International Summer School on Underwater Gliders Technology

International Summer School on Underwater Gliders Technology

The Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands, PLOCAN, hosted during the second half of July 2012 the third edition of the Underwater Gliders Summer School for two weeks on Gran Canaria. Students, teachers, institutes and universities from several European countries, as well as underwater glider and sensor leading manufacturers for ocean monitoring and data collection joined this edition.

The Chancellor of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, José Regidor, and PLOCAN’s director, Octavio Llinás, opened the event, whose main goal is to provide a full overview and the operating basics of such specific unmanned underwater vehicles.

This edition was joined by a group of fourteen students from Portugal, Cape Verde, Sweden and Spain, with the collaboration and active participation of seventeen leading companies in the field of marine observation instruments (Teledyne Webb Research, i-Robot, Liquid Robotics, ACSA-Alcen, Bluefin Robotics, Teledyne RDI, Nortek, Contros, Rockland Scientific, Seabird Electronics, Turner Designs, Wetlabs, AADI, INNOVA Oceanografia Litoral, EMS, Grafinta and SIDMAR). The educational content included theoretical and practical sessions in lab and open waters of Gran Canaria.

Nowadays PLOCAN owns several underwater glider technologies that have been handled by students during the school as examples of the different options that market currently offers.

Source of news: AUVAC

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International Summer School on Underwater Glider Technology

International Summer School on Underwater Glider Technology

During the second half of July 2012, the Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands, PLOCAN, hosted the third edition of the Glider Summer School for two weeks on Gran Canaria. The event was attended by students, teachers, institutes and universities from several European countries as well as leading underwater glider and sensor manufacturers for ocean monitoring and data collection.

PLOCAN Glider Workshop Participants

The Chancellor of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, José Regidor, and PLOCAN’s director, Octavio Llinás, opened the event, the main goal of which was to provide a full overview and the operating basics of such specific unmanned underwater vehicles.

This edition was joined by a group of fourteen students from Portugal, Cape Verde, Sweden and Spain, with the collaboration and active participation of seventeen leading companies in the field of marine observation instruments (Teledyne Webb Research, i-Robot, Liquid Robotics, ACSA-Alcen, Bluefin Robotics, Teledyne RDI, Nortek, Contros, Rockland Scientific, Seabird Electronics, Turner Designs, Wetlabs, AADI, INNOVA Oceanografia Litoral, EMS, Grafinta and SIDMAR). The educational content included theoretical and practical sessions in lab and open waters of Gran Canaria.

Nowadays PLOCAN owns several underwater glider technologies that have been handled by students during the school as examples of the different options that market currently offers.

Source of news: Hydro International

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The 3rd edition of the Glider Summer School ends successfully

The 3rd edition of the Glider Summer School ends successfully

Today, July 27th 2012, after two weeks of intense training, has successfully ended the 3rd edition of the Glider Summer School organized by PLOCAN. During that period, students have enjoyed a formative period where both theoretical and practical activities have been entwined to provide them the best possible approach for better understanding and use on underwater glider technology.

The highlighted and active participation from related sector companies and institutions has provided a valuable insight to the teaching content of the school, which unanimously, has been expressed by the students attending.

As a final act of this year, was held the awarding of diplomas lead by José Joaquin Hernández Brito, PLOCAN’s Manager, to then give way for a meal enjoyed by all students together with the tutors from PLOCAN directly involved.

PLOCAN staff is already working on next expected edition for 2013.

Source of news: PLOCAN

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Glider School 2012

Glider School 2012

Opening ceremony of the Summer School on underwater gliders.

The Canary Islands Oceanic Platform -PLOCAN- as International Excellence Campus (CEI) promoter, within the framework of MaReS transnational cooperation project of the Macaronesian archipelagos in a common strategy for research and technological development in marine sciences, energy and climate change, has scheduled a Summer School on autonomous underwater gliders with will involve students, teachers, institutes and universities from several countries.

The two-weeks Glider Summer School "Gliders", has been opened today Monday 16th July at the Canarian Institute of Marine Sciences-ICCM- auditorium in Taliarte, by the Chancellor of the University of Las  Palmas de Gran Canaria, José Regidor Garcia, the ICCM’s director, Esther Caceres del Toro and the PLOCAN’s director, Octavio Llinás Gonzalez.

The aim is to provide an overview on the state of the art and the basic functional and operational principles of such underwater vehicles a group of twelve students from Portugal, Cape Verde, Sweden and Spain, with the collaboration and participation of 17 international specialized companies in the field of ocean observing systems. The educational content includes both theoretical and practical sessions, being these last both laboratory and open waters of Gran Canaria.

Nowadays PLOCAN own several underwater gliders units and technologies that will be displayed and used by students during the School as examples of the different options that market currently offers. In parallel, the School will provide information through the manufacturers, on new glider developments, including a detailed view on sensor modules and accessories able to be fitted in this type of marine observation platforms.

Scientific applications underwater gliders

Students will have the opportunity to know the interactions between different ocean observing platforms, operational capabilities and synergies, data management and physical and biochemical sensors, among others. They will have also the support of a significant representation of specialized companies internationally, as well as some of the reference institutes, universities and research centers related to this research and technology sector in Europe and USA.

Source of news: PLOCAN

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"Gliders" Que hablan canario

"Gliders" Que hablan canario

Finaliza con notable éxito el curso sobre planeadores submarinos. Se ha desarrollado en las instalaciones de la Plocan y ha sido promovido por el Campus de Excelencia Internacional.

Source of news: Canarias7

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20/12/2012

20/12/2012

List of initial collaborating companies and institutions.

List of collaborators

Sistema de gestión integrada