Study of Sado estuary

In a collaboration with oceanographers and the Portuguese navy, long-endurance AUVs integrating several results from ENDURANCE project were enployed to map the outflow of the Sado river, off Sesimbra.

The vehicles travelled between the surface and 20 meters in a region having dense traffic. The success of the operations was only possible by using AIS to prevent collisions and allowing the vehicles to be controlled using satellite / GSM communications.