In El Mirador Shopping Centre an interactive exhibition is being shown in order to explain how PLOCAN becomes a Singular Scientific and Technical Infrastructure (ICTS) for the development of the technology and marine knowledge. This involves a network made up by large facilities, resources, equipments and services dedicated to research and cutting edge and high quality technological development.
The main Spanish institution associated with oceanic observation sciences and technologies have discussed improvements in the co-ordination protocols for oceanic observation at the offices of the Spanish Oceanography Institute (IEO), and they have created the National Oceanic Observation Co-ordination Group, with PLOCAN participating as a member.
The results of PLOCAN’s autonomous marine glider observation missions undertaken as part of the AtlantOS Project were presented at the International AUV ’18 Symposium, organised by the University of Porto with the support of the International Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers (IEEE).
The EDUROVs Educational Marine Robotics initiative to bring submarine robotics to young students in a practical fashion, in order to arouse their motivation, vocation and interest in science and technology, along with a knowledge of the ocean, was PLOCAN’s contribution to the Gran Canaria Science and Innovation Week in Canaries Mini-Fair.