The third general assembly of partners of the European iFADO (Innovation in the Framework of the Atlantic Deep Ocean) Project, designed mainly to detect and cover the gaps in existing observation in the framework of the Atlantic Deep Ocean, was held in the head offices of PMBA (Pôle Mere Bretagne Atlantique) in the French city of Brest.
The 9th edition of PLOCAN’s Glider School brought together students from several countries with the six manufacturers of the available, operational submarine glider technologies, to remain as an international benchmark for high-level training on these autonomous, oceanic observation platforms. The nine editions raise the number of students enrolled to 130, from 26 countries of origin.
PLOCAN took part in the second Plenary Assembly of the European EUroMarineRobots –EUMR- (Marine Robotics Research Infrastructure Network) Project, led by the University of Oporto aimed at making a large number of vehicles, tools and infrastructure available to the scientific community and research and development groups through transnational access. The Project partners provide a full pallet of activities distributed throughout Europe for the community with a view to forging new and reinforcing existing connections with different networks related to marine robotics.
PLOCAN showed its test bed in the XII edition of Canagua&energía, International Water and Energy Fair of the Canary Islands, promoted by the Cabildo of Gran Canaria through the Island Energy Council and the Island Water Council, and organised by INFECAR. This focuses on isolated or independent environments, characterised mainly by the fact that they are not connected to the major, international power distribution grids.