The Atlantic International Research Centre (AIR Centre) organised a Marine Robotics Workshop due to the arrival of the ship school Sagres at Santa Cruz de Tenerife, which is the first stop of its commemorative trip to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the first circumnavigation of the world by Magellan, with the participation of the Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN).
This Marine Robotics Workshop is included in a scientific meeting programme that will take place during the 22 stops of the Sagres during its circumnavigation of the world. The meetings are organised by the AIR Centre in order to share visions and recommendations between institutions that work in the marine scientific and technological field of the Atlantic region.
Several institutions that work in the Marine Robotics field participated in the meeting in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, such as PLOCAN, the Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science (INESTEC), the Institute of Science and Innovation for Bio-Sustainability (IBS) in Minho University, the University of Porto and the Instituto Superior Técnico of Lisbon. During the meeting different topics were discussed, such as the development of low-cost sensors, affordable marine robotics or shared information systems.
AIR Centre is an international distributed scientific network to share science and technology responding to the Global Atlantic scale challenges, enhancing the sharing of scientific & technical resources and creating sustainable local value. AIR Centre integrates Space, Atmosphere, Ocean, Climate, Energy and Data Science to address the Global Challenges in the Atlantic Ocean, to deliver value, benefits and sustainable development to the marine and coastal ecosystem and people.