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Weather station

The Concejalía de Ciudad del Marfrom the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria has installed a weather station at Las Canteras beach, designed and built by the Canary Islands Oceanic Platform (PLOCAN) technicians.

The weather station is equipped with a set of sensors to measure wind speed, wind direction, air temperature, relative humidity, barometric pressure, rainfall, ultraviolet radiation and photosynthetically active radiation (PAR), and provides data at ten minute intervals.

Recogida Glider p201

Summer seasonal glider mission within the context of the Permanent Observations Program at ESTOC site (European Station for Time Series in the Ocean, Canaries) surroundings, coordinated by PLOCAN.

After two weeks of continuous operation and over 160 nautical miles autonomously navigated in waters North of the archipelago, the glider P201 (unmanned underwater monitoring device) has been successfully recovered in the vicinity of the East coast of Gran Canaria on the 6th August 2013 by technical staff from the Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN).