UAV4SEA bilateral initiative flying above the sea shore

UAV4SEA bilateral initiative flying above the sea shore

The Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research of the University of Porto (CIIMAR-UP) and the Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA) joined in a bilateral initiative aiming to develop innovative drone based technology for conducting observations of coastal ecosystems

The UAV4SEA initiative, financed by EEA Grants, has as its main objective to strengthen the relationship between Portuguese and Norwegian scientists in the field of remote sensing for mapping coastal biological communities.

The objective is to improve methods and share tools that can streamline the planning and implementation of environmental and biological monitoring missions in coastal areas, using drones.

The exchange of experiences and knowledge in remote sensing techniques with the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), applied to the mapping of coastal biological communities, will be privileged, as well as the dissemination to the community of the acquired knowledge.

Also open is the possibility of future partnerships for joint research projects, whose proposals will be developed in the framework of the present initiative.