SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Aug. 9 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The president of the Cabildo de Tenerife, Pedro Martín, has expressed his satisfaction with the installation in Tenerife of the National Volcanological Center, a decision that, he said, “for a few months now, President Ángel Víctor and I have talked about the Center’s headquarters National Volcanological should be in Tenerife”, and finally this circumstance has occurred.
“On the island we have been carrying out permanent research in this area for years, and the Cabildo de Tenerife dedicates an important economic contribution to studies on volcanology,” said the president, who assured that “no one would understand that Tenerife was not the place chosen for this center nationwide”.
With the proposal for the establishment of this Research Center on the island, “Tenerife becomes the center of volcanological research in all of Spain, which will further boost research in these scientific fields, in addition to having the support and funding of the State and the Government of the Canary Islands and it also means that the work that we have been carrying out at Involcan in research and prevention against volcanic risk will be ratified even more, if possible”.
In these studies, it is important to highlight the presence of Involcan in the recent volcanological episode in La Palma, where the Tenerife research institute played a fundamental role, with around 30 people working on the ground and many others monitoring the entire process from outside.
In the last volcanic crisis, Tenerife has therefore been a research reference for making more predictive and reliable models that can serve as advice, support and guidance to any research center or institution that needs it.
In this way, Involcan is the scientific institution to which researchers from all over the world have resorted the most, accounting for the participation of 86 researchers from 36 universities and foreign scientific institutions from 15 countries during the eruption of La Palma.