Technicians from the Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN) travelled to the island of Madeira to give training sessions to the island’s teachers and students on Renewable Energies and Green Hydrogen production within the framework of the RIS3_Net2 project.
This project aims to bring the Macaronesian society and its professionals closer to the knowledge and importance of the Smart Specialisation Strategy of the Madeira, Azores, Canary Islands Area (MAC), in order to achieve a better alignment of the projects with the development priorities and a greater participation of these regions in cooperation projects. The RIS3_Net2 project belongs to the 2nd call of the Territorial Cooperation Programme INTERREG V A Spain-Portugal (MAC 2014-2020).
The initiative is part of the pilot actions of the project aimed at enhancing marine R&D&I capacities in Macaronesia. In this specific case, the objective is to implement the methodology carried out by PLOCAN in the other regions with the aim of promoting environmental sustainability and the scientific method among students in the area.
PLOCAN staff gave several training sessions at the Horácio Bento Gouveira school in Madeira and, in addition, a session was held with teachers from different schools at ARDITI (Agência Regional para o Desenvolvimento da Investigaçâo Tecnologia e Inovaçâo) project partners and with the collaboration of the Observatório Oceânico da Madeira (OOM).
During the training sessions, experiments were carried out in which students produced hydrogen from wind and photovoltaic energy. In addition, the physico-chemical processes that took place were explained to them. In addition, the physico-chemical processes that took place were explained to them.