Water Data Acquisition

Water Quality Monitoring Service in Tagus Estuary


An online monitoring UNDERSEE 'FerryBox' is installed since September 2019 in the Dafundo ferry, a passenger boat that navigates in a daily basis in Tagus River estuary, in Lisbon.

The project is made under the contract with MARETEC research centre from IST - University of Lisbon (project MyCoast), where the in-situ data, provided via FTP under the formats netCDF and ASCII, is further used to calibrate forecast numerical models of this research group. This project is an excellent example of successful public - private cooperation.

Data is being uninterruptedly collected since December 2019.

Water Data Acquisition

MicroPlasTox - Microplastics in the Marine Environment


This project aims to fulfill the identified knowledge gaps on the (1) existence of protocols and methodologies for microplastics sampling/quantification and (2) existence of ecotoxicological data using representative key species. The obtained data will be made available through an online repository and, based on the experimental results, the information will be used to develop a set of protocols for analytical and ecotoxicological assessments, which will include quality assurance and control recommendations and practices.

UNDERSEE is collecting several water samples in different geographical locations with a Plankton net coupled in the Remote Operating Vehicle (ROV).

Programme - Programa Operacional da Competitividade e Internacionalização (02/SAICT/2017)
Proponent Institution - Universidade de Aveiro
Participating Institutions
Centro Interdisciplinar de Investigação Marinha e Ambiental (CIIMAR)
Matereospace Lda

Technology Transfer

KETmaritime - Transfer of Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) to the Maritime Industries

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This project aims to develop antifouling surfaces for the prevention of the adhesion of microorganisms in the manifold of UNDERSEE 'Ferrybox' using either Nano/Micro-topographic modifications of the surfaces inspiring on existing antibacterial natural surfaces, or chemical modifications.


Precision Aquaculture

Water Quality Monitoring in an Aquaculture at Figueira da Foz

An online monitoring UNDERSEE system is installed since March 2020 in Nasharyba Aquaculture at Figueira da Foz.

The in-situ data collected is compared with traditional sensors, sampled by MAREFOZ Laboratory. This project will be used to prove the accuracy of UNDERSEE in-situ system in a real environment while detecting in real-time water quality changes in the aquaculture.

Water Quality Monitoring in an Aquaculture at Figueira da Foz

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