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PLOCAN offers access to facilities in order to promote R&D&I in the marine and maritime sectors. Moreover, PLOCAN offers specialized services consisting in the technologies test and demonstration, consultancy, integrated management, education and training.

    This service comprises the hosting of equipment, devices and marine technologies, for testing activities, experiments or other resources of the users in any of the installations of the ICTS. The housing services imply rights and regulated conditions to use the facilities, as well as associated services such as transport, installation, maintenance, monitoring, decommissioning, permits, accommodation, and insurance among others. The cost for the use of vehicles, equipment, premises and technical support, is equal to the result of adding to the direct costs, a 25% of indirect costs (approved by EC on May/2013).
    The observational capabilities of PLOCAN provide a set of data and information from its facilities that are available for users. This service is free. Besides, users can demand specific data or information that can be measured using the resources of the ICTS in the scope of the integrated observatory (coastal, oceanic and extended). The cost for the use of vehicles, equipment, premises and technical support, is equal to the result of adding to the direct costs, a 25% of indirect costs (approved by EC on May/2013).
    Operation of the multipurpose offshore platform, vehicles, instruments and other marine devices. This service uses the operational resources and capabilities of PLOCAN to make available to users the multi-purpose offshore platform and unique vehicles, under regulated conditions. They may involve associated services related to installation, operation, maintenance, transportation, insurance, decommissioning or others. On May/2013, the Executive Board approved the daily cost for the use of an underwater glider for a minimum access of 3 weeks and which includes insurance, operation (deployment, piloting and recovery), data processing and the technical support necessary for its operation. For the rest of vehicles, equipment, premises and technical support, the rate is equal to the result of adding to the direct costs, a 25% of indirect costs (approved by EC on May/2013).