The Minister of Economy, Industry, Trade and Knowledge of the Canary Island Regional Government, Pedro Ortega, said at the final session of the European NeXOS Project to develop new oceanographic observation sensors that this initiative “has a lot to offer our Islands” and stated that the Canary Islands need to become “a national and international benchmark for marine maritime research, innovation and technology”.
Pedro Ortega, accompanied by the Rector of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Rafael Robaina, and the Director of the Canary Island Oceanic Platform (PLOCAN), opened the final meeting of the NeXOS Project today, highlighting the fact that “blue growth is one of the priorities set by the Canary Island Smart Specialisation Strategy”.
Radio Nacional de España’s programme “El Verano en Radio 5” devoted one of their programmes to the Canary Island Oceanic Platform, addressing the Consortium’s activities and the prospects of the blue economy in the Canary Islands (see podcast here).
The Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECyT) ha validado a PLOCAN como Scientific Culture and Innovation Unit (UCC+i). To such end, the FECyT assessed the scientific dissemination activities implemented in PLOCAN in 2016..
PLOCAN has advertised two vacancies on the University of Las Palmas Foundation (FULP) Inserta Dual Training Programme. The students covering both vacancies will start on the 1st of September and the courses will last 10 months.