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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.


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.



Gamma Consulting 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. 


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.


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


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.


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…


Envision Marine 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.


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. 


Lange Research Aircraft GmbH (LRA) is a spin-off of Lange Aviation GmbH, a pioneer in commercial electric flying, with 20 years of experience as a designer and manufacturer of high performance gliders. Based on this technology, LRA develops -with a team of about 30 people- a hybrid hydrogen-powered electric aircraft with an extremely long range and maximum reliability. This product opens up a variety of commercial applications in manned and unmanned missions.


Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, UPC), currently referred to as BarcelonaTech and commonly named just as UPC, is the largest engineering university in Catalonia, Spain. It also offers programs in other disciplines such as mathematics and architecture.UPC's objectives are based on internationalization, as it is one of Europe's technical universities with the most international PhD students and the university with the largest share of international master's degree students. UPC is a university aiming at achieving the highest degree of engineering/technical excellence and has bilateral agreements with several top- ranked European universities


IST is the largest and most reputed school of Engineering, Science and Technology in Portugal. The MARETEC centre is an IST centre which main expertise is in developing, implementing, validating and providing forecasts for watershed, coastal and ocean hydrodynamic and ecological processes by means of numerical models.


Thames Estuary Partnership (TEP) was set up by a group of key stakeholders in 1999 to provide an unbiased forum for thought, leadership, debate, and planning for the long-term benefit of the tidal river. The Thames Estuary Partnership region runs through the most densely populated city in Europe and some of the UK's most extensive marine and coastal protected areas. As an independent charity we exist to improve shared understanding of the river's needs amongst key stakeholders.


Helzel Messtechnik GmbH, founded in 1995, specialises on the development and production of environmental and oceanographic measurement systems. Their passion for environmental and oceanographic measurement technology is reflected in WERA® – Ocean Remote Sensing, a shore-based over-the-horizon radar to measure ocean currents, waves and wind up to ranges of more than 200 km. 


Nodalpoint Systems is a Greek SME, founded in 2008, focusing on designing, implementing, and delivering solutions using the Oracle technology portfolio and Oracle Reference and Enterprise Technology architectures. Typical end customers are large companies and public sector institutions introducing or utilizing Oracle Fusion Middleware solutions as part of their IT modernization strategy and efforts. The company maintains an internal R&D department focusing on big data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI); a product of this activity is SatShipAI, providing maritime surveillance from open satellite imagery based upon cutting-edge AI techniques.


Saildrone is a provider of ocean data collected using a global fleet of wind and solar-powered unmanned surface vehicles (USVs) called saildrones, which make ocean data collection possible and cost-effective at scale. Each USV carries a suite of sensors to collect atmospheric, oceanographic, biogeochemical and acoustic data. Data quality has been evaluated and validated against reference assets including ships, moorings, satellites and profilers by partners including NOAA and NASA.


Sofar is powered by the dream to build the world’s best ocean data platform. Our team combines expertise in ocean science, technology, and innovation to develop new solutions for ocean exploration and observation. We are deeply passionate about making ocean data widely available to ocean communities and enthusiasts with powerful tools and visualizations.


dotOcean is providing control units and software to automate vessels and seagoing systems by connecting them to a cloud SaaS platform. The control unit called ‘Automate Your Boat’ enables customers to build their own autonomous vessel. Autonomous vessels are deployed to collect hydrographic, environmental and security data. The use of cloud based data products and application specific SaaS platforms allow to automate these processes and reducing OPEX, CAPEX and risks



Raceix Ltd. is an early-stage Irish B2B company with offices in Munster, Ireland and Savannah, Georgia (USA). Raceix is developing ‘BoatingOS', an entirely new operating system which will power the next generation of chart-plotters; much like how Android works for smartphones. 


dCarbonX Ltd is a private UK company established to discover geothermal, subsurface energy storage and carbon sequestration assets to facilitate the energy transition. Based in London, dCarbonX Ltd is originating and building a portfolio of high-value Energy Transition sub-surface assets in EMEA, deploying advanced technologies in a new process known as ‘Decarbonization Exploration’ and using its proprietary ARC (Avoid-Reduce- Capture) methodology. 


The Society for Underwater Technology (SUT) is an international Learned Society for marine technology, science and engineering established in 1966. SUT has branches in 10 countries, over 1000 individual members and over 150 corporate members from a wide section of offshore industry, academia, & government agencies. Many of their members work in the fields of offshore energy, diving, subsea engineering and underwater robotics.


Cerema (Centre for Studies and Expertise on Risks, the Environment, Mobility and Urban Planning) is the major French public agency for developing public expertise in the fields of urban planning, regional cohesion and ecological and energy transition for resilient and climate-neutral cities and regions. It has a staff of 2,700 people out of which 500 are dedicated to research and innovation activities.


develogic GmbH is a German based company founded in 2000, with a focus on developing and manufacturing turn-key customized data-acquisition and telemetry solutions for marine monitoring applications. These high-performance products are used by well-known customers in various research and industrial projects and include systems, such as modular pressure housings (>6000m depth), data loggers and acoustic telemetry solutions to seafloor landers, acoustic and seismic recording systems, underwater cameras, hydroacoustic modems and telemetry buoys.


Associação BIOPOLIS is a private, non-profit institution created in the scope of the Horizon 2020 Widening programme BIOPOLIS - Teaming to Upgrade to Excellence in Environmental Biology Ecosystem Research and Agrobiodiversity. Associação BIOPOLIS manages CIBIO, the Research Centre in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources, in Vairão, Portugal.


The Cyprus Marine and Maritime Institute (CMMI) was established in April 2019 and it is a Centre of Excellence for marine and maritime research, innovation and technology development. It is based in the city of Larnaca in Cyprus. CMMI has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme and matching funding from the Cyprus Government. The institute’s vision is to generate sustainable Blue Growth, by building on the needs of industrial and societal blue economy stakeholders. It has ten Research and Innovation Centres that are involved in maritime engineering, marine robotics, maritime digitalisation, marine observation, marine and coastal ecosystems, maritime human element, marine cultural heritage, marine and maritime policies and regional cooperation, and underwater and seabed technologies.


Fugro is the world’s leading Geo-data specialist. Through integrated data acquisition, analysis and advice, we unlock insights from Geo-data to help clients mitigate risks during design, construction and operation of their assets. This work is accomplished on land and at sea by a team of approximately 9000 talented employees working in 59 countries. Together, we are united in the purpose of creating a safe and liveable world, delivering innovative solutions that support the energy transition, sustainable infrastructure and climate change adaptation.