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PLOCAN took part in the 24th edition of Oceanology International, held in London between the 13th and 15th of March, the world benchmark biannual forum on oceanic monitoring technologies, a clearly emerging sector in the marine-maritime context and the strategy of Blue Growth.

OCAN’s presence at the event has enabled the institution to disseminate some of the main international projects and technological initiatives that the Consortium is currently tackling in this context (SWARMs, EUMarineRobots, AtlantOS, EMSO, etc.), promote the 9th edition of the international Glider School, and to interact directly with international suppliers and partners, reinforce co-operation ties and identify new synergies for future actions and discover the latest technological developments in the industry first hand.

The 24th edition of Oceanology International offered a broad and varied agenda of scientific-technical presentations on sectors and issues including marine technologies for monitoring the ocean, exploitation of renewable energies, marine robotics, data management, hydrography, geo-physics and geo-technics, along with an extensive programme of activities, over and above the grand exhibition of stands that have allowed over 1000 exhibiting companies and institutions to demonstrate their main and their latest products and technological developments regarding sensor technologies, autonomous oceanic observation platforms and accessories, along with consulting services for the operation and use of marine technologies of this kind to over 8000 delegates during the three days of the event.

The AtlantOS project has been funded by the Horizon 2020 European Union research and innovation programme through Grant Agreement nº 633211. The EUMarineRobots project, reference number 731103, is funded by the European H2020 programme through call for projects H2020-INFRAIA-2017-1. The SWARMs project has received funding from European Commission programme ECSEL-2014-1: Key Applications and Essential Applications under Grant Agreement nº 662107.