PLOCAN has participated in MacaroNight 2021 with two outreach activities on marine renewable energies as tool to achieve the objective of climate neutrality set by the European Green Deal for 2050.
The director of PLOCAN gave an informational talk for the general public on the importance of marine energies on islands for the decarbonization of their electrical systems and the opportunities offered by PLOCAN for testing devices for converting these energies. The talk is available here.
Within its dissemination program and the EDUROVs project “Educational underwater robotics”, PLOCAN additionally held a virtual activity in which students from primary and secondary schools in the province of Las Palmas were shown how to obtain green hydrogen and its use as fuel with the aim of raising awareness among schoolchildren about its importance in dealing with the climate emergency.
MacaroNight 2021 is an initiative framed in the “European Researchers Night” that since 2018 seeks to disseminate the research activity that takes place in European universities and R&D centres, in addition to promoting scientific vocations among the youngest.
The event is held simultaneously in the provinces of Las Palmas and Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Azores and Madeira. In its edition for the province of Las Palmas, it is organized by the Scientific Culture and Innovation Unit of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, managed by the Fundación Canaria Parque Científico Tecnológico of the ULPGC, and La Palma Research Centre as the coordinating entity of the project.
The EDUROVs project “Educational underwater robotics”, whose main objective is to introduce students, both in primary and secondary school, to technologies from a practical and amusing point of view, is financed by PLOCAN, the Cabildo de Gran Canaria and the “Fundación La Caixa”.