IHCantabria is located in a privileged environment, in the heart of the Science and Technology Park of Cantabria (PCTCAN), facilities that allow us to do first class science.


22,000 square meters to facilitate the excellence in Research, Training and Technology Transfer.

These facilities were financed by:



12,000 square meters opened in 2011

  • 6 work zone plants
  • 6 Meeting rooms
  • 5 Training rooms, 1 of them computerized
  • 1 auditorium for more than 180 people.
  • Hydrobiology Laboratory
  • Supercomputing and Information Technology Laboratory







Cantabria Coastal and Ocean Basin (CCOB)

The Cantabria Coastal and Ocean Basin (CCOB) is part of the Singular Scientific-Technological Infrastructures programme of the Ministry of Science and Innovation, in which the Autonomous Community of Cantabria participates as a funding body and the Environmental Hydraulics Institute of Cantabria Foundation, which is in charge of managing the facilities.

The CCOB is part of MARHIS, Maritime Aggregated Research Hydraulic Infrastructures, a distributed research infrastructure of the Spanish Government, unique in the hydraulic engineering field. It aims to increase the efficiency and capability of Spanish numerical, experimental and field facilities for applications to coastal, harbour, offshore engineering and the many interactions between structures and marine climatic factors.