Data services

 

This service consists of data acquired by a group of lagrangian observation systems, mainly based on autonomous marine vehicles and drifter buoys, carrying out seasonal missions, in order to connect coastal and ocean waters, and observe the Atlantic Ocean; it also obtains valuable oceanographic data from the marine environment.

PLOCAN’s monitoring experience provides a range of data routinely obtained through its facilities and equipment. This data is available to users, openly, and are accessed through PLOCAN’s website. This service is free.

From PLOCAN website, open data is made available to the user from the different oceanographic data portals operated from the infrastructure:

Data visualisation portals
  •  obsplatforms.plocan.eu: portal for observation/monitoring platforms where it is possible to access data taken in real time or historical records of operations carried out with autonomous surface vehicles, submarines, HF radar, drifting buoys, etc. …

http://obsplatforms.plocan.eu

  • siboy.plocan.eu: portal of the R3M Macaronesian network where it is possible to consult data from fixed meteo-oceanographic stations located in the 4 Macaronesia archipelagos (mostly financed by FEDER funds).

    http://siboy.plocan.eu

Data download portals

This service is mainly offered at the Observatory.
However, data may be requested in all the facilities described.
The services described are free.

Additionally, users can request, on-demand, specific data or information that can be obtained through ICTS resources within ​​the oceanic observatory (coastal and deep). Specific and concrete requests of studies and data, on equipment available at the PLOCAN facilities described above, are attended.

Service modes:
  • Remote: the experiment is carried out by PLOCAN technical personnel and the presence of the user is not needed.

  • Partially remote: the user may access at some parts of the experiment.

  • On-site: the user is present throughout the experiment.


This service is mainly offered at the Observatory.
However, data may be requested in all the facilities described.
The services described are subject to a fee.