Jesús Rodríguez, Director of the Engineering Department at the Renewable Energies and Technological Institute (ITER) came to PLOCAN to give a speech on the projects that his organization, is currently doing. This center has developed important projects in the context of the renewable energies with the installation of photovoltaic and wind energy plants in the Canary Islands, especially in Tenerife.
The contract for the construction of the Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands was signed on the 19th of July, by the Director of the Canary Agency for Research, Innovation and Society of Information (ACIISI) of the Canary Islands Government, Mr. Juan Ruiz Alzola, as Chairman of Strategic Council of the Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN), and Mr. Pedro Gallardo Juberías the Sole Manager of the U.T.E. (Temporary Joint Venture), comprising Acciona Infraestructuras, S.A. and Lopesan Asfaltos y Construcciones, S.A. (UTE Plataforma Marítima).
The AVORA team from the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria consisting of Aarón Martínez, Anil Mahtani, David Morales, Enrique Fernández, Federico Maniscalco, and Luis Sánchez, with Dr. Jorge Cabrera as the supervisor, has come back this week from La Spezia, Italy, after participating in the underwater robotics competition SAUCE´12 (http://www.sauc-europe.org/).
Opening ceremony of the Summer School on underwater gliders.
The Canary Islands Oceanic Platform -PLOCAN- as International Excellence Campus (CEI) promoter, within the framework of MaReS transnational cooperation project of the Macaronesian archipelagos in a common strategy for research and technological development in marine sciences, energy and climate change, has scheduled a Summer School on autonomous underwater gliders with will involve students, teachers, institutes and universities from several countries.