The group from GEOMAR are currently using PLOCAN’s facilities for the latest edition of the KOSMOS experiment, GC2016, which aims to study the effects of ocean acidification on marine organisms in the oligotrophic waters of the region and to provide practical training for the Masters students.
Researchers, Masters students and doctoral students from the GEOMAR research institute received a guided tour of the ongoing construction work on the Oceanic Platform being carried out in the Nelson Mandela dock of the port of La Luz, Las Palmas.
In the week beginning 14th March, the Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation (IOSB) in Germany tested the DeDaVe, a new autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), at the PLOCAN Test Site.
The prototype AUV, built with German technology, is able to dive and operate completely autonomously down to 6,000 metres depth. It is also capable of carrying a diverse payload of sensors and measurement instruments suitable for tackling various types of mission in the fields of oceanography, hydrography, geophysics, and search and location, among other important applications.
PLOCAN took part in Oceanology International 2016 in London. Held every two years, it is a world-renowned exhibition and conference for science and technology related to coastal and ocean monitoring, a rapidly expanding area of “Blue Growth” in the marine and maritime industry.