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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.

X1 Wind installs floating platform in the PLOCAN test site

X1 Wind installs floating platform in the PLOCAN test site

X1 Wind and its partners in the EU-backed PivotBuoy project have successfully installed a floating platform in the PLOCAN test site. The fully functional floating wind prototype was connected to the mooring system and the dynamic cable pre-installed last June. X1 Wind operations manager Jorge Casanovas said that operations will soon commence to collect valuable

READ ARTICLE 28/10/2022
XII edition of the PLOCAN Glider School

XII edition of the PLOCAN Glider School

READ ARTICLE 28/10/2022
Visit of the Regional Ministers for Ecological Transition of the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands to PLOCAN

Visit of the Regional Ministers for Ecological Transition of the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands to PLOCAN

READ ARTICLE 28/10/2022
PLOCAN joined the 1st Conference on Autonomous Ships in Spain

PLOCAN joined the 1st Conference on Autonomous Ships in Spain

READ ARTICLE 25/10/2022

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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