Platforms for monitorization of ambiental variables
Ocean observation systems consist of a cluster of sensors selected to provide reliable and accurate measurements of chemical, biological or physical parameters. Observation systems usually are integrated in buoys which are left unattended in the sea for long periods of time being subjected to the harsh marine environment. The development of a fully automated ocean observing system that will provide measurements for long-length periods of time does not only require advancements in the field of sensor and material technologies, but also in navigation/positioning, communication, and energy systems.
Specialization and Technologies:
Hydrodynamics of floating structures.
Mooring and anchoring design and simulation (Orcaflex).