The ICTS-PLOCAN has joined Oceanology International (OiA23) held in San Diego (USA) as a world reference biannual forum on ocean observing technologies, an emerging sector in the marine-maritime context and the Blue Economy strategy.
As usual, OiA23 has had a large exhibition of more than 300 stands that for three consecutive days have allowed exhibiting companies and institutions to show the more than 4.000 attendees their main and most innovative products and technological developments, related to sensors, autonomous ocean observing platforms and their accessories, as well as consulting services related to the operation and use of this type of marine technology, among others.
The attendance and contribution of PLOCAN has consisted on dissemination activities related to some of the main international projects and technological initiatives that the ICTS currently undertakes in this context, while promoting the 13th edition of the international school of ocean gliders (Glider School). In addition, PLOCAN has networked with international suppliers and partners, thus reinforcing cooperative ties to identify new synergies that allow future projects and services to be undertaken, as well as to directly know on the latest developments in the sector of ocean-observing technologies.
Oi23 has also had a wide and diverse technical conferences program related to sectors and topics such as marine technologies for ocean monitoring, exploitation of renewable energy resources, ocean governance, marine robotics, data management, hydrography, geophysics and geotechnics, among others.
PLOCAN has contributed with an oral presentation in the session on Ocean Observatories and Sensor technology allowing to show the ICTS’s capabilities and strategic activities, such as those undertaken within the framework of flag-ship EU projects such as GROOM-II, EuroSea, Mission Atlantic, MINKE, EMSO EuroSea, iFADO, among others, linked to the context of the European Ocean Observing System (EOOS) led by EuroGOOS-AISBL to which PLOCAN contributes as associated member.