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K2D - Knowledge and Data from the Deep Space

K2D is funded by FCT under the MIT-Portugal program research collaboration within the AIR Centre program. Our vision is to make feasible the usage of telecommunications submarine cables for ocean observation and monitoring, through the development of the electronic components and sensors for collecting complex and extensive physical, chemical, biological and environmental parameters. This project is funded with approximately 1.5Meuro for 36 month. Starting date: 1-July-2020. Partnership: DSTelecom (coordinator), ASN-Alcatel Submarine Networks, CMEMS/U.Minho, CINTAL, ISISE/U.Minho, U.Azores, AIR Centre, INESC-TEC and MIT. People involved from CINTAL/SiPLAB: S.M. Jesus, A.J. Silva and F. Zabel. [more...].

no ships: whales can sleep!


This project will address the conception, implementation and test of an autonomous system for detecting whales in the vicinity of shipping routes off the southwest coast of Crete and warn passing by ships. Start date: 1-Apr-2019, Duration: 36 months
Partnership: FORTH (Greece), PELAGOS (Greece), Marine Traffic (Greece), Green2Sustain (Greece) and CINTAL. People involved from CINTAL: S.M. Jesus [more...].

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JONAS - Joint Framework for Ocean Noise in the Atlantic Seas

JONAS addresses threats to biodiversity from underwater noise pollution on sensitive species in the NE Atlantic by streamlining ocean noise monitoring and risk management on a transnational basis. Atlantic area states need a consistent way to resolve this common transboundary challenge. Jonas will develop and pilot a noise-monitoring platform, harmonize technical approaches to MSFD and MSP requirements, and promote the adoption of quieter operational practices among users of the NE Atlantic marine space. Start date: 25-Mar-2019, Duration: 36 months, Funding: 2.8 Million euro.
Partnership: UCC (IR-Coordinator), MS (UK), CEFAS (UK), QO (FR), SHOM (FR), UPC (SP), PLOCAN (SP), UALG (PT) and IH( PT). People involved from UALG: S.M. Jesus, O. Rodriguez, P. Felisberto, P. Santos and A. Santos [more...].


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. People involved from CINTAL/SiPLAB: A.J. Silva, S.M. Jesus. [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/SiPLAB: 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 and P. Felisberto. [...more]. Official EMSO web site

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

last update: 7-Dec-2020


Project publications

* R. SABARA, C. SOARES, F. ZABEL, J.V. OLIVEIRA and S.M. JESUS, "Automatic acoustic target detection and classification off the coast of Portugal'' (abstract) IEEE/MTS Oceans'20 Singapore, (pdf), April.

* C. SOARES, R. DUARTE, F. ZABEL, M. SILVA and S.M. JESUS, "Shipping noise predictions from AIS in the Faial-Pico area, Azores archipelago'' (abstract) IEEE/MTS Oceans'20 Singapore, (pdf), April.


* S.M. JESUS, "A simple detector for passive acoustic monitoring of ocean noise", (abstract), Rep. 04/19, SiPLAB Report, University of Algarve, (pdf), December.

* S.M. JESUS, "Acoustic pressure and particle motion power spectrum estimation with Matlab", (abstract), Rep. 03/19, SiPLAB Report, University of Algarve, (pdf), October.

* S.M. JESUS, L. MAIA, F. XAVIER, R. VIO and E. VALE, "BIOCOM’19 experiment data report: particle motion measurements", (abstract), Rep. 02/19, SiPLAB Report, University of Algarve, (pdf), October.