OBSEA is a cabled seafloor observatory located 4 km off the Vilanova i la Geltru coast in a fishing protected area. It is connected to the coast by an energy and communications mixed cable.
- Provides an uninterrupted power supply to the scientific instruments.
- Offers a high bandwidth communication link.
- Real time data is available and problems encountered in battery powered systems are avoided.
- An optical Ethernet network that transmits data continuously to marine sensors connected to the observator.
The 3rd annual bulletin of the MELOA project is available
Published on 2021-02-16
Although the project had to stop its activity in March due to the pandemic, tests carried out in the last quarter of 2020 and virt[...]
OBSEA study on the effects of a dead dolphin on the seabed.
Published on 2021-01-13
On December 19, a dead dolphin of the species Stenella coeruleoalba, one of the most common in the Mediterranean Sea, was found on[...]
Underwater robots are key to know and protect deep-water species
Published on 2020-12-02
The journal Science Robotics publishes an article led by Dr. Ivan Masmitja, postdoctoral researcher in the SARTI group, explains how a new study by the ICM-C[...]
New tests at sea of the Meloa project
Published on 2020-11-26
On November 12, the SARTI group participating in the MELOA project[...]
Matias Carandell, member of the SARTI group, is awarded the IEEE Oceans Global Congress.
Published on 2020-11-26
Matias Carandell, PhD researcher at SARTI group (UPC), has been distinguished with the second prize of the Student Poster Competition of the IEEE Oceans Glob[...]
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In the OBSEA we are collaborating with interoperability projects to provide the acquired data information using standard protocols.
Aims to: "Design and implement an integral environment for marine biological indicators monitoring through wired observatories and autonomous underwater mobile vehicles, achieving a strengthening of the spatial factor together with the high temporal frequency of data acquisition"
Carrying out the localization and systematic monitoring of marine species allows identifying their activity and movement patterns, which are necessary knowledge in a sustainable fisheries management plan.
The general objective of the INTMARSIS project is to integrate different measurement and data communication technologies in a new design of surface buoy and seabed seismometer.
Technological Development Center of Remote Acquisition and Data Processing Systems