The University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the Polytechnic University of Madrid and PLOCAN resume the measurement campaigns of the HERAKLES project

By July 22, 2020 News

The IDeTIC research institute of the University of Las Palmas, the Polytechnic University of Madrid and PLOCAN have resumed the joint measurement campaign of the European HERAKLES project to improve the resolution and quality of marine observations through the development of cost-effective and innovative sensors that can be deployed from multiple platforms.

HERAKLES is an R&D project of the 2016 State Programme for Research, Development and Innovation geared towards the Challenges of Society, and consists of the implementation of a network of underwater wireless sensors through a combination of theoretical contributions, measurement campaigns and software and hardware development.

The study of the behaviour of an underwater channel requires measurements of electromagnetic field transmission in underwater environments. These measurements and the validation tests are being carried out at the PLOCAN facilities.

The HERAKLES project is part of the European Commission’s “Blue Economy” strategy to create new opportunities and technologies that support and drive job creation through smart, sustainable, and inclusive growth.