Laurentiu-Florin Constantinoiu obtained his Cat. A hydrographic surveying diploma from the University of Plymouth, UK and is currently a PhD student at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dun─ârea de Jos University of Galati, Romania. He has conducted hydrographic and oceanographic research at the Maritime Hydrographic Directorate – Constanta, Romania since 2011 and is the Romanian delegate at the NATO Maritime Geospatial Meteorological and Oceanographic Centre of Excellence in Portugal. His main scientific interests include underwater research and maritime unmanned systems development.