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PLOCAN announces the XIV Glider School edition

PLOCAN announces the XIV Glider School edition

The Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN) announces the 14th Glider School edition, a leading hands-on training forum on ocean-glider technologies, scheduled for October 21st to 25th 2024 in Telde, Gran Canaria (Spain). The period for submitting applications to attend will remain open until June 30th. More details at http://www.gliderschool.eu Didactical contents will cover

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AquaWind: Progress and Collaboration at the Mid-Project Meeting

AquaWind, the European innovative project integrating marine renewable energy with aquaculture in the Atlantic basin, has successfully held its mid-project meeting, led by the Canary Islands Agency for Research, Innovation and Information Society (ACIISI) of the Ministry of Universities, Science, Innovation, and Culture of the Government of the Canary Islands. The aim of AquaWind is

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PLOCAN at the closing meeting of the European project GROOM-II

The National Oceanographic Center (NOC) of the United Kingdom headquarters hosted the General Assembly of partners of the EU’s project GROOM-II (Gliders for Research, Ocean Observations and Management: Infrastructure and Innovation) convened by its coordinator, ARMINES, and to which PLOCAN, Spanish national representative, together with the rest of the consortium members (CNRS for France, CSCS

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The TechOceanS project validates at PLOCAN facilities cutting-edge European ocean sensors and robotics.

The land-based headquarters and marine test-site facilities of the Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN) host the validation tests of a new generation of European ocean sensors and robotics to improve the measurement of Essential Ocean Variables (EOVs) within the framework of the European project Technologies for Ocean Sensing (TechOceanS). Funded with a grant

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Wavepiston successfully installs its wave energy device at the PLOCAN test site

Wavepiston, a Danish company specialised in wave energy technology, has achieved a significant milestone by successfully installing its first full-scale energy collector on the string installed at the PLOCAN test site. This installation marks an important step for Wavepiston to become one of the full-scale wave energy demonstrators in operation. The device will allow the

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Oceanographic campaign at ESTOC station boosts scientific research in the Atlantic Ocean

The ESTOC station (European Station for Time-Series in the Ocean of the Canary Islands), located in the Atlantic Ocean near the Canary Islands, has been the site of an oceanographic campaign carried out by the PLOCAN team and the ULPGC. ESTOC is the national ocean observation node of EMSO (European Multidisciplinary Seafloor and water column

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Annual Meeting of the SECURE Project: Sustainable Careers for Researcher Empowerment

The European project Sustainable Careers for Empowering Researchers (SECURE), led by PLOCAN, with the main goal of enhancing attractiveness and reducing precarity in academic research careers, held its annual general assembly on February 8th and 9th, 2024, at the University of Rijeka. During their assembly, the project partners outlined the achievements of the previous year

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PLOCAN contributes to Ocean Sciences Meeting 2024

The Ocean Sciences Meeting (OSM), sponsored by the American Geophysical Union (AGU), the Association for Sciences, Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) and the Oceanographic Society (TOS), represents the international leading forum for scientists, engineers and ocean users where to promote, disseminate and exchange knowledge, ideas, applications and the most relevant and cutting-edge developments from the current

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Technologists from PLOCAN undergo training on the Zooplankton sensor UVP6 and the ECOTAXA oceanic research application

Technologists from PLOCAN have recently undergone specialized training focused on the advanced zooplankton sensor UVP6 and the ECOTAXA oceanic research application. These instruments are crucial for marine research and understanding biological processes in the ocean. The training aimed to deepen the understanding and proficiency of PLOCAN’s technical team in handling cutting-edge technologies for zooplankton study,

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PLOCAN is featured in a new episode of the EURONEWS OCEANS programme

The Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN) is featured in the latest episode of the leading Euronews news programme “Oceans”. The report, premiered on 30th January and available on the EuroNews website in eight languages, explores the potential of ocean energy in Europe and showcases various projects in countries such as Spain, France, Portugal

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PLOCAN joins the EXAIL- Maritime User Conference 2024

The headquarters of the French technology-based company EXAIL held a new edition of the Maritime Users Conference, an event on Marine Autonomous Systems (MAS), which brings together more than 150 leading users and operators in the sector representing the development and supplier industry, services, academia, research, government agencies and regulatory entities of these cutting-edge marine

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