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Funding programme and call:

Asociaciones Empresariales Innovadoras

Start Date: 

5/08/2017

End Date: 

31/03/2018

Duration: 

9 months

Coordinator:

Clúster Marítimo de Canarias (ES)

Total budget:

73.893,00 €

Budget for PLOCAN:

8.300,00 €

Total funding:

50.127,00 €

Funding for PLOCAN:

4.150,00 €

Partners:

EDOSOFT (ES), PLOCAN (ES), Clúster Canarias Excelencia Tecnológica (ES).

DRON Multipropósito

The project consists of conducting a feasibility study on the technical possibilities offered by flying drones to undertake tasks in different areas of application, and to conduct a study of the current market to act as a decision-making framework for future projects. There is currently an enormous range of drone models on the market, with their different strengths and technical capabilities. The purpose of the study is to provide a decision-making tree of models depending on the requirements of the project.

Drones are currently used in tasks of surveillance, monitoring, reconnaissance and detection as they can be deployed quickly. On the other hand, as they are unmanned, there is no risk to the physical integrity of whoever is flying them, unlike other aircraft like helicopters or airplanes. These tasks are generally carried out using high resolution, infra-red or heat-sensitive cameras, but recently, other kind of instruments have been fitted to acquire data from sensors, such as temperature sensors, or to detect different gases. The large supply of unmanned vehicles on the market poses problems when buying one for a given use. The objectives of the project are as follows:

  • To conduct a broad market study of the models of drones currently on the market, bearing in mind their different technical specifications. – Establish a decision-making framework to allow the potential buyer to select the drone model that is the best fit with any set of needs. The technical challenges are: - To compile information on existing models of drones. – Study the instrumentation fitted, or which can be fitted to drones.
  • Formalisation of the decision-making framework for drone models.
  • Conduct a pilot test based on the decision-making framework. The study is part of strategy strand 3: Promotion and Implementation of R+D+I projects, in the thematic area of: Sub-aquatics and Robotics.

The project is aligned with the European Commission’s Blue Growth Communication of Support for sustainable growth in the marine and maritime sectors of the EU that acknowledges the importance of seas and oceans as driving forces of the European economy because of their great potential for innovation and growth, throughout the territory, with the Canary Island Smart Specialisation Strategy (RIS3), which envisages the blue economy as one of the region’s priorities for the period 2014- 2020 due to the strengths of this sector of activity and the socio-economic and environmental conditions of the Canary Islands to promote the associated activities in the territory and in other EU Atlantic regions.

This project has received funding from the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness (MINECO) within the program to support Innovative Business Associations (AEI) to contribute to improve the competitiveness of Spanish industry.

Funding programme and call:
H2020-BG-2018-2020 / Topic: BG-08-2018-2019: All Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance Flagship / Deadline Id: H2020-BG-2018-1

Start Date:
01/10/2018

End Date:
30/09/2022

Duration:
48 months

Total budget:
4,095,892.50 €

Budget for PLOCAN:
737,500.00 €

Total funding:
3,995,892.50 €

Funding for PLOCAN:
637,500.00 €

Coordinator:
Fundaçao para a Ciencia e a Tecnologia
(PT)

Partners:
FCT (PT) - IPMA (PT) - SPI (PT) -
CIENCIA VIVA (PT) - EUROCEAN (PT) -
JPI OCEANS (BE) - PLOCAN (ES) -
IFREMER (FR) - KDM (DE) - DST (ZA) -
NRF (ZA) - CSIR (ZA) - MCT (BR) - CNPq
(BR) - CONFAP (BR) - MINCyT (AR) -
UNI-CV (CV)

Project website:
https://www.allatlanticocean.org/

All Atlantic Cooperation for Ocean Research and Innovation

The main ambition of AANChOR is to promote the implementation of the South Atlantic Research and Innovation Flagship initiative and the Belém Statement (BS), signed by the EU, Brazil and South Africa in 2017, to upscale research and innovation cooperation within the Atlantic basin, from Antarctica to the Arctic. AANChOR will pursue this ambition by providing the EC and the BS Implementation Committee (to be established by signatories of the Statement) with a framework to identify and contribute to the implementation of concrete long-term collaborative activities, reinforcing international cooperation between Europe and tropical and South Atlantic countries and connecting with the challenges and research needs of the North Atlantic Ocean.

AANChOR will be responsible for launching a multi-stakeholder platform to identify collaborative activities, building on national and international ongoing initiatives such as the All Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance and addressing activities aimed at reinforcing capacity building, promoting academia-industry knowledge transfer for an enhanced ocean innovation, developing common standards, enhancing citizen awareness and ocean literacy and converging and aligning R&I infrastructure initiatives. To contribute to the implementation of the identified joint activities, AANChOR will provide seed money for the
first development stages of selected joint pilot actions and support the identification of the most appropriate existing funding mechanisms and tools for further development of the selected activities.

AANChOR will also define long term measures for the sustainability of the cooperation framework beyond the lifetime of the CSA. Recognising the evolving nature of the BS implementation, flexibility has been incorporated into the structure of the CSA allowing its activities adjustment wherever needed. The consortium brings together partners from 4 European Countries, 2 Latin American countries and 2 African countries.

Funding programme and call: 
Proyectos FEDER Interconecta 2018

Start Date: 
01/09/2018

End Date: 
31/12/2020

Duration: 
28 months

Total budget:
€1,128,898.00

Budget for PLOCAN:
€35,000.00

Total funding:
€536,531.00

Funding for PLOCAN:
€35,000.00

Coordinator:
FCC Construcción S.A. (ES)

Partners:
FCC Construcción (ES) - Sensorlab (ES) - WTelecom (ES) + Centros de Investigación: CEIT (ES) - PLOCAN (ES)

Sistema inalámbrico distribuido de monitorización, prevención y actuación para la gestión costera

The main objective of the STARPORTS project is the development of an intelligent platform capable of providing in real time detailed and multiple information on the state of any coastal and maritime infrastructure, and as well capable of quantifying, automatically and intelligently, changes in time, such as pathologies or other anomalies. It also aims to develop advanced sensor networks that can be integrated within that infrastructure to obtain significant and reliable data on its status.
It should be noted that maritime infrastructures are subject to daily use and severe environmental conditions (waves, rain, humidenvironments, salinity and corrosion problems, among many others), which can vary significantly depending on the location and the environment. These affect the integrity of the structures and their lifespan. Given the importance of maritime infrastructures in our society (ports, dams, offshore platforms, wind turbines, etc.), where any problem can significantly affect the economy or safety of the locality, region or country, continuous inspection and maintenance of those infrastructures is necessary.
The problem is that the current monitoring and maintenance strategies and techniques to avoid problems and failures entail a great economic cost, as well as enormous efforts and resources, for installers and operators. This is why STARPORTS 'innovative technology will mean a significant technological leap in the maritime market, which will not only mean a significant reduction in the monitoring, maintenance and conservation costs, but will also improve maintenance strategies through the early detection of future problems or failures.


 

 

Funding programme and call:
Programa PLEAMAR 2017- Fundación Biodiversidad.

Start Date:
03/01/2018

End Date:
31/12/2018

Duration:
12 months

Total budget:
82.465,70 €

Budget for PLOCAN:
82.465,70 €

Total funding:
61.846,40 €

Funding for PLOCAN:
61.846,40 €

Coordinator:
PLOCAN

Collaborators:
Cabildo de Gran Canaria, Cooperativa de pescadores de San Cristóbal, Cooperativa de pescadores de Melenara, Dirección General de Pesca del Gobierno de Canarias.

Monitorización en el banco de ensayos de las Especies Descartadas por la Pesca con Enmalle y Nasa en Gran Canaria

The main objective of this project is to acquire new technical and scientific know-how about artisanal fishing with traps and gillnets to reduce their negative impacts on the environment. Nothing has been published to date concerning the survival rates of specimens of the different target species freed (because they are below the minimum catch or commercial size) or side catch caught with both fishing techniques, one using traps, and the other using gillnets.

This know-how will allow us to propose improvements in the use of these traditional techniques to the competent authorities, both regarding their construction and how they are used, as the survival of the non-commercial specimens often depends on how long the gear is set for, or how fast they are turned around.

Consequently, material will be published with recommended Best Practises for using this gear. The field activities are concentrated on the PLOCAN test bed, where the Fishing Co-operatives of Melenara and San Cristóbal usually fish with traps. PLOCAN can moor nursery cages in this area for the side-catch and monitor their behaviour using underwater robotic technologies (ROV). The surveillance provided for the test area is a guarantee that there will be no illegal fishing in the area that could spoil the results. The trial will also allow us to identify the needs and challenges to be tackled in planning and defining the co-existence of activities that could interact with artisanal fishing.

All the results will be compiled in a document that will make recommendations to the competent administrations for planning the professional fishing sector and introducing improvements in the regulations of both fishing techniques. Furthermore, these same results will be presented to the fishermen of both co-operatives working on the project and to all other fishermen of the island to raise their awareness about the importance of best practices with a view to reducing the number of non-marketable specimens that have to be thrown back. An assessment of the operations conducted on the test bed will also be made to identify the co-existence options between R+D+i activities and traditional fishing in the reserve area, which will be shared with the co-operatives working with us to define activities on the test bed and uses of the space. The ICT supports envisaged in the dissemination activities will be used as a knowledge-transfer platform, along with events scheduled to disseminate the results.

The project is carried out with the collaboration of the Biodiversity Foundation, the Ministry for the Ecological Transition, through the Pleamar Program, co-financed by the FEMP (European Maritime and Fisheries Fund).

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