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PLOCAN

PLOCAN

Canary Islands

Infrastructure

PLOCAN

PLOCAN is a multipurpose technical-scientific service infrastructure that provides support for research, technological development and innovation in the marine and maritime sectors, available to public and private users. PLOCAN offers both onshore and offshore experimental facilities and laboratories, operational throughout the whole year thanks to the Canary Islands excellent climatic conditions. PLOCAN also brings a broad experience in large national and EU marine/maritime projects.

  • RIS3 priorities
    • Marine sciences and technologies
    • Energy, Water and Environment
    • Cooperation for development
    • Canarian R&D
  • Research domains
    • Systems and Communication Engineering
    • Products and Processes Engineering
    • Earth System Science
    • Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology
    • Institutions, Values, Environment and Space
  • Main research facilities
    • PLOCAN Offshore Platform: PLOCAN Offshore Platform is an infrastructure, built over a caisson that rests on the seabed, is located 1 Nm oofshore, in the NE of Gran Canaria, at 30.5 m depth and with a Surface of 5000 m2.
    • PLOCAN Test Site: The PUBLIC DOMAIN MARINE area for TRIALS provides to the scientific, institutional and business community unique capabilities to support activities in the deep ocean, with enough environmental guarantees, within a well-known and stable regulated framework.
    • PLOCAN Integrated Observatory: The PLOCAN observatory is a node of EMSO (European network of ocean-observation infrastructures) and concentrates a great observation capacity:
      • The management of the ocean-vehicles base (VIMAS)
      • The monitoring and continuous instrumentation of the test site (COASTAL Observatory)
      • The continuous deep-ocean observation for more than 20 years at the ESTOC station (OCEANIC Observatory)
      • The Macaronesian Marine-Maritime Network (R3M), with oceanographic stations and buoy systems (ODAS and SEAMON) for real-time measurements.
      • The Data Center.
      • They allow to focus, update and enhance the quality, quantity, projection and utility of an integrated observation infrastructure.
  • Main scientific collaborations
    • Coordinator of the TROPOS project
    • Coordinator of the NEXOS project
    • Coordinator of the Flotant project
    • Partner in the ELICAN project
    • Partner in the Redsub project
    • Partner in the WIP10+ project
    • Partner in the ENTROPI project

    Partner in the DESPESCA project

  • Marine sciences and technologies
  • Energy, Water and Environment
  • Cooperation for development
  • Canarian R&D
  • Systems and Communication Engineering
  • Products and Processes Engineering
  • Earth System Science
  • Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology
  • Institutions, Values, Environment and Space
  • PLOCAN Offshore Platform: PLOCAN Offshore Platform is an infrastructure, built over a caisson that rests on the seabed, is located 1 Nm oofshore, in the NE of Gran Canaria, at 30.5 m depth and with a Surface of 5000 m2.
  • PLOCAN Test Site: The PUBLIC DOMAIN MARINE area for TRIALS provides to the scientific, institutional and business community unique capabilities to support activities in the deep ocean, with enough environmental guarantees, within a well-known and stable regulated framework.
  • PLOCAN Integrated Observatory: The PLOCAN observatory is a node of EMSO (European network of ocean-observation infrastructures) and concentrates a great observation capacity:
    • The management of the ocean-vehicles base (VIMAS)
    • The monitoring and continuous instrumentation of the test site (COASTAL Observatory)
    • The continuous deep-ocean observation for more than 20 years at the ESTOC station (OCEANIC Observatory)
    • The Macaronesian Marine-Maritime Network (R3M), with oceanographic stations and buoy systems (ODAS and SEAMON) for real-time measurements.
    • The Data Center.
    • They allow to focus, update and enhance the quality, quantity, projection and utility of an integrated observation infrastructure.
  • Coordinator of the TROPOS project
  • Coordinator of the NEXOS project
  • Coordinator of the Flotant project
  • Partner in the ELICAN project
  • Partner in the Redsub project
  • Partner in the WIP10+ project
  • Partner in the ENTROPI project

Partner in the DESPESCA project

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