Members of user board:
• TECNOMAR Liguria Consortium
City: La Spezia
Area of activity: offshore companies, AUV manufacturers, underwater sensors, diving equipment and suppliers of diving services
Person in charge: Cristiana Pagni, president
Consortium of 100 SMEs form the Ligurian region, Italy, set up to actively participate to the governance of the Liguria Cluster of Marine Technologies and to promote strategic projects dealing with naval technologies for the defence, shipbuilding, and with monitoring, remediation and security of the sea environment.
Area of activity: developer and supplier of submarines observation, diving, rescuing military submarine crews in distress, underwater tourism; underwater gear, hyperbaric chambers; commercial diving activities performer
Person in charge: Peter Weiss, project manager
COMEX is company employing a great number of divers who were engaged in undersea services. They excel in the following industry segments: defence, offshore industry, engineering, scientific research (physiology), search, survey, salvage and recovery operations on wrecks, underwater tourism, underwater archaeology, hydrography, salvage. They are also focused on hyperbaric engineering. In addition to that, they have initiated research related to Mars research where they are using underwater environment to simulate extraterrestrial conditions.
Country: PT, RO, ES, FR, NO, PL, IR, BE, MT, IT
Area of activity: marine research infrastructures and European research, technology and development information
Person in charge: Telmo Carvalho, Director
EurOcean is the European Centre for Information on Marine Science and Technology that contributes to the initiatives aiming to implement a Marine European Research Area and a European maritime policy. The main functions of EurOcean are to facilitate access to information on research activities and technological development; to promote cooperation between R&D and other relevant institutions; to enhance public awareness on the importance of the maritime stakes.
EurOcean is composed of 14 members and they present a focal point for information on marine science and technology in Europe with a priority given to: marine research infrastructures and European research, technology and development information.
• LD TravOcean
Area of activity: offshore operations, submarine cables, offshore oil and gas
Person in charge: Frederic Mattera, Technical Manager
LD TravOcean is a company operating in the offshore segment that has developed a wealth of expert knowledge in the fields of deployment and protection of submarine cables, within power, telecommunications and oil and gas sectors. Their particular experience is in the engineering of underwater cable installations, the development of associated equipment and the management of site operations worldwide. They have manufactured a great number of work-class ROVs.
• Brodarski Institute
Area of activity: shipbuilding, mechanical engineering, power production, control and monitoring, modelling and construction of complex products
Person in charge: Prof. Vladimir Koroman, General Director
Brodarski Institue is a Croatian development and technological institution whose mission is integration of science and industry. They are one of the founders of the Croatian Boatbuilding Cluster. They are experts in design and development of underwater and surface vessels, control engineering in naval systems, propulsion and electroenergetic machinery. With their large facilities and manufacturing departments, they are placed in the top of the Croatian engineering industry.
• OIKON Ltd Institute for Applied Ecology
Area of activity: applied ecology, marine biology, protection of environment through applied research and consulting
Person in charge: Asst. Prof. Zdravko Špirić, Scientific Director
OIKON Ltd is a market oriented institute for applied ecology with specific expertise in marine environment protection and natural resource management. Their divers are experts in performing underwater habitat analysis, mapping and surveying.
• FutureShip – Germanischer Lloyd Company
Area of activity: shipbuilding, shipping, offshore industries
Person in charge: i.V. Prof. Dr. Vilker Bertram
FutureShip is part of Germanischer Lloyd's maritime solutions, specialized in developing new services and products offered to the maritime industry. They have a long cooperation with universities in the fields of fluid mechanics, structural and mechanical engineering and efficiency optimization.
Area of activity: developer and provider of embedded systems and novel technologies for commercial divers
Person in charge: Dr. Martin Pec
Emsiso is an SME (part of the Seidel Group) with the expertise is in hardware development, embedded software development, mechanical design, product preparation for mass production, test equipment development, etc. Currently they are involved in developing innovative products for divers, such as dive jackets for controlled emersion and depth keeping, diver status monitoring etc.
• NTNU – AMOS (Centre for Autonomous Marine Operations and Systems)
Area of activity: autonomy for marine vehicles, monitoring and surveillance of the coast and oceans, offshore renewable energy, and oil and gas exploration and production in deeper and Arctic waters
Person in charge: Prof. Asgeir Sørensen
AMOS is a newly founded Center for Autonomous Marine Operations and Systems within the Norwegian University of Science and Technology founded by Prof. Asgeir Sørensen. Their research covers greener operations, offshore renewable energy, deep water operations, Arctic operations, seafood production, monitoring and inspection, novel marine concepts. They are leading experts in marine vessel guidance, navigation and control.
• Open Safety Equipment Ltd
• Octopus Diving Center
Area of activity: Diving, marketing, management and new technology
Person in charge: Lukasz Juskowiak
• INNOVASUB, Bogazici Uluslararasi Egitim Dan Mrk ve Tic Ltd
Area of activity: Underwater Technology
Person in charge: Bahar Egi
Our mission in Innovasub is to develop, trade and distribute innovative underwater technologies that can serve the needs of commercial, recreational and sportive divers and dive organizations. Apart from distributing worldwide trusted products of partner brands; we produce a variety of products from software to hardware in order to match, guide and contribute to the formation of the needs of today’s divers.
By collaborating with the research centers, universities, governmental organizations and fellow actors in the industry, we try to create solutions to divers problems as creatively and innovatively as we can.
Enthusiasm is a keyword in Innovasub. Most of us, from engineers to accountants and even the shareholdes are divers. This gives us a better perspective of the divers’ problems. The years of research that have been led/conducted in Innovasub labs, its teamwork and its passion are dedicated to solve these problems and match the modern diver’s needs. Our solutions are produced by divers, for divers.
Our Partners Innovasub has a large range of partners from different fields of expertise. We believe in any kind of industry a company is much stronger with its allies, and could achieve much more with the right partners on the right business. Among our partners there are governmental organizations, research centers, universities, manufacturers, dealers and distributors
• PADI Worldwide
City: Rancho Santa Magarita, CA
Area of activity: global
Person in charge: for CADDY: Karl Shreeves; CEO: Drew Richardson
We are global organization (with a major office in Bristol, UK) that certifies recreational and technical divers. The vast major of certifications are PADI certifications; PADI's interest in CADDY is in its utility in training divers.
• Centro Sperimentale di Archeologia Sottomarina
Area of activity: Underwater Archaeology
Person in charge: Francesco Tiboni
UW/Archaeology and naval archaeology.
• Blueprint Subsea
Area of activity: USBL Navigation Systems and Sonars
Person in charge: Robin Sharphouse
Blueprint Subsea manufacture a range of sonar and navigation products for the diving and offshore markets.
• Vanguard Diving & Exploration
Area of activity: Expeditionary research diving
Person in charge: Zac Bowland
Interested in testing the CADDY system on research diving operations in glacial lakes in Peru at altitudes between 4,300-5,500m.
• 40idea Engineering Lab
Area of activity: iot, underwater, dive computer
Person in charge: Mirac Memisoglu
40idea is a research and development center to support academic studies within the scope of partnerships with international universities, scientific organizations and companies to support academic studies, to develop diversified products that have not met before in the market, and to provide innovative solutions to the industry.
Area of activity: Dive, general Sporting Goods
Person in charge: Joe Ganahl
We are a Product Design and Developmental firm very interested in the technology being introduced by Caddy. We see several applications for offshoot products.
• UWIS Oy
Area of activity: Underwater navigation and communication
Person in charge: Pertti Arvonen
UWIS was founded in June 2014 and works passionately to introduce a new system for divers which can provide the absolute and relative underwater 3D positions of a set of divers in real time to all of them and the crew above the water surface, guide a diver back to the dive boat or starting point, share important data between them, mark an interesting location, and help divers know where their partner is located.
UWIS has ability to act as an hub/converter for short distance (0-1,5m) and medium distance (0-400m) communication.