Research project Permare
The Project Permare has the object of developing a platform for the sea surface able to throw and recover autonomous vehicles (gliders, AUVs, motor gliders, ROVs), obtaining environmental data in the water column and in the sea floor and responding to civil and military applications. The design of the platform, has been made of small sizes and stable set, guarantying the maximum operability even in adverse sea condition. One of the main goal of the project is to use an high efficiency alimentation system employing only renewable energy (solar energy, for example) and zero emission technology like fuel cells. The project Permare, that is now in progress, will end in 2017.