Strategic alliance for research between the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and PLOCAN

The University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and the Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands will establish a strategic collaboration to attract European research funds on the strengths that the two institutions have consolidated in the marine environment.

Floating wind energy, ecological transition, hyperbaric chambers, energy conversion in hydrogen fuel, food of marine origin, cybernetics and informatics, applications of engineering techniques to the sea, CO2 fixation, sensors, drones and telecommunication techniques, training, communication and knowledge dissemination are, among others, possible areas of collaboration between the ULPGC and PLOCAN.

The chancellor of the ULPGC, Lluís Serra Majem, and the director of the Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN), Joaquín Hernández Brito, have met to relaunch the relationships between both institutions after the entry of the new chancellor’s team of the University. The strategic alliance will be focus on attracting European research funds.

Moreover, the vice-chancellor for Research and Transfer, Marisol Izquierdo; the manager of the ULPGC, Roberto Moreno; and the vice-manager for Economic Affairs, Arturo Melián, attended the meeting.

It will be beneficial for PLOCAN and the ULPGC to jointly attend national and international calls, to further the position of the Canary Islands as a benchmark in marine research.

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