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The InnovaMare project at Breaking the Surface 2021

Published on 28/09/2021 (last modified 28/09/2021)


Sep 26, 2021 h.-


Oct 03, 2021 h.-


Biograd na Moru, Croatia

The international interdisciplinary workshop on robotics and maritime applications.

InnovaMare project initiatives will be hosted also this year at Breaking the Surface, the international interdisciplinary workshop on robotics and maritime applications organized by the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Zagreb that will take place in Biograd na Moru (Croatia) from 26th September to 3rd October.

On Wednesday 29th September the Interreg Italy-Croatia strategic project InnovaMare aiming at strengthening the cooperation on the technology transfer and building an innovative network in robotics and sensors in the Adriatic region will be presented.

In this talk, a general overview of the project will be presented by Mateo Ivanac from the Croatian Chamber of Economy (Lead Partner). Then, the use cases, target groups and tasks that can be tackled with the underwater robots and sensors being developed will be introduced. The preliminary design of several of these solutions will be presented by Angelo Odetti (National Research Council – Institute of Marine Engineering) and Fausto Ferreira (Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb).

On the same day, in the afternoon the Croatian Chamber of Economy organize a press visit addressed to media with purpose of promoting and demonstrating innovative solutions and robots.

Other events related to the project InnovaMare are also scheduled, including talks and demos by InnovaMare partners and stakeholders, through which participants in the scientific initiative can gain first-hand knowledge about the latest in scientific research and results, technological achievements, as well as hands-on experience in working with complex and modern underwater systems.

Among them, on 27th September the demo “Plurato Sailfin – Electric Hydrofoil Surf Board” of on Researching, development and manufacturing of electric hydrofoil board will be held by Statim company.

28th September the talk “Multidisciplinary applications of robotic solutions in shallow coastal environments” by Francesca De Pascalis, researcher of CNR ISMAR (partner of the project), whose aim is to highlight the required technological innovations to fulfil the monitoring and intervention needs of shallow coastal environments and the challenges that can be encountered by robotic solutions in these environments.

On 30th September a presentation of innovative solutions in underwater robotics and sensors will take place, a side event addressed to public institutions and other institutions to which those solutions and technologies enable growth, development, competitiveness and technological leadership in the field of blue economy and innovative blue technologies.

On 1st October, the demonstration session "Citizen engagement: learning by imitation in marine robotics" is scheduled, during which the “SWAMP learning from humans” test will take place and the BTS participants will be involved in an experiment at sea to “teach” Swamp, an autonomous light surface vehicle, to navigate autonomously by performing an objective task learned from humans.

The programme of the BTS initiative is available at 

More information on the InnovaMare project are available at the project website at