The Port of Taranto

Ever since this adventure began, our dream was to be able to finance, through the Citizen Science, the structured scientific research campaigns on cetaceans. Since 2018 this dream has become a reality thanks to the contribution of the Ionian Sea Port Authority Authority - Port of Taranto which gave us under concession "The Port of Taranto" a splendid boat of 40 FT. All the activities of Il Porto di Taranto are financed by the JDC Citizen science campaigns and this boat becomes the stage through which our researchers and the cetaceans we study can be observed by our guests embarked on Taras and Extraordinary, our two comfortable bedplates. After an accurate and complete re-tting started in 2017 and lasted about 18 months "The Port of Taranto" represents today the ideal detection platform for our monitoring campaigns carried out in collaboration with the UNIBA Department of Biology and with the Institute of Intelligent Systems for Automation - National Research Council - CNR - ISSIA of Bari The Port of Taranto was built in 2005 re fi tting 2018 by the Emanuele Stanisci Navy Shipyard of Taranto on a specific project aimed at guaranteeing excellent maneuverability, safety and high level performance.

Over 30 m2 of surface area, the comfortable crew room, the large passenger room equipped with windows and the practical aft cockpit as well as the installed scienti fi c equipment make this vessel the ideal vehicle for studying Cetaceans in their natural environment.

Motorized with two 210 Pw Volvo Penta, the Port of Taranto allows a cruising speed of 15 knt s and a maximum speed of 22 knts.

It is the first boat used with research on Cetaceans and promotional activities of the Port of Taranto throughout the Gulf of Taranto.

The equipment and the equipment on board make The Port of Taranto a comfortable boat for the conduct of scientific research campaigns lasting even several days.

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