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Oceanographic campaign at ESTOC station boosts scientific research in the Atlantic Ocean

The ESTOC station (European Station for Time-Series in the Ocean of the Canary Islands), located in the Atlantic Ocean near the Canary Islands, has been the site of an oceanographic campaign carried out by the PLOCAN team and the ULPGC. ESTOC is the national ocean observation node of EMSO (European Multidisciplinary Seafloor and water column

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Annual Meeting of the SECURE Project: Sustainable Careers for Researcher Empowerment

The European project Sustainable Careers for Empowering Researchers (SECURE), led by PLOCAN, with the main goal of enhancing attractiveness and reducing precarity in academic research careers, held its annual general assembly on February 8th and 9th, 2024, at the University of Rijeka. During their assembly, the project partners outlined the achievements of the previous year

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PLOCAN contributes to Ocean Sciences Meeting 2024

The Ocean Sciences Meeting (OSM), sponsored by the American Geophysical Union (AGU), the Association for Sciences, Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) and the Oceanographic Society (TOS), represents the international leading forum for scientists, engineers and ocean users where to promote, disseminate and exchange knowledge, ideas, applications and the most relevant and cutting-edge developments from the current

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Technologists from PLOCAN undergo training on the Zooplankton sensor UVP6 and the ECOTAXA oceanic research application

Technologists from PLOCAN have recently undergone specialized training focused on the advanced zooplankton sensor UVP6 and the ECOTAXA oceanic research application. These instruments are crucial for marine research and understanding biological processes in the ocean. The training aimed to deepen the understanding and proficiency of PLOCAN’s technical team in handling cutting-edge technologies for zooplankton study,

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PLOCAN is featured in a new episode of the EURONEWS OCEANS programme

The Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN) is featured in the latest episode of the leading Euronews news programme “Oceans”. The report, premiered on 30th January and available on the EuroNews website in eight languages, explores the potential of ocean energy in Europe and showcases various projects in countries such as Spain, France, Portugal

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PLOCAN joins the EXAIL- Maritime User Conference 2024

The headquarters of the French technology-based company EXAIL held a new edition of the Maritime Users Conference, an event on Marine Autonomous Systems (MAS), which brings together more than 150 leading users and operators in the sector representing the development and supplier industry, services, academia, research, government agencies and regulatory entities of these cutting-edge marine

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SMART COAST 4.0 Project: Logistics Efficiency, Security and Protection for Port Infrastructures

PLOCAN, together with the company QAIS (Qualitas Artificial Intelligence & Science), have been granted within the framework of the Ports 4.0 call, promoted by the public entity Puertos del Estado, to undertake the SMART COAST 4.0 project aimed at improving efficiency logistics, security and protection of port infrastructures. The project is based on information fusion

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Annual Meeting of the Ocean Citizen Project: Driving Marine Forest Restoration

The European project Ocean Citizen for the restoration of marine forests held its first annual meeting in Lecce, Italy, to reflect on the technological advancements of the past year in the restoration of these ecosystems. These efforts will not only benefit the health of coastal ecosystems but also promote practices transferable to other areas of

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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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The educational miniboat “El Hierro Mar Salitre y Lava” in the Central Atlantic Equatorial zone after six months of sailing journey

The educational boat iFADO-IV El Hierro Mar Salitre y Lava, which began its sailing journey six months ago from the island of El Hierro, keep sailing in the Equatorial zone of the Atlantic Ocean after being trapped by the North Equatorial Countercurrent, responsible of significant oceanic eddies in the Northern Brazil as a consequence of

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