The Cantabrian Cave Rescue Foundation, ESOCAN, is a non-profit-making NGO with a national scope.

Its area of operation is limited to the karstic massifs of the Cantabrian region, which includes Cantabria, Asturias, the Basque Country and northern Castile-Leon.

ESOCAN has experience gained from more than 50 rescue operations over the past 20 years.

We are an independent organisation, but we have collaboration agreements with the Government of Cantabria and other private organisations, both sporting (sports federations) and private (ski resorts and mechanical ski lift operators).

Our only office is located in Ramales de la Victoria, Cantabria, Spain. We have 180 registered volunteers (team leaders, rescue workers, medical personnel, logistics, administration, etc.).