Luca Bardazzi, Bachelor student at HES-SO, designed, built and tested a complete underwater drone, capable of swimming around without any tether, thanks to the acoustic GPS technology developed by Norvegian company, Water Linked.

Luca spent three whole months in Norway to complete his Bachelor thesis.

Thanks to his admirable performance, he was asked to continue on his Master’s thesis for 2018, within an international project “Cage Reporter” ( aimed at exploring autonomously salmon enclosures in the Norvegian fjords. This project is a collaboration between the National Technological University of Norway (NTNU), the Norvegina number one center for marine exploration SINTEF, the company Water Linked, and our laboratory.