The fourth ordinary meeting of the TROPOS Project, based on the design of a multi-use offshore platform for deep waters, took place in Bergen (Norway) at the premises of the Norwegian Institute for Water Research from 5 to 7June, 2013. This meeting, held under the coordination of PLOCAN, was attended by the whole project consortium with 19 European organizations from both the European Union and Taiwan, as well as 3 stakeholders coming from France, Germany and Poland.
Between the 11th and the 13th of May, technicians from the Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN), travelled to San Vicente island, Cabo Verde archipielago, to carry out several actions in collaboration with INDP (Instituto Nacional de Desenvolvimento das Pescas) under the framework of the Estramar project (Estratégia Marino-Marítima de I+D+i en la Macaronesia), funded by the MAC program 2007-2013 transnational cooperation Madeira-Azores-Canary Islands-Cape Verde.
Monitoring the PLOCAN’s observatory deep-ocean node with gliders
On Saturday, April 20th 2013, an underwater glider (unmanned autonomous ocean monitoring device) has been put into operation from RV/Ramon Margalef by a team of technicians from the Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN) to undertake a new mission at the surrounding waters of the ESTOC site (European Station for Time-series in the Ocean, Canaries).
The president of the Canary Maritime Cluster participated in the MaReS project meeting, that was held at the Madeira Tecnopolo (Funchal), and in a meeting organised afterwards with the purpose of creating the Macaronesian Maritime Cluster management committee. This second meeting took place at Funchal Chamber of Commerce. MaReS project belongs to the first call of theTransnational Cooperation Programme Madeira, Azores, Canary Islands (PCT-MAC 2007-2013). The partners of the project are: Madeira Tecnopolo (MT), Fundo Regional of Science and Technology of the Azores Government (FRCT) and PLOCAN.
The Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Spain, Mr Giles Paxman, accompanied by the Vice Consul of the United Kingdom in the Canary Islands, Ms Esther Martin, and Ms Pilar Moreno Martinez from PROEXCA, visited PLOCAN headquarters showing interest in the scientific and technological activities carried out in the centre.