On Thursday 4th December, the PLOCAN headquarters hosted a new edition of the Advanced Seminar on Measurements in the Sea (ASMS), organized by INNOVA Oceanografía Litoral.
The seminar was attended by international companies reference in the field of oceanographic instrumentation as Rockland Scientific, OSIL and HELZEL Messtechnik GmbH, and joined by technical and research staff from institutions related to observation, study and management of the marine environment in the Canary Islands such as Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Viceconsejería de Pesca del Gobierno de Canarias and PLOCAN.
Taliarte, December 2nd, 2014.- Twenty two Secondary School students from the Stocksund’s Marine Institute (Sweden) visited the PLOCAN facilities today in the framework of a school trip in Canary Islands.
In PLOCAN students were briefed on the activities of the Consortium and received detailed explanations on the applications of ocean technology, such as remotely operated robots (ROV) or ocean gliders.
The students, who made the trip across Canary Islands on board the Swedish flag ship Älva, will sail for three weeks the archipelago waters in order to visit the islands of El Hierro, mainly for marine biology research, and La Gomera, where will study the formation process of "Los Organos".
The Stocksund’s Marine Institute offers education about marine science, marine biology, aquaculture, marine geology and ocean technology, among other matters.
During his, visit the Swedish students were joined by Inés Hernández Sánchez, student of CEIPS María Auxiliadora in Telde (Gran Canaria), recently honored with the Canaria’s Scientific Dissemination Prize by the National Research Council for a study about PLOCAN.
After six intensive training days, on Saturday November 22nd 2014, concluded the Fifth edition of the PLOCAN Glider School held at the Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN) headquarters in Telde, Gran Canaria.
November 13, 2014 - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Kiel. GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, the Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN) and the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC) join forces to boost marine research activities, education and technology at Gran Canary. The three partners signed an agreement at the Presidency of the Government of the Canary Islands while a long-term mesocosm experiment on the effects of ocean acidification is running at PLOCAN under the direction of GEOMAR.