OceanScan- Marine Systems and Technology
R Actor Ferreira Silva, 100-A14
4200-298 Porto, Portugal
The last decade has witnessed unprecedented developments in computing, sensing, communications and composite
materials. These developments enable engineers to design new vehicle systems and to develop visions for systems
that could have not been imagined before. However, the access to the ocean is still difficult. This is because the
deployment of advanced technologies requires intensive technological training and extensive operational experience.
Moreover, technologies become obsolete rapidly.
OceanScan-MST has an innovative approach to develop tools, vehicles,
systems and technologies for the cost-effective access to the ocean. This is done thought a strategic partnership with
Porto University in Portugal.
Our approach is based on three key concepts:
1. open systems;
2. continuous technological integration;
3. co-developsolutions and operational experience with the users.
OceanScan's team has been designing, building and operating underwater vehicles and systems for over a decade.
The team builds on an extensive experience in state-of-the art technologies and systems engineering to deliver
innovative state-of-the-art solutions, surveying and advanced engineering services in close cooperation with the
OceanScan-MST is a start-up from Porto University in Portugal, one of the leading institutions in
underwater robotics in Europe.
The seed funding was provided by Agência de Inovação in Portugal. One of the flagship systems from
OceanScan-MST is the Light Autonomous Underwater Vehicle System (LAUV). The LAUV is a European low-cost AUV
for oceanographic and environmental surveys designed and built at Porto University. The LAUV system was awarded
the Portuguese BES 2006 innovation prize.
Phone: + 351 22 030 1576
Fax: + 351 22 030 1511