Smart infrastructure for deep sea navigation
SIDENAV aims to develop a demonstrator that validates and applies
technology that enables, among others, the exploitation of mineral resources in
deep-sea waters under Portuguese jurisdiction (for example the Mid-Atlantic
The Portuguese sea is characterized by a high depth, and many natural resources are at depths greater than 1500 m. This makes it difficult or even hinders its exploitation through either autonomous or even through the tele-operated systems. Sustainable industrial exploitation of these resources requires that navigation is made with high accuracy and with controlled costs.
It is generally intended to demonstrate the feasibility of developing an application that results in innovative dynamic infrastructure for positioning, navigation systems to operate in the seabed, such as systems for mining operations.
The positioning equipment to be implemented will meet the following specifications: