PLOCAN’s shore facility in Taliarte (Telde) hosted the kick-off meeting of the ”CODIMAR – Comunicación y Divulgación Científica de Actividades en el Sector Marino Marítimo” y “ROVSTEAM – Developing STEAM competences through Low-Cost Educational Marine Robotics ”. projects. The meeting was attended by a total of 32 teachers representing over 100 schools that are taking part this year in PLOCAN’s EDUROVs Educational Marine Robotics Initiative.
The partners in the Inter-Regional Co-operation Project for the Smart Growth of the MAC Regions (RIS3_Net) held a co-ordination meeting in Madeira to monitor project progress. PLOCAN is contributing with the design and implementation of the sub-project “Blue Growth”, aimed at characterising and driving R+D+I in Macaronesia relating to the European Commission’s blue growth strategy.
As part of the Inter-Regional Co-operation Project for Smart Growth in the MAC Regions (RIS3_Net), PLOCAN participated as the partner responsible for designing and implementation of the “Blue Growth” sub-project that intends to characterise and drive R+D+I in Macaronesia related to the European Commission’s blue growth strategy. The different actions scheduled as part of this pilot initiative include holding a series of working panels with the research community of Macaronesia, in order to identify and analyse the barriers they face in conducting their R+D+I projects in the marine-maritime field and the opportunities offered by inter-regional co-operation in the Madeira, Azores and Canary Island Space.
The United Kingdom National Oceanographic Centre (NOC) satisfactorily completed a new trial on the PLOCAN test bed this week, after two straight months of activity. The main objective of the trials, entitled PLOCAN_Trials_2018, was to test new autonomous oceanic devices, on this occasion, a wireless, submarine telemetry system for great depths, using a multi-platform solution consisting of a mooring line, a lander) and two Wave Gliders (autonomous surface vehicle).