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Livorno Port Authority is a non-economic Public Body in charge, of “guidance, planning, coordination,  promotion  and  control  of  port  operations and  other  commercial  and industrial  activities  taking  place  in  ports,  with  powers  of  regulations  and ordinances ”.

Overseen by the Ministry of Infrastructures and Transportation (as all Italian Port Authorities),  Livorno  Port  Authority  is  responsible  for  guiding, programming,  coordinating  and  controlling  port  operations  and  other commercial and industrial activities carried out in the Livorno port.

It is an administrative authority and cannot be involved directly in carrying out industrial or commercial activities by law. It elaborates and adopts Port Master Plan; leases  maritime domain areas and assets falling under its jurisdiction:  issues authorizations to work in the port; sees to dredging seabed and, in general, to the maintenance of the common parts of port areas. It  assigns  and  oversees  activities  aimed  at  providing  services  of  general interest for the whole Port Community, such as promoting applied research and development activities in the port and supporting both exploitation and adoption of the possible solutions deriving from research.

Livorno Port has connections with over 300 ports all over the world. Its most intense traffic sectors are with the Mediterranean, the Middle and Far East, the African  Continent  and  North  and  South  America.  The main  shipping  lines calling at Livorno are Zim Israel, Hapag Lloyd, MSC, Maersk, Hamburg Sud, CMA-CGM, Cosco, Yang Ming, Hanjin and K Line services. The port is also one of the top Italian arrival/departure ports for Motorways of the Seas, since RoRo cargo amounts to nearly 35% of the goods handled. The total traffic of RoRo Vehicles, with driver or not, is over 300 thousands vehicles /four million lineal meters. Livorno  Port  Authority  is  full  member  of  the  ESPO  (European  Sea  Ports Organization) and several other sectorial Associations. The Port of Livorno has been also identified as one of the Italian ports belonging to the “Core Network” of the Trans European Transport Network

Role in SOLE:
APL will support SOLE in the definition of the system specifications, and providing the field trial site and maritime scenarios. Morevoer APL will participate in stakeholders consultations, dissemination of the project results, exploitation of the adoptable and viable solutions.

The TEKEVER Group develops innovative technologies for the Enterprise, Aerospace, Defense and Security Markets. TEKEVER currently has subsidiaries in Europe, Asia, South and North America, focused on developing innovative technology, creating and distributing products, supporting partners and servicing customers around the world.

The Group's activities are organized in the Information Technology and the Aerospace, Defense and Security Divisions. The Information Technologies division focuses on improving the way organizations work and people live, by providing them with ground breaking products that combine mobile technologies, wireless communications, location awareness, distributed computing, and artificial intelligence. The technology and products created by this division have already resulted in two spin-offs and several successful product lines. The Aerospace, Defense and Security division contributes to the modernization and evolution of these markets, by developing and delivering advanced technology and products that improve the quality of communication, information, and execution capabilities in organizations. The technology and products created by this division have already resulted in three spin-offs and several successful product lines.

Significant investment is dedicated to research activities leading to innovative technologies in close collaboration with our customers, in different fields ranging from communication to autonomous vehicles and security, from information systems to mobility solutions. Upholding this vision, TEKEVER delivers embedded systems, ad-hoc sensor networks, next-generation communications systems, software defined radio and radar technology, unmanned aerial platforms and intelligent systems to clients in the aerospace and security fields.

TEKEVER has a history of partnership with several governmental and European bodies, including Portuguese military forces, EMSA and FRONTEX. TEKEVER’s UAVs have been tested in open seas, under real conditions, and used in several operational scenarios and NATO exercises at sea, both in the Mediterranean Sea and in the Atlantic Ocean, for search and rescue and anti-piracy missions, among others. TEKEVER has recently initiated a new partnership with the FRONTEX agency to provide UAVs for immigrant rescue maritime missions, which will become operational in 2016.

Role in SOLE:
Tekever will support SOLE in the definition of the system specifications, in carrying out the field trials, and in comparing the results with conventional systems. Morevoer Tekever will participate in the industrial exploitation of the adoptable and viable solutions.

Among the largest global players in Aerospace, Defence and Security, Leonardo is multinational and multicultural and is renowned for its technological excellence. Helicopters, Electronics and Defence, Security, Aeronautics and Space Systems are the core business of our Company.

Leonardo is based in Italy and has significant production assets in Italy, UK, US and Poland, where it has a strong industrial and commercial base. In Europe, our Group has a significant presence in France and Germany as well.

Leonardo has a total of more than 47,000 employees, of which about 37% outside Italy, and is present in more than 15 countries with 218 sites (38% in Italy and 62% abroad), of which 97 are production plants (50 in Italy and 47 abroad).

The Photonics Unit, in the Chief Technology Office of Land & Naval Electronics Defence Systems Division, has a long lasting expertise in design and implementation of Microwave Photonics and Digital Photonics systems (e.g Photonic AD converters, Optoelectronic Oscillators, Analogue Fiber Optic links) for processing of analogue and digital signals in optical domain. The LiNbO3 foundry, included in the Photonics Unit, develops advanced Integrated optics components such as: wide bandwidth phase, amplitude and frequency modulators, high extinction ratio amplitude modulators, Single Side Band optical modulators, optical frequency shifters, high optical radiation damage threshold devices, high extinction ratio switches / switching matrixes, polarisation insensitive acousto-optically tunable filters, polarisation splitters and filters, fiber optic gyro chips.

Role in SOLE:
Leonardo will support SOLE in the definition of the system specifications, in carrying out the field trials, and in comparing the results with conventional systems. Morevoer Leonardo will participate in the industrial exploitation of the adoptable and viable solutions.