Technical staff from PLOCAN, within the framework of the ECOMARPORT project, executed technical tasks of maintenance and installation of new devices for autonomous monitoring of oceanographic parameters included in the Macaronesian Marine and Maritime Observation Network (R3M), specifically in the station 706 located in the facilities of the Funchal Sports Port and in the station 1017 located in the commercial port of Porto Santo Island.
PLOCAN participated with the presentation “Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands: Design, construction, equipment and operation” in the II Civil Engineering and Geomatics Workshop organised by the School of Civil and Industrial Engineering of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
The Oceanic Platform of the Canay Islands organised an Underwater Robotics Workshop at CIVITAS Association, which was founded in March 1969, thanks to the initiative of a group of parents with children with intellectual disabilities, who tried to respond to the special educational and occupational needs of their children. Nowadays, the Association includes a Special Education Centre, an Occupational Centre and a Third-Party Support Centre, which offer their services to 250 members.
The Canary Islands Employment Service awarded PLOCAN for its best practices on the management of the projects ESTRAMAR and MacSIMAR, which are both funded by the Operational Programme PCT-MAC 2007-2013, during the workshop “Employment and training initiatives in the fields of blue and green economy identified in the EU Outermost Regions (ORs)” celebrated in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and organised by the Grow RUP Project.