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PLOCAN took part in the second Plenary Assembly of the European EUroMarineRobots –EUMR- (Marine Robotics Research Infrastructure Network) Project, led by the University of Oporto aimed at making a large number of vehicles, tools and infrastructure available to the scientific community and research and development groups through transnational access. The Project partners provide a full pallet of activities distributed throughout Europe for the community with a view to forging new and reinforcing existing connections with different networks related to marine robotics.


PLOCAN took part in "Macaronight, European Researchers’ Night" in Santa Catalina Park in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. This is a public event, held throughout Europe, dedicated to popular science and learning through games funded by Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions. It takes place every September with some 30 countries and over 300 cities participating. The objective of European Researchers’ Night is to bring science and the daily life of researchers to the general public, around projects being implemented in Macaronesia.


PLOCAN, with the support of the Fundo Regional para a Ciência e Tecnologia (Regional Science and Technology Fund) (FRCT) of the Azores government, has organised a round table on Blue Growth with researchers from the University of the Azores (including the Institute of the Sea and the Okeanos centre), the Sea Observatory, the Regional Directorate of Fishing and a range of regional companies interested in knowledge transfer in the marine-maritime field (Sailazores and seaExpert) in the lecture hall of the Hotel Horta, on the island of Faial (Azores).

smartblueIn order to drive the blue economy in the Macaronesia, partners of the SmartBlue Project agreed in the Azores to create the Macaronesian Marine Maritime Alliance to foster the creation of clusters of marine-maritime companies in their regions to explore the possibilities of breaking into international markets and to identify potential joint projects.


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