte


Helder Hermosilha


Project Advisory Board (PAB)

The management structure of the WiMUST project includes a Project Advisory Board made of three international experts in the field. The role of the PAB is to provide independent scientific advice relative to strategic decisions regarding the overall WiMSUT system and its application. The members of the PAB are:



Dr. Frank Ehlers,
Bundeswehr Technical Centre for Ships and Naval Weapons Naval Technology and Research (WTD 71), Eckernförde, Germany 



Prof. Jens M. Hovem, Professor (Emeritus) in underwater acoustics. Department of Electronics and Telecommunications Norwegian University of Science and Technology - NTNU, 7491 Trondheim, Norway


Prof. Louis L. Whitcomb, Professor and Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA