SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Oct 20 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Minister of Science and Innovation, Diana Morant, has committed to financing the research projects on the volcanic eruption on La Palma that are underway, and others that need to be started to respond to the scientific-technical needs of the of universities and state and autonomous public centers.
This was explained during an institutional meeting that he chaired this Wednesday at the Cabildo de La Palma. In addition to the minister, the meeting was attended by the Government delegate, Anselmo Pestana; the Minister of Public Administrations, Justice and Security of the Government of the Canary Islands, Julio Pérez; the Minister of Economy, Knowledge and Employment, Elena Máñez.
Likewise, they were the president of the Cabildo, Mariano H. Zapata; the island director, Ana María de León; the director of the ACIISI, Carlos Navarro; the technical director of Pevolca, Miguel Ángel Morcuende, and mayors of the municipalities affected by the eruption.
The Royal Decree Law by which urgent measures are adopted to support those affected to repair the damage caused by volcanic eruptions and for the economic and social reconstruction of the island of La Palma, which was approved by the Council of Ministers last 5 October, contains the necessary provisions to make the decisions that guarantee support for the scientific-technical response deployed by universities and state and regional public centers. Specifically, it is estimated that at least 2.5 million euros can be allocated to these projects.
During the meeting, the minister has shown recognition of the coordinated work of all the Administrations in the management of the emergency: municipalities, Cabildo, Government of the Canary Islands, Government Delegation and all public servants in charge of the Pevolca operation. In addition, it has valued the work of the scientists who participate daily in the Pevolca meetings, contributing their knowledge to monitor the crisis.
The minister has reaffirmed the Government’s commitment to the island’s population. The palm trees and palm trees, he said, can count on the unconditional support of the Executive of Pedro Sánchez, which has already approved several aid packages aimed at ensuring the living conditions of those affected, with an initial value of 220 million euros. .
The minister will meet tomorrow Thursday with researchers who work on the follow-up and monitoring of the volcanic eruption. Early in the morning, you will visit the forward command post and participate in the daily meeting of the Pevolca Scientific Committee.
The Ministry of Science and Innovation is present on the Island through the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) and its dependent centers: the Geological and Mining Institute of Spain (IGME), the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO) and the Institute of Natural Products and Agrobiology (IPNA). In addition, teams from the National Center for Environmental Health (CNSA) of the Carlos III Health Institute (ISCIII) collaborate in air quality measurement tasks.
Tomorrow, the minister will also learn first-hand about the work carried out by IEO’s research and technical staff on board the Angeles Alvariño oceanographic vessel.