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PLOCAN presents its contribution to the 10 challenges of the Decade of the Oceans at the Barcelona Conference

The Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN) has participated in the United Nations Conference on the Oceans, held in Barcelona to discuss the health of the planet’s seas and oceans, presenting a poster poster summarising the contribution of its last 100 projects to the 10 challenges set by the Conference for the Decade of

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The AMOC at the Real Sociedad Económica de Amigos del País de Santa Cruz de La Palma

The Real Sociedad Económica de Amigos del País de Santa Cruz de La Palma organised a lively colloquium at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de La Palma, bringing together experts and the public to address one of the most pressing challenges of our time: climate change and its impact on the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation

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The educational boat “El Hierro Mar Salitre y Lava” goes into the Caribbean Sea after 325 days of navigation

The iFADO-IV El Hierro Mar Salitre y Lava educational miniboat sails through the Caribbean Sea and approaches the Eastern coasts of Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama after almost eleven months journey, in which it has faced hurricanes and the turbulent Intertropical Convergence Zone. The miniboat was launched on May 19th, 2023 by IES Garoé.It crossed

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Coordination meeting of the SMART COAST 4.0 project for Logistics Efficiency, Security and Protection of Port Infrastructures

The headquarters of the Canary Islands Ocean Platform (PLOCAN) has hosted the coordination meeting of the SMART COAST 4.0 project, led by the company QAISC (Qualitas Artificial Intelligence & Science), which has the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC) and PLOCAN itself as main partners, and with the support and collaboration of the

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Opportunities and capabilities of the ICTS-PLOCAN’s VIMAS facility presented at the CIDIHUB technology webinar.

Within the framework of the CIDIHUB initiative (Center for Digital Innovation of the Canary Islands), and under the coordination of the Canary Islands Technological Institute (ITC), PLOCAN has given a webinar on the “Opportunities, capabilities and services associated with the VIMAS installation (Vehicles, Submarine Instruments and Machines)” which has had extensive assistance, mostly professionals from

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Kick off the seasonal ocean-observing glider program 2024 in the Canary Islands

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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PLOCAN showcases its educational initiatives at the 2nd STEAM Conference

The Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands took part in the 2nd STEAM Conference held at the Teachers’ Centre in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria under the title “With the Future Present”. During the event, PLOCAN presented the educational initiatives it is developing at different educational levels to the island’s teaching staff. At its interactive

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Construction of the Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) prototype to be tested at PLOCAN begins

The Austrian company AGRU and the Hidramar shipyard in the port of Las Palmas have started the construction of a prototype that will advance Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) technology in regions prone to severe weather conditions, which will be tested at the PLOCAN test site. The structure, which consists of a cylindrical hull, a

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PLOCAN at Oceanology International 2024

ICTS-PLOCAN has actively joined the XXVI edition of Oceanology International (Oi24) held in London as a biannual world reference forum on ocean-observing technologies, a clearly emerging sector in the marine-maritime context and the Blue Economy strategy. As an international leading forum, Oi24 has had a large exhibition of more than 500 stands that for three

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AquaWind: Progress and Collaboration at the Mid-Project Meeting

AquaWind, the European innovative project integrating marine renewable energy with aquaculture in the Atlantic basin, has successfully held its mid-project meeting, led by the Canary Islands Agency for Research, Innovation and Information Society (ACIISI) of the Ministry of Universities, Science, Innovation, and Culture of the Government of the Canary Islands. The aim of AquaWind is

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