By Edgelab September 4th, 2013
WHERE: Church of San Romano, Lucca, Italy.
In the frame of International Meeting “Marine Data and Information Systems” (Lucca, 23-25 Settembre 2013), HOS e INGV hosted a side-event of Historical Oceanography Society centered on the contribution given to oceanography Science by the pioner of this discipline. Prof. Walter Munk of Scripps Insitution of Oceanography, La Jolla (USA).
The event has been held in Lucca, Tuscany on September 4th, 2013 in the Church of San Romano.
On this occasion and during the following day in Portovenere (La Spezia) where HOS is located, Mr. Gualdesi, Director of Edgelab s.r.l. introduced by HOS President Prof. de Strobel and in the presence of the side event organisers James Cairn and Cosmo Carmisciano (INGV) has widely illustrated to the emeritus host a set of Edgelab s.r.l. innovative oceanography products like “Aguglia” profiler and a new AUV fitted with a novel Vector Gradiometer recently developed by Dr. Paolo Palangio and Cosmo Carmisciano (INGV).
By Edgelab 1 marzo 2014
As a Consorzio Tecnomar Liguria Associate Edgelab s.r.l. participates to the Ligurian District of Marine Technologies (DLTM – Distretto Ligure delle Tecnologie Marine) being an active Member since 2006. As a start-up SME, it participated to successful innovative national and international Projects in the field of Ocean Engineering.
La Spezia industrial area, has always been considered a center of synergic interaction between Research Centers such as INGV, CNR, ENEA, PROMOSTUDI, CSSN, CMRE and SMEs of the District traditionally oriented to Naval and Underwater technologies. Therefore Edgelab s.r.l., considering this playing field as a valuable resource, opened – last March – an Operational Laboratory in Via Privata OTO, 10, La Spezia, hosted in the buildings of the Italian Chamber Of Commerce Incubator “Sviluppo Italia”. Nonetheless it maintained its Legal Office in Portoferraio (LI), Isle of Elba.
This office allows us to consolidate old partnerships with NATO, Italian Navy and various Research Centers, INGV in particular, as well as with other companies such as BK, Infoporto, Celin, Colmar, Datasel, Gamp, Siem Fusani, Sielco, YS&T and many others.
Edgelab s.r.l. international vocation is demonstrated by solid partnership with important European and American partners and its visionary attitude is oriented to employ young resources while offering in exchange mentoring and experience through a running production of prototypes.
By edgelab 21 maggio 2014
Michele Cocco was invited speaker at the Event:
“Osservare il Mare” (Sea Observatory) which took place on 20 May at Cruise Terminal in La Spezia Largo Fiorillo.
The event was focused on reserch reports concerning innovation on Ligurian Territory.
Research Centers, University and Enterprises has addressed the audience, mostly composed by La Spezia Scientific and Navy Research Community, on ocean and seas monitoring activity also oriented to new challenges and opportunities of technology developments.
The initiative was also the opportunity to adequately celebrate the European Day of the Sea, promoted by Eurpoean Commission since 2007 and celebrated on May 20 of every year to emphasize the fundamental role of Ocean and Seas in the global ecosystem.
Among many others distinguished speakers, Dr. Michele Cocco was illustrating interesting aspects of Edgelab activity on the Underwater Archeologic Heritage in the frame of the European Project “ARROWS”.
Droni sottomarini a caccia di relitti. (Underwater Drones Hunting Wrecks)
Above Dr. Cocco speaking.
By Edgelab June 20-21 2014
Edgelab’s Director Lavinio Gualdesi was invited as a lecturer at the Universidad de La Laguna (ULL) in Tenerife, Canary Island, Spain.
Dr. Gualdesi taught a module on “Studies of suitable materials at sea and oceanographic moorings” and a seminar entitled “Sensor platforms for ports” to an audience of young engineers from ULL attending the 2013-2014 Master’s Degree in “Port and Coastal Engineering Expertise” (Maestrìa Universitaria en Ingenierìa de Puertos y Costas por la Universidad de La Laguna de Las Palmas de Gran Canarias).
The Master was started in 2003, with Dr. Gualdesi collaborating from its inception thanks to a long lasting link with the Director of the Master, Dr. Jesus Cisneros Aguirre of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, who is also a scientific advisor of Edgelab and partner in several projects.
Normally only taking place at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, this year the Master has also been requested by the University of La laguna in St. Cruz de Tenerife.
Following the creation of this Master, the majority of the projects of coastal engineering are now held in the Canary Islands and very few are left to the mainland. On top of that, the Master generated more than five companies started by former students. More than 60% of attending student are working in ocean engineering related companies and also have strong relationships with the Port Authority of Las Palmas and Tenerife.
By L. Gualdesi 24_7_2014
Oggi, durante il trasferimento della Nave Costa Concordia dall’Isola del Giglio a Genova per il previsto smantellamento dell’unità, Michele Cocco è stato intervistato all’Isola d’Elba da diversi giornali italiani (Rai 2, Repubblica, Il Secolo XIX, La nuova Ecologia – il giornale di Legambiente – e Controradio). Il Dott. Cocco ha illustrato un parere tecnico di Edgelab riguardo agli sversamenti di idrocarburi in mare e la questione del traffico marino nell’arcipelago toscano.
“L’area dell’arcipelago Toscano è un’area ad altissimo valore ambientale, ad alto livello di tutela che è pero’ soggetta ad un intenso traffico marittimo in quanto collo di bottiglia del Mar Tirreno. Occorrerebbe implementare un sistema attivo di controllo del traffico ovvero tenere sotto controllo diretto tutte le navi che attraversano la zona”.
Riguardo all’inquinamento, secondo Edgelab la vicenda della Costa Concordia non desta grande preoccupazione a livello ambientale, dato l’elevatissimo sistema di sicurezza studiato e calcolato per questo evento straordinario. “Quello che ci preoccupa di più è l’ordinaria amministrazione, cioè quello che avviene tutti i giorni. Attraverso quest’area passano circa 10 petroliere al giorno più un’importante numero di navi trasportanti carichi pericolosi tutti i giorni. Queste, purtroppo, non sono sottoposte ad un sistema diretto di controllo. Almeno in queste aree occorrerebbe implementarlo”.
Sollecitato sul contributo di Edgelab a riguardo il Dott. Cocco ha illustrato le tecnologie da noi offerte in campo di sensori anti inquinamento e piattaforme come boe oceanografiche e veicoli autonomi sottomarini.
Per vedere tutte le interviste:
Il Secolo XIX
La nuova ecologia