The Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands -PLOCAN- announces the 9th Glider School edition, a reference hands-on and training forum on ocean-gliders technology. It will be organized in the first week of October 2018 in Gran Canaria (Spain). Theres are seats still available. Please apply in http://www.gliderschool.eu/registration/.
Didactical contents will cover both hardware and software issues through theoretical and practical dedicated sessions in class, lab and open waters using real ocean-glider units by different technologies (Waveglider, Sailbuoy, Slocum, Seaglider and Seaexplorer), and focusing on ocean-glider features, capabilities and applications.
This highly specialized training week represents a great opportunity for students and professionals worldwide to learn about the main commercial ocean-glider technologies. After the 2017 edition, 107 students from 23 countries have been trained, representing the 5 continents.
The Glider School counts with the direct teaching-support from leading ocean-glider manufacturers, sensors and rest of modules that integrates these state-of-the-art unmanned autonomous ocean-observing platforms.
PLOCAN has commissioned a Wave Glider autonomous vehicle to the south of the island of Gran Canaria, fitted with an array of meteorological and oceanographic sensors aimed at picking up acoustic traces of cetaceans as part of the MARCET project that studies marine mammals in Macaronesia.
The “Blue Education Summer Campus, organised by PLOCAN from the 2nd to the 6th of July, took place in the shore facilities of the Canary Island Oceanic Platform, offering theory and practical contents related to the marine-maritime sector. The Campus was organised in five sessions for nine students from the island of Gran Canaria, although 20 students from the Canary Island Science and Technology Campus joined the last session.
An industrial and scientific delegation from Japan took part in a conference focusing on off-shore wind power at the Canary Island Oceanic Platform today, where they visited the test bed – a 23 km2 area of sea where several prototypes have been tested, and which is the site for the first off-shore wind turbine in Spain.