Current Projects


January 2015 to January 2019

BRIDGES (Bringing together Research and Industry for the Development of Glider Environmental Services) is developing two deep glider prototypes for further understanding, improved monitoring, and responsible exploitation of the marine environment while assuring its long-term preservation. These robust, cost-effective, re-locatable, versatile and easily-deployed ocean gliders will support autonomous, long-term in-situ exploration of the deep ocean at large spatio-temporal scales.


October 2015 to October 2017

Implementation of the MSFD implies that EC member states present a good environmental status of their marine waters. It is therefore essential to map and monitor critical areas, creating strategies that include a monitoring plan (PMo) for the ongoing assessment of the environmental status of marine waters and a plan of action (SMEs) in order to achieve and maintain good environmental status . In PMe version available for public consultation establishes that new protected marine areas should be created large, enclosed in deep ocean areas, covering one of the most important ocean habitats: habitat OSPAR Montes Submarines. The BIOMETORE project includes research campaigns in Madeira-Tore geological complex and Great Meteor, for acquiring biodiversity data, ecological, physical and chemical parameters, identifying key species for which there are information gaps.

Accomplished Projects