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SUNRISE: Building the Internet of Underwater Things

Sensing, monitoring and actuating on the UNderwater world through a federated Research InfraStructure Extending the Future Internet

Concept

Video-report of Euronews on the SUNRISE project

 

Creating the Internet of Underwater Things

SUNRISE Concept

We must learn to both sustainably exploit and protect our vast oceans, provider of oxygen, food, hydrocarbons and other resources. A solution lies in sensing and interacting through an Internet of Things, with distributed networks of intelligent sensors and actuators. Unfortunately, we currently lack a marine Internet, crucial to achieve distributed, coordinated and adaptive control, due to the rapid absorption of light and radio waves in seawater.

The SUNRISE objectives are to develop:

  • Five federated underwater communication networks, based on pilot infrastructure already designed, built and deployed by consortium partners, in diverse environments (Mediterranean, Ocean, Black Sea, Lakes, Canals), web-accessible and interfaced with existing FIRE facilities to experiment with Future Internet technologies.
  • A software-defined open-architecture modem and protocol stack that will empower open collaborative developments.
  • Standard platforms for simulation, emulation and replay testing to estimate underwater communication networks at a fraction of time, cost, complexity of current at-sea experiments, validated by tests conducted on the SUNRISE networks over a variety of applications and environments.
  • A user-friendly interface for diverse users to interact with SUNRISE systems to conduct trials and benefit from databases of underwater Internet of Things performance data gathered over long periods from the SUNRISE infrastructure.

SUNRISE directly addresses FIRE objectives by combining technology with novel paradigms in new, open experimental facilities, integrating physical systems with software development into the Internet of Underwater Things. It is the first project that develops this concept, based on joint research performed in this directions by University of Rome La Sapienza, CMRE, and some of the other partners, in the last few years. SUNRISE will also provide a way to select Internet of Underwater Things standards based on objective measures of performance, strengthening in its facilities as more sites are added in the future as a result of the two envisioned open calls.

 
Project Coordinator: Prof.ssa Chiara Petrioli petrioliATdiDOTuniroma1DOTit

Project Communication Manager: Marco Merola merola2ATgmailDOTcom
 
 

Video of SUNRISE demo @ ICT 2013

 

 

 

 

Visitors at SUNRISE project booth in ICT 2013 in Vilnius (Lithuania)

 

Recent Activities

SUNRISE at NT 100 2016

SUNRISE was selected as exhibitor at NT 100 2016, which is held in London in December 2016. SUNRISE video and Gate demo will be shown by UOR team.

SUNRISE at Italy-China Science, Technology & Innovation Week 2016

SUNRISE was selected as exhibitor at Italy-China Science, Technology & Innovation Week 2016, which is held in Naples in October 2016. SUNRISE video and Gate demo will be shown by UOR team.

SUNRISE at Maker Faire 2016

SUNRISE was selected as exhibitor at Maker Faire 2016, which is held in Rome in October 2016. SUNRISE video and Gate demo will be shown by UOR team.

SUNRISE at Futuro Remoto 2016

SUNRISE was selected as exhibitor at Futuro Remoto 2016, which is held in Naples in October 2016. SUNRISE video and Gate demo will be shown by UOR and Nexse teams.

SUNRISE presented at EuCNC 2016

SUNRISE was selected as exhibitor at EuCNC 2016, which was held in Athens in June 2016. SUNRISE video and Gate demo were shown by UOR and Nexse teams. Posters and dissemination material were distributed to participants.