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  • Funding programme and call:
    Convocatoria de ayudas para el fomento de la cultura científica y de la innovación 2013
  • Start date:
    30/09/2013
  • End date:
    08/08/2014
  • Duration:
    10 Months
  • Total budget:
    52.308,00 €
  • Budget for PLOCAN:
    22.000,00 €
  • Total funding:
    52.308,00 €
  • Funding for PLOCAN:
    22.000,00 €
  • Coordinator:
    PLOCAN (ES)
  • Partners:
    PLOCAN (ES)

Fomento de vocaciones profesionales en tecnologías marinas

This Action tries to boost professional careers in science and technology, helping to increase and promote innovation and creativity in secondary school, professional training and high school students in the field of marine technologies.

Regarding the acquired knowledge from previous workshops on building underwater robot prototypes at the University of Girona (UdG) and the Canary Islands (PLOCAN), it is necessary to boost and broaden the experience among non-university centers throughout the country. The idea is to train teachers on the workshop to supervise students, in the development of creative and innovative ROVs prototypes out of daily low cost materials supplied by the Action. There will also be a virtual collaboration and support among PLOCAN, the UdG and teachers of the schools, to finally hold some meetings where the ROVs will be exhibited and their operation explained. Taking advantage of such events and to reach a wider audience, an exhibition on marine technology will take place..

The underwater robots operated by remote control (Remote Operated Vehicles, ROVs) represent a highly innovative and current demand for diverse operations in the marine environment (eg. search and rescue, renewable energy, deep sampling technology). The market already offers various ROVtypes according to its application, although they are a minority and their development represents the flowering of a growing industry. There is currently a demand for professionals in the field of underwater robotics, so the creation of new careers and promoting vocations to access them among non-college students is necessary. The proposal is an initiative of the Canary Islands Oceanic Platform (PLOCAN) with support from the University of Girona..