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MELOA: The evolution of the Surface Drifters

Surface drifters have been used in Oceanography for over a century to gather information about the Ocean. With the aim of covering marine observation gaps, MELOA is further advancing the WAVY surface drifters.


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Together we can preserve the Oceans

World Oceans Day is a global day of Ocean celebration, that takes place every 8th June. To celebrate this year's World Ocean Day, MELOA partners developed pledges and commitments towards the preservation of the Oceans. Watch the video to check our pledges.


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WAVY Test Campaign in the Portuguese Coast

The first WAVY test campaign took place on 16th and 17th June, in Viana do Castelo, Portugal. The test campaign consisted in a demonstration of the WAVYs with the main objective to observe and take measurements of the rip currents at the Cabedelo beach.


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Interview by Porto Canal

On 20th March 2018, some partners of MELOA – Oceanscan MST, ISR and INESC TEC – were interviewed by Porto Canal for the programme “Mentes que Brilham”.


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MELOA 1st Advisory Board Meeting 

MELOA project had the first Advisory Board meeting on 16th May 2018, in Dublin (Irland). The AB members provided a set of recommendations, including the identification of further use cases for the WAVY drifters.


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Why WAVY is not just another surface drifter?

To our knowledge, WAVY is the first drifter to have been designed specifically to carry out measurements in the surf zone. WAVY is the first of a family and the starting point of the MELOA generation. 


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MELOA: Innovating the Marine Observation Systems

MELOA project has been selected for funding by the European Commission to develop a family of multi-purpose, multi-sensor and extra light ocean drifters, suitable for use in oceanographic studies and other applications.


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Design Review Meeting in Aveiro

MELOA consortium met in Aveiro for the Design Review Milestone Meeting, to discuss the WAVYs' specifications.


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Exploring new links between MELOA and MarRisk

A lively discussion centred on possible links to be established between MELOA and MarRisk, an ongoing Interreg project where IH and the University of Minho are working in collaboration.

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MELOA Kick Off Meeting 

MELOA official Kick Off meeting took place on December 14th and 15th 2017, in Lisbon.  The MELOA consortium met to discuss the MELOA objectives and prepare and set up the roadmap for the upcoming project milestones.

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