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Partners: University of Aveiro, University of Lisbon, General Directorate for the Natural Resources, Security and Maritime Services (DGRM), Port of Figueira da Foz's Administration.

Description: Development of innovative remote sensing solutions to improve port management, increasing the security of vessel access and the port areas' competitiveness.


  • Generate a validated operational service, supported by emerging technologies, to provide port entities with the needed knowledge to better manage maritime traffic, in safe conditions, according to bottom profiles and local maritime agitation conditions.

  • Improve the management of dredging operations at the inlets, avoiding emergency interventions that, in addition to being more expensive, cause constraints to maritime traffic.

  • Optimize traffic, including ocean freight at ports.

  • Increase the ability to monitor parameters associated with the tide and sea turmoil.

  • Disseminate free and accessible data to the general public.

Timeframe: 07/2019-06/2021

Total Eligible Cost: 199 824,00 €
Financial Support: 179 842,00 €

Funding: Fundo Azul

Operation: FA_04_2017_013

Territorial Scope: Casos de estudo piloto no Porto da Figueira da Foz e no Porto da Ericeira.

NAVSAFETY - Emerging remote sensing technologies to support real-time navigation security in port areas

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