Acronym OceanTech
Name Collaborative vehicles and operation management systems for deep sea exploration
Funding Reference 24508
Dates 2017-12|2021-10

The project’s promoters intend to break the actual paradigm based on the necessity from economic agents to access information – obtained in-situ in the oceans -, and aim to streamline decision making processes associated to their areas of expertise, taking together one common mission: the development, test and validation of a pioneer and unique solution in the global market, based, by the first time, on the collaborative use of distinct data acquisition platforms (autonomous vehicles, fixed platforms and hybrid vehicles), from which, by using disruptive technologies and innovative communications systems, it is intended to conceive a solution that assures proper communication between different platforms and between them, the support infrastructure and an operational management system which ensures data integration, processing and delivery through the proper channels. The programme will have a duration of 36 months, in which about 130 specialized resources will be involved, in a total investment estimated in approximately 10 M€. From this project, eleven new products validated in operational conditions will be produced, which together will turn possible the onset of a new service based on the complete integration of marine operations and its control from the shore that will offer a new sight over them, providing and commercializing information relevant to the Scientific, Industrial and Public end-users. Oceantech project sheet:

Research Groups Dynamical Systems and Ocean Robotics Lab (DSOR)
Project Partners Abyssal (Coordinator), Instituto Superior Técnico, IPMA, CEIIA, TEKEVER AS, OceanScan, Universidade do Porto, TEKEVER ASDS, Usimeca, Universidade do Algarve, Critical Materials, TEKEVER TI
ISR/IST Responsible
António Pascoal
Manuel Rufino
Luís Sebastião
Pedro Góis
Shubham Garg
David Cabecinhas
Joao Quintas
Rita Cunha
Pedro Batista
João Pedro Cruz