The new educational passages sailboat, christened Canarias IV, starts out on its Atlantic voyage from the waters of the south of the island of El Hierro as part ot the International Educational Passages programme. Students from High Schools IES Amurga in Gran Canaria and IES Garoé on El Hierro, co-ordinated and supervised by PLOCAN, have once again worked as a team on preparing this new educational vessel, which is once again expected to sail thousands of nautical miles across the waters of the Atlantic over the course of several months, as some of its predecessors did in the case of the Canarias II and Canarias III.
PLOCAN’s shore facility in Taliarte (Telde) hosted the kick-off meeting of the ”CODIMAR – Comunicación y Divulgación Científica de Actividades en el Sector Marino Marítimo” y “ROVSTEAM – Developing STEAM competences through Low-Cost Educational Marine Robotics ”. projects. The meeting was attended by a total of 32 teachers representing over 100 schools that are taking part this year in PLOCAN’s EDUROVs Educational Marine Robotics Initiative.
The partners in the Inter-Regional Co-operation Project for the Smart Growth of the MAC Regions (RIS3_Net) held a co-ordination meeting in Madeira to monitor project progress. PLOCAN is contributing with the design and implementation of the sub-project “Blue Growth”, aimed at characterising and driving R+D+I in Macaronesia relating to the European Commission’s blue growth strategy.
As part of the Inter-Regional Co-operation Project for Smart Growth in the MAC Regions (RIS3_Net), PLOCAN participated as the partner responsible for designing and implementation of the “Blue Growth” sub-project that intends to characterise and drive R+D+I in Macaronesia related to the European Commission’s blue growth strategy. The different actions scheduled as part of this pilot initiative include holding a series of working panels with the research community of Macaronesia, in order to identify and analyse the barriers they face in conducting their R+D+I projects in the marine-maritime field and the opportunities offered by inter-regional co-operation in the Madeira, Azores and Canary Island Space.