Renato Mendes

PostDoc Oceanography Researcher
Short Bio

Renato Mendes is currently a post-doctoral researcher as of a joint project between CIIMAR in University of Porto and CESAM in the University of Aveiro. His research interests focus mostly on coastal oceanography, using multi-platform data, such as observations, remote sensing, and numerical models. Recently, his studies have addressed the use of networked autonomous vehicle systems (AUVs and UAVs) to detect, track and survey coastal fronts in a coordinated and collaborative manner. During the cruise, he will be responsible for supporting scientific planning decisions, gathering near-real-time remote sensing and numerical modeling data.

Renato Mendes received his Ph.D. from the University of Aveiro in 2016 in Physical Oceanography and completed a Masters in Meteorology and Physical Oceanography in 2010 at the same institution in Portugal. During this period, he participated in exchange research programs in oceanography from Russian, Brazilian, and Spanish universities.

Publications

2020

José Pinto, Maria Costa, Keila Lima, Paulo Dias, João Pereira, Manuel Ribeiro, Renato Campos, Zara Mirmalek, Renato Mendes, Francisco López-Castejón, Javier Gilabert, Maria Tomasino, Catarina Magalhães, Jorge Estrela da Silva, Paulo Relvas, Trent Lukaczyk, Kay Skarpnes, Martin Ludvigsen, Alex Chekalyuk, Kanna Rajan. 2020 , "To boldly dive where no one has gone before:Experiments in coordinated robotic ocean exploration", Intnl. Symp. on Experimental Robotics (ISER)

DOI

Miguel Aguiar, João Borges de Sousa, João Dias, Jorge Estrela da Silva, Renato Mendes, Manuel Ribeiro. 2020 , "The Value Function as a Decision Support Tool in Unmanned Vehicle Operations", IFAC World Conference, 2020.

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2019

Miguel Aguiar, João Borges de Sousa, João Miguel Dias, Jorge Estrela da Silva, Renato Mendes, Américo S. Ribeiro. 2019 , "Optimizing autonomous underwater vehicle routes with the aid of high resolution ocean models", OCEANS 2019 MTS/IEEE SEATTLE, Seattle, WA, USA, 2019, pp. 1-7

Trygve Olav Fossum, Glaucia M.Fragoso, Emlyn J.Davies, Jenny Ullgren, Renato Mendes, Geir Johnsen, Ingrid Ellingsen, Jo Eidsvik, Martin Ludvigsen, Kanna Rajan. 2019 , "Toward adaptive robotic sampling of phytoplankton in the coastal ocean", Science Robotics, 13 Feb 2019

Keila Lima, Paulo Dias, Maria Costa, José Pinto, Tiago Marques, João Borges de Sousa, Sara Cardigos, Renato Mendes. 2019 , "REP18 Atlantic – A Large Scale Exercise Using Unmanned Systems, Field Report", OCEANS 2019 - Marseille, Marseille, France, 2019, pp. 1-7

2018

Renato Mendes, João Borges de Sousa, José da Silva, João Dias. 2018 , "The Role of networked robotic systems to survey coastal phenomena: the Douro river plume case study", Instrumentation viewpoint.

Miguel Aguiar, João Borges de Sousa, João Dias, Jorge Estrela da Silva, Renato Mendes, Américo S. Ribeiro. 2018 , "Trajectory Optimization for Underwater Vehicles in Time-Varying Ocean Flows", 2018 IEEE/OES Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Workshop (AUV), Porto, Portugal, pp. 1-6, doi: 10.1109/AUV.2018.8729777.

Igor Belkin, João Borges de Sousa, José Pinto, Renato Mendes, Francisco López-Castejón. 2018 , "A new front-tracking algorithm for marine robots", 2018 IEEE/OES Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Workshop (AUV), Porto, Portugal, , pp. 1-3, doi: 10.1109/AUV.2018.8729788.

Igor Belkin, João Borges de Sousa, José Pinto, Renato Mendes, Francisco López-Castejón. 2018 , "Marine robotics exploration of a large-scale open-ocean front", 2018 IEEE/OES Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Workshop (AUV), Porto, Portugal, pp. 1-4, doi: 10.1109/AUV.2018.8729725.

Maria Costa, José Pinto, Paulo Dias, João Pereira, Keila Lima, Manuel Ribeiro, João Borges de Sousa, Trent Lukaczyk, Renato Mendes, Maria Tomasino, Catarina Magalhães, Igor Belkin, Francisco López-Castejón, Javier Gilabert, Kay Skarpnes, Martin Ludvigsen, Kanna Rajan, Zara Mirmalek, Alex Chekalyuk. 2018 , "Field Report: Exploring Fronts with Multiple Robots", 2018 IEEE/OES Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Workshop (AUV), Porto, Portugal, pp. 1-7

Manuel Ribeiro, Diogo Dias, Renato Mendes, João Miguel Dias, João Galante, António Sérgio Ferreira, João Borges de Sousa. 2018 , "Development and deployment of an estuarine microbuoy", OCEANS 2018 MTS/IEEE Charleston, Charleston, SC, pp. 1-5

Trygve Olav Fossum, Jo Eidsvik, Ingrid Ellingsen, Morten Alver, Glaucia M.Fragoso, Geir Johnsen, Renato Mendes, Martin Ludvigsen, Kanna Rajan. 2018 , "Information-driven robotic sampling in the coastal ocean", Information‐driven robotic sampling in the coastal ocean. J Field Robotics. 2018; 35: 1101– 1121. https://doi.org/10.1002/rob.21805

José Pinto, Renato Mendes, José da Silva, João Dias, João Borges de Sousa. 2018 , " Multiple Autonomous Vehicles Applied to Plume Detection and Tracking", 2018 OCEANS - MTS/IEEE Kobe Techno-Oceans (OTO), Kobe, 2018, pp. 1-6, doi: 10.1109/OCEANSKOBE.2018.8558802.

Tiago Marques, Keila Lima, Manuel Ribeiro, António Sérgio Ferreira, João Borges de Sousa, Renato Mendes. 2018 , "Characterization of Highly Dynamic Coastal Environments, Employing Teams of Heterogeneous Vehicles: A Holistic Case Study", 2018 OCEANS - MTS/IEEE Kobe Techno-Oceans (OTO), Kobe, pp. 1-8

Renato Mendes, José Pinto, João Dias, José da Silva, João Borges de Sousa. 2018 , "Using a Autonomous Underwater Vehicle to track the frontal region of a river plume", 10.13140/RG.2.2.23213.33766/1