A delegation of EU representatives visited the facilities of the Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands during a journey of visits organised by the Directorate-General for Economic Affairs with Africa as part of the strategic Hexagone Project. Its objective is to support the MAC Programme 2014-2020 on the revitalisation of cooperation with the associated African countries.
The Consortium of the Starports Project (Sistema inalámbrico distribuido de monitorización, prevención y actuación para la gestión costera), made for the development of an intelligent platform capable of providing in real time detailed and multiple information on the state of any coastal and maritime infrastructure, met at the facilities of the Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN) in Taliarte.
The project “Monitorización en el banco de ensayos de las Especies Descartadas por la Pesca con Enmalle y Nasa en Gran Canaria” (DESPESCA) has produced a best practices manual for professional fishermen in order to promote sustainable fishing practices. Furthermore, it has demonstrated the compatibility of traditional fishing methods with the use of emerging technologies in the marine environment.
A new delegation of students from the Swedish maritime school Marina Läroverket visited the facilities of the Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN), as part of their training course on board of the ship school Älva in Canarian waters. The students, accompanied by their teachers, were informed in detail about the features and capabilities of the Multi-purpose Offshore Platform, the Test Site and the Observatory. Furthermore, they were able to discover the specific characteristics of the gliders.