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

Didactical contents will cover both hardware and software issues through theoretical and practical dedicated sessions in class, lab and open waters using real ocean-glider units by different technologies (AutoNaut, Sailbuoy, Slocum, Seaglider and Seaexplorer), and focusing on particular their features, capabilities and applications.

This highly-specialized training week offers a great opportunity for a wide range of students and professionals from all over the world linked to scientific-technical disciplines from the perspective of ocean engineering, services and research, among others, to learn about the management and operation of the main commercial ocean-glider technologies. After the 2022 edition, the Glider School has already trained a total of 206 students from 34 countries, representing the 5 continents.

The Glider School is directly supported by the world’s leading ocean-glider manufacturers as well as ocean sensors and other modules that integrates these cutting-edge autonomous unmanned ocean-observing platforms, as well as expert operators from the academic field and sectors linked to the Economy Blue.

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