Development: 2012-2014
Collaborators: UPC, UNIOVI
Budget: 699,093 €
Publication: Arriaga, A.G., Arroyo, M., Alvarez, I. & Pérez, N. (2014). A Heave Compensation System Prototype for Geotechnical Drilling Vessels.Sixth World Conference on Structural Control and Monitoring,(p.p. 3048-3056). Barcelona.


The main objective of the IGEOMAR project is to develop original and innovative methodologies in the field of geotechnical engineering for the study of marine subsoil from a research vessel.

Project completion is expected in mid 2014. The first phase has successfully been completed with the development of a prototype heave compensator, which will, from a theoretical point of view, comprehend and analyse how compensation occurs as well as the interaction of the various system components.