Taliarte, December 2nd, 2014.- Twenty two Secondary School students from the Stocksund’s Marine Institute (Sweden) visited the PLOCAN facilities today in the framework of a school trip in Canary Islands.
In PLOCAN students were briefed on the activities of the Consortium and received detailed explanations on the applications of ocean technology, such as remotely operated robots (ROV) or ocean gliders.
The students, who made the trip across Canary Islands on board the Swedish flag ship Älva, will sail for three weeks the archipelago waters in order to visit the islands of El Hierro, mainly for marine biology research, and La Gomera, where will study the formation process of "Los Organos".
The Stocksund’s Marine Institute offers education about marine science, marine biology, aquaculture, marine geology and ocean technology, among other matters.
During his, visit the Swedish students were joined by Inés Hernández Sánchez, student of CEIPS María Auxiliadora in Telde (Gran Canaria), recently honored with the Canaria’s Scientific Dissemination Prize by the National Research Council for a study about PLOCAN.
November 13, 2014 - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Kiel. GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, the Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN) and the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC) join forces to boost marine research activities, education and technology at Gran Canary. The three partners signed an agreement at the Presidency of the Government of the Canary Islands while a long-term mesocosm experiment on the effects of ocean acidification is running at PLOCAN under the direction of GEOMAR.
The Hydrographic Institute of Portugal hosted the 28th, 29th and October 30th in Lisbon the 7th edition of the EuroGOOS Conference matching with the 20th anniversary of the EuroGOOS establishment as organization and with the main topic "Operational Oceanography (OO) for a sustainable Blue Growth". The event took place at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation headquarters and was attended by key government, management and scientific entities related to the OO and the Blue Growth context at European and international level.