Ocean Technology Summer School

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General information

The Universidade do Algarve is organizing the second edition of the Ocean Technology Summer School, to take place from 06 July to 10 July 2015. Building upon the experience of previous schools (including OT2014) the OT2015 summer school is designed to provide an integrated view of theoretical, numerical and experimental tools related to different areas and applications of ocean technology, such as instrumentation, observation techniques, modeling of coastal processes, underwater sound propagation, signal processing, bottom mapping and (this year) robotics.

The summer school spans five days with a total of 42 hours, with the first day dedicated to a set of lectures covering modeling, instrumentation and observation methods. The second day is dedicated to a hands-on sea trial, and the last three days are dedicated to additional lectures and to the processing of acquired data. After conclusion all participants will receive a certificate of attendance, and a USB Pen drive with all the presentations, detailed equipment description, used software and experimental data.

Lecture modules

Monday 06/7 Wednesday 08/7 Friday 10/7
Introduction Remote Observation Remote Sensing SST
Ocean Sensors Modeling, Part I & II Oceanic Modeling using Sea Trial Data
Robotics Telemetry Acoustic Data Processing
Equipment Setup and Sea Trial Preparation Sea Trial Data Preprocessing  

The one day at sea component of the summer school will include the following experimental activities:

  • data acquisition from a towed sidescan SONAR;
  • CTD data acquisition;
  • robotic related activities (vehicle preparation, deployment, and control).
  • underwater acoustic transmissions.
Contact Person: (ot2015@ualg.pt)


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Venue: University of Algarve
Faro, Portugal



Package 1: 300 €
Package 2: 320 €
Package 3: 405 €

Package 1 covers hands-on lunch for 1 day, coffee breaks, hands-on bus transport, USB pen drive, certificate of attendance and software costs. The 2nd package additionally covers the lunches for 4 days and the 3rd package inlcludes the accomodation for 5 days.


The summer school is particularly suitable for professionals, foreigner and national students, in areas of engineering and applied sciences, who are interested in gaining a broadband knowledge of different aspects of ocean technology. To the participants advantage such knowledge is expected to provide a solid basis for the engagement in scientific research or in industry-related activities.

School participants are required to bring a personal laptop during all lectures and hands-on at sea.

Application Procedure:

Please fill in the registration form and send it to ot2015@ualg.pt, together with a short CV. Selected candidates will be contacted after April 17th with the confirmation of acceptance.

Deadline: 3rd April


Academic level: Master, PhD, Lifelong Learning

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