The ICTS FLOTA is composed of 10 oceanographic vessels, each with technical management and financing by the Central Government. These oceanographic vessels fundamentally provide services to campaigns being carried out within the framework of the Spanish State Plan for Scientific and Technical Research and Innovation and of the framework programme of the European Union, as well as the specific responsibilities assigned to different Public Research Organizations of the General Secretariat for Scientific Policy Coordination. The on-board technical support of the oceanographic vessels of the campaigns approved by the COCSABO is provided by the Marine Technology Unit of the CSIC. The ICTS FLOTA consists of the infrastructures, BIO Hespérides , CSIC Fleet, IEO Fleet and BIO SOCIB.
The COCSABO attached to the General Secretariat for Scientific Policy Coordination of the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities, is in charge of the proposal and coordination of scientific or technical actions carried out by scientific research vessels of the ICTS FLOTA.
The BIO SOCIB is a 24 m in length catamaran developed as part of the observational strategy of the Balearic Islands Coastal Observation System Consortium (SOCIB) that is based in Palma de Mallorca. This catamaran carries out oceanographic research tasks in coastal and maritime area of Balearic Islands and the Mediterranean sea. The catamaran has a 360º visibility wheelhouse and a wide working deck of 60 m2 . It is equipped with the latest technology for scientific studies and navigation.