The Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN) participated in the OCEANS Conference and Exhibit, which is a bi-annual event for global marine technologists, engineers, students, government officials, lawyers, and advocates. Its objective is to highlight relevant topics and current trends, while creating a community of learners and influencers who consistently advance research, practices, and policies for the marine field.
On the 16th of June 2019, as part of PLOCAN’s contribution to EMSO, the EGIM (European Generic Instrumentation Module) was deployed on the PLOCAN Test Site East of Gran Canaria.
The EGIM, developed within the frame of the European project EMSODev, is designed to consistently and continuously measure parameters of interest for the science areas covered by the European Research Infrastructure Consortium EMSO, “European Multidisciplinary Seafloor and water column Observatory”. EGIM is able to operate on any EMSO node, mooring line, sea bed station, cabled or standalone and/or with a surface buoy.
PLOCAN gave a conference on environmental observation in the Macaronesian Region (R3M: Macaronesian Marine-Maritime Network) during the Meteorological Technology World Expo (MTWE), a global event attracting around 200 exhibiting companies and 4,000 attendees from over 100 countries, celebrated in Geneva, Switzerland.
The Seaglider M1 launched on April 2nd in the Nazaré Submarine Canyon by the Portuguese Hydrographic Institute and PLOCAN, in order to carry out a scientific-technical mission, was collected in Funchal, Madeira, after covering a total of 1350 km during two months.