PLOCAN has been incorporated to the European Ocean Observing System EuroGOOS, which is an association of national governmental agencies, research organizations, and private companies, committed to oceanography within the context of the intergovernmental Global Ocean Observing System(GOOS).
PLOCAN participated in the 9th edition of FIMAR, which took place in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and was visited by more than 40.000 people, with the Educational Marine Robotics initiative EDUROVs. This initiative, funded by the Cabildo (Island Government) of Gran Canaria and the ‘La Caixa’ Foundation, proposes the construction of ROVs (Remotely Operated Vehicles).
The final event of the ‘PrimROV: sea, science and robotics in Primary Education’ programme took place in the Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands, with the participation of 270 students from nine schools of Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote and Tenerife. During the event the participants presented their own designs of teleoperated robotic vessels, which were created and developed at their schools within the PrimROV programme.
As partner and work package leader of the JONAS Project, Eric Delory atended the kick-off meeting held in Vilanova i la Geltrù (Barcelona) on the 2nd and 3rd of May 2019. JONAS aims to address the risks of acoustic pressures on biodiversity, focusing on sensitive receptor species in the North Atlantic, by streamlining ocean noise monitoring and risk prediction.