The Partners

Università degli Studi di Genova (coordinator)

The "Università degli Studi di Genova” is a public teaching and research body participating to the project with two departments: the Department of Physics, specialised in remote detecting systems in the marine environment; and the Department of Earth, Environment and Life Sciences (DISTAV), with a well documented research on cetaceans and teaching history.



Softeco Sismat srl

Established in 1979, Softeco Sismat S.p.A. is a leading Company in the Information and Communication Technology market. Thanks to its specific applicative and technological competence, Softeco Sismat is present on the market as a supplier of innovative solutions allowing its customers to exploit the potential offered by Information Technology and Internet.

Softeco Sismat carries out important IT and industrial projects by integrating systems, networks, products and technologies, supplementing its offer with the supply of technical and management consulting, as well as specialized services and training.


Costa Edutainment SPA

Costa Edutainment S.p.A. is a service company dealing with management of public aquariums and museums. The overall goal of its activity is to answer the growing demand for a high quality use of leisure time, in which cultural and educational experiences are joined within the spectacle of the setting and the immediacy of the offer. It manages the Acquario di Genova

(, which represents an extraordinary scientific and didactic center and one of the main cultural target visited in Italy. Its mission is to promote the conservation of aquatic natural habitats through educational and scientific actions.

The Aquarium plays a relevant role in disseminating the scientific knowledge to the public at each level, through dedicated messages and activities, directly involving about 1,200,000 visitors per year (including about 120,000 students) and much more contacts through the institutional web site.
The scientific research activities in the field are fundamental; they are realized in cooperation with other research Institutions or Authorities, which have contributed to the knowledge of the status of some species, or to develop new non invasive research techniques; the support actions to promote the set up of areas for the safeguard of endangered species.

Direzione Marittima di Genova, Capitaneria di porto di Savona

The Port Authorities have historically been entrusted with the discipline and supervision of all maritime and port activities, recognized by the Royal Decree which on July 20, 1865 sanctioned the formal birth of the Corps. The Corps of Port Authorities - Coast Guard, carries out tasks related to the civil uses of the sea and is functionally and organizationally framed within the Ministry of Infrastructures and Transport, to which its main institutional duties are referred. Furthermore, the Corps operates in a functional dependency regime from the various Dicasteries, including the Ministry of the Environment and the protection of the territory and the sea, and the Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies, which make use of its organization and his specialist skills. Among the aforementioned competences above all the safeguard of human life at sea, the safety of shipping and maritime transport, as well as the protection of the marine environment, its ecosystems and the surveillance activity of the entire chain of sea fishing, from the protection of resources to that of the final consumer. To these are added inspections on the national merchant, fishing and pleasure boats, also conducted on foreign merchant ships that climb the national ports.
As a specialized Corps of the Navy, the Port Authorities exercise the functions of a military order in the typical forms provided for by law. The current workforce consists of 11,000 men and women, distributed in a capillary structure consisting of 15 Maritime Directions, 55 Port Authorities, 51 Maritime District Offices, 128 Local Maritime Offices and 61 Beach Delegations, through which the Corps continues to exercise its multiple attributions, on the sea and along the coasts of the country.

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