Campus Atlántico Tricontinental

Universidad de Las palmas de Gran CanariaUniversidad de La Laguna

Sea-related field: Marino (Marine Science and Technology), Maritime (Tourism, Economics of the Sea-Mobility-Logistics)


  • The teaching, scientific and knowledge transfer capacity in sea-related fields has been demonstrated by both the existing institutional assessment and the agreement with local, island, national and international institutions and bodies. We could mention here the Canary Islands Institute of Marine science and the Canary Islands Oceanic Platform (PLOCAN, Singular Infrastructure of Excellence of the Spanish Ministry of Science and iNNOVATION, in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria).

Maritime engagement ULPGC

  • The geographical and oceanic situation of the Canary Islands is strategic in addressing the sphere of Marine and Maritime Science and Technology, and Global Climate Change. Its oceanographic singularity and location have earned it the name of tri-continental region as a result of the number of people and amount of merchandise and biodiversity from Africa, America and Europe found here.
  • The Tri-continental Atlantic Campus Project aims to strengthen still further knowledge in the different areas of Marine and Maritime Science and Technology, link them more closely to the economy and society of the Canary Islands. The specific fields are as follows:
    • The Nucleus of Marine Development Marino of the Canary Islands.
    • Health and the sea.
    • Energy and water around the sea.
    • Economy, Tourism y el sea.
    • IT and the sea.
  • In terms of teaching, appropriate cross-cutting training platforms already exist for undergraduates. Firstly, we have the Marine Science and Veterinary Science Faculties. The former was the first Spanish centre of these characteristics and has been up and running for 25 years. The second is one of the few European centres specialized in marine animals, and has also been conferred the accreditation of the European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE). Between these centres, three official masters recognised state-wide and of internationally renowned prestige are taught: Oceanography, Coastal Management and Marine Cultures. Linked to these masters and existing doctorate programmes, other Faculties, School and Departments (such as Chemistry, Economics, Tourism, IT, etc,) also participate in cross-cutting capacities.
  • In research, there are researchers, research groups, Centres and institutes (CBM-BNA, BIOGES, IUSA, IOCAG; TIDES, ISTUR, IDeTIC, IUSIANI, IUMA) and infrastructure of the highest calibre, with networks established with national universities and institutions (ICCM, PLOCAN), as well as with European, African and American partners. Recently, the Marine Observatory Canary Islands-Morocco (OMARAT) has been approved and formalised, constituted by the Canary Islands institute of Marine Science (ICCM), and led by the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. OMARAT is part of the cross-frontier Spanish-External Frontiers Cooperation programme (POCTEFEX) of the European Union (UE).
  • In terms of knowledge  transfer, the framework of the Marine Scientific and Technological Park, located in the Marine Nucleus of the Canary Islands in the Quay of Taliarte (Gran Canaria) offers space for research, companies and knowledge transfer (Office of Valorisation,  Results Transfer and industrial and intellectual copyright). We should also mention the participation in the Canary Islands clusters in the Maritime field, in that of Transport. Logistics and Tourism.