The Marine Maritime Observation Network of Macaronesia (R3M) has extended its monitoring capability with two new autonomous measuring devices in the Azores archipelago. These are two, latest generation, oceanic observation stations, or Integrated Measurement Units (IMU), developed and commissioned by the technical staff of PLOCAN, with the collaboration of Portos dos Açores and the University of the Azores (UAC) through their Environmental Observatory (OAA).
The Irish city of Limerick hosted a session devoted to presenting the results obtained after three years of the European SWARMs project. The general objective of the project is to extend the use of un-manned submarine vehicles and facilitate the creation, planning and execution of off-shore maritime operations, by reducing operational costs and enhancing security.
The central offices of EuroGOOS (European Global Observation System) in Brussels hosted a workshop on the European vision for an Atlantic Ocean observation system on the 4th and 5th of June, as part of the European AtlantOS project.
The “Cité de la Mer” maritime museum in the city of Cherbourg, France, will host a workshop on Monday the 11th of June on the role of renewable ocean energies as an alternative power source on islands, organised by PLOCAN and Ocean Energy Systems (OES) as a curtain-raising event to the opening of ICOE 2018 (International Conference on Ocean Energy 2018)), the international benchmark for ocean energy, which opens on Tuesday 12th of June in the same city.