Caring about the future

RaMP - Rapid-response to Marine Pollution
Coordinator - João Tasso de Figueiredo Borges de Sousa
CESAM Responsible researcher - João Miguel Dias
Programme - Fundo Azul
Execution dates - 2020-01-15 - 2022-01-14 (24 Months)
Funding Entity - DGPM - Direção Geral da Política do Mar
Funding for CESAM - 58826 €
Total Funding - 166273 €
Proponent Institution - Universidade do Porto – Faculdade de Engenharia (FEUP)
Participating Institutions
Universidade de Aveiro
Universidade do Porto – Faculdade de Engenharia (FEUP)
Direção-Geral da Autoridade Marítima (DGAM)

Project Description
This proposal proposes the development and empowerment of low-cost autonomous air, surface and submarine vehicles for operations of prevention, monitoring, surveillance and response to marine pollution events. In conjunction with current numerical modelling tools, it aims to minimize the inherent costs to operations, increase their speed and facilitate the identification of polluting sources. Through the design and implementation of simple rapid sampling processes, this project aims to increase national capacity for monitoring and response to marine pollution while minimizing risks and safeguarding ecosystems, material assets and human lives.

Project webpage

CESAM members on this project
João Miguel Dias


CESAM Funding: UIDP/50017/2020 + UIDB/50017/2020 + LA/P/0094/2020


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