Research Projects


This is a running project started in October 2018. The project is funded by FCT (POCI-01-0145-FEDER-028526) under the domain of Engineering and Technology area and aims at studying:

  • The driver’s activity and behaviour during the autonomous driving;
  • The takeover of vehicle control task under different circumstances, which is expected to be the most risky driving sub-task in autonomous vehicles;
  • The identification of the understanding of the system functioning according to different groups of the population.



ResponSeable aims at supporting the emergence of an effective and dynamic European ocean knowledge system that contributes to raising awareness on everybody’s (individual and collective, direct and indirect) responsibility and interest in a healthy and sustainable ocean.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 652643.



RESilience management guidelines and Operationalization appLied to Urban Transport Environment

The RESOLUTE Project (RESilience management guidelines and Operationalization applied to Urban Transport Environment, Grant agreement N. 653460) was the first DREAMS R&D project EC funded by the EC under H2020 for the period 2015-2018.

This project was based on a Resilience Engineering approach applied to the road transport systems, particularly addressing safety and security issues in a joint approach.

Actually, Resilience is nowadays a hot topic in UE and USA.



Fórum Oceano – Association of Maritime Economy is a private non-profit corporate body, which aims to promote the Maritime Economy. Association has more than 100 members connected to many sectors of the Sea economy.


DREAMS became a HUMANIST member, which represented a networking opportunity to share ideas and identifying new research needs.

HUMANIST (Human-Centred Design for Information Society Technologies) is a research network resulting from the EC funded HUMANIST Network of Excellence from FP6.

HUMANIST acts as a Virtual Centre for Excellence promoting research and the continuous creation of new generations of researches.

Thus, HUMANIST is organised in thematic groups nurturing and fostering new research needs and related rationales for new research projects.

This membership had important effects onto new dynamics within DREAMS resulting from the discussion within the thematic groups and the participation in HUMANIST events: the HUMANIST Conference organised each two years, the Summer Schools organised by any member and the two annual meetings.


CIICLAA – Centro Internacional de Investigação e Aplicações para a CPLP e África (International Research and Applications Center for CPLP and Africa)