PLOCAN has completed the implementation of the Communication and Dissemination activities in the Marine-Maritime Sector (CODIMAR) Project, which sought to generate new communication and scientific dissemination mechanisms, as well as to take advantage and reinforce the projects in execution and the events held in PLOCAN with specific actions.
The CODIMAR Project has achieved its objectives, impacting on society and schools, with the participation of more than 500 students and 37 schools in the 3D printing workshops, the production of 19 videos made by schools within the video contest on the educational initiative EDUROVs and the development of two permanent interactive exhibitions on marine-maritime activities based on the facilities and services offered by PLOCAN.
The Director of Tourism, Heritage and Waterways for the Regional Council of Brittany, Ronan Le Baccon, highlighted the development possibilities of the nautical industry in the Atlantic Arc, which is established from Scotland to the Canary Islands, during the CAPITEN (Atlantic Cluster for Technological and Economic Innovation in the Nautical Sector) project meeting organised by CETECIMA (Technology Center for Marine Sciences) at the Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands in Taliarte.
The Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN) participated in the OCEANS Conference and Exhibit, which is a bi-annual event for global marine technologists, engineers, students, government officials, lawyers, and advocates. Its objective is to highlight relevant topics and current trends, while creating a community of learners and influencers who consistently advance research, practices, and policies for the marine field.
On the 16th of June 2019, as part of PLOCAN’s contribution to EMSO, the EGIM (European Generic Instrumentation Module) was deployed on the PLOCAN Test Site East of Gran Canaria.
The EGIM, developed within the frame of the European project EMSODev, is designed to consistently and continuously measure parameters of interest for the science areas covered by the European Research Infrastructure Consortium EMSO, “European Multidisciplinary Seafloor and water column Observatory”. EGIM is able to operate on any EMSO node, mooring line, sea bed station, cabled or standalone and/or with a surface buoy.