Experts from PLOCAN have been working on the island of Sao Miguel in cooperation with staff from both the Port Authority of Azores and the Hydrographic Institute (IH) of Portugal. They have carried out maintenance and upgrades to some of the water-monitoring devices in the port of Ponta Delgada that are part of the Macaronesian Marine and Maritime Network (R3M) in the Azores.

The upgraded device (oceanographic station 703) integrates a set of sensors for real-time measurements of biogeochemical seawater parameters (turbidity, conductivity, dissolved oxygen and temperature). It was installed in September 2015 next to a tide gauge that is part of the Portuguese national network, in order to expand the R3M’s observational capacity and further strengthen collaboration between the Ports of the Azores, IH and PLOCAN in the Azores archipelago.

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