VII Educational Marine Robotics Meeting of PLOCAN

The VII Educational Marine Robotics Meeting of PLOCAN, organised by PLOCAN with the collaboration of the Cabildo of Gran Canaria, the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECyT), ‘La Caixa’ Foundation, the Municipal Council of San Bartolomé de Tirajana, the Canary Island Research, Innovation and Information Society Agency of the Canary Island Government (ACIISI) and the University of Gerona, was celebrated in San Bartolomé de Tirajana. During this year, 92 high schools from Spain and Portugal have partipated in the EDUROVs initiative, and 50 of them attended the event celebrated in the municipal pool of San Fernando de Maspalomas. Moreover, the Vice President and Minister of Public Works and Transport of the Government of the Canary Islands, Pablo Rodríguez, the Government Sub-delegate in Las Palmas, Teresa Mayans, the General Director of Universities of the Government of the Canary Islands, Ciro Gutiérrez, the Mayor of San Bartolomé de Tirajana, Marco Aurelio Pérez and the executive of La Caixa, Francisco Trujillo also attended the meeting.

During the year, secondary students and their teachers have built their remotely-operated marine robots (ROVs) and they exhibited them in the Educational Marine Robotics Meeting, while they shared their experiencies with the rest of students. The videos that have been made by the students during the year and five ROV prototypes that represent the proyect will be showed in June at the National Museum of Science and Technology in Madrid.