The OCEANIC OBSERVATORY OF MADEIRA (O.O.M.), a R&D unit of the Regional Agency for the Development of Investigation, Technology and Innovation (ARDITI) leads the HF Radar Project. The O.O.M. is responsible for managing the project, obtaining the several licenses and permits, being also the main user of the data acquired by the systems.

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QUALITAS INSTRUMENTS, the project’s technical partner,  is an engineering company related with the environmental observation and monitoring. Created in 2007, is part of the QUALITAS group together with QUALITAS REMOS, with a team of about 20 persons, offering services related to operational oceanography, maritime safety, offshore and offshore renewables. It has offices in Spain, Portugal and Morocco, and has it’s main activity in Europe, Africa and Middle East.

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CODAR OCEAN SENSORS, QUALITAS partner, is the world leader in HF Radar technologyfor ocean surface currents and waves monitoring.

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The HYDROGRAPHIC INSTITUTE, part of the Portuguese Navy,  main mission is to ensure activities related to marine sciences and techniques, with a view to their application in the military area, and to contribute to the country’s development in the areas of science and defense of the marine environment.

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The Regional Agency for the Development of Investigation, Technology and Innovation  (ARDITI) is a non-profit private administration, whose objectives include, amongst others, the promotion and support of Research and Investigation Activities.




The Regional Fisheries Administration, mainly by the Centro de Maricultura da Calheta (CMC).

The CMC is an infrastructure established by the Regional Fisheries Administration of the Madeira Regional Government, aiming the development of a marine aquaculture industry in the Autonomous Region of Madeira. The CMC collaboration allowed the installation of one HF Radar Station in the CMC’s premises.



The Câmara de Lobos Municipality (CMCL), whose collaboration allowed the installation of one HF Radar Station in the Municipal Library’s premises.





The Madeira Harbor Administration (APRAM), whose mission is the administration of the harbor infrastructures in a way which allows the access and circulation of people and goods through the sea.