There is an optional Study visit on Friday, 21th June starting and ending at Auditorium Alfredo Kraus.

Price per person €70.  Extra tickets are sold at the registration desk if available.

MARINE SCIENTIFIC PARK OF UNIVERSITY OF LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA (PCTM)

Marine Science and Technology Park (PCTM) of ULPGC is an important scientific space of Gran Canaria (Canary Islands), comprising a complex of high-tech infrastructures for marine sciences, especially focusing on fish aquaculture RTD (mainly nutrition, pathology, introduction of new species and genetics), applied biotechnology (primary sector waste reutilization). The PCTM is considered a top class research infrastructure, being attached to the pan-European network of aquaculture research facilities, AQUAEXCEL (www.aquaexcel.eu). It offers infrastructure to the scientific community for both basic and applied research in the fields of aquaculture and biotechnology, simultaneously providing an environment for technology transfer activities within the related industry sector. Following units are components of PCTM: warm water species selection unit (WWSSU), marine biosecurity station (MBS), feed ingredients-additives testing unit (FITU), pilot plant for fingerling production (PPPA).

After visiting PCTM, delegates will continue towards the centre of the island to see Roque Nublo. It is an imposing rock that emerges from the almost moon landscape, sharply cascading into a thick pine tree forest towards the distant ocean. Roque Nublo (Clouded RockRock in the Clouds) is a volcanic rock on the island of Gran CanariaCanary IslandsSpain. It is 80 m (262 ft) tall, and its top is 1,813 m (5,948 ft) above sea level. It is a famous landmark of the island, protected as a natural monument. Roque Nublo is the second highest peak of the island, after nearby Pico de las Nieves. It is located in the municipality Tejeda. It was formed by a volcanic eruption around 4.5 million years ago.

The day will be finalised by a lunch at a restaurant of National Parador in Tejeda (www.tejeda.es).

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