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ISME - Interuniversity Center of Integrated Systems for the Marine Environment

The Interuniversity Center of Integrated Systems for the Marine Environment (ISME) has been founded in 1999 with the aim of supporting research activities in the fields of marine technologies and oceanic engineering. Current members are the Universities of Genova, Salento, Pisa, Politecnica delle Marche, Cassino and Southern Lazio, Bologna, Roma La Sapienza, Calabria, Firenze.

The researchers of ISME are all active in oceanic engineering and marine technology research focusing mainly on the following research topics:

Marine robotics 

Underwater Acoustics, Communication and Networking

Renewable Energies

Modeling and Simulation

ISME benefits of the research infrastructure of the participating departments (laboratories, workshops, etc.), and has the purpose of exploiting sinergies and collaborative efforts among the participants within an agile and flexible organizational structure.




  • Workshop: Tecnologie Robotiche per la Subacquea

    Il 14 Giugno 2024 si terrà a La Spezia, presso il Circolo Ufficiali della Marina Militare, il Workshop ISME "Tecnologie Robotiche per la Subacquea". Il workshop nasce nel solco degli incontri del mondo accademico con la Fondazione Leonardo – Civiltà delle Macchine ETS sul tema “Le Università per il Subacqueo”. In particolare, il centro interuniversitario ISME, attivo dal 1999, si propone di approfondire il tema delle tecnologie robotiche subacquee nell'ambito delle attività del mondo accademico, dei centri di ricerca e dell'industria nazionale.

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  • Annual ISME Workshop 2024

    The Scientific Board of ISME holds an annual steering meeting for the management of administrative and strategic issues of the center. In occasion of such events, the center also hosts a Scientific Workshop aiming at assessing the state of the art of its activities and at knowing other parties in the area of interest of ISME. The 2024 ISME Scientific Workshop was hosted by CSSN (Centro di Supporto e Sperimentazione Navale) in La Spezia (Italy) on February 13th, 2024. The program and the slides of the presentations are available on this page.

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  • Marine Robotics Workshop @IRIM Conference 2023

    ISME is the organizer of the 

    Marine Robotics Workshop

    Friday 20th October, 2023, 11.45-13.30 (Rome time)

    hosted at the
    Italian Conference on Robotics and Intelligent Machines


    Rome, Fiera di Roma, Pav. 5 Room O

    All interested parties are welcome!

    Download the program.

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  • ISME is hosting the European Community of Marine Robotics


    EMRA2021 is going to take place virtually hosted by ISME at the University of Pisa

    On next July 7th and 8th the European Community of Marine Robotics is going to meet online during the yearly Workshop EMRA (EU-funded Marine Robotics and applications).


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  • Localisation Approaches for Underwater Autonomy - Test in La Spezia

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    In the weeks 5-9 and 26-30 October, 2020 the Naval Support and Experimentation Centre (CSSN) hosted the test LAUA (Localisation Approaches for Underwater Autonomy) in the framework of the programme Trans-national access activities (TNA) of the H2020 European EUMarineRobots (EUMR) (https://www.eumarinerobots.eu/home) project.

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ISME- Interuniversity Center of Integrated Systems for the Marine Environment

Administrative Headquarter Offices 
Via all'Opera Pia, 13
16145 Genova (Ge)
Phone (+39) 010 353-2983/353-2982
Fax (+39) 010 353-2948