Treasures unveiled and rescued at sea with drones.

In Gallipoli the summit of marine robotsWe are almost on the date I was waiting for so long: “Sea Drone Tech Summit 2018”, the first congress on drones and robots for marine and underwater use, which will take place from 16 to 17 November in that of Gallipoli. And a fleet of underwater drones will prepare to explore the depths of the seas and, much further, the oceans. “

A dive into the world of drones used for water control and monitoring of underwater structures, robotic systems for the exploration of sea depths and submerged archaeological areas and also of unmanned boats for sea rescue or transport of goods. “

After the boom in air drones, in Italy there are also new projects for new robots for use at sea and in lakes, as well as in water basins and large rivers. A rapidly growing market, which already sees numerous research centers, universities and specialized companies at work. The most important Italian experts in this sector will meet at the summit planned in the beautiful city that promises to be very captivating and evocative. “

Drones-sub: robots to explore depths and abysses


A fleet of underwater drones prepares to explore the depths of the Ionian sea and will be present at the “Sea Drone Tech Summit 2018” conference in Gallipoli. All this to illustrate the possible missions in depth to hunt, or fishing if you prefer to stay on the theme of seafaring, wrecks and ancient civilizations. In fact, the projects for the construction of sophisticated marine robots are increasingly on the rise, able to reach unexplored depths and to document with cameras and sensors the underwater environment, as well as sunken shipwrecks or testimonies of ancient civilizations. Remote controlled marine rovers, for example, have been used recently by a navy ship to find the submarine “Guglielmotti”, sunk during World War I off the island of Capraia, or by the Cnr to measure underwater environmental parameters in the islands Svalbard in the Norwegian Arctic. All the latest innovations in this area will be presented at the Sea Drone Tech Summit. “These machines are revolutionizing research in the deep sea and ocean,” Luciano Castro explains “just think that Italy alone has over 7 thousand kilometers of coastline and over one thousand submerged archaeological sites known. A heritage that will be explored, studied and protected thanks to drones and robots able to immerse themselves and work long at depth inaccessible to man “.

Environment, dams and pipes.

The use at sea of ​​autonomous or remote-controlled systems is spreading rapidly. In fact, they can be used for the control of pipelines or underwater structures, for monitoring the submerged ecosystem, for the detailed mapping of port areas and seabed and for the exploration of archaeological sites, such as sunken boats or vestiges of ancient ports. or city.

And aid in shipwrecks

There are also applications in the field of security and rescue, for example to provide data in the event of shipwrecks (they were also widely used in the tragic affair of the Costa Concordia), or in the military. As well as at sea, these drones and robots can of course also operate in other kinds of reservoirs, for example for the control of river pollution, for structural verification of dams and even for detecting leaks in large underground pipes for water distribution.

Drone-lifeguard: lifeboat spear and dinghies

A struggling bather? From the beach promptly takes off a small drone carrying a life jacket and launches it near the person asking for help. This is the scenario to which, more and more often, we can witness in the immediate future along our coasts, especially during the summer holidays. After the first experiments, in fact, the use of drones for sea rescue is spreading very quickly, so much so that even the Port Authority has called for the adoption by coastal municipalities and bathing establishments. “Throughout the world, sophisticated remote piloting systems specialized in sea rescue are being studied, which makes it possible to speed up the intervention and, in the case of particularly adverse marine weather conditions, to limit the risk to rescue personnel”.

The technology shows that if it advances with a correct criterion the support to humanity will be very high.

Meanwhile let’s enjoy these laurels for our nation.

Greetings Mark

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