The Secretary of State for Research, Development and Innovation (SEIDI, from the Spanish) from the Ministry of Economics, Industry and Competitiveness, Carmen Vela Olmo, visited the on-shore facilities of the Canary Island Oceanic Platform (PLOCAN) Consortium in Taliarte.
The Oceans Sciences Meeting (OSM)), sponsored by the American Geophysics Union (AGU), the Association for Science, Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) and the Oceanographic Society (TOS), is the international benchmark forum for scientists, engineers and users of the ocean, to promote, disseminate and exchange knowledge, ideas, applications and scientific-technical advances concerning the broad, multi-disciplinary set of today’s marine technologies and oceanic sciences.
The COLUMBUS project, aimed at guaranteeing that the applicable knowledge generated by projects funded by the European Union can be efficiently transferred to the marine-maritime sector, organised “Accelerating blue growth through marine and maritime knowledge transfer” in the European Parliament on Thursday the 22nd of February. The event marked the conclusion of the project that comes to an end this February.
The event, organised by EurOcean – the leader of the "Knowledge Collection" work package, was chaired by Ricardo Serrão Santos, member of the COLUMBUS External Advisory Board and will be attended by the European Commission, represented by the Head of the Marine Resources Unit of the Directorate General of Research and Innovation, Sigi Gruber.
The objective of the event was to reflect on the lessons learned about the transfer of knowledge for blue growth with the increase in knowledge transfer from the research and innovation projects funded both nationally and at European level, in the marine-maritime sector.
The role of PLOCAN in COLUMBUS is to provide contributions to the work packages related to methodology and the work processes taken as a reference in the project, as well as promoting the project to all stakeholders and to the general public, in order to make effective the transfer of marine knowledge. Finally, PLOCAN also provides its added value to achieve a blue society.
The COLUMBUS project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 652690.COLUMBUS Final Event Agenda
A multi-disciplinary team of experts from the United Kingdom National Oceanographic Centre (NOC) has started trials this week at the PLOCAN facilities on a new autonomous oceanographic device, this time consisting of a wireless submarine telemetry system for great depths.