AM3 Spin-off is a company owned by the University of Florence and founded in July 2013 after the scouting and the training course offered by the University.
AM3 Spin-off’s team is a group of researchers of the Maritime Engineering Laboratory LABIMA, which has thirty years of experience in this field.
AM3 Spin-off‘s mission is the technology transfer of the results of our researches in physical modelling and numerical modelling. AM3 Spin-off offers exclusive consulting services, helping the customer in the design and management of maritime structures or devices, ensuring the greatest cost-effectiveness.
AM3 Spin-off addresses mainly to: design companies of maritime infrastuctures, port authorities, tourist harbours, basin and local authorities, developers of WECs, certification body and research organizations. Our services are personalized and relized by exclusive and professional relations. See our portfolio.
Physical model is performed reproducing at small-scale maritime structures or devices, in order to study their interaction with the wave motion. The experimental approach leads to a reliable assessment of the structural performance, avoiding economic, social and environmental damages due to design mistakes.
Numerical simulation, when calbrated and validated by physical model resulsts, allows to evaluate a wide range of design alternatives of maritime structures or devices. The combined and synergic approach of numerical and physical modelling leads to further optimization of the structure design and to a maximization of the performance.
On-site monitoring of wave motion, currents, marine biocenosis and maritime structures or devices, is carried out basing on advanced methodologies and instruments. Monitoring data give useful information and lead to careful defininition of ante-operam design actions, supportong the evaluation of post-operam design performance.
HINDCASING/FORECASTING MARITIME DATA
AM3 Spin-off’s team performs hincasting and forecasting of the wave climate off the Mediterranean basin, by means of the analysis of data recorded at wave buoys and obtained by suitable numerical models. This approach allows to provide a useful data base for high-resolution models, forecasting the coastal dynamics.
AM3 Spin-off is involved in several research and development projects. Since we strongly believe in innovation, our R&D department is constantly working to deveop ideas and solutions, aimed at creating value throught the realization of devices and software supporting advanced services.
In 2014, AM3 Spin-off won the call for the Regional Operational Program POR CReO FESR Toscana 2014-2020, with the GENOMA’s project (GENeratori di Onde MArine), aimed at developing:
a wavemaker realizing any wave motion needed to test maritime structures or devices, within a wave flume;
a small-scale prototype of OWC-WEC (Oscillating Water Column Wave Energy Converter), optimized by means of physical model testing.
ASV for environmental monitoring
AM3 Spin-off is developing a marine ASV (Autonomous Surface Vehicle), capable to perform long term monitoring missions, through the use of renewable energies and then without impacting the environment.
The marine ASV will be equipped with advanvced sensors, in order to develop an innovative and sustanable device for environmental monitoring.
AM3 Spin-off s.r.l. Via Madonna del Piano, 6 50019 – Sesto F.no (FI)