This project aimed to carry out an ambitious new field experience that established bridges between marine biology, oceanography and fisheries research with the use use of unmanned vehicles surface, submarine and Aeros to follow for several weeks sunfish ( scientific name Mola-mola). To this end were marked with satellite markers developed in LSTS, about two dozen sunfish that were released from Olhão during the month of May 2014. These markers sent GPS positions of the fish when they were at the surface. Unmanned vehicles were then used along their paths in order to collect environmental data allowing the study of possible correlation between fish movement and these environmental data.
Project funded by the Office of Naval Research Global and the Luso-American Foundation in Development.
Partners: FEUP (leader), Research Centre for Biodiversity and Genetic Resources, University of Cartagena (Spain) and Norwegian University of Science and Technology.