Systematic Monitoring of Maritime Structures

Thematic Area
Water and Cities
Vila Praia de Âncora, Portugal
Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Póvoa do Varzim, Portugal
Vila do Conde, Portugal
Figueira da Foz, Portugal
Nazaré, Portugal
Peniche, Portugal
Ericeira, Portugal
Baleeira, Portugal
Lagos, Portugal
Alvor, Portugal
Portimão, Portugal
Albufeira, Portugal
Vilamoura, Portugal
Quarteira, Portugal
Faro-Olhão, Portugal
Tavira, Portugal
Vila Real de S. António, Portugal
Douro, Portugal
Application Areas
Local or Regional Administration



The Systematic Maritime Works Observation Program (OSOM) aims to monitor the evolution / behavior of maritime structures, especially breakwaters, and to issue timely  recommendations for maintenance interventions in these maritime structures.


  • To enable timely detection of anomalies in maritime structures such as breakwaters.


Timely introduction of corrections in the breakwaters under observation and minimization of the economic and operational consequences of possible breakdowns.

Prediction on the investments required in the short and medium term, based on the historical behavior of the structures observed, taking into account the functional requirements associated with them.

Next challenges

Introduction of aerial vehicles (UAV) in systematic inspection, along with the classical observation;

Use of mobile platforms for insitu inspection, with real time visualization in an augmented reality environment;

Visualization and manipulation of the structures in GIS.