Several different Unmanned Surface Vessels (USVs), Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), equipped with different sensors and acoustic payloads, are being used together in the seventh annual edition of REP16-Atlantic exercise, a joint exercise of the Portuguese Navy, the NATO Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE), and the University of Porto. From 5 to 31 July 2016, off the coast of Portugal, the Portuguese Navy, the NATO Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation and the University of Porto operated together in the maritime exercise which also marks the first international at-sea campaign for NRV Alliance under the Italian Flag.

REP16-Atlantic stands for Recognized Environmental Picture (REP) Atlantic 2016 and it is being conducted south of Sesimbra and Setubal. It also involves participants from the Belgian Navy, Oceanscan (Portugal), as well as observers from Naval Undersea Warfare Center (USA), NASA (USA), and European Project H2020 JPI Oceans.

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O Exercício REP 16, contando já com sete edições, foi, uma vez mais, uma oportunidade única para a afirmação internacional das capacidades da robótica nacional.

in Jornal de Economia do Mar


From 27 July to 7 August takes place the “Volta Portugal”, the largest national cycling competition. Associated with the competition is the initiative "Volta ao Conhecimento" that brings knowledge of various areas such as land, health, history, music and innovation, among others, closer to the public of the race.

Uma equipa de investigadores da Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (FEUP) está a participar no “Rapid Environmental Picture 2016” (REP16) desde o dia 5 de julho. Trata-se de um exercício anual que tem por objetivo testar, avaliar e validar os veículos autónomos não-tripulados em rede em ambientes operacionais definidos de acordo com as especificações da Marinha Portuguesa. Esta é a sétima edição do REP16 que está a decorrer ao largo da costa de Sesimbra e Setúbal, até dia 31 de julho.

in Notícia, Universidade do Porto



As in previous years, LSTS and the Portuguese Navy are once again co-organizing REP16 exercise. This year, among the participants are CMRE, the Belgian Navy, SPAWAR and Oceanscan-OMT. Observing this exercise will be members from the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, NASA and JPI Oceans.


NASA and the University of Porto signed a collaboration protocol that will allow both institutions to share knowledge and develop technology for ocean observation.


From June 2nd to 4th, LSTS participated in the “Oceans Business Week” where we showcased Networked Ocean project and MarInfo projects, in order to allow both projects visibility and promotion among specific interest groups and the general public, along with our systems and software.


From transport, energy and fishing to high growth marine sectors of seabed mining, aquaculture and offshore energy, emerging information ecosystems will transform utilisation and sustainability of ocean resources.

In EXPOSURES, we demonstrate how on-demand autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) can drive intelligent data analytics to rapidly assess environmental processes and impacts in marine waterways. The result will be create new marine information ecosystem that exploits underwater IoT infrastructures such as those offered by the European SUNRISE facility.


Advancing Autonomous Operations: From Outer to Inner Space

A new edition of the University of Porto Oceans Distinguished Lecture Series will take place next Friday in the rectory building of the University of Porto. This time the speaker will be Kanna Rajan on Advancing Autonomous Operations: From Outer to Inner Space.

Sérgio Ferreira and Paulo Dias participated in the Gunnerus exercises in Trondheim from 24th of April to the 30th of April. The experiment served as a first trial in the MBR radio integration that will be tested during the Networked Oceans project. The initial integration with X8 UAVs was successful and now must be extended to other systems in the toolchain.