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Current Projects


In the SEASNAKE project, a new MV electric cable solution will be developed.


Joint action for the first systematic approach on the topic of underwater noise.


Development of a new class wave energy converter based on hydrodynamic lift forces.


Demonstration of an innovative mooring solution for floating solar systems.


The FLOAWER Innovative Training Network will provide 13 Early Stage Researchers with interdisciplinary training.


Twinning for an Offshore Wind Energy Partnership.


SISMAR aims to increase safety in inland waterway navigation.


Pivotbuoy aims to reduce drastically the cost of energy of floating wind through the validation of an innovative single point mooring system.


Support of the development and testing of marine renewable technologies in 7 European test zones.


The GRRIP will incorporate RRI ("Responsible, Research and Innovation") sustainable practices into 5 marine research organizations.


Wave Energy in Southern Europe.


Development, validation and optimization of structural health monitoring strategies for wind farms.


Accelerate the deployment of ocean energy taking into account the optimization of the resources and benefits for society.


Development of a platform to support offshore aquaculture.


Developing design tools for ocean energy technologies, from the conception, to the development and deployment stages.


Designing, testing and validating a crosscutting Direct Drive Power Take-Off solution to be used with multiple types of wave energy converter.


Developing a generic PTO for integration into wave-type devices of the type arises in order to be mass produced.


Science and Technology Policies - Exploitation of the Deep Sea and of Oil & Gas in the South Atlantic region.


European research infrastructure and facilities network (wave and tidal).

Past Projects


Development of a robotic manipulator to equip ROVs.


Demonstration of the GRAVI3 technology – innovative gravity foundation for offshore wind.


The HiWave project is focused on the development of a wave energy technology by the Swedish company Corpower.


Development of a robotic arm for Offshore operations.


The objective of MARINERG-i is to become the leading internationally distributed infrastructure in the Marine Renewable Energy sector


MERIKA deals among others, with environmental related issues of offshore wind devices and their planning.

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Scientific Papers

Journal Publications

Simon, Burmester., Vaz, G., Moctar, Ould.,"Towards credible CFD simulations for floating offshore wind turbines"., in Ocean Engineering Journal. Volume 2019. August 2020.


Manuel U. T. Rentschler, Frank Adam, Paulo Chainho, Kilian Krügel, Pedro C. Vicente – Parametric study of dynamic inter-array cable systems for floating offshore wind turbines – Marine Systems & Ocean Technology, 2020.


Rui Lopes, Luís Eça, Guilherme Vaz, On the Numerical Behavior of RANS-Based Transition Models, Journal of Fluid Engineering, Vol, 142 May 2020.

Hirabayashi, S., Vaz, G., & Suzuki, H. (2020). “Force Measurements of the Flow Around Arrays of Three and Four Columns With Different Geometry Sections , Spacing Ratios,and Incidence Angles”.in Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering. Volume 142. April 2020. 1–22.

António F.O. Falcão, António J.N.A. Sarmento, Luís M.C. Gato, Ana Brito-Melo, "The Pico OWC wave power plant: Its lifetime from conception to closure 1986–2018", in n Applied Ocean Research, 2020.

Conference Publications and Presentations

Wielgosz, C., Golf, R., Lidtke, A., Vaz, G. and el Moctar, O., “Numerical and experimental study on the Duisburg Propeller Test Case”, in proceedings of NuTTS2019, Tomar, Portugal, October 2019.

Katsuno, E., Lidtke, A., Rijpkema, D., Duz, B and Vaz, G., “Parameter Uncertainty Quantification applied to the Duisburg Propeller Test-Case”, in proceedings of NuTTS2019, Tomar, Portugal, October 2019.

Lemaire, S., Vaz, G. and Turnock, S., “On the Need for Higher Order Interpolation for Overset Grid Methods”, in proceedings of NuTTS2019, Tomar, Portugal, October 2019.

Lopes, R., Eça, L. and Vaz, G. “Turbulence Decay Corrections for Transitional Flow Calculations”, in proceedings of NuTTS2019, Tomar, Portugal, October 2019.

Wang, Y., Chen, H.C., Vaz, G. and Burmester, S.,”CFD Simulation of Semi-Submersible Floating Offshore Wind Turbine under Pitch Decay Motion”, in proceedings of 2nd International Offshore Wind Technical Conference, IOWTC2019, St. Julian’s, Malta, November 2019.

René Bettencourt Rauffus, António Maximiano, Luís Eça, Guilherme Vaz, "CFD Analysis of a Captive Bullet Entry in Calm Water With and Without Turbulence", in ASME 2019 38th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, 9-14 June 2019.

Pedro A. Vinagre, Enara Mardaras, Emiliano Pinori, Johan Svenson, Erica Cruz, Teresa Simas. Comparison of biofouling communities among European regions. EWTEC 2019 – European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference. Napoli, Italy, September 2019.

Journal Publications

Fabian Wendt, Kim Nielsen, Yi-Hsiang Yu, Harry Bingham, Claes Eskilsson, Morten Kramer, Aurélien Babarit,  Tim Bunnik  Ronan Costello, Sarah Crowley, Benjamin Gendron, Giuseppe Giorgi, Simone Giorgi, Samuel Girardin, Deborah Greaves, Pilar Heras, Johan Hoffman, Hafizul Islam, Ken-Robert Jakobsen, Carl-Erik Janson, Johan Jansson, Hyun Yul Kim, Jeong-Seok Kim, Kyong-Hwan Kim, Adi Kurniawan, Massimiliano Leoni, Thomas Mathai, Bo-Woo Nam, Sewan Park, Krishnakumar Rajagopalan, Edward Ransley, Robert Read, John V. Ringwood, José Miguel Rodrigues, Benjamin Rosenthal, André Roy, Kelley Ruehl, Paul Schofield, Wanan Sheng, Abolfazl Shiri, Sarah Thomas, Imanol Touzon and Imai Yasutaka, “Ocean Energy Systems Wave Energy Modelling Task: Modelling, Verification and Validation of Wave Energy Converters”,  in Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, October 2019

Klapwijk, M., Lloyd, T. and Vaz, G., “On the accuracy of partially averaged Navier–Stokes resolution estimates”, in International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, Volume 80, December 2019

Pereira, F., Eça, L., Vaz, G. and Kerkvliet, M., “Application of Second-Moment Closure to Statistically Steady Flows of Practical Interest”, in Ocean Engineering, October 2019

M.U.T. Rentschler, F. Adam, P. Chainho, "Design optimization of dynamic inter-array cable systems for floating offshore wind turbines, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews", Volume 111, 2019, pp. 622-635,

Pierre Benreguig, Miguel Vicente, Sarah Crowley, Jimmy Murphy, "Non-isentropic study of a closed-circuit oscillating-water-column wave energy converter", Ocean Engineering, Vol. 195, January 2020,

Pierre Benreguig, Miguel Vicente, Adrian Dunne and Jimmy Murphy, "Modelling approaches of a closed-circuit OWC wave energy converter", in Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 2019. URL: