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Open call for 9 indefinite-term employment positions to work at the Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN).

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We build, equip and operate a set of marine infrastructures for research in the field of marine sciences and technologies.

The Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN) is a public Consortium created in 2007 between the then Ministry of Education and Science, now Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness (MINECO), and the Government of the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands, with the aim of building, equipping and operating a set of marine infrastructures for research in the field of marine sciences and technologies.

PLOCAN contribution to the IUGC2024 international conference on glider technologies

PLOCAN contribution to the IUGC2024 international conference on glider technologies

The headquarters of the Voice of the Ocean (VOTO) Foundation in Gothenburg (Sweden) hosts the biannual international conference on autonomous marine glider technologies (from English, glider), under the name IUGC2024, with the attendance of nearly 200 delegates representing user groups and operators worldwide, and the leading manufacturers of this type of cutting-edge ocean-observing systems. The

READ ARTICLE 17/06/2024
PLOCAN at the Annual General Assembly of the European Ocean Observing System, EuroGOOS

PLOCAN at the Annual General Assembly of the European Ocean Observing System, EuroGOOS

READ ARTICLE 27/05/2024
The Secretary General for Research meets with scientists and technicians from PLOCAN

The Secretary General for Research meets with scientists and technicians from PLOCAN

READ ARTICLE 17/05/2024
The educational boat “El Hierro Mar Salitre y Lava” arrives at a beach in Nicaragua after 342 sailing days.

The educational boat “El Hierro Mar Salitre y Lava” arrives at a beach in Nicaragua after 342 sailing days.

READ ARTICLE 14/05/2024

Data service

It consists of providing the data acquired by a set of Lagrangian observation systems, mainly based on autonomous marine vehicles and drifter buoys.

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Hosting service

Testing capabilities are offered, at various scales, for experimental fixed and floating devices, special structures, testing of components in the marine environment, operational performance testing of marine technologies, optimisation of equipment at sea and, in general, any testing of experimental technologies, concepts or services in the marine environment.

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Marine technical operations service with VIMAS

The VIMAS facility provides access to the fleet of gliders, ROVs and ASVs based in the Canary Islands.

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Marine operations service on the Offshore Ocean Platform

The Offshore Ocean Platform facility provides efficient access to the ocean at increasing depths in an environmentally sustainable manner.

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