The Consul General of the Republic of Korea in Las Palmas, Oh Dongil and the Consul for fisheries issues, Park Ingu visited the land headquarters of the Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands. The purpose of this visit was to be acquainted with the tasks and services that the Singular Scientific Technological Installation carries out to attract researchers, projects and investment in the marine-maritime sector.
The Scientific, Technology and Innovation manager, José Joaquín Hernández Brito, informed the Korean representatives about the strategy and objectives of PLOCAN, its scientific-technological capabilities, as well as the most relevant projects achieved up to now. The meeting also included a visit to PLOCAN laboratory of marine vehicles (gliders). Carlos Barrera as head of the department guided them through the different marine vehicles, devices and machines.
The PLOCAN Glider School has ended its 8th edition after six days of intense training activity. As in previous editions, the school has count with the support and collaboration of the main technology manufacturers (Kongsberg Maritime, Teledyne Marine, Liquid Robotics, ALSEAMAR, Offshore Sensing, CLS, or EXOCETUS among others) as well as relevant international institutions such as Memorial University, MARUM, Rutgers University, MBARI, or EGO-Network, as end users of these new-generation, autonomous ocean observing platforms. The 8th edition has allowed, among other aspects, to exceed the figure of one hundred students trained in this technological discipline, which in turn represents the participation of twenty-seven countries.
The 8th edition of the Glider School brings together students from several countries and the six manufacturers of the technologies available and glider operators to continue its bid to remain an international benchmark of top-flight training in this kind of autonomous oceanic observation platforms.