Transpobank MaDCrow’s project leader, acquired its know-how in satellite systems and AVL real-time tracking during more than twenty years of experience. Thanks to this technological background Transpobank has developed an IT and TLC architecture that triggers data collection process through innovative GPS/Glonass multisensor devices installed on vessels.

The system geolocates the boat in real time, increasing its safety at sea, acquires several water’s chemical-physical parameters and transmits them to the company data centre located in AREA Science Park R&D laboratory. Here the data receive a first check to be then made available to the IT of OGS.

Close synergy among MaDCrow partners creates a driving force for the increasement of the data information at each step, in order to provide the final user, private citizen or public institutions, with several indicators about the health of the sea.

The Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica e di Geofisica Sperimentale – OGS (National Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics) is involved within the project both in the scientific validation of methods, protocols and systems, and – in collaboration with the other beneficiaries – in the hardware and software development.

The OGS contribution was articulated in an in-depth study of the physical, chemical and biological parameters relevant to the proposed system, of the possible sensors that could detect them and of their limits, followed by the development of sensors and black boxes.

The Department of Engineering and Architecture of the University of Trieste (DIA-UNITS) has dealt with the analysis of the effects of the acquisition and use of marine data according to the crowdsourcing method established by the project, of the data analysis according to innovative data mining modalities, of the decision support systems (DSS), and the study of the shape of the container of sensors as much as possible in line with modern trends in naval design, so that it can be installed on board of any type of vessel, from the research vessel to the private yacht.

Studio Peloso is a consulting company operating in the field of business organization, business models analysis and development of integrated projects for the ICT sector.

Within the MaDCrow project Studio Peloso supports the partners in the orientation of the research activities towards useful applications for a growing market; to this end it conducts specific operational sessions applying the Business Model Canvas method. The firm, assisted by its partner Incipit Srl, is also involved in the creation of the web platform and the web app that will guarantee the social media profile to the project.

Incipit s.r.l. is an innovative, strategic and concrete communication agency, with offices in Trieste and Udine and over 18 years of experience in the communication, marketing and events sector; it uses articulated tools to increase the value of customer brands, the visibility of their websites and their projects and their products and services sales.

Within MaDCrow Incipit is a consulting partner, participating in the implementation of the communication strategy and providing the online tools necessary for the information and dissemination of the project to the various targets and stakeholders.