Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands - Last News
The Oceanic Platform of Canary Islands (PLOCAN) has performed successfully the deployment of the new ESTOC observatory located northward of the Canary Islands (European Station for Time-series in the Ocean, Canary islands “ESTOC”), which is a part of the integrated observatory managed by this institution. The meteorological and oceanographic observations acquired in this observatory will feed the time-series which started in 1994. ESTOC observatory is part of the European network of deep ocean observatories (deeper than 1000m) within the current European project FixO3 (Fixed Point Open Ocean Observatories www.fixo3.eu). The operation took place at sea between 18th and 20th of May 2015, on board of the oceanographic vessel “Angeles Alvariño” in the collaboration framework with the Spanish Institute of Oceanography.
The PERSEUS-FP7 EU-project, in the field of maritime safety and border surveillance, experienced in waters of the Canary Islands Oceanic Platform -PLOCAN- test site, a marine autonomous device for underwater passive acoustics in order to evaluate its performance, control and surveillance capabilities for borders and maritime areas.
The International Ocean Glider Community Workshop 2015 was held at University of East Anglia in the city of Norwich, UK, 6th-7th May 2015. The main purpose of this workshop was to get the ocean glider community together, providing the opportunity of presenting and discussing the science that is being done with these unmanned underwater vehicles.