The Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN) is a Research Infrastructure (RI) labeled by the ICTS (Unique Scientific and Technological Infrastructure) Spanish National Roadmap, co-funded by the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities of the Spanish government and the Canary Islands government and by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) under the Operational Programme 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, available to public and private users. PLOCAN offers both onshore and offshore experimental facilities and laboratories, operational throughout the whole year thanks to the Canary Islands excellent climatic conditions. PLOCAN also brings a broad experience in large national and EU marine/maritime projects. The construction of the Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands is 85% funded by the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the ERDF Operational Program for the Canary Islands 2007-2013.
Javier González Herrera , Scientific and Technical Area – PLOCAN
Ph.D. in Marine Sciences: Participation in several regional, national and EU projects in the sector of renewable ocean energy (SE@PORTS, ORPHEO, WIP10+, PIVOT BUOY). Hardened experience in procedures related to the authorization of testing activities at sea for ocean energy prototypes. Leading the development of the PLOCAN offshore test site at the East coast of Gran Canaria (environmental assessment and permits). Other skills: wave analysis, environmental impact assessment procedures. Publications in conferences and journals.