PLOCAN Glider School 2016
The PLOCAN Glider School is a yearly international initiative providing reference training and networking opportunities for those in the public and private sector interested in learning about underwater robotics, and more specifically ocean gliders, the autonomous and unmanned vehicles for ocean monitoring applications.
The Glider School lasts for six intense training days with theoretical and practical contents performed in both lab and open waters, and takes place at the Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN) headquarters in Telde, Gran Canaria.
The main goal of the school is to provide the opportunity to a selected group of the attendees, to start in some cases and expand in others their knowledge related to ocean glider technology.
Leading companies from within the marine technology sector, such as ocean glider and related sensor payload manufacturers, as well as international institutions as reference end-users of such technology, are all directly involved with the school, teaching some didactical contents and supporting sea operations.