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Doñana’s Singular Scientific-Technical Infrastructure (ICTS-RBD) provides access and support to carry out research at the Doñana Protected Areas.

For such purpose, it provides researchers with accomodation, various facilities and technical/logistical support. It also runs monitoring programs to assess the status and trends of biodiversity, provides online access to all the information gathered by these monitoring programs and delivers ICT service management and tools to facilitate the search and use of that information.


Great Cnidarian sighting on the beach of Doñana National Park.

Last March (2018), in a routine survey by the Biodiversity Monitoring Team, the arrival of a large number of cnidarians was observed: "Atlantic Portuguese man o'war"(Physalia physallis) and "By-the-Wind Sailor" (Velella velella). These species covered large beach surface. These arrivals are motivated by the lack of locomotion of these species, wich move adrift - transported by currents - and thus strong storms push them off the coast. As an anecdote, 120 "Atlantic Portuguese man o'war"  were counted in a track of 100 meters . Conversely, the great abundance of "By-the-Wind Sailor" and its small size made it impossible to count them.


Start a project

If you plan to do research in Doñana, you must bear in mind that your project must be approved by the Research Access Commission of the Doñana Participation Council. The ICTS-RBD provides assistance throughout the procedure. Read more

Request access, accommodation and/or technical and logistic support

Once your research project has been approved by ICTS-RBD, you can request access and accomodation in the Biological Reserve using this online form and/or logistic or technical support using this online form . Do not forget to read carefully the facilities’ use rules. Read more

Request biodiversity data

You can visualize ICTS-RBD’s biodiversity monitoring data at the Data Infrastructure and consult essential ecosystem indicators derived from them at the Global Change Observatory. Raw data are offered free of charge to competitive research projects, subject to the following terms and conditions of use included in this data-request form.

Bird Ringing Lab

The Bird Ringing Lab is a service of ICTS-RBD that centralizes all scientific ringing activities undertaken in Doñana, and coordinates non-metallic bird banding in Spain. Read More

ICTS-RBD Facilities.

Cork oaks density

Map showing cork oaks density in the Doñana Biological Reserve