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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.

Technologists from PLOCAN undergo training on the Zooplankton sensor UVP6 and the ECOTAXA oceanic research application

Technologists from PLOCAN undergo training on the Zooplankton sensor UVP6 and the ECOTAXA oceanic research application

Technologists from PLOCAN have recently undergone specialized training focused on the advanced zooplankton sensor UVP6 and the ECOTAXA oceanic research application. These instruments are crucial for marine research and understanding biological processes in the ocean. The training aimed to deepen the understanding and proficiency of PLOCAN’s technical team in handling cutting-edge technologies for zooplankton study,

READ ARTICLE 06/02/2024
PLOCAN is featured in a new episode of the EURONEWS OCEANS programme

PLOCAN is featured in a new episode of the EURONEWS OCEANS programme

READ ARTICLE 02/02/2024
PLOCAN joins the EXAIL- Maritime User Conference 2024

PLOCAN joins the EXAIL- Maritime User Conference 2024

READ ARTICLE 26/01/2024
SMART COAST 4.0 Project: Logistics Efficiency, Security and Protection for Port Infrastructures

SMART COAST 4.0 Project: Logistics Efficiency, Security and Protection for Port Infrastructures

READ ARTICLE 19/01/2024

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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