In the frameworkof the European project COST Action 0904, PLOCAN’s staff in training -Tania Morales and Álvaro Lorenzo- are doing along the whole week training stays on glider technology at CNRS-INSU (La Seyne-sur-Mer, France) and NERSC (Bergen, Norway) facilities respectively.
On September 26th, 2012 PLOCAN staff in training visited the ACSA company facilities in Aix-en-Provence (France), into the framework of a formative stay in Toulon on glider technology contextualized within the European project COST Action 0904.
Prof. Tim A. Minshull, from the Department of Geology and Geophysics in the University of Southampton (United Kingdom), presented a talk on “Methane hydrates in a warming ocean”.
The first ROV1 Pilot course imparted in Spain, taught by the company QStar S.L. with the collaboration of PLOCAN was closed on Friday, September 7th, 2012 in Taliarte (Telde). The theoretical and practical course called “ROV Pilot Technician Grade-II”, was intensively conducted between August 24 and Friday, September 7. This is the first certified ROV course held in Spain. The students from Galicia, Asturias, Andalusia and the Canaries, have received their diploma at the ceremony held at the premises of PLOCAN with the participation, José Joaquín Hernández Brito, PLOCAn CEO, José María Sepúlveda director of QStar SL and the Instructor Víctor Sepúlveda.