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Networked Intelligent Systems

INESC TEC analyses forest fire risk management at European level

The FIRELOGUE project – Cross Sector Dialogue for Wildfire Risk Management – is INESC TEC’s new European project; it aims to promote initiatives focused on exchanging knowledge and best practices,towards reducing the risk of fire.

16th July 2021

Networked Intelligent Systems

Locating and gathering fishing nets via acoustic sensors and autonomous vehicles

The NetTAG project (Tagging fishing gears and enhancing on board best-practices to promote waste free fisheries) developed a technological solution based on acoustic sensors and an autonomous remotely operated vehicle (ROV), in order to locate and recover lost fishing gear. The solution was tested on June 25, off the northern coast of Portugal, near Póvoa do Varzim, marking the end of the project - with the involvement of INESC TEC's Centre for Robotics and Autonomous Systems (CRAS). 

12th July 2021

Networked Intelligent Systems

INESC TEC tested one of the most advanced underwater robots in the world

The testing of the UX-1Neo autonomous robot, developed to explore flooded underground mines, took place on May 27, at the old Urgeiriça uranium mine (Nelas, Viseu). These were the first tests of the robot developed by INESC TEC’s Centre for Robotics and Autonomous Systems (CRAS), within the scope of the European project UNEXUP.

28th May 2021

Networked Intelligent Systems

INESC TEC leads project that aims to "clean up" the Azores ports

INESC TEC, through its Centre for Robotics and Autonomous Systems (CRAS) is the leader of the PORT XXI - Space Enabled Sustainable Port Service project, which aims to develop and implement monitoring and environmental management solutions, in order to improve the management of complex activities and achieve zero pollution in the ports of Azores.

04th March 2021

Networked Intelligent Systems

INESC TEC project for the development of digital technologies to safeguard archaeological heritage

In November, INESC TEC launched the SHIELD project, focused on adapting an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) against looting activities at archaeological sites.

26th November 2020

Networked Intelligent Systems

INESC TEC supports ABB Marine & Ports in the development of an optimisation tool for the O&M in offshore wind farms

INESC TEC, as the coordinator of the European project ATLANTIS – The Atlantic Testing Platform for Maritime Robotics: New Frontiers for Inspection and Maintenance of Offshore Energy Infrastructures, is supporting ABB Marine & Ports for the development of an optimisation software that aims to improve the inspection and maintenance of offshore wind farms, in order to reduce costs and increase the efficiency, safety and sustainability of these structures.

26th November 2020

Networked Intelligent Systems

INESC TEC tests technology to detect marine litter remotely

The testing phase of the Spectrometer for Marine Litter project, led by the Centre for Robotics and Autonomous Systems (CRAS), took place between September 16 and 25, in Faial (Azores). The objective was to test the potential of using hyperspectral sensors for the remote detection of marine litter in coastal areas and shallow waters.

20th October 2020


INESC TEC developed a ventilator to support Portuguese hospitals

A team of engineers and physicians led by the Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science (INESC TEC) and the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP) developed the PNEUMA, a low-cost and easy to assemble ventilator with a self-inflating bag, in order to support Portuguese hospitals addressing the new coronavirus.

08th April 2020

Networked Intelligent Systems

INESC TEC initiates the 35th anniversary celebrations with Open Class to the city

The first Open Class will focus on the circumnavigation trip of the School Ship Sagres.

28th February 2020

Networked Intelligent Systems

INESC TEC and ESA will test technology to detect plastics in the sea

INESC TEC signed a contract with the European Space Agency’s (ESA) General Support Technology Programme (GSTP) to test sensor-based perception technologies capable of detecting plastics in coastal areas and shallow waters.

30th January 2020

Industrial and Systems Engineering

INESC TEC leads the first European centre to test robots at offshore wind farms.

The first European centre for the real-time testing of marine robots is led by INESC TEC. The Atlantis Teste Center will be set up in Viana do Castelo and enable the validation of robotic solutions in the most extreme weather conditions of the Atlantic Ocean, namely concerning the assessment and maintenance of offshore wind infrastructures.

21st January 2020


INESC TEC technologies present at Marinetech 2019

With proven international experience in the Marine Technologies area, INESC TEC was on the spotlight at the Marinetech event, organised by the Hydrographic Institute (IH), and at the workshop "Linking Earth Observation data and Sustainable Development across the Atlantic", organised by the IH and the Air Centre, which were an opportunity for Portuguese and foreign experts from the Sea sector to discuss the challenges of linking Earth observation data and sustainable development in the Atlantic.

16th December 2019

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