InnovaMare at EMRA 2023 in Šibenik (Croatia)

21 June, 2023

EMRA 2023, the international conference on EU-funded Marine Robotics and Applications, one of the most important full-event in this field, is taking place in Šibenik (Croatia), on June 20 and 21.

Launched in Italy in 2014, the 9th edition of EMRA will bring together partners and stakeholders from EU-funded projects aiming at a more sustainable sea and a stronger blue economy. University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (UNIZG-FER) together with DIH AgriFood Croatia, and InnovaMare stakeholder and IN2 will host this-year workshop on marine robotics and applications in Šibenik. The event is organized by partners under leading EU strategic projects such as InnovaMare, MARBLE, MONUSEN, SeaTecHub, and UWIN-LABUST.

Dozens of experts from European countries are expected in the 17th-century fortress of St. John, high above the sea, to attend a 2-day program including the presentations of 15 EU projects which have successfully developed sea-saving and high-tech marine and submarine innovation; talks by six industry leaders and two panel discussions focusing on the Blue Economy challenges and on the WIDERA program to strengthen European research under Horizon Europe.

“As we have seen in previous editions of EMRA – organisers said – this event is not limited to scientific research experts, but also includes a wide range of speakers, running from industries managers to end-users. EMRA’s open and interdisciplinary approach validates the importance of cooperation and encourages it”.

The strength of the conference - stressed the Croatian Chamber of Economy, lead partner of InnovaMare strategic project  - is the interdisciplinary approach used to address such an urgent issue as the ongoing Blue Economy growth”. “There are tremendous opportunities laying ahead for European maritime countries and – it added - this is the right time to take the best out of our experiences: performing technological applications are more within reach by staying networked and by sharing projects from one side of the Adriatic to the other”.


EMRA 2023 Programme

EMRA 2023 website


InnovaMare Project aims at establishing a cross-border innovation ecosystem model in the sector of underwater robotics to monitor and prevent Adriatic Sea pollution. Funded by Interreg Italy - Croatia CBC Program 2014 – 2020, the project is led by the Croatian Chamber of Economy and implemented by 13 partners from both countries including universities, maritime institutes, business support institutions, SMEs, regional and local public bodies. Further information on