Advancement of Interactive Technology for Responsible Whale Watching


INTERWHALE aims to reduce costs, pollution, and stress on marine species by developing near real-time technology for off-shore data collection and on-shore interactive exploration. This initiative aligns with UN Sustainable Development Goal 14, focusing on minimizing human impact on marine ecosystems. It comprises three main objectives: SENSE involves utilizing Internet of Things (IoT) sea-vessel devices to gather whale-related data, challenging current IoT sensing capabilities. TRANSMIT uses Long-Range (LoRa) radio protocol to transmit collected data from sea vessels to on-shore locations in near real-time, advancing aquatic surface telemetry. SIMULATE employs Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) to create immersive on-shore interfaces displaying the collected whale data, focusing on geodesic domes and Augmented Reality (AR) to study their impact on pro-environmental attitudes.


01/01/2021 - 30/09/2024

Funding scheme

Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia

Project reference



ARDITI - Agência Regional para o Desenvolvimento da Investigação, Tecnologia e Inovação (PT)