CIMA members are executing in collaboration with OCPortugal partners a set of investigations supporting the validation of MEdium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS) data products in selected European coastal basins.
Validation of OC data products
- Validation of OC data products (MERIS, Sentinel 3 in the future) in the Atlantic off Portugal (see for example Monte Carlo simulations in the attached document)
The REmote Sensing Monitoring of the Atlantic off Portugal RESMAP project (Jan, 2014–Dec, 2018) is funded by the Fundacão para a Cîencia e a Tecnologia (MCTES, PT; Ref. no.: PTDC 2018 IF/00541/2013; exploratory project).
The Centro de Oceanografia (CO) is a multidisciplinary research unit of the national R&D system, whose main host institution is the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon (FCUL), the other host institution of this Centre being the University of Évora (UE).
The main research lines of the Centro de Oceanografia are the following:
Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (Faculty of Science and Technology; FCT) is one of the nine academic units of Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UNL). The FCT/UNL campus is located in Monte de Caparica and covers approximately 30 ha, with additional capacity expansion to 60 ha. Founded in 1977, FCT/UNL is one of the most prestigious Portuguese public schools of science and engineering today, with a total enrolment of ca. 7500 students, of which nearly 1400 are postgraduate students (MSc and PhD).
Sagremarisco Lda is located at Sagres on the extreme SW of the Iberian peninsular. The company operates at the interface between industry, education and scientific research.
Industry: technical support for the local aquaculture industry and fishing fleet; also, provides facilities for marine trials of materials under development for maritime use.
Education: provides equipment and human resources for coastal field studies by both local and foreign universities, and other educational institutions.