Professor Carlos Guedes Soares Honoring Symposium on Marine Technology and Ocean Engineering at OMAE 2018 (Madrid 18-22 June 2018) 25-06-2018 in Centec
The 37th International Ocean Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE) 2018 Conference has dedicated a Special Symposium in honor of Prof. C. Guedes Soares of Instituto Superior Técnico, Univ. Lisboa.
Professor Carlos Guedes Soares has been contributing in an exceptional way for many years to the scientific development of different topics in the field of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering and had a leading role in several areas of research at national and international level.
https://www.asme.org/events/omae/program/symposia
Minister of the Sea chairs MARTECH2018 opening session 10-05-2018 in Centec
The 4th International Conference on Maritime Technology and Engineering (MARTECH) and the 15th National Congress of Maritime Technology and Engineering took place from 7 to 9 May 2018 at IST.
MARTECH 2018 and JETM’2018 were organized in parallel by CENTEC in partnership with Ordem dos Engenheiros. The Minister of the Sea, Ana Paula Vitorino, opened the session highlighting the im-portance of this sector for the growth of Portuguese economy: “the Portuguese government is committed to implement several strategies based on blue circular economy that enable to create a new cycle of economic development and to create a more sustainable environment”.
http://www.centec.tecnico.ulisboa.pt/centec_public/MARTECH_2018.jpg
Visit in the scope of the Bilateral Project with India - MUP 02-03-2018 in IST - Centec
Professor C. Guedes Soares visited Prof. D. Karmakar from the Dept. of Applied Mechanics and Hydrodynamics of the National Institute of Technology Karnakata, Surathkal.
The visit took place in the scope of the bilateral project MUP – “Study on the performance of combined wave and wind energy multi-use platform”, funded by the Portuguese Foundation of Science and Technology
Workshop on River-to-Sea Going Ships, Wuhan, China 15-01-2018 in IST - Centec
The Workshop on River-to-Sea Going Ships organized by Wuhan University of Technology took place on 7-11 January 2018, aiming to discuss the design of the river-to-sea going ship.
The workshop was attended by 5 Professors from CENTEC, Prof. C. Guedes Soares, Prof. Y. Garbatov, Prof. A. P. Teixeira, Prof. S. Wang and Prof. S. Sutulo, who made various presentations.
Visit in the scope of the Bilateral Project with India - MUP 27-12-2017 in IST-CENTEC
Prof. D. Karmakar from the Dept. of Applied Mechanics and Hydrodynamics of the National Institute of Technology Karnakata, Surathkal has visited CENTEC between 10 and 21 December 2017 in the scope of the bilateral project MUP.
MUP – Study on the performance of combined wave and wind energy multi-use platform, is a project funded by the Portuguese Foundation of Science and Technology.
First meeting of the OCEANERA_Net Project ELASTMOOR 23-11-2017 in CENTEC - IST
The first meeting of the ELASTMOOR project (Elastic mooring systems for wave energy converters), will be held on 27 and 28 November 2017.
The meeting of the ELASTMOOR project (Elastic mooring systems for wave energy converters) coordinated by CENTEC, will take place at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, with the participation of all partners. This meeting has the purpose of planning the detailed activities that will be developed during the project and the coordination of the existing collaboration between the partners.
International Workshop on Wave Loads and Motions of Ships and Offshore Structures in Harbin 10-11-2017 in IST-Centec
Professor C. Guedes Soares, as Editor In-Chief of the Journal of Marine Science and Application has organized the “International Workshop on Wave Loads and Motions of Ships and Offshore Structures”.
The workshop was held on November 5-7, 2017 in Harbin in collaboration with the Harbin Engineering University. The papers presented at the workshop are published in JMSA.
https://link.springer.com/journal/11804/17/3
JMSA International Workshop on Wave Loads and Motions of Ships and Offshore Structures in Harbin, China (5-6 November 2017) 10-11-2017 in IST - Centec
Prof C Guedes Soares, in his quality of Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Marine Science and Application (JMSA) has organized an International Workshop on Wave Loads and Motions of Ships and Offshore Structures in Harbin Engineering University, China.
Prof. C. Guedes Soares presented a work on Abnormal Waves and their Effects on Ships and Offshore Structures. The workshop has originated a special issue of the Journal of Marine Science and Application (Vol. 17, Issue 3, 2018) compiling most of the presentations made at the workshop.
http://www.centec.tecnico.ulisboa.pt/centec_public/JMSA_17_(2018)_Editorial.pdf
ARCWIND Kick-off Meeting in Lisbon on 13 and 14 November 2017 09-11-2017 in CENTEC - IST
The ARCWIND project (Adaptation and implementation of floating wind energy conversion technology for the Atlantic region) will have its first meeting on 13th and 14th November in Lisbon.
ARCWIND is being funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the INTERREG Atlantic Area Programme with a budget of 3,9 million euros. The main objective of ARCWIND is driving the floating wind energy forward to become a major contributor of GREEN ENERGY in the Atlantic Area Countries. The project is led by IST/CENTEC and the partnership involves 15 organizations from the 5 AA countries and 5 associated partners, which will meet during two days to plan the initial actions of the project.
http://www.arcwind.eu/
3rd Workshop & Symposium on Safety and Integrity Management of Operations in Harsh Environments, St. Johns Newfoundland 30-10-2017 in IST-Centec
Prof. C. Guedes Soares was an invited keynote lecturer at the 3rd Workshop & Symposium on Safety and Integrity Management of Operations in Harsh Environments that was held in St. Johns Newfoundland, Canada.
Prof. Guedes Soares presented a lecture on “Risk and reliability assessment in the offshore industry”. These series of workshops are being organized by the Centre for Risk, Integrity and Safety Engineering (C-RISE) da Memorial University of Newfoundland.
http://www.centec.tecnico.ulisboa.pt/centec_public/SIHE_Programme.pdf
Keynote at QR2MSE 2017 at Chengdu, Sichuan, China 28-10-2017 in IST-CENTEC
Professor Guedes Soares delivered a keynote presentation at the International Conference on Quality, Reliability, Risk, Maintenance, and Safety Engineering (QR2MSE 2017) on “Maintenance Planning for Offshore Wind Turbines Using Petri Nets”.
Reliability with sustainability were key themes of the conference and Professor Guedes Soares talked about the challenges faced with maintenance and inspection of offshore wind farms. The conference took place on October 24-27, 2017, in Chengdu, Sichuan, China.
http://www.centec.tecnico.ulisboa.pt/centec_public/QR2MSE2017.pdf
IMAM 2017 conference in Lisbon 20-10-2017 in IST-Centec
The 17th International Congress of the International Maritime Association of the Mediterranean (IMAM2017) on Developments in Maritime Transportation and Harvesting of Sea Resources was organised in Lisbon from 9 to 11 October 2017.
250 delegates attended the conference and 155 papers were presented in parallel sessions. The Conference had 3 special sessions dedicated in honour of Prof. Giovanni Benvenuto, Prof. Petar Kolev and Prof. Vedran Zanic. The proceedings were published by CRC /Taylor & Francis Group.
http://www.centec.tecnico.ulisboa.pt/centec_public/IMAM2017Book.pdf
International Workshop on Maritime Safety and Smart Shipping (MSSS), Wuhan, China 29-09-2017 in IST-Centec
Prof. Guedes Soares was one of the invited keynote speakers in the International Workshop on Maritime Safety and Smart Shipping (MSSS) held in Wuhan, China on 25-26 September 2017.
Prof. Guedes Soares made a presentation on “Evaluation of near-collisions in an estuary using a marine traffic simulation model”. The workshop was organized by the National Engineering Research Center for Water Transport Safety and by the Intelligent Transportation Systems Research Center, of the Wuhan University of Technology.
http://www.centec.tecnico.ulisboa.pt/centec_public/MSSS-2017.pdf
Inauguration of the Extreme Loading and Response Joint Laboratory between Wuhan University of Technology (WUT) and University of Lisbon (ULisboa) 27-09-2017 in IST-Centec
A joint Laboratory between Wuhan University of Technology (WUT) and University of Lisbon (ULisboa) has been created at the Wuhan University of Technology, to promote a close cooperation between the College of Transportation of WUT and CENTEC, Instituto Superior Técnico.
At the ceremony, the institutions were represented by Prof Ling Zhu, the Dean of the College of Transportation of WUT and Prof C. Guedes Soares, President of CENTEC. This international laboratory aims at developing joint activities related with Extreme Loading and Response and related topics associated with of Ships and Offshore Structures and promoting exchanges of academic staff and students.
http://www.centec.tecnico.ulisboa.pt/centec_public/WUT_2017_Joint_Lab.jpg
Visit to Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China 22-09-2017 in IST - Centec
Prof C. Guedes Soares has visited the Huazhong University of Science and Technology on September 20, 2017 where he delivered a seminar on Simulation Methods for the Assessment of Reliability of Structural and Mechanical Systems.
This University has a group led by Dr Min Ouyan, who has been doing important work related with resilience of infrastructures.
Third Joint ITTC/ISSC International Workshop 20-09-2017 in IST-CENTEC
The Third Joint ITTC/ISSC International Workshop on Uncertainty modelling in wave description and wave induced responses was held in Wuxi, China on September, 16th, 2017, co-organised by Prof. Guedes Soares and Dr. Xueliang Wang.

http://www.centec.tecnico.ulisboa.pt/centec_public/Third_Joint_ISSC-ITTC_Workshop_2017.pdf
12th EWTEC Conference, Cork, Ireland 04-09-2017 in IST-CENTEC
The 12th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC) was organised in Cork, Ireland between 28th August and 1st September, 2017.
CENTEC research members C. Guedes Soares, S. Ribeiro e Silva, José Gaspar and Mojtaba Karmaloei have participated and presented their papers.
https://ewtec.org/ewtec-2017/
2017 International Conference on Sensing, Diagnostics, Prognostics and Control 25-08-2017 in IST-CENTEC
Prof. Guedes Soares presented a keynote lecture at the 2017 International Conference on Sensing, Diagnostics, Prognostics and Control held in August 16-18, 2017, Shanghai, China.
The keynote lecture was on Simulation Methods for the Assessment of Reliability of Structural and Mechanical Systems.
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/mostRecentIssue.jsp?punumber=8170482
ICOSSAR 2017 21-08-2017 in IST-CENTEC
Professor Guedes Soares presented the paper on Modelling of deterioration processes in ship structures through Dynamic Bayesian Networks by O. G. Palencia, A. Palos Teixeira and C. Guedes Soares at ICOSSAR 2017.
ICOSSAR 2017 is the 12th International Conference on Structural Safety & Reliability was held in Viena, from 6 to 10 August 2017.
http://www.icossar2017.org/
Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering of Instituto Superior Técnico is in 3rd place of the ranking of the world’s universities 03-07-2017 in CENTEC - IST
The Shanghai ranking of the world’s top universities has published recently the 2017 results.
The Shanghai ranking of the world’s top universities has published recently the 2017 results, where Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering of Instituto Superior Técnico (Universidade de Lisboa) has been classified in 3rd place. The world top 50 universities in this scientific area are published in: http://www.shanghairanking.com/Shanghairanking-Subject-Rankings/marine-ocean-engineering.html This was the best national classification ever obtained in all scientific areas and of all Portuguese universities, as reported by the newspaper Público: https://www.publico.pt/2017/06/28/sociedade/noticia/ha-tres-instituicoes-portuguesas-entre-as-50-melhores-do-mundo-nas-suas-areas-cientificas-1777182 The result was even more prestigious for IST when one compares the much higher number of the academic staff in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering of the other universities at the top of the ranking with the number of IST academic staff.
http://www.centec.tecnico.ulisboa.pt/centec_public/ShanghaiRanking2017-Marine&Ocean.pdf