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PLOCAN’s fleet of autonomous marine vehicles increases its operational activity by 30% in 2023

PLOCAN’s fleet of autonomous ocean vehicles has carried out multiple scientific, technical and training missions in 2023, totaling 242 days sea-operations, with a navigation record of 3,200 nautical miles, among which highlight deployments and operations conduced in the Azores, Madeira, Lisbon, the island of La Palma and in the North and South strip of the

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PLOCAN incorporates a new acoustic technology to its underwater observation fleet

PLOCAN’s underwater glider fleet has incorporated a new AURIS passive acoustic technology that expands its scientific ocean-observing capabilities and quality. Among the direct and most interesting applications of AURIS highlights marine-mammal monitoring, as well underwater noise measurement as potential impact on the ecosystem in areas where activities linked to Blue Economy sectors are carried out,

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Roadmap progress of the Spanish National Working Group on ocean-gliders

The Canary Islands Government delegation in Madrid hosted this week the annual meeting of the national Working Group on ocean gliders, currently joined by five institutions: AZTI (Basque Country), IEO/CSIC – Spanish Institute of Oceanography/Council for Scientific Research ( Madrid and Santander), SOCIB – Coastal Observation System (Balearic Islands), ULPGC – University of Las Palmas

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Seasonal ocean-observations program in the Canary Islands: EMSO-ESTOC-RAPROCAN

PLOCAN, the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO) and the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC) continue to promote and strengthen their collaboration in the ocean-observing strategy in the Canary Islands through the seasonal program based on glider missions at the Time-Series station ESTOC (deep node of the PLOCAN Integrated Observatory) and Deep Radial

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EMSO-ESTOC seasonal glider program for ocean observation in the Canary Islands

PLOCAN, the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO-CSIC) and the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC) continue to collaboratively promote and reinforce the ocean observation strategy in the Canary Islands through the seasonal program of glider missions at the ESTOC Time Series (deep node of the PLOCAN Integrated Observatory as member of the European

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Scientific mission with uncrewed surface vehicle (USV) to assess and catalog ocean ecosystems of the Atlantic basin

The Mission Atlantic USV-WaveGlider uncrewed vehicle has been put into operation in waters of Faial Island, Azores (Portugal), to collect 3D information on essential ocean variables (physical, chemical and biological), as well as to map biodiversity, food supply and pressures on the Atlantic Ocean basin. The activity runs within the framework of the European Mission

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PLOCAN puts into operation an unmanned surface vehicle to observe the waters near the volcano of La Palma

The Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN) has put into operation in waters off the west coast of La Palma affected by the eruption of the volcano an autonomous surface vehicle (wave glider) equipped with scientific instruments that allow continuous measurement of meteorological atmospheric variables on the surface and water salinity, temperature, dissolved oxygen,

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