PLOCAN was included in the (MTS, Marine Technology Society) annual review of oceanic observation activities on the Ocean News and Technology web site. The MTS is the leading international community of engineers, technologists, legislators and educators in the marine-maritime sector, promoting awareness, understanding, advancement and application of marine technology.
The PLOCAN review focuses on the mooring of the oceanic platform, also providing an up-date on the Electric and Communications Infrastructure (IECOM), the European Oceanic Time Series Station of the Canary Islands (ESTOC) and the fleet of gliders (gliders). The article also highlights the international oceanic observation projects that PLOCAN is involved in.
The Canary Island Oceanic Platform (PLOCAN) and the Teaching Centre of the Teachers of the South of Gran Canaria (CEP), part of the Canary Island Government’s Regional Ministry of Education and Universities, has rolled out a pilot project, with the support of the ITC advisory services of the Gran Canaria CEPs, to integrate the Educational Marine Robotics Initiative (EDUROVs) into Primary Education.
The Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands has been invited to participate on the “Bioeconomy Village” in the framework of the Societal Challenge 2 Info Day on the new Horizon 2020 Work Programme for 2018-2020. The event highlighting first-class Horizon 2020 projects and initiatives on bioeconomy, including also Marine and Maritime research.
The COLUMBUS project is organizing on Thursday 23th November an event to allow brokerage and foster partnerships among the AtlantOS Project stakeholders representing national marine observations and data programmes in Europe and across the Atlantic, and sensor developers who have generated new technologies through their participation in the EU-funded projects.
At this event, representatives of European and international ocean observing organizations as well as coordinators of data collection and monitoring programmes will hear about new technologies and innovations in sensor development funded through the EU framework programmes. The aim of this brokerage event is to aid knowledge transfer and foster collaboration among the marine and maritime stakeholders, including publicly-funded organizations and SMEs.
The Horizon 2020 COLUMBUS project aims to ensure that applicable knowledge generated through EU-funded projects can be transfered effectively to marine and maritime sectors. To capitalise on the European Commission’s investment in research COLUMBUS is investigating the accessibility and uptake of research outputs by end-users (policy, industry, science and wider society) and will help ensure that measurable value is derived from research investments contributing to sustainable Blue Growth.