The Project Managers of the project DESPESCA (Monitorización en el banco de ensayos de las Especies Descartadas por la Pesca con Enmalle y Nasa en Gran Canaria), led by PLOCAN, organised a technical session in order to present the results of the project to the collaborating entities: the Fishing Co-operative of Melenara, the Fishing Co-operative of San Cristóbal, the Cabildo (Island Government) of Gran Canaria and the Government of the Canary Islands.
A group of Secondary Education teachers has attended the “Construction and Control of low cost ROVs (Remotely Operated Vehicles)” Course at PLOCAN. This training of trainers Project, organised in 5 levels, is part of the ROVSTEAM Project, which proposes the construction of programmable marine robots in several areas for educational purposes, from low cost tools, with free hardware and software. It incorporates elements and technological tools appropriate to the different levels of education through a project-based learning methodology, both using appropriate hardware and software programming platforms, and it also considers a greater integration to the education and scientific-technical vocation of girls and young women.
Gorona del Viento El Hierro, the University of La Laguna and the Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands have signed a collaboration agreement in order to develop a project for promoting the wave energy capture research at El Hierro.
PLOCAN participated to the General Assembly of the EMSODev Project held in Rome. The EMSODEV general objective is to catalyse the full operations of the EMSO distributed Research Infrastructure of ocean observation systems, which monitor environmental processes in real time, including climate change, hazards and marine ecosystems, through the development and deployment of the EMSO Generic Instrument Module (EGIM).