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The Socioeconomic Advisory Committee (CASE) is a consultative body of the Consortium, whose objective is to advise on the PLOCAN scientific and technological activities, programs and plans, as well as to propose future actions that may focus the actions of the Consortium on contributing to the sustainable socioeconomic development of oceanic activities.

CASE was constituted in its first meeting, held in PLOCAN´s headquarters on October 9th, 2009. It is composed by recognized prestige members in the socioeconomic fields related to the objectives and activities of the Consortium, appointed by the Strategic Council.

Chair Person:

Dr. Rafael Robaina Romero, Rector of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria


Mr. Rafael Rodríguez Valero, Managing Director of Merchant Marine

Mr. Andrés Hermida Trastoy, Managing Director of Fisheries Management

Mr. Vicente Marrero Domínguez, President of the Canary Islands Maritime Cluster

Mr. Miguel Montesdeoca Hernández, President of the Canary Islands Engineering Cluster

Mr. Blas Gabriel Trujillo Oramas, President of the Canary Islands Social Economic Council

Mr. Antonio Sánchez Godinez, Admiral engineer, Shipbuilding Director of the Ministry of Defense


Mr. Arturo González Romero, Managing Director of Innovamar Foundation.