The Ferry-Box is now operating! The system (4H Pocket Ferry-Box manufactured by 4H-JENA Engineering) allows the continuous measuring of sea surface temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, turbidity and chlorophyll. Data can be transmitted in real-time to the land-base station. Due to its limited weight and dimensions it can be easily transported and installed on different type of vessels. It was tested onboard the coastal research vessel m/b S.Teresa of the ENEA Marine Environment Research Centre in the Gulf of La Spezia. It will be soon installed onboard the container ship “Vento di Alisei” on the route Genova-Istanbul where it will integrate the XBT measurements which are part of the regularly monitoring activities of the project.