A group of Secondary Education teachers has attended the “Construction and Control of low cost ROVs (Remotely Operated Vehicles)” Course at PLOCAN. This training of trainers Project, organised in 5 levels, is part of the ROVSTEAM Project, which proposes the construction of programmable marine robots in several areas for educational purposes, from low cost tools, with free hardware and software. It incorporates elements and technological tools appropriate to the different levels of education through a project-based learning methodology, both using appropriate hardware and software programming platforms, and it also considers a greater integration to the education and scientific-technical vocation of girls and young women.
Gorona del Viento El Hierro, the University of La Laguna and the Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands have signed a collaboration agreement in order to develop a project for promoting the wave energy capture research at El Hierro.
PLOCAN participated to the General Assembly of the EMSODev Project held in Rome. The EMSODEV general objective is to catalyse the full operations of the EMSO distributed Research Infrastructure of ocean observation systems, which monitor environmental processes in real time, including climate change, hazards and marine ecosystems, through the development and deployment of the EMSO Generic Instrument Module (EGIM).
Technical high school students from La Vega de San José Secondary School visited PLOCAN during the Journal ‘Despertar vocaciones’, organized by the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The main objective of this initiative is to encourage young people to study and to develop their professional careers within the science and technology field and to inform about the different training options available in this field.