The ICTS-PLOCAN has joined the XXV edition of Oceanology International (Oi2022) held in London 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, Oi2022 has had a large exhibition of more than 500 stands that for three consecutive days have allowed exhibiting companies and institutions to show the more than 6.000 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 (EuroSea, iFADO, MINKE, EMSO, etc.), while promoting the 12th 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 technological developments in the sector after four years since the last edition in 2018.
Oi2022 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 autonomous surface vehicles (USV) technology in which leading companies such as iXblue, FUGRO and Ocean Infinity have also joined, allowing to show the ICTS’s capabilities and strategic activities, such as those undertaken by the national working group in Spain on marine unmanned navigation led by the General Directorate of the Merchant Marine, or the EuroSea project on the implementation of an international network of developers, operators, end users and stakeholders in the context of the European Ocean Observing System (EOOS) led by EuroGOOS-AISBL