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This project considers new research and collaborative activities aimed to inform and assist the development of a sustainable future for the South Atlantic region. A new web based Observatory, “OIPG” (, will be developed to provide information on new opportunities for enterprises, resilient industries, and skilled employment and encourage the stakeholders involvement in risk governance practices.


WavEC Results


  • Follow-up on the demonstration of a low cost autonomous data acquisition system for marine environmental monitoring;


  • Analysis of technological innovation trends for sustainable offshore exploration (report);


  • Roadmap for deliver technological innovations for the maritime sector into the market (report).


General Information


Funding: FCT
Coordinator at WavEC: Gonçalo Fonseca
Total Funding (Requested EU contribution): € 1 187 951
WavEC Funding: € 65 323
Duration: October 2016 – September 2020 (48 months)
Coordinator: Associação do Instituto Superior Técnico para a Investigação e o Desenvolvimento (IST-ID)
Partners: Action Modulers, Agência Regional para o Desenvolvimento da Investigação, Tecnologia e Inovação - Associação, Carnegie Mellon University, Centro para a Excelência e Inovação na Indústria Automóvel, Estrutura de Missão para os Assuntos do Mar, Instituto de Soldadura e Qualidade, Lusotechnio Engenharia, Sociedade Unipessoal, Lda, MITI - Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute - Associação, Organização Nacional da Indústria do Petróleo – Brasil, Petróleos de Portugal - Petrogal, SA, Steinbeis Advanced Risk Technologies and WavEC Offshore Renewables.

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