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Josue Viera (PLOCAN, Spain) visited ANFOG for one Month


ANFOG welcomed Josue Viera, from PLOCAN (Plataforma Oceánica de Canarias), between  the 17th June and the 12th July.  Josue  works as a glider technician at PLOCAN and his visit was funded under a COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) action.

The overall purpose of the action was to share and advance in all organizational aspects required in a national facility for handling a large group of gliders for different purposes. In parallel, Josue focused on glider and sensors, incrementing his knowledge and expertise on gliders, as well as piloting and recovery/deployment procedures. During his stay, Josue also became familiar with IMOS data policy and ANFOG’s methods both for managing a large glider fleet and for data management.

Josue’s visit was the first step in the development of a research relationship between PLOCAN and ANFOG and was seen as a very rich experience from both sides, which could be sustained in the longer term through further student/staff exchanges and the development of future collaborations. It has also furthered the link between ANFOG and EGO (“Everyone’s Gliding Observatories“) in terms of glider data management.