His research activities concern the development of innovative solutions for the marine environmental monitoring based on mechatronic and robotic systems; the application of Computer Graphics, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality technologies; underwater networks sensors and localization systems for the documentation and the accessibility of underwater naturalistic and archaeological sites. He is cofounder of two spin-off companies: 3D Research s.r.l. (since 2008) and Tech4Sea s.r.l. (since 2014). He runs the UNICAL and 3D Research teams in various European projects like: H2020-MSCA-RISE TECTONIC (www.tectonicproject.eu) EASME-EMFF-BlueEconomy – SCIENCE DIVER (www.sciencediver.eu); INTERREG MED – BLUEMED (https://bluemed.interreg-med.eu); H2020 – iMARECULTURE (www.imareculture.eu); EASME/EMFF DiveSafe (www.divesafe.eu). He is a co-author on more than 100 scientific papers.