Consorcio para el diseño, construcción, equipamiento y explotación de la Plataforma Oceánica de Canarias
The Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN) is a multipurpose service centre with land and sea-based infrastructures to support research, technology development and innovation in the marine and maritime sectors.
Its mission is to promote long-term observation and sustainability of the ocean, providing a cost-effective combination of services, such as an ocean observatory, a marine test site, a base for underwater vehicles, training and an innovation hub. PLOCAN is a joint initiative of the Spanish and the Canary Islands governments, with the contribution of the European Regional Development Fund, and is included in the Spanish map of unique scientific and technical infrastructures. Its main objective is the construction and operation of a fixed offshore platform close to the coast.