* Bring together institutions and academic departments from research centres from Brazil and abroad;

* Stimulate the development of research on alternative sources of energy for boats;

* Develop research on and optimize hydrodynamic phenomena found in different forms of propulsion;

* Gather research groups, stimulating exchange and the formation of research collaboration networks;

* Stimulate research on energy sources for the region of Paraty – which was one of the themes of the II Conference UFRJ Mar, that took place in September 2008 in Paraty.