PLOCAN took part in the second Plenary Assembly of the European EUroMarineRobots –EUMR- (Marine Robotics Research Infrastructure Network) Project, led by the University of Oporto aimed at making a large number of vehicles, tools and infrastructure available to the scientific community and research and development groups through transnational access. The Project partners provide a full pallet of activities distributed throughout Europe for the community with a view to forging new and reinforcing existing connections with different networks related to marine robotics.
PLOCAN showed its test bed in the XII edition of Canagua&energía, International Water and Energy Fair of the Canary Islands, promoted by the Cabildo of Gran Canaria through the Island Energy Council and the Island Water Council, and organised by INFECAR. This focuses on isolated or independent environments, characterised mainly by the fact that they are not connected to the major, international power distribution grids.
PLOCAN, with the support of the Fundo Regional para a Ciência e Tecnologia (Regional Science and Technology Fund) (FRCT) of the Azores government, has organised a round table on Blue Growth with researchers from the University of the Azores (including the Institute of the Sea and the Okeanos centre), the Sea Observatory, the Regional Directorate of Fishing and a range of regional companies interested in knowledge transfer in the marine-maritime field (Sailazores and seaExpert) in the lecture hall of the Hotel Horta, on the island of Faial (Azores).