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


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.

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 (unpublished) regarding the fluxes of iron depositions in the Canary Islands basin.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-( 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 (, PLOCAN, and the research group Technologies, management and environmental bichemistry (TGBA; 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).

BluePorts: First Project Workshop in Gorinchem

The project Atlantic Blue Ports has organised its first project workshop, followed by a progress meeting in Gorinchem, on May 15 and 16 2018.
During its first six month of activity the consortium has worked to establish a “state of the art”, focusing on oil and ballast water management and covering regulation, economy, technology, environmental issues.

@BluePorts Project Meeting 1

The workshop provided an overview of these analyses, enriched by a Dutch feedback on the application of the IMO BW convention. Damen Green, partner of the project, provides for tests its mobile, port based InvaSave technology, the first certified by IMO.

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