The partners of the project “Prevention and management of specific pollution risks and salvage operations in the area of cooperation and the macro-regional coastal area Madeira Azores Canarias” (MAWADIPOL) have held a remote meeting to present the project, in which PLOCAN is participating.
The MAWADIPOL project aims to improve the regional response capacity to pollution events and support marine salvage actions through improved planning, training, coordination of stakeholders and the use of innovative equipment and ICT.
The Canary Islands are represented in this project by the Directorate General for Safety and Emergencies of the Canary Islands Government, CETECIMA, the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the Public Enterprise Puertos Canarios, and Radio ECCA; and the Azores by its Regional Civil Protection and Fire Service.
PLOCAN will coordinate implementation of activities related to Innovation and the use of ICT with a study on the application of new sustainable technologies, such as the use of gliders and drones, to improve efficiency in contingency plans for accidental marine pollution.
The project is coordinated by the Directorate General for Safety and Emergencies of the Canary Islands Government and is 85% co-financed with ERDF funds through the second call for the INTERREG VA Spain-Portugal MAC 2014-2020 Territorial Cooperation Programme.