Jacopo Aguzzi is a marine ecologists working with Nephrops fishery, that is to date broadly interested in the monitoring of marine environments and the status of the services they provide by autonomous robotic technologies. He dedicated his research to the understanding of how biodiversity and ecosystem functioning are affected by behavioural rhythms of megafauna, which bias our sampling outcomes due to massive populational movements into the benthopelagic 3D scenario. Since the past decade, he is conducting an extensive monitoring activity on species behavioural rhythms and resulting community dynamism by cabled seafloor video-observatories and their docked mobile platforms, from the coastal areas to the deep-sea. As a result of that, he progressively got more interested in technological solutions allowing the establishment of autonomous monitoring networks of cabled observatories and mobile platforms as well as in automated video-imaging for biological data extraction (i.e. species tracking and classification) and storage in multidisciplinary data banks.