By Edgelab June 20-21 2014
Edgelab’s Director Lavinio Gualdesi was invited as a lecturer at the Universidad de La Laguna (ULL) in Tenerife, Canary Island, Spain.
Dr. Gualdesi taught a module on “Studies of suitable materials at sea and oceanographic moorings” and a seminar entitled “Sensor platforms for ports” to an audience of young engineers from ULL attending the 2013-2014 Master’s Degree in “Port and Coastal Engineering Expertise” (Maestrìa Universitaria en Ingenierìa de Puertos y Costas por la Universidad de La Laguna de Las Palmas de Gran Canarias).
The Master was started in 2003, with Dr. Gualdesi collaborating from its inception thanks to a long lasting link with the Director of the Master, Dr. Jesus Cisneros Aguirre of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, who is also a scientific advisor of Edgelab and partner in several projects.
Normally only taking place at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, this year the Master has also been requested by the University of La laguna in St. Cruz de Tenerife.
Following the creation of this Master, the majority of the projects of coastal engineering are now held in the Canary Islands and very few are left to the mainland. On top of that, the Master generated more than five companies started by former students. More than 60% of attending student are working in ocean engineering related companies and also have strong relationships with the Port Authority of Las Palmas and Tenerife.