Blue Roses



It is called Blue Roses and it is a European project to develop a new access opportunity to underwater parks both for tourism and the environment. Through the technology of two underwater robots, which will also offer a port water monitoring system, it will be possible to visit the underwater sites by piloting a remote controlled vehicle (Rov) from a pleasure boat, from a control room on land or a web application, to enhance a new tourism linked to the sea. The project, for which the first meeting of the partners took place in the past few days in Malaga, Spain, will also be officially presented during the next edition of the Versilia Yachting Rendez-vous scheduled from 28 to 31 May 2020 in Viareggio.

Funded by the Emff-Blue Labs line, Blue Roses (which stands for Blue Robotics for Sustainable Eco-friendly Services for innovative marinas & leisure boats), was launched in early December 2019, and will run for two years having a budget of around 1 mln € to achieve the objectives. The aim of the project is to facilitate access to the underwater environment by adding a ‘new dimension’ to marinas and attracting a growing interest from diversified users. The project will also promote the design of innovative pleasure boats that integrate robotic vehicles with improved ICT services. The robots will also be used to monitor the seabed, those of the ports and the hulls of yachts and boats. Among the entities and companies involved the Cnr Inm of Genoa (lead company), the multinational consultancy and development company Aninver of Malaga, the research and development center Ist-Id of Lisbon, OptionsNet software agency and IT and IoT service provider of Patras and NAVIGO.