Plataforma Oceanica de Canarias (PLOCAN) [Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands]
Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands
Title: Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands
Type Details: The Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN) is a multipurpose technical-scientific service infrastructure that provides support for research, technological development and innovation in the marine and maritime sectors. PLOCAN offers both onshore and offshore experimental facilities and laboratories, operational throughout the whole year thanks to the Canary Islands' excellent climatic conditions. We also have a broad experience in large national marine/maritime projects and several European projects from the 4th to the 7th Framework programs.
The services offered by PLOCAN are as follows:
-An ocean observatory for the continuous and real-time monitoring in fields such as the study of global change and ocean acidification, water-column and deep-sea ecosystems, ocean biogeochemistry and geophysics. It consists of several permanent and mobile systems that interoperate to offer environmental impact monitoring, instrument testing, calibration and validation from shallow waters to the deep seabed.
-A test bed for the research, demonstration and operation of marine technologies, especially those related to marine renewable energy. We provide a robust and secure underwater electric infrastructure to evacuate the generated energy to the power grid connection, and a control centre for data analysis.
-A base for underwater vehicles: we own a series of underwater unmanned state-of-the-art technologies such as gliders, ROVs and AUVs. Besides, we support missions deploying customers´ vehicles. We have a dedicated control room to track the UUVs on real-time and laboratories and warehouses to support the missions´ needs.
-A training platform for researchers, enterprises and pilots for UUVs.
-An innovation hub offering efficient and high quality R&D&I project management services, as well as other user-oriented services such as the processing of permits, transport, customs, etc
Programme (Collaboration EU R&D): FP7
Expiry Date: 2012-01-25
Expertise: Target users range from small groups to large communities from both, the public and private sectors, international research programs and networks, industry, academia and governments that are involved in:
- Offshore Energy (wind, wave, tidal, OTEC...)
- Offshore Aquaculture
- Underwater vehicles
- Marine devices / equipments testing
- Marine and maritime innovation and technology transfer
Organisation DetailsPlataforma Oceanica de Canarias (PLOCAN) [Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands]
Name: Plataforma Oceanica de Canarias (PLOCAN) [Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands]
Department: Departamento de Innovación
Address: Carretera de Taliarte s/n
Telde (Canary Islands) 35200 SPAIN
Type: Consultancy; Research; Technology transfer
Number of Employees: 10 - 49
Keywords: ocean;energy;wind;offshore;platform;aquaculture;renewable;underwater vehicles;testbed
Quality Validation Date: 2011-02-07
Update Date: 2011-02-07
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