Three ECOAQUA researchers take part in the series

Three ECOAQUA researchers take part in the series "Women and Girls in Science"

Three researchers from the Tourism, Territorial Planning and Environment (TOTMA) research group of the ECOAQUA University Institute from the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC): Inmaculada González, Elena Proietti and Beatriz Fonticiella Hernández; participate this week in the Cycle 'Women and Girls in Science', organised by the Canary Islands Agency for Research, Innovation and the Information Society (ACIISI) of the Government of the Canary Islands.

Particularly tomorrow, Wednesday 17th February, from 10:30 to 11:15 am, the researcher Beatriz Fonticiella Hernández will give a talk on Legal research and its importance, together with PhD Rosalía Estupiñán. Fonticiella Hernández, who recently received her PhD in Law, has a thesis that delves into the protection of retail investors in financial markets, which calls for governments to promote laws that are sensitive to the profile, experience and economic capacity of investors, and warns that the new paths opened up by fintech, crowdfunding or investments in bitcoins, should also contemplate it. 

On 18th February, from 10:30 to 11:15, the Italian Elena Proietti will speak at this forum. With a PhD in Comparative and International Public Law and a specialisation in European Environmental Administrative Law from La Sapienza University of Rome, she is currently working as a researcher at ECOAQUA. The main topics of her research are human rights and the development of renewable energies, the protection of terrestrial and marine biodiversity, the legal protection of underwater cultural heritage and the development of sustainable aquaculture. She will focus a large part of her speech on renewable energies as a human right, which is the central theme of a monograph she has authored and which has been published this February by the prestigious Dykinson publishing house.

Finally, on 19th February, from 9:30 to 10:15, Inmaculada González, head of the TOTMA group since 2014, will give a talk on "Legal research in the field of tourism and its importance". González holds a PhD in Law from the University of Las Palmas and is a full professor at the University of Las Palmas in the area of Commercial Law. She is the main researcher on several competitive projects linked to the field of Tourism Law and will focus a large part of her talk on explaining what research in this field consists of and on the dilemma of protecting the traveller or tourism companies, something that is not always easy to determine, as sometimes the existing regulations do not adequately resolve the problems that arise in this field.

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