During the III Conference of Presidents that took place on January 11th 2007, the Autonomous Regions and the National State in the framework of the need to promote science, research and new technologies in Spain, reached an agreement over the Map of Singular Scientific and Technical Equipments (ICTS) as part of the scientific policies comprised in the Ingenio 2010 program.
Twenty-four new facilities were approved with the aim to provide the scientific community with big infrastructures for research, that altogether with the alreading existing thirty-two, shape the map. The Canary Islands Oceanic Platform (PLOCAN) was one of the new approved ICTS.
On June 5th 2007, the Government Council of the Canary Islands approved the multiannual expenditure to cofinance the Platform. During July 2007, the Canary Islands Agency of Research, Innovation and Society of Information was set up.