|Founded in 2015, the Almada Student Chapter was established in the
AFCEA Atlantic Region (Europe) under the umbrella of Portugal Chapter. It
is located at the Portuguese Naval Academy (Escola Naval), located near
Lisbon, and includes students from this academy and from other university
institutions of Almada, namely the Faculty of Science and Technology of
the New University of Lisbon.
Student Club activities are focused on development of sea technologies.
Ongoing projects include the development of an USV able to permanently
perform surveillance or oceanographic missions, and the study and
construction of a railgun for lab tests. The students are also participating in
Portugal Chapter activities and European initiatives.