PLOCAN, the Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands, is a joint initiative between the Spanish and the Canary Islands governments. It is a multipurpose service centre with novel land-based and sea-based infrastructures to support research, technology development and innovation in the marine and maritime sector. Its mission is to promote long-term observation and sustainability of the ocean, providing a cost-effective combination of services, such as observatories, test site, base for underwater vehicles, training and innovation hub.
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PLOCAN operates a fixed offshore platform installed in its marine test site in the NE coast of Gran Canaria. It has a net surface around 2,500 m2 of research capacity, space for laboratories, instrumented containers and accommodation for researchers.The 23 km
2 area of the marine test site offers progressive depths (0- 600 m) and the capacity to evacuate up to 15 MW of electricity through its Electrical and Communication grid Infrastructure. A fleet of unmanned marine vehicles and moored buoys equipped with meteorological and oceanographic sensors are also available in order to cover real-time monitoring needs in the area.
CORES Ltd., Coastal Research and Engineering Services, is an SME located in Varna, Bulgaria. CORES collect, provide and use data and observations of aquatic environments, together with the relevant services and research activities, along the Western Black Sea coast and adjacent inland water bodies. Collection of marine data, and presenting accurate information in real-time using telemetry (including bathymetry, physics, water quality) is one of the core activities of CORES ltd. The company is involved in research, and building data-bases on human activities in the Western Black sea (marine aquaculture, offshore wind, oil & gas, dredging works).
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CORES use their own Unmanned Surface Vehicles (solar powered), carrying relevant on board equipment (GPS, echosounder, ADCP, cameras, etc.). Recently CORES were granted an EU Horizon 2020 EASME grant to contribute to further development of their autonomous data collection technology. CORES team works in good cooperation with main national maritime organisations, as well as with a number of partner organizations from the EU, such as MacArtney (DK), CEDA (NL), DHI WASY (DE), etc.
DEME, the Belgian Dredging, Environmental and Marine Engineering group is an international market leader for complex marine engineering works. Building on more than 140 years of experience and know-how, DEME has organically moved into several related sectors, such as the financing of marine engineering and environmental projects, executing complex EPC related marine engineering projects including civil engineering works, the development and construction of renewable energy projects, providing services for the oil, gas and energy sector, the decontaminating and recycling of polluted soils and silts, the harvesting of marine resources, etc. DEME is committed to conducting its business in a way that minimises adverse impact on the environment.
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Thanks to an integrated company structure, DEME strongly emerges as a 'global solutions provider' which offers its clients overall solutions. DEME has the modern, high-tech and versatile fleet. DEME Group has 4,600 employees worldwide and achieved a turnover of 2.35 billion euros in 2015.
ESGEMAR, S.A.Was established in 1984 and since beginning has been drawn up technical consulting in projects related with the marine environment.
ESGEMAR, S.A.has a vast experience in marine geophysical exploration, marine geology, geotechnical studies, submarine resources, submarine hazards cartography, seafloor mapping and charting, underground hazards mapping for fishing, biodiversity studies, marine environment and underwater environmental impact reports.
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The company has an active co-operation with Research Institutes and close relationships with European Universities.
It has also maintained and improved the business management, focused on quality assurance and environmental values. ESGEMAR have renewed certifications ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015.
GAMMA CONSULTING / SRF GAMMA_ COMPANY PROFILE
Gamma is a private, independent company with wide spectrum of interests and capabilities. The company was set up in 1991 under the name of Scientific-research firm Gamma (SRF Gamma). The company's main interests were revolving around water and natural resources in Georgia. Later on, the sphere of company’s capabilities expanded to include environmental consultancy, design and engineering services.
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In 2011 decision was made to ‘separate’ environmental, natural resources and design units from the lab service. This is when Gamma Consulting was formed. To date Gamma Consulting is one of the leading consultancy centres focused on environment protection, environmental engineering, water and natural resources in Georgia. Services provided to the clients are backed by the laboratory complex of SRF Gamma.
Company staff is around 100 strong with expertise including environmental and soil science, engineering, geology, hydrology, hydrogeology, chemistry, biology, microbiology, engineering, design, and IT.
Ocean and inland waters
From data acquisition to end users’ applications
SeaTopic provides expertise and technologies for sustainable exploitation of salt/fresh water and water ways.
The company was created in 2015 by 5 shareholders with sound competencies in oceanography/hydrography, a portfolio of proven technologies and a consequent international cooperation network.
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SeaTopic is positioned at the frontier of R&D and business development. The company works in collaboration with public and private partners, of very various profiles and fields of activities: navigation, aquaculture, protection of marine environment, risk management, etc.
Our rationale is to gather best expertise and techniques to provide quality solutions for our customers: from data acquisition, to modelling and forecast services, up to user applications.
Portfolio: Partnership for setting up, managing or contributing to development projects
Contracts for provisioning of services, products or expertise
Support for fund raising
Umbrella for projects needing an international legal framework
Contact@SeaTopic.com – phone: +33 977 218 660 – mob.: +33 6 27 58 54 48
SOCIB, the Balearic Islands Coastal Ocean Observing and Forecasting System: The Challenge of New Multi-Platform & Integrated Ocean Observing Systems to Understand Ocean State and Variability from Events to Climate
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SOCIB is a marine research infrastructure, a multi-platform ocean observing system that is leading a new era of ocean observation, a key grand challenge our society is facing today. SOCIB and similar infrastructures worldwide, because of their scientific excellence, critical mass, multidisciplinary, integrated and targeted approach, open data policy and sustained funding, are establishing new research ecosystems that facilitate mission-oriented innovation. More specifically, SOCIB contributes to state-of-the-art science, implements new technologies, responds to society needs and challenges and develops new products. Through all this, and with well-focused outreach and science-society engagement, SOCIB team contributes to bridge the science-policy gap. SOCIB is establishing new ways of international partnership to reach high level goals & grand challenges that are leading to major science breakthroughs, innovations in ocean observation and new ways of more efficient and science based coastal and ocean management to guarantee healthy oceans for a sustainable planet of our future generations. SOCIB is therefore fully aligned with SDG’s and the recent UN initiative declaring the oceans as the new frontier and 2021-2030 the Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development to mobilize the scientific community, policy-makers, business and civil society around a programme of joint research and technological innovation.
HR Wallingford is an independent civil engineering and environmental hydraulics organisation.
HR Wallingford delivers practical solutions to the complex water-related challenges faced by their international clients. With a 70 year track record of achievement, their unique mix of know-how, assets and facilities includes state of the art physical modelling laboratories, a full range of numerical modelling tools and, above all, enthusiastic people with world-renowned skills and expertise.
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Based in the UK, HR Wallingford has a reputation for excellence and innovation, which we sustain by re-investing profits from our operations into programmes of strategic research and development.
HR Wallingford reaches clients and partners globally through a network of offices, agents and alliances around the world.
The University of Genoa is an education and research institute based in Genoa, the biggest and most important commercial harbor of Italy. There are different research groups in the University focused on the marine environment dealing with different subjects such as biology, ecology, geophysics, industry, economy…
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The research group based in the Department of Civil, Chemical and Environmental Engineering develops research about the dynamics of the sea (currents, waves, winds) either with theoretical approach and with numerical tools. Specific interest relies in coupled ocean-atmospheric dynamics, sea wave growth and propagation, deep-water/continental shelf/costal morphodynamics, coastal structures and future climate projections.
Envision Mapping Ltd. is an international environmental consultancy and research company, specialising in marine, coastal and seabed mapping and surveys along with spatial data analysis and decision support for marine developments, planning and coastal zone management. We deliver quality bespoke products and services to a wide variety of clients (from governments and NGOs to industry and the private sector) world-wide.
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Envision has experience of baseline mapping for Environmental Assessment and habitat mapping for marine management objectives in the UK, Europe and internationally. A detailed understanding of both the survey and analytical techniques required for seabed mapping has been derived from a broad portfolio of mapping projects completed to the satisfaction of our diverse range of clients.
Envision Mapping has been involved in mapping surveys and projects and have contributed to the development of survey protocols through the BioMar LIFE project (1992-6), the Broadscale Mapping Project (1996-9) and Intereg IIIB – MESH Project (2004-2008) along with numerous protected area mapping projects in the UK.
Since 1979, RPS Ocean Science (formerly ASA) has been a science and technology solutions company, specialized in data analysis and management, including oceanographic, meteorological, biological, chemical, and limnological data, large-scale data integration, Big Data analytics, Cloud computing, and data dissemination technologies. Our capabilities are founded on a large and diverse range of hydrologic, oceanographic, and meteorological instrumentation, sophisticated computing facilities and extensive suites of validated modeling software and data analysis tools that have been adopted as a standard to specially assist with ocean planning, oil spill responses and Search and Rescue missions.
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Our core business activities are:
Oceanographic, meteorological and inland water measurements
Integrated real-time monitoring systems
Coastal and marine geoscience
Software development and Geomatics
Numerical modeling of physical, chemical and biological processes
Coastal engineering support
Environmental consultancy and planning
Data management and analytic