INTERTAGUA project deploys antennas in Madeira for radio transmission prototype tags

By July 12, 2021 News

Our engineers from the INTERTAGUA project have completed the installation of four radio transmitting receiving antennas on the south coast of Madeira that will allow the testing of our LORA tags prototypes in the sea. INTERTAGUA aim is to research, develop and test innovative technologies to promote the social and economic potential of the Macaronesian oceans and coastal areas.

INTERTAGUA is a project in which PLOCAN participates together with institutes from Madeira, Azores and Cabo Verde, coordinating the pilot tests of the tags that are being developed by ARDITI / ITI-LARSys. These pilot tests will be carried out in different boats and autonomous vehicles, in turtles, seals and cetaceans.

During past weeks, the assembling of the antennas and satellite tags for testing at sea has been completed, which has finally made it possible to install four receiving antennas along the southern coast of Madeira.

During this process INTERTAGUA counted with the support and invaluable collaboration of Fajã dos Padres, Palheiro Golf, Quinta do Lorde and Melia Madeira Mare, Magic Dolphin Madeira and Ventura Nature Emotions.

The INTERTAGUA project is co-financed by the INTERREG Spain-Portugal Territorial Cooperation Program (MAC 2014-2020) / Cross-Border Cooperation through the priority axis ” Enhancing research, technological development and innovation”.