No sea and mountains. But sea and volcanoes. Those and noothers are the materials that nature offers to the island for construction of things and beings.

And yet, in Canary Islands, there is few things more relegated and away from the everyday than the volcano. This is certainly a “surely known oblivion”, a hypocrite and even cowardly oblivion. The strength of volcano and its presence are perhaps too emphatic. So much that we prefer to forget it. Do not think of it. If anyone know about the cruelty of that ability to forget,the canarian volcanologists are, a scientific subspecie almost nonexistent in our territory. True pioneers of commendable value who have studied and reported in a difficult context in which sloppiness and arrogance, political blandishments and atavistic fears, ignorance and superstition, come together.

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Martes 28 de mayo

Lugar: Casa de Piedra – Garachico.

9:30 a 11:00 h.
Taller: El fenómeno volcánico

11:00 a 11:30 h.

12:30 a 13:30 h.
Mesa redonda
Álvaro Márquez, profesor de Geología de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Juan J. Coello, responsable del área de Ciencia de la Fundación Canaria Telesforo Bravo-Juan Coello.
Benjamin van Wyk de Vries, profesor de Vulcanología en el Laboratorio de magmas y Volcanes de la Universidad de Clermont Auvergne.
Clive Oppenheimer, escritor y profesor de Vulcanología de la Universidad de Cambridge.

13:30 a 15:30 h.

15:30 a 17:00 h.
Presentación del libro “Mountains of Fire, la vida secreta de los volcanes” Clive Oppenheimer, escritor y profesor de Vulcanología de la Universidad de Cambridge.

17:00 h.
Proyección “Un volcán habitado” José Víctor Fuentes y David Pantaleón

Miércoles 29 de mayo

9:00 a 13:00 h.
Ruta Geológica Buenavista
Plaza Buenavista-Blanca Gil-Faro de Buenavista


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