Recent Submissions

  • MELOA catalogue and geoportal: A modern approach for open access and visualization of in situ drifter data 

    Pedrera, Félix; Andrade, João; Matos, João; Martínez Padró, Enoc; Rojas, José Joaquín; Gonçalves, Pedro; Almeida, Carlos; Lucas, Marc; Esteves, Rita; Río Fernandez, Joaquín del; Chumbinho, Rogério (2021)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    The MELOA H2020 project proposes to develop a low-cost, easy-to-handle, wave resilient, multipurpose , multi-sensor, extra light surface drifter for use in all water environments: The WAVY drifters. The data products ...
  • Expanding the uderwater communication capabilities of seafloor ecosystem monitoring stand-alone platforms using pop-up buoys 

    Carandell Widmer, Matias; Hernández Uptegrove, Steve; Toma, Daniel; Martínez Padró, Enoc; Nogueras Cervera, Marc; Aguzzi, Jacopo; Río Fernandez, Joaquín del (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2023)
    Conference report
    Restricted access - publisher's policy
    The Platform for Long-lasting Observation of Marine Ecosystems (PLOME) project aims to improve the communication capabilities of stand-alone seafloor platforms for monitoring marine ecosystems. PLOME project involves ...
  • Engineering a testbed for bidirectional acoustic tag development 

    Batet Xaus, Gerard; Masmitjà Rusiñol, Ivan; Sarriá Gandul, David; Gomáriz Castro, Spartacus; Río Fernandez, Joaquín del (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2022)
    Conference lecture
    Restricted access - publisher's policy
    Marine protected areas (MPAs) have been implemented to mitigate the effects of climate change and overfishing on various marine ecosystems. Nonetheless, these areas need monitoring to ensure their actual utility. Tools ...
  • Performance of WAVY ocean Lagrangian drifters for surface characterization of ocean dynamic structures 

    Toma, Daniel; Carandell Widmer, Matias; Río Fernandez, Joaquín del (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2022-10-05)
    Conference report
    Restricted access - publisher's policy
    Low-cost drifters can measure ocean surface waves thanks to global navigation satellite systems (GNSSs) and new motion-sensor packages. Drifting along or across current gradients allows for unique in-situ wave–current ...
  • A reinforcement learning path planning approach for range-only underwater target localization with autonomous vehicles 

    Masmitjà Rusiñol, Ivan; Martín Muñoz, Mario; Katija, Kakani; Gomáriz Castro, Spartacus; Navarro Bernabé, Joan (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2022)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    Underwater target localization using range-only and single-beacon (ROSB) techniques with autonomous vehicles has been used recently to improve the limitations of more complex methods, such as long baseline and ultra-short ...
  • Generation WAVY: a new breed of surface drifters for all ocean domains 

    da Silva, António Jorge; Sousa, Alexandre; Pedrera, Félix; Río Fernandez, Joaquín del; Pinto, José P.; Oliveira, M.; Gonçalves, Pedro; de Saint Léger, Philippe; Chumbinho, Rogério (Instituto Hidrográfico, 2022)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    A new family of multi-purpose, multi-sensor, small sized, easy-to-handle, low-cost, spherical surface drifters is about to appear in the market, with its first three models. The WAVY Ocean is a current, wave and near-surface ...
  • A new nonlinear compliant mechanism for harvesting energy from ocean waves 

    Liang, Haitong; Carandell Widmer, Matias; Olszewski, Oskar Z.; Hao, Guangbo (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2022)
    Conference lecture
    Open Access
    Traditonal linear oscillators, such as cantilevers or pendulums, are only sensitive to specific resonant frequencies. They have then very narrow frequency bandwidths when harvesting energy from ocean waves. In order to ...
  • MELOA Catalogue and GeoPortal: A modern approach for open access and visualization of in situ drifter data 

    Pedrera, Félix; Andrade, João; Matos, João; Martínez Padró, Enoc; Rojas, José Joaquín; Gonçalves, Pedro; Lucas, Marc; Esteves, Rita; Río Fernandez, Joaquín del; Chumbinho, Rogério (2021)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    The MELOA H2020 project proposes to develop a low-cost, easy-to-handle, wave resilient, multi-purpose, multi-sensor, extra light surface drifter for use in all water environments: The WAVY drifters. The data products ...
  • MELOA catalogue, geoportal and data services: a modern approach for a marine in-situ measurements spatial data infrastructure and data services 

    Pedrera, Félix; Andrade, João; Matos, João; Martínez Padró, Enoc; Rocha, Artur; Rojas, José Joaquín; Gonçalves, Pedro; Lucas, Marc; Esteves, Rita; Río Fernandez, Joaquín del; Chumbinho, Rogério (2021)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    The MELOA project (https://www.ec-meloa.eu/) proposes to develop a low-cost, easy-to-handle, wave resilient, multi-purpose, multi-sensor, extra light surface drifter for use in all water environments, ranging from deep-sea ...
  • In-situ real-time underwater noise dataflow: from OBSEA to EMODnet 

    Martínez Padró, Enoc; Toma, Daniel; Novellino, Antonio; Alba, Marco; Río Fernandez, Joaquín del (2021)
    Conference report
    Open Access
  • MINKE’s transnational and virtual access 

    Río Fernandez, Joaquín del; Ntoumas, Manolis; Piera, Jaume (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2021)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    MINKE (Metrology for Integrated marine maNagement and Knowledge-transfer nEtwork) is an european project funded under Call H2020-INFRAIA-2018-2020 and Topic INFRAIA-02-2020 Research and Innovation action. MINKE project ...
  • Contributions to the pendulum-type wave energy converter system for oceanic drifter applications 

    Carandell Widmer, Matias; Toma, Daniel; Gasulla Forner, Manuel; Río Fernandez, Joaquín del (2021)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    Lagrangian Drifters are autonomous floating passive devices that provide oceanographic surface data. They are low-cost, versatile and easy-deployable marine instrumentation used in climate research. One of the main challenges ...

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