Onshore facilities with Experimental Laboratories and access to Harbour Area

The onshore facilities consist of 400 m2 of workshop space equipped for electronics and mechanical integration, repairs, storage and logistics. Laboratories include a wet laboratory with saltwater tank, control room for the piloting of marine vehicles and related matters, in addition to spaces of support to the scientific activity.

Chemical laboratories

Set up with equipment for the analysis of oceanographic samples of oxygen, nutrients, chlorophyll, salinity, etc. There are freezers for sample storage at -20ºC and -60ºC and classrooms where courses can be held.

Laboratories (dry and wet)

Set up for the preparation, maintenance and preliminary testing of gliders, ROV and ASV; workshops; control room for testing, trials and repairs.

Operational area/room

For the observation and real time monitoring of operations through the visualisation of images and data generated by the platforms and devices. Also available for highly specialised training courses.

CDTIC - ICT Demonstration Centre

Has desktop and portable computers, a demonstration room with projection equipment, satellite communications system, radio, and a work room with a digital whiteboard and a projector with connection to servers, for demonstrations, among others.

Technical module

Preparation, adaptation and preliminary tests of different elements for testing and measurements at sea (e.g. marine renewables, meteo-oceanographic buoys, sensors, moorings, etc.). It is also available for training purposes.


Pontoon and Access to confined water area at Taliarte Harbour

Pontoon 60 metres (L) x 4 metres (W), and confined waters for testing unique scientific-technical elements, element prior its installation in the open sea or those that are not yet sufficiently developed to be installed.


There are two boats available to provide logistical support for operations at sea:

  • PLOCAN 112m fibre boat with capacity for 12 people. Maximum speed: 45 knots.

  • PLOCAN 25m semi-rigid boat with capacity for 5 people. Maximum speed: 40 knots.