We are fully equipped to work with Surface Mount Technology, allowing us to produce small electronic packages. Apart from a TBS 1102b Tektronix oscilloscope and an RS Pro AFG21005 signal generation devices, our equipment includes an e-C Reflow Oven v4, a stencil preparation bed, an e-C Pick-and-Place, and a Mantis Elite microscope-assisted soldering station.
Our prototyping machines include an Ultimaker 3 extended 3D printer, an EinScan-pro 3D scanner and a FLUX Beambox laser cutting machine. We also have a vacuum chamber to improve potting, providing reliable waterproofing and mechanical strength to our environmental loggers and satellite tags.
Regarding computer power, we have several workstations and a powerful 128-core rack server to assemble, manipulate and process large environmental datasets.
Nuno is interested in the ecology of predatory fish, studying their movements, spatial distributions and environmental constraints. He has been designing and testing novel telemetry/bio-logging systems to obtain unique insights about free-ranging marine fish behaviour. The approach and data are employed to aid fisheries management and species conservation.
For well over a decade, Fernando has been leading the development of scientific-oriented temperature loggers with enough precision, autonomy and sturdiness to withstand long-term deployments in harsh conditions. These instruments are proving crucial for uncovering the link between climate and macro-ecological processes in the intertidal zone.
Bruno is an electronics engineer with extensive experience in developing solutions for the marine and maritime research. He is a Leading Engineer at ElectricBlue, designing hardware, firmware and mobile applications to manage all communication with the devices.
Rui is an intertidal ecologist whose primary research focus is on mapping the physical habitat experienced by organisms, from the microhabitat to the continental scale. Environmental monitoring of harsh environments, big data and experimental ecology are the building blocks of his research.
With decades of experience in creating and managing entities in the third sector of the economy, including worker co-ops like ElectricBlue, Fernando provides legal and management support to ensure ElectricBlue remains sustainable and meets its goal of providing innovative services to the community.
Engineer and Biologist
Luís is a young biologist and engineer whose primary interest is developing prototype electronics for bold ecological research. Luis is working on an automated experimental chamber that simulates intertidal conditions for studying the role of local adaptation on rocky shore biogeography, as well as on cardiac frequency measurement instruments.
Catarina is an expert in drowning prevention and water safety. At ElectricBlue, she is leading the development of waterproof wearable vests featuring an array of accelerometers to study events leading to injury in aquatic sports, fishing, and lifeguarding. She also manages resources and timelines across all our ongoing product development projects.
Fernando P. Lima, Rui Seabra and Nuno Queiroz talk about ElectricBlue's innovative products. In Portuguese. Access the show here (minute 12:30)
Rui Seabra explains the importance of using large networks of temperature sensors for understanding biodiversity responses to climate change. In Portuguese. Access the media here (minute 1:40)