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Hear us on the radio: Sailing Living Lab and MARCET projects

Itsas tantakLast night we participated in the radio program Itsas tantak (“drops of the sea” in Euskera), presented by Edu Aráujo in Onda Vasca. It is broadcast every Sunday night, dedicating 120 minutes to tell salty stories in one way or another: surfing, sailing, maritime archeology, literature, biology and the environment.

Sailing Living Lab is a project directed by Diego de Miguel Murillo, open to collaborations with companies, people in general and other entities interested in testing new technologies in the open sea. Every so often, from the Onda Vasca program, they call Diego to follow up on the evolution of this initiative, inviting other collaborators to the program to talk about the latest experiences.

On this occasion, in the Research Group in Technologies, Management and Biogeochemistry of the ULPGC, we had the opportunity to tell how our participation in the MARCET project is intertwined with Sailing Living Lab, in an interview that can be heard from the 30th minute onwards on the podcast.

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Scientific dissemination of our work at the International Symposium of Marine Sciences in Vigo

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The 6th International Symposium on Marine Sciences took place in Vigo during the 20th, 21st and 22nd of June. This event was organized with the collaboration of the six spanish universities in which the Marine Sciences Degree is taught: Alicante, Barcelona, Cádiz , Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Valencia and Vigo.

Matching with this scientific gathering, the XIX Iberian Seminar of Marine Chemistry, the Spanish Physical Oceanography meeting 2018, the Iberian meeting of Toxic Phytoplankton 2018 and the Campus do Mar ISC ‘ 18, encouraging the meeting and exchanges among the students and professionals in the field of Marine Sciences.

Our participation in the Congress was an opportunity to disseminate the results of two of our working lines, which we presented through an oral session and a poster, in addition to the numerous interactions with other sea sciences colleagues.

Abisai Melián’s oral exhibition at the International Symposium of Marine Sciences 2018 on the study of soluble aerosol depositions in the Canarian basin.

“DEPOSITION STUDY OF SOLUBLE AEROSOL-DERIVED IRON AND
NUTRIENTS TO THE CANARY BASIN” was the title of the talk conducted by Abisai Melián, which exposed the work perfomed by Gelado-Caballero et al. (unpublished) regarding the fluxes of iron depositions in the Canary Islands basin.

Exhibition of the poster on the results of the use of the sampler of Microplastics as a method of obtaining data of abundance and distribution aboard opportunity Boats (Tania Sumto, Project Marcet).

“UNDERWAY WATER SYSTEM OF RESEARCH VESSELS: OPTIMIZATION OF A METHOD FOR SMALL MICROPLASTICS SAMPLING IN OCEANIC WATERS” is the title of the poster presented by Tania Montoto, which showed some preliminary results of the MARCET Project after the use of a prototype passive microplastic sampler, installed on board of opportunity boats, as is the case of the current collaboration with the SailingLivingLab initiative.

ECOMARPORT Project Follow-up meeting

On Friday 18 May, took place at the facilities of PLOCAN-the oceanographic platform of the Canary Islands-(http://plocan.eu/index.php/es/) A meeting to follow up the activities envisaged among the entities members of the project ECOMARPORT. The meeting brought together representatives of the Port Authority of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (http://www.palmasport.es/), PLOCAN, and the research group Technologies, management and environmental bichemistry (TGBA; http://tecnobioambiental.ulpgc.es/) of the ULPGC .

This meeting is part of the coordination processes established for the ECOMARPORT project. The state of execution of the tasks concerning the monitoring planned for the port of Las Palmas was analyzed jointly. The proposals and strategies of the work envisaged in the next six months were established.

Meeting at the facilities of PLOCAN, in Talia (Gran Canaria).