TEC4SEA is a vertically integrated infrastructure, in
the sense that it possesses a set of skills and resources ranging from pure
conceptual research to sea going missions, with strong industrial and logistic
competences in the middle tier of prototype production. It can thus support
researchers in all phases of technology development, from conception and
theoretical analysis, to prototype development, field test deployments, and
TEC4SEA is a geographically distributed infrastructure, with physical presence at the North and South of Portugal. It is open to the entire scientific and enterprise/industrial community, with a free access policy for researchers affiliated with the research units that ensure its maintenance and sustainability.
As a direct result of the nature of the founding partners (INESC TEC and CINTAL) and of the role envisaged for the infrastructure within the Portuguese National Ocean Strategy, it is designed to serve not only the academic community, but also the industrial community, fostering and promoting R&D and technology transfer, and helping the intended growth of a sustainable blue economy sector.
TEC4SEA is highly
multidisciplinary, with a special focus in four research lines: