Dr. Stefano Fortunati has received the 2019 EURASIP JASP Best Paper Award for the paper Single-snapshot DOA estimation by using Compressed Sensing, a collaboration between CMRE and the University of Pisa in the framework of the CMRE exploratory project on compressive sensing to advance in the application of high resolution acoustic beamforming and target direction of arrival estimation.
The award will be presented to Dr. Fortunati at the next EUSIPCO conference in A Coruna, Spain, 2-6 September 2019.
On 25 – 27 March 2019 CMRE hosted the NATO SAS-139 Research Task Group on NATO Analytical War Gaming - Innovative Approaches for Data Capture, Analysis and Exploitation, and the NATO IST-141 on Exploratory Visual Analytics for a joint meeting.
The aim of the NATO SAS-139 is to improve NATO's analytical wargaming capability by providing guidelines for ensuring analytical rigour and meaningful data capture in wargames.
The new EU-funded project INFORE kicked off in January. INFORE addresses the challenges posed by huge datasets and will pave the way for real-time, interactive extreme-scale analytics and forecasting. MarineTraffic together with CMRE, will be leading the Maritime Use Case.
Bar-La-Mare – GIONA Sea Trial, March 22, 2019. - The GIONA project is an initiative that involves several institution in the area of La Spezia aimed at promoting awareness, understanding, and the safeguarding of the marine environment among students. In the framework of a cooperation agreement with three local High Schools, some students and their teachers, tutored and assisted by CMRE personnel, had the chance to embark on board CRV Leonardo to conduct a real bio-acoustic research project.
A CMRE scientists team from the Data Knowledge for Operational Exploitation Programme participated to the first “RAdars for loNG distance maritime surveillancE and SaR operations” (RANGER) Pilot demonstration, which was completed on the 16th of October in the marine area between Cap Bear and Aix-en-Provence in France.