The ocean is too large to observe with conventional means. SOI recognizes that in order to make meaningful advances there must be more agile, resilient, and robust platforms. Robots and AI can greatly improve coverage and cost-efficiency for select ocean observations by reducing risk, and facilitating high resolution spatially distributed surveys of dynamic marine processes, as illustrated by the projects discussed in this section.


Exploring Fronts with Multiple Robots”, the expedition that took us to the Pacific Ocean, is referred in the latest supplement of “Oceanography” magazine issued this month.


O site de notícias da TSF destaca a notícia da Agência Lusa sobre a expedição «Exploring Front with Multiple Robots», realizada entre 28 de Maio e 17 de Junho na Califórnia.

Esta expedição teve o Prof João Borges de Sousa como Investigador Principal e o LSTS como líder, e o seu principal foco consistiu ​no estudo da Frente Subtropical do Pacífico Norte, uma área ainda pouco explorada.

A notícia completa pode ser encontrada no link abaixo:


LSTS made the cover of SCCOOS's July Newsletter!

The LSTS team met with SCCOOS (Southern California Ocean Observing System) and CDIP (Coastal Data Information Program) to learn about their technologies and ocean observing systems.

Check out the article here:…/uploads/2018/07/July_2018_Newsletter.pdf


Instead of sampling from one vessel in a single location, researchers can now monitor a much larger area with high resolution in space and time in a scalable and cost-efficient manner using a networked fleet of robotic vehicles supported by a vessel-based command center. 

Check out the amazing accomplishments of the campaign «Exploring Front with Multiple Robots» in the Schmidt Ocean Institute's press release:​



O navio científico Falkor, do Schmidt Ocean Institute, com uma equipa coordenada pelo Prof. João Borges de Sousa, terminou a sua viagem de pesquisa de uma frente oceânica com o inédito recurso a veículos autónomos aéreos, de superfície e subaquáticos.

O Jornal da Economia do Mar destaca, no seu site, o sucesso desta expedição oceanográfica intitulada  «Exploring Front with Multiple Robots», no âmbito do projecto NETOS-SOI.

Pode ler aqui a notícia completa.


O Prof. João Borges de Sousa, a convite do Ministro da Ciência, Tecnologia e Ensino Superior, Manuel Heitor, esteve presente nesta edição, onde apresentou a sessão plenária intitulada "Exploring the Pacific Subtropical front with multiple underwater, surface and air vehicles"


"I think it is essential for humankind to understand the big picture because, in the end, we are talking about the life-support system for the Earth." - Prof. João Borges de Sousa 

Check out the impressive accomplishments – and learn why they matter well  beyond the field of robotics – from the #OceanRobotsTeam in the expedition wrap up video!



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