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OceanTech - Collaborative vehicles and operation management systems for deep sea exploration

OCEANTECH is funded by "Programa Mobilizadores" of Portugal 2020 research program is as a joint strategic research and development programme, whose main goals include the development, production and delivery of new products, processes and services for deep ocean exploration, which are to be released in a global market. This project is funded with approximately 10 Meuro for 36 month. Starting date: not set yet. Partnership: Abyssal (Coordinator) and co-promoted by IPMA, CEIIA, TEKEVER AS, OceanScan, Universidade do Porto, TEKEVER ASDS, Usimeca, University of Algarve, Critical Materials, TEKEVER TI and Instituto Superior Técnico, [more...].


Modular Platform for Research, Test and Validation of Technologies Supporting a Sustainable Blue Economy Technology (TEC4SEA)

The TEC4SEA research infrastructure is a unique and pioneer platform in Europe to support research, development, and test of marine robotics, telecommunications and sensing technologies for monitoring and operating in the ocean environment. TEC4SEA brings together a set of laboratories, testbeds, equipments and support facilities for experiments in controlled and real environments. Partnership: INESC-Porto (Coordinator-IT), CINTAL, LARSyS. People involved from CINTAL: A.J. Silva, S.M. Jesus.[...more]. Official web site


EMSO-PT - European Multidisciplinary Seafloor Observatory - Portugal

EMSO-PT is the Portuguese Research Infrastructure part of the large-scale EMSO - European Multidisciplinary Observation Network of fixed point, deep sea multidisciplinary observatories, with the scientific objective of real-time, long-term monitoring of environmental processes related to the interaction between the geosphere, biosphere and hydrosphere. It is a geographically distributed infrastructure to be located at key sites in EU waters, spanning the Arctic, the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, up to the Black Sea. Partnership: IMAR (Coordinator), CCMAR, CINTAL, FFC, INESC, IPMA, ISEP, IST, UA, UE, UP, UAc. People involved from CINTAL: S.M. Jesus.[...more]. Official EMSO web site


SEAOX - Using acoustics for monitoring the metabolism of marine ecosystems

SEAOX is an FCT (Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology) funded project that aims at using the properties of sound propagation in ocean water as a proxy of the amount of oxygen bubbles to monitor the photosynthetic production of marine plants. Unlike other methods that simply provide local oxygen measurements (water analysis, oxygen probes), acoustic based methods can offer integral information over a given area and a given time interval. This project is funded by FCT with a total amount of 197k Euro for three years. Starting date: November 1st, 2015. Partnership: CINTAL (Coordinator) and CCMAR. [more...].


SUB-ECO - Acoustic Surveillance System

SUB-ECO is funded by the Ministery of Defense (Portugal) and aims at reinforcing the capabilities of national underwater surveillance using passive detection of illicit activities of both surface and submerged ships off the coast of Portugal. This project is funded with a total amount of 1.1M Euro for three years. Starting date: October 1st, 2015. Partnership: PT Navy IH (Coordinator), Esquadron 601 (Air Force), CISMIL, MARSENSING and CINTAL.
People involved from CINTAL: S.M. Jesus [more...].


STRONGMAR - STRengthening MARritime Technology Research Center

STRONGMAR is an H2020 EU project funded with 999k Meuro under the Twinning program for a duration of three years. This projext aims at creating solid and productive links in the global field of marine science and technology between INESC TEC and established leading research European institutions, capable of enhancing its scientific and technological capacity and linked institutions, helping raising its staff's research profile and its recognition as an European maritime research center of excellence. Starting date: January 1st, 2016 (tentative). Partnership: INESC-TEC (PT-Coordinator), Heriot-Watt University (UK), NATO Science Org. (BE), University of Girona (ES), Univ. of Aberdeen UK) and CINTAL(PT).
People involved from CINTAL: S.M. Jesus, A. Silva, O Rodriguez and P. Felisberto [more...].

EMSODEV - EMSO implementation and DEVelopment of instrumentation module


EMSO - European multidisciplinary Seafloor & water column ObservatoryDEV is a H2020 project that catalyses the full implementation and operation of the EMSO distributed Research Infrastructure, through the development, testing and deployment of an EMSO Generic Instrument Module (EGIM). This module will ensure accurate, consistent, comparable, regional scale, long-term measurements of ocean parameters, which are key to addressing urgent societal and scientific challenges such as climate change, ocean ecosystem disturbance, and marine hazards. Partnership: INGV (Coordinator-IT), IFREMER (FR), HCMR (GR), CSIC (GR), NERC (UK), MI (IR), Uni. Bremen (GE), IPMA (Cintal as third party-PT), GeoEcoMar (RO), SLR (IR) and SPA-ENG (IT).
People involved from CINTAL: Sérgio M. Jesus [more...].

project WiMUST geophysical exploration

Widely Scalable Mobile Underwater Sonar Technology (WiMUST)

The main objective of WiMUST is to use existing and develop new state of the art underwater robotic technology for efficient geo-physical exploration of surficial sediment properties. This project is funded by the EU under Horizon 2020 program, with 3.9 MEuro for 3 years. Starting date: February 1st, 2015. Partnership: UNIGE-ISME (Coordinator-IT), IST-ID (PT), UH (UK), Evologics (GE), Graal-Tech (IT), CGG Services (FR), Geo-Marine (The Netherlands), Geosurveys (PT) and CINTAL (PT).
People involved from CINTAL: Sérgio M. Jesus. WiMUST project official page [...more]

See terminated projects for detailed information about past projects executed at SiPLAB.

last update: 25-Jul-2017


Project publications

* F. Zabel, C. Martins and A. Silva ``Design of a UAN node capable of high-data rate transmission'', (abstract), Sea Technology, pp.32-36, (pdf), March 2011.

*A. Silva, F. Zabel and C. Martins, ``Acoustic Oceanographic Buoy: a telemetry system that meets rapid environmental assessment requirements'', (abstract) Sea Technology, Vol. 47, No.9, pp.15 - 20, (pdf), September 2006.

*C. Soares, S.M. Jesus, A.J. Silva and E. Coelho, ``Acoustic Oceanographic Buoy testing during the Maritime Rapid Environmental Assessment 2003 sea trial'',(abstract in Proc. of ECUA'04, Delft, The Netherlands, (pdf), July 2004.

ULVA system
*S.M. Jesus, C. Soares, E. Coelho and P. Picco, ``An Experimental Demonstration of Blind Ocean Acoustic Tomography'', (abstract) JASA 119(3), pp. 1420-1431, (pdf), March 2006.
*P. Felisberto, C. Lopes and S.M. Jesus, "An autonomous system for ocean acoustic tomography", (abstract) Sea Technology, Vol. 45, No.4, pp. 17-23, (pdf) April 2004.