Roberto Bozzano was born in Genoa on September 8, 1968, he graduated in Electronic Engineering at the University of Genoa in July 1993 and since 1996 he has been working at the National Research Council, where he currently holds the position of head of the research theme "Development of methods for monitoring the marine environment from vessels and in-situ platforms" of the Department of Earth and Environment. His research concerns the theoretical and experimental technologies for environmental monitoring with particular reference to marine-maritime and these researches are realized through the study of complex autonomous systems and multisensory for collecting weather data from marine systems or intelligent platforms. In particular, the work on the design and implementation of complex measurement systems and their multifunctional remote management, the development of acoustic methods for the measurement of environmental parameters, the study of the physical processes of energy trade-sea interface, the simulation of the behavior of moored floating platforms and, in general, the development of systems for data acquisition and signal processing platform architectures and embedded real-time. The scientific activity is part of the institutional activities of the research involved for years in organizing and developing the offshore meteo-oceanographic observatory W1M3A and its instrumentation, and more generally in the research and development of innovative methods for monitoring the marine environment. In this context, has worked to gain recognition for the Marine Observation based on the buoy "ODAS Italy 1" as a point of reference for the operational oceanography national ensuring, above all, quality and continuity of the data collected. The project activity concerns initiatives that arise at the border of the state of the art in the field of operational oceanography such as GMES / Copernicus and FP7 MyOCEAN2, PERSEUS and FixO³ project. He was responsible for the Institute in research involved in the project RITMARE flag and the National Program for Research in Antarctica (PNRA). Actually he is involved in the MINKE project as co-pi. His work as a transfer of research results led to his involvement in numerous technology transfer projects including a project within the research program of the European Social Fund (ERDF) for the region Liguria. The results are reported in dozens of scientific publications in journals, books and conferences, both national and international.
Sara Pensieri holds the Ph.D. in "Electronic and Computer Engineering, Robotics and Telecommunications" and since 2005 she is a scientist within the research group for the Marine Environmental Monitoring at CNR-IAS in Genoa. She is involved in the scientific and technological development of the W1M3A observatory based on the ODAS Italia 1 spar buoy. Her expertise spans from operational oceanography to the underwater acoustics and the analysis of physical processes at the air-sea interface. She was involved in several European Projects (MERSEA, EuroSITES, MyOCEAN, PERSEUS, FixO³ and actually MINKE) aiming at the development of innovative methodologies for the marine environmental monitoring from unmanned platform. She has experience in data-management and in the design of field experiment at sea during oceanographic cruises.