Brian Kieft from MBARI will be visiting us, LSTS, in June, 16th.

The program includes a visit to the LSTS and a public talk at 14h30, in room E107 (DEQ), where he will present some of his work.


A Marinha Portuguesa, juntamente com outras unidades da NATO, participaram até esta semana no exercício “Mare Aperto – Italian Minex 17” que decorreu na Sardenha. Durante este exercício de desminagem, o Destacamento de Mergulhadores Sapadores Nº 3 – Mine Warfare, com ao auxílio de veículos autónomos subaquáticos, duas minas reais da II Guerra Mundial na zona de exercício.

LSTS has collaborated with MBARI on several occasions, including the 2013 CANON initiative, providing AUV´s, UAV´s and exchanging experiences in command and control of autonomous vehicles.

This spring MBARI is set out to take CANON another step further, deploying LRAUV´s (long-range autonomous underwater vehicles), one of which is equipped with third-generation Environmental Sample Processor (3G ESP) to collect environmental DNA. Hopefully this will help provide a better pictures of the environmental shifts in the Monterey Bay.


University of Porto will be hosting the Charter Meeting of the Autonomous Maritime Vehicle Student Competition - International Coordination Committee (AMVSC-ICC), from 10 to 12 April.

Excerpt of the short program promoted by UPTEC - Parque de Ciência e Tecnologia da U.Porto, broadcasted last Saturday by RTP3 featuring LSTS and Oceanscan.


Recently Jornal da Economia do Mar published a story in Portuguese about our cooperation and recent activities in last September with Norway partners from NTNU-AMOS and KTH. Now the story is also available in English. Check this pdf version.


Multi-robot Systems is a website of the Technical Committee on Multi-Robot Systems (TC MRS) of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, that gathers information about the multi-robot systems in the academic and industrial areas.

Now you can also find us here, at :


The Portuguese Institute for Sea and Atmosphere, I. P. (IPMA, IP) will be organizing another series of talks dedicated to Ocean Observation, on December 5th in Algés, at IPMA’s installations.

At 14h30, João Borges de Sousa will be talking about Ocean observation with networked vehicle systems.


Coordination Control of Distributed Systems was published on September, 2014, by Springer and edited by Jan H. Schuppen.
As co-authors for this book you can find Professor Fernando Lobo Pereira and Professor João Borges de Sousa, heads of LSTS, how wrote chapters about AUV control and coordination and networked vehicles systems.


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.

Full story at



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