The 9th edition of PLOCAN’s Glider School brought together students from several countries with the six manufacturers of the available, operational submarine glider technologies, to remain as an international benchmark for high-level training on these autonomous, oceanic observation platforms. The nine editions raise the number of students enrolled to 130, from 26 countries of origin.
PLOCAN showed its test bed in the XII edition of Canagua&energía, International Water and Energy Fair of the Canary Islands, promoted by the Cabildo of Gran Canaria through the Island Energy Council and the Island Water Council, and organised by INFECAR. This focuses on isolated or independent environments, characterised mainly by the fact that they are not connected to the major, international power distribution grids.
PLOCAN took part in the second Plenary Assembly of the European EUroMarineRobots –EUMR- (Marine Robotics Research Infrastructure Network) Project, led by the University of Oporto aimed at making a large number of vehicles, tools and infrastructure available to the scientific community and research and development groups through transnational access. The Project partners provide a full pallet of activities distributed throughout Europe for the community with a view to forging new and reinforcing existing connections with different networks related to marine robotics.
PLOCAN took part in "Macaronight, European Researchers’ Night" in Santa Catalina Park in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. This is a public event, held throughout Europe, dedicated to popular science and learning through games funded by Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions. It takes place every September with some 30 countries and over 300 cities participating. The objective of European Researchers’ Night is to bring science and the daily life of researchers to the general public, around projects being implemented in Macaronesia.