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Funding programme and call:

Convocatoria de ayudas para el fomento de la cultura científica, tecnológica y de la innovación 2017

Start Date:

01/01/2018

End Date:

31/12/2018

Duration:

12 months

Total budget:

71,572.00 €

Budget for PLOCAN:

60,502.00 €

Total funding:

16,000.00 €

Funding for PLOCAN:

13,300.00 €

Coordinator:

Plataforma Oceánica de Canarias (ES)

Partners:

Universidad de Girona (ES)

Web:

http://edurovs.eu/

STEAM competences development through Low Cost Educational Marine Robotics

This project proposes the construction of programmable marine robots in several areas for educational purposes, from low cost tools, with free hardware and software. The proposal constitutes the continuation and extension of the FECYT 2017 project "ROVINO - Low Cost Educational Robotics with Arduino Technology", growing the experience grow in all senses.

On the one hand, to carry out a science and technology dissemination that can reach more people (students of different standard and nonstandard educational levels, families, and the general public). The experience held at the Elder Museum of Science and Technology in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in August 2017 will be considered as a reference, but taking it to a National Museum of the FECyT. On the other hand, the project incorporates more elements and technological tools appropriate to the different levels of education through a project-based learning methodology, both using appropriate hardware and software programming platforms and presenting 3D printing of certain pieces related to different aspects of the marine robotics activity. The project also considers a greater integration to the education and scientific-technical vocation of girls and young women. Recent studies show that girls get more involved in these activities when technology is not the goal by itself (usually social projects). Therefore, girls might be more interested in these projects when technology is not the goal by itself. Thus, a pilot experience of access to classrooms in hospitals is proposed.

The ROVSTEAM project is part of the Educational, Marine Robotics Initiative EDUROVs, with the collaboration of the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECyT), the Cabildo (Island Government) of Gran Canaria and the Obra Social Charity of La Caixa bank. 

Funding programme and call:

H2020-INFRADEV-2016-2017 / Topic: INFRADEV-03-2016-2017:Individual support to ESFRI and otherworld-class research infrastructures / Deadline Id: H2020-INFRADEV-2016-1

Start Date:

01/03/2017

End Date:

29/02/2020

Duration:

36 months

Total budget:

4,370,279.41 €

Budget for PLOCAN:

30,500.00 €

Total funding:

4,359,451.25 €

Funding for PLOCAN:

30,500.00 €

Coordinator:

EMSO ERIC (IT)

Partners:

EMSO ERIC (IT) – INGV (IT) – IFREMER (FR) – CNRS (FR) – NERC (UK) – HCMR
– (GR) - INNOVA SRL (IT) – MI (IE) – UPC (ES) – GeoEcoMar (RO) – IPMA
(PT) – PLOCAN (ES). Third Parties: UPMC (FR)

 

Implementation of the strategy to ensure the EMSO ERIC's Log-Term Sustainability

EMSO-Link is a 3-year project underpinning the long-term sustainability of EMSO ERIC, the pan-European distributed Research Infrastructure (RI) composed of fixed point open ocean observatories for the study and monitoring of European seas. EMSO pursues the long-term objective to be part of the upcoming European Ocean Observing System (EOOS), which is expected to integrate multiple platforms and data systems, including other ERICs, to achieve the first sustained, standardized and permanent observatory network of the European seas. EMSO ERIC coordinates the access to the facilities and supports the management of data streams from EMSO observatories.

EMSO-Link will accelerate the establishment of EMSO ERIC governance rules and procedures and will facilitate the coordination of EMSO infrastructure construction, operation, extension and maintenance. Specifically, EMSO-Link will:

  1. Reinforce and expand the EMSO ERIC membership to optimize the inclusion of the whole European Marine technology and research institutions.
  2. Progress towards coordinated operations of the infrastructure nodes, interoperability and standardization as well as capacity increase and synchronizing funding of regional nodes.
  3. Enhance stakeholders (e.g., marine operators, industry, academia, universities and marine experts) active engagement through a number of awareness raising campaigns.
  4. Enhance relations with sister marine initiatives and counterpart/complementary RIs through Memoranda of Understanding also in coordination with COOP+ EC Project.
  5. Strengthen EMSO ERIC contribution to European economic growth and innovation through implementation of a powerful marine technologiesInnovation Platform serving and cooperating with Industry and SMEs.

EMSO-Link will contribute to the identification of methodologies for the achievement of Good Environmental Status of the European marine waters by 2020, according to the Marine Strategy Framework Directive.

Funding programme and call:

ESA Call for Tenders: EO Science for
Society Permanently Open Call for
Proposals EOEP-5 BLOCK 4 / ITT/RFQ:
AO/1-9101/17/I-NB

Start Date:

03/12/2018

End Date:

02/12/2019

Duration:

Total budget:

149,993.26 €

Budget for PLOCAN:

41,243.00 €

Total funding:

149,993.26 €

Funding for PLOCAN:

41,243.00 €

Coordinator:

PLOCAN (ES)

Partners:

PLOCAN (ES) - GMV (ES) - USTA (UK)

Project website:

 http://www.eomammals.com/

Earth Observation for Marine Environment: Application for Marine Mammals Environmental Public Management

The technical solution is conceived with the objective of producing a downstream service (EO_MAMMALS) for analysing associations between oceanic environment data remotely sensed and biological data in order to provide a marine mammals’ dashboard in the context of the Macaronesia area (Atlantic Ocean).

In particular, the proposed service is aiming at identifying biological hotspots for cetaceans and, therefore, help the management of marine protected areas.-electricity conversion. The resulting WEC system will undergo rigorous testing and characterization at Las Palmas Harbor, Canary Islands.

Funding programme and call:

Plan Estatal de Investigación Científica y
Técnica y de Innovación 2013-2016 /
Programa Estatal de Promoción del
Talento y su Empleabilidad en I+D+i /
Subprograma Estatal de Incorporación /
Convocatoria: Ayudas para contratos de
Personal Técnico de Apoyo (PTA) 2017

Start Date:

17/12/2018

End Date:

16/12/2021

Duration:

36

Total budget:

36,000.00 €

Budget for PLOCAN:

36,000.00 €

Total funding:

36,000.00 €

Funding for PLOCAN:

36,000.00 €

Coordinator:

PLOCAN (ES)

Partners:

PLOCAN (ES) 

Contratación de Personal Técnico de Apoyo para Validación, mantenimiento y puesta punto de la sensórica meteo-oceanográfica. Apoyo a a Unidad de Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación

The Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN) is a joint initiative between the Government of Spain - Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness (MINECO) and the Government of the Canary Islands - Canarian Agency for Research, Innovation and Information Society (ACIISI), with the support of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The mission of PLOCAN is to provide access and support to unique facilities to test innovative scientific-technological concepts in coastal and oceanic environments. Its facilities consist of a multipurpose ocean platform, a marine test site and a marine observatory. PLOCAN presents a profitable combination of services, such as accommodation, operation and data provision. The vision of PLOCAN is to become a leading infrastructure worldwide, promoting value-added services, attracting national and international users and responding to the challenges of R & D & i in the maritime and maritime sectors, helping to maintain the European Union at the forefront of this sector.

The proposed activity object of this aid consists in the validation, maintenance and tunning of the meteo-oceanographic sensors used in PLOCAN’s buoys and other observation devices. This activity will also involve support for the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Unit of PLOCAN.

Plocan Descargas

Data Portal

Glider Missions

Real Time ESTOC

Glider School

PLOCAN Dissemination

Atlantic Ocean Research