Francesca Nacini works in Public Affairs at the NATO STO CMRE. She is a professional journalist (enrolled in the Italian official registry) with experience in international communications, focussing on maritime robotics and marine operations.
NATO Nations have agreed to use JANUS, a new underwater communications device, as the NATO Standard for digital underwater communications. This is the first time a digital underwater communication protocol has been acknowledged at an international level. Implementing JANUS paves the way for a standardised ‘Internet of Underwater Things’ with many exciting future applications.