Centro de Investigação Tecnológica do Algarve) is a non-profit research organization founded in 1990 with the objective of providing a link within the innovation chain between fundamental research (as a source of knowledge) and practical application (as the use of knowledge) which can be commercially exploited.


CINTAL is the beneficiary of the actions of the project and is involved in all the work packages of the project.  

The role of CINTAL is to provide the knowledge and practical expertise in the area of underwater acoustic remote sensing, organizing and setting up workshops and field trials for ocean discovery through acoustic measurements. In particular, CINTAL will focus on ocean ambient sound and its interaction with coastal ecosystems (flora and fauna) and with ocean bottom geophysical structure.

R&D Centre

Signal Processing Laboratory (SiPLAB)

SiPLAB’s emphasis is on underwater acoustic signal processing, ocean acoustics and underwater communications. SiPLAB has its own computing facilities and underwater acoustic equipment and has approximately 15 researchers.

SiPLAB has experience in underwater acoustics and addresses the required competencies for underwater communication systems and environmental perception. These are relevant scientific areas for the long term permanence in the sea.

SiPLAB is located at the University of Algarve (Faro, Portugal) with which has particular and permanent scientific cooperation ties, including personnel exchange and collaboration agreements in various projects.