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.
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).
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.