ISME activity on the use of Autonomous Surface and Underwater Vehicles for acoustic surveys at sea

Gianluca Antonelli, Filippo Arrichiello, Andrea Caiti, Giuseppe Casalino, Daniela De Palma, Giovanni Indiveri, Matteo Razzanelli, Lorenzo Pollini, Enrico Simetti


The paper presents an overview of the recent and ongoing research activities of the Italian Interuniversity Center on Integrated Systems for the Marine Environment (ISME) in the field of geotechnical seismic surveying. Such activities, performed in the framework of the H2020 European project WiMUST, include the development of technologies and algorithms for Autonomous Surface Crafts and Autonomous Underwater Vehicles to perform geotechnical seismic surveying by means of a team of robots towing streamers equipped with acoustic sensors.

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