The National Museum of Science and Technology (MUNCYT) in Alcobendas will host an exhibition related to the EDUROVs Initiative and Marine Robotics workshops during August and September.
Young people aged 12 years and over will be able to participate in these Marine Robotics workshops that last one hour and a half, from August 2 to September 29, 2019, Tuesday to Friday from 11:30 to 13:00 hours, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 12:30 to 14:00 hours. The workshop participants, divided into groups of 6 and 8, will be helped by responsibles for dissemination during the construction of the ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) with specific material provided by PLOCAN, in order to operate it in a swimming pool installed at the Museum. These workshops could be requested at the Museum ticket office until full capacity.
The Director of Tourism, Heritage and Waterways for the Regional Council of Brittany, Ronan Le Baccon, highlighted the development possibilities of the nautical industry in the Atlantic Arc, which is established from Scotland to the Canary Islands, during the CAPITEN (Atlantic Cluster for Technological and Economic Innovation in the Nautical Sector) project meeting organised by CETECIMA (Technology Center for Marine Sciences) at the Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands in Taliarte.
UK’s companies AutoNaut Ltd. and Seiche Ltd. have successfully conducted between July 8th and 13th , 2019 in waters of PLOCAN’s Test Site in Gran Canaria ocean trials with a 5-meter AutoNaut unmanned surface vessel (USV) suited by a dedicated payload configuration including passive acoustic and optical sensors mainly addressed to monitor marine mammals. Trials have been conducted in technical cooperation with the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and the logistic and operational support of PLOCAN. AutoNaut is an USV propelled by the motion of the waves and able to carry on different sensor payload configurations according to user needs, addressed to improve ocean observations in both coastal and open ocean areas in a more efficient and sustainable way.
The Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN) participated in the OCEANS Conference and Exhibit, which is a bi-annual event for global marine technologists, engineers, students, government officials, lawyers, and advocates. Its objective is to highlight relevant topics and current trends, while creating a community of learners and influencers who consistently advance research, practices, and policies for the marine field.