Geophysics students from Leeds University have arrived on Lanzarote to conduct fieldwork and gain practical work experience, thanks to a collaboration agreement with La Casa de los Volcanes.
Photo: Cabildo de Lanzarote.
In collaboration with La Casa de los Volcanes, Geophysics students from Leeds University have come to the island to conduct fieldwork and gain practical work experience.
Casa de los Volcanes Councillor, Jorge Peñas, welcomes the fact that a British university has chosen Lanzarote “highlighting our natural, geological and volcanological heritage.”.
He also expressed a firm desire to continue working and collaborating with university research projects.
Professor Sebastian Rost, from Leeds University, is in charge of the 16 students as well as 5 lecturers.
They have chosen locations near Jameos del Agua, Caldera de El Cuchillo and El Jable to carry out their work. At these locations they are using non-invasive soil measurements using seismic, gravimetric, radar and geoelectric methods.
“The purpose of this work is to identify and locate volcanic tubes from the surface (around Jameos del Agua), examine slag cones (Caldera de El Cuchillo), and the depths of lava flows (El Jable)”, Peñas explained.
The students and staff from Leeds University landed on the 31st of August and will remain on the island until the 14th of September.
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