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Representatives of the European Commission, the Ministry of Finance and Public Administrations, the Ministry of Employment and Social Security, and the Government of the Canary Islands visited PLOCAN’s land-based premises in Taliarte, as well as the facilities currently under construction in Nelson Mandela docks, in the port of La Luz, Las Palmas, for the follow-up of the FEDER Operational Programme in the Canary Islands.
The objectives of the FEDER Operational Programme in the Canary Islands for the 2007-2013 programming period are framed within the general aims of the community policies and, fundamentally, the objectives of growth, employment and social cohesion that guide the intervention policies of the European Union (Community Guidelines on Growth and Cohesion), in addition to falling within the final goals of the main sustainable development plans and programmes of the central state administration (National Reform Plan, National Strategic Reference Framework).
Dr. Helen Smith, Lecturer at the University of Exeter, gave a talk entitled “Building a Partnership in Renewable Energy between Exeter and PLOCAN” on Wednesday 13th May in the conference room of the Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands in Taliarte. The seminar presented the collaborative efforts between the University of Exeter and PLOCAN in areas related to marine renewable energy, and marked the end of a week-long stay, from 5th to 12th May, of 28 undergraduate students and 3 teachers from the University of Exeter at PLOCAN.
Helen Smith carries out research into marine renewable energy, focusing primarily on resource assessment for wave and tidal energy developments. Her main area of interest is the application and development of numerical wave models for both resource prediction and assessment of potential impacts due to marine energy devices. Helen teaches on the undergraduate Clean Energy programme, leading modules on ‘Applied Computing for Energy Studies’ and ‘Marine Renewable Energy’ as part of the BSc Renewable Energy and BEng and MEng Energy Engineering courses. She also leads the ‘Marine Renewable Resource Assessment’ module for the IDCORE doctoral training centre, and supervises eight EngD and PhD students.
Underwater glider P201 from the Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN) has been recovered from the waters to the north of Gran Canaria by the offshore patrol vessel Meteoro of the Spanish Navy, having completed its oceanographic research mission in the waters of Macaronesia.
The mission of P201 began in Madeira and lasted for one month, during which the underwater glider travelled more than 400 nautical miles and made 500 dives to 1000 m depth, in the process collecting 1.5 million data points for each of the biogeochemical seawater parameters being measured.
On 11th May the educational boat Canarias II departed from the south of the island of El Hierro to begin the transatlantic voyage which will take it to the American continent in the coming months. The secondary school IES Garoé and the Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN) have worked together within the framework of the Educational Passages international programme to bring about this third launch of an educational boat from the Canary Islands.
Educational Passages is an international educational programme, created and led by a multidisciplinary consortium of North American institutes, including NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) and a number of secondary schools in the United States. The programme includes affiliates from Canada and several European countries: Portugal, France, Norway, the United Kingdom and Spain. The initiative gets secondary school students involved in the construction of small sailing boats as part of their technology curriculum. The boats are made from a single mould, assembled and sealed, and equipped with a GPS transmitter before they are deployed in the ocean (mainly in the North Atlantic) and tracked during their navigation. The basic construction materials form part of a kit that is supplied to each school. The initiative not only allows the inclusion of students in the field of technology, but also in intersecting subject areas such as biology, oceanography, history and computer science, not to mention languages, as a result of contact between schools from different countries exchanging knowledge and experiences via the internet.