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Profile of registrant

Balearic Islands Coastal Observing and Forecasting System

Identification number in the register: 52924685755-33
Registration date: 29/04/11 11:05:27

The information on this organisation was last modified on 16/04/14 09:33:43
The date of the last annual update was 16/04/14 09:33:43

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Balearic Islands Coastal Observing and Forecasting System
Legal status: Public research consortium
Website address:


Section: IV - Think tanks, research and academic institutions
and more precisely: Academic institutions

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Joaquín Tintoré
Position: Director

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Saül Pitarch
Position: Office of the Director

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: Pl2a-P3 Ctra. Valldemossa, km 7,4 Parc BIT, Ed. Naorte, Bloque A
Palma de Mallorca 07121
Telephone number: (+34) 971439998
Fax number: (+34) 971439979
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: 1. To support peer reviewed research along three internationally established research lines that have particular relevance to the oceanography and societal needs of the Balearic region, namely understanding:
- The role of the oceans in our climate system, climate impact and climate variability effects in the Mediterranean Sea
- The interaction between major Mediterranean currents and the shelf environments and their influence on the ecosystem variability
- The nearshore morpho-dynamics and sea level variability in response to climate change

2. To contribute to the development of operational oceanography technologies, specifically:
- To develop new products, sensors, tools and systems to enhance the real-time capabilities of the observational facilities and numerical modelling.
- To expand SOCIB operational oceanography activities through adding new,complementary platforms, techniques and processes, in response to identified science, technology or society needs.
- To progressively improve the observed information, adding new variables,increased range of spatial-temporal scales, and developing additional products and services in response to stakeholders needs.

3. Support the strategic needs from society in the context of global change:
- Through developing operational tools for decision support and the transfer of knowledge for sustainable management of the coastal ocean
- Through the development of science based (ICOM) coastal and ocean management, in the general frame of sustainability science.

4. To support and encourage the broad use of SOCIB data and services through:
- Open, well designed and easy to use data access systems
- Partnership with external research organisations
- Transfer of knowledge, through outreach, education, training and mobility activities

5. To develop and maintain an international perspective, in order to increase the international visibility of the ICTS, to attract the participation of the best researchers from around the world, and over the medium term to advance towards participation within the European ESFRI framework.

6. To support SOCIB publications made in collaboration with key Balearic research institution, such as IMEDEA (CSIC-UIB), COB-IEO and UIB, and other national and
international, and progressively with other key national and international partners and collaborators.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • sub-national
  • national
  • European
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 30
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:


Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Environment
  • Research and Technology


Total number of members that are natural persons: 25
Number of member organisations:
Member organisations (Number of members) :
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

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Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2011 - 12/2011
Total budget: 3,000,000
of which public financing: 3,000,000
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants:
- from national sources: 1,500,000
- from local/regional sources: 1,500,000
from other sources:
- donations:
- contributions from members:
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year:
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.