CSIC (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Higher Council for Scientific Research is a State Agency for scientific research and technological development, with its own legal personality, its own assets and treasury, functional and management autonomy, full legal capacity to act inedefinitely. He collaborates in the start-up of many projects. Sailing Living Lab has been collaborating with several of them.
Institute of Natural Products and Agrobiology (IPNA)
The Institute of Natural Products and Agrobiology (IPNA). It was founded in 1990, merging two different public institutes: the Institute of Natural Organic Products (IPNO) and the Institute of Natural Resources and Agrobiology (IRNA), the first one in the field of Chemistry and Chemical Technologies and the second one from the area of Agricultural Sciences.
We collaborated with them and Proyecto Farfalle in the framework of the “Scientific May” 2019, supported by the Government of the Canary Islands, and specifically in a Scientific Conference that included excursions in Abrobat I, from Las Palmas harbour, completing the activities organized in the Elder Museum . During the visits to the ship, it was possible to pilot the ROV (underwater drone), which uses Spanish R&D and and has been considered one of the best on the market due to its professional performance and low cost; The ROV has been tested among other places in the Canarian harbours.
Institute of Micro and Nanotechnology (IMN)
The research activity of the Institute of Micro and Nanotechnology (IMN) focuses on the advancement of fundamental and applied research on various topics within the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology. It has a micro and nanofabrication service (MiNa) that meets the most unique and demanding requirements.
In February 2019, a conference was held in Santa Cruz de La Palma harbour, including three informative talks: Diego de Miguel, CEO of Sailing Living Lab, introducing the project itself and its philosophy; José Luis Costa Kramer, CSIC researcher (and Nido Robotics partner), with a talk on nanotechnology; and, finally, the screening of the documentary “Jugando a sumar con las estrellas” that explain navigation through the tracking of the stars.