Nato Centre for Maritime Research & Experimentation (CMRE) and the Promostudi Foundation have signed a three-year framework agreement for joint research in the maritime environment with reciprocal exchange for educational and scientific purposes.
As part of this project, opportunities will be developed for collaboration on issues of common interest such as robotics, underwater acoustics, underwater systems and, more generally, in systems engineering and information and communication technologies (ICT).
CMRE director RAdm Hank Ort (retired) said: "The benefits to both institutions are numerous with the free exchange of knowledge among scientists and researchers in both institutions paramount.
"Knowledge exchange ensures high academic standards are maintained and innovative technologies are developed to face the modern challenges."
Promostudi Foundation president Dino Nascetti said: "To collaborate with CMRE will also be an important stimulus for the teaching of the University of La Spezia and I hope that the international scientific staff of the Nato Centre will enable us, in time, not only to consolidate our presence in the field of underwater systems research, underwater acoustics and advanced robotics, but also to enrich our educational system in an international vision."
Established in 2002, Promostudi is a research organisation formed by collaboration between Law Spezia’s Municipality, Provincial Authority, Savings Bank Cultural Foundation, Chamber of Commerce, Industrialists’ Association and Port Authority.
The organisation currently operates in the field of applied research, developing studies and projects for the naval, nautical and offshore world.