The Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands has been invited to participate on the “Bioeconomy Village” in the framework of the Societal Challenge 2 Info Day on the new Horizon 2020 Work Programme for 2018-2020. The event highlighting first-class Horizon 2020 projects and initiatives on bioeconomy, including also Marine and Maritime research.
The COLUMBUS project is organizing on Thursday 23th November an event to allow brokerage and foster partnerships among the AtlantOS Project stakeholders representing national marine observations and data programmes in Europe and across the Atlantic, and sensor developers who have generated new technologies through their participation in the EU-funded projects.
At this event, representatives of European and international ocean observing organizations as well as coordinators of data collection and monitoring programmes will hear about new technologies and innovations in sensor development funded through the EU framework programmes. The aim of this brokerage event is to aid knowledge transfer and foster collaboration among the marine and maritime stakeholders, including publicly-funded organizations and SMEs.
The Horizon 2020 COLUMBUS project aims to ensure that applicable knowledge generated through EU-funded projects can be transfered effectively to marine and maritime sectors. To capitalise on the European Commission’s investment in research COLUMBUS is investigating the accessibility and uptake of research outputs by end-users (policy, industry, science and wider society) and will help ensure that measurable value is derived from research investments contributing to sustainable Blue Growth.
The Consul General of the Republic of Korea in Las Palmas, Oh Dongil and the Consul for fisheries issues, Park Ingu visited the land headquarters of the Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands. The purpose of this visit was to be acquainted with the tasks and services that the Singular Scientific Technological Installation carries out to attract researchers, projects and investment in the marine-maritime sector.
The Scientific, Technology and Innovation manager, José Joaquín Hernández Brito, informed the Korean representatives about the strategy and objectives of PLOCAN, its scientific-technological capabilities, as well as the most relevant projects achieved up to now. The meeting also included a visit to PLOCAN laboratory of marine vehicles (gliders). Carlos Barrera as head of the department guided them through the different marine vehicles, devices and machines.
The PLOCAN Glider School has ended its 8th edition after six days of intense training activity. As in previous editions, the school has count with the support and collaboration of the main technology manufacturers (Kongsberg Maritime, Teledyne Marine, Liquid Robotics, ALSEAMAR, Offshore Sensing, CLS, or EXOCETUS among others) as well as relevant international institutions such as Memorial University, MARUM, Rutgers University, MBARI, or EGO-Network, as end users of these new-generation, autonomous ocean observing platforms. The 8th edition has allowed, among other aspects, to exceed the figure of one hundred students trained in this technological discipline, which in turn represents the participation of twenty-seven countries.