Underwater Acoustics, Communication and Networking

Technology: sonar systems, acoustic imaging, geoacoustics

Applications: team operations, positioning and localization systems, intervention, marine mammals monitoring, active detection, harbor protection, performance prediction


The distribution of the tasks of a single mission among different vehicles is based on communication and autonomous cooperation capabilities.

ISME carries on an intensive research on hydroacoustic communication.

One of the most recent projects aiming at building an underwater acoustic network is Archeosub, involving ISME nodes of Firenze and Roma La Sapienza. Archeosub aims to develop products and services in support of the discovery of new Underwater Cultural Heritage (UCH) sites and of the surveying, conservation, protection, and valorization of new and existing ones. The project will use an in-situ underwater sensor network deployed at a site for real-time monitoring and surveillance. 




ISME- Interuniversity Center of Integrated Systems for the Marine Environment

Administrative Headquarter Offices 
Via all'Opera Pia, 13
16145 Genova (Ge)
Phone (+39) 010 353-2983/353-2982
Fax (+39) 010 353-2948