Permanent ocean observing program
On Wednesday, October 24th, 2012, an autonomous device –underwater glider- named P201and owned by PLOCAN, began a new mission in the waters off the NE coast of Gran Canaria heading the European Station for Time-Series in the Ocean –Canaries- (ESTOC).
On Tuesday, 16th October, the members of parliament for Las Palmas, Sebastián Franquis Vera, Pilar Grande Pesquero, Pedro Quevedo Iturbe and Guillermo Mariscal, and the senators for Gran Canaria, Borja and Josefa Luzardo Benítez de Lugo, visited the facilities of the Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN) in Taliarte, Telde. They showed interest in the possibilities of development of the marine-maritime sector in the Canary Islands, within the European context, in view of the Atlantic Maritime Strategy Forum objectives, the EU Communication on Blue Growth and the Limasol Declaration, which are the main frameworks the EU wants to use to promote the European "blue economy
At LOCEAN-UPMC’s headquarters in Paris, took place from October 10th to 12th, 2012 a workshop between EU-FP7-GROOM project partners in order to establish the specific bases for management and quality control data gathered through underwater gliders in the context of sustainable European infrastructure of marine observation, in line with existing key international initiatives / strategies and international in the field such SeaDataNet, OceanSITES, EuroGOOS, MyOcean, ARGO, ... among others.