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IDRONAUT was established in 1982 and has more than 37 years of experience in developing innovative sensors and instrumentation for the marine instrumentation. IDRONAUT sensors and instrumentations measure the most important physical and chemical water parameters like, temperature, depth, salinity, pH, dissolved oxygen and much more.
Most of the research and development projects carried out by IDRONAUT, has been self-financed while some other are carried out in collaboration with the most important European and Italian university and research institute in EU funded projects.
We are proud to declare that the customer satisfaction, fast delivery and continue after-sale service and support in real-time are our primary goals and the keys of our success.
Customers include major National research agencies, Universities and commercial organizations in Europe, North/South America, Asia and the Far East. The company world-wide presence is supported by a network of regional sales distributors, agents.



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Today company employers are engineers and technologists most of them involved in the continue process of product innovation through research and development projects. Personnel have been selected from both industrial and research backgrounds, to ensure that the company maintains its wide ranging expertise in the fields of:

  • Marine Chemistry
  • Electrochemistry
  • Sensor Design
  • Computer Science & Software
  • Micro-mechanics
  • Chemical and Physical Oceanography
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Based on the company’s high level of research, Idronaut has been able to introduce a number of innovative products into the marine instrument market place like a series of low maintenance full ocean depth (7000 m) fast response sensors, incorporating a high specification seven ring conductivity cell and Oxygen sensor (no pump required), an In situ Trace Metals Analyser, Benthic Chamber and a Data Telemetry profiling buoy, for which Idronaut’s pioneering development work has been acknowledged by the scientific community both in Italy and abroad.

Data Telemetry Buoy Profiler – Prizes /Acknowledgements for Innovative Industrial Development:

  • 1989 - Prize for Environmental Diagnostics Field INDUSTRIA AMBIENTE CONCORSO NAZIONALE
  • 1990 - Special Mention PREMIO PHILIP MORRIS
  • 1991 - Mention DESIGN NEWS AWARD (USA)
  • 1993 - Finalist PREMIO PHILIP MORRIS
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Idronaut has been the project leader or contribute in partnership with other European research institute to the successful accomplishment of the following international (funded by the European Commission) and national projects:

  • European Commission - EUROSTARS Programme - Project n° 5964: Development of a multi-parameter geochemical probe for high temperature groundwater in-situ measurements (up to 105°C).
  • European Commission - EESD Programme - Contract n° EVK3-CT-2000-00036: IMTEC - In situ automated Monitoring of Trace metal speciation in Estuaries and Coastal zones, in relation with the biogeochemical processes).
  • European Commission - MAST III 94-98 - Contract n° MAS3-CT95-0033: VAMP - Voltammetric Autonomous Measuring Probes for trace metals in the water column <500 m, max depth> and at water-sediment interfaces <6000 m, max depth>.
  • European Commission - MAST II 91-94 - Contract n° MAS2-CT92-0043: Development and validation of an anodic stripping voltammeter for remote automatic analysis of heavy metals (Zn, Cu, Pb, Cd) in estuarine and coastal waters.
  • EUREKA Project EU 408 - EUROMAR-BIMS: Benthic Instrumentation and Monitoring System for Investigation of Physical and Geotechnical Properties of the Water-sediment Interface.
  • VAMP - MAS3-CT950033 - Voltammetric autonomous measuring probes for trace metals in the water column (500m max depth) and at water-sediment interfaces (6000 m max depth).
  • BRITE - EURAM III - Contract n° BRPR-CT97-0374: Development of a methodology for detecting deep metal ore deposits through physic-chemical analysis of fluids in shallow boreholes.
  • EUREKA Project EU 540 ENVINET - ATAC: Feasibility, Development and Realization of advanced HW/SW Tools to Manage Atmospheric and Aqueous Environment on Local and Regional Areas.
  • CEC FAR RESEARCH CONTRACT n° AQ.2.579: Ecological impact of Floating Cage Aqua culture systems and strategies for controlling Energy Flows in Marine Environments.
  • EEESD Programme - Contract n° EVK4-CT-2000-00028: CATS - Cyanobacteria attack rocks: control and preventive strategies to avoid damage caused by cyanobacteria and associated microorganisms in roman hypogean monuments.
  • IMTEC – EVK3-CT-2000-0036: In-Situ monitoring of trace metal speciation in Estuary and Coastal zones in relation with the biogeochemical processes.
  • HIGHTEMPProbe – Eurostar E15964: Aims at developing a multi-parameter geochemical probe for high temperature groundwater in-situ measurements (up to 105 °C).
  • ECODIS – FP6-2005 G.A. 518043-1: Dynamic sensing of chemical pollution disasters and predictive modelling of their spread and ecological impact.
  • MOBESENSE – ICT-2007.6.3: Mobile water quality sensor system.
  • COMMOSENSE – FP7 – OCEAN 2013.2 – G.A. 614155: Developing cost-effective sensors that will increase availability of standardised data on eutrophication concentrations of heavy metals, microplastics, underwater noise and other parameters.
  • SCHEMA – FP7 – OCEAN 2013.2 – G.A. 614002: In Situ chemical mapping probes.