The Faculty of Nautical Studies of the UPC opens its new facilities in the port 

Barcelona, ​​18 March (EFE) .- The Faculty of Nautical Studies of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) has inaugurated this Monday its new teaching and research facilities in the Espai Vela, in the new mouth of the Port of Barcelona.

The equipment includes a dock with three mooring points, an esplanade with a capacity of up to seven boats, a mast to hoist and lower the boats, and a parking area.

The president of the Port of Barcelona, ​​Mercè Conesa, the vice-rector for Science Policy at the UPC, Gabriel Bugeda, and the dean of the Faculty of Nautical Studies, Agustí Martín, presided over the inauguration and unveiled a commemorative plaque, coinciding with the celebration of the 250th anniversary of the Barcelona Nautical Faculty (FNB).

“The Faculty of Nautical is a strategic ally of the port of Barcelona,” said Conesa, who stressed that the transfer of knowledge is essential to move forward and our goal is to work together to grow and participate in other projects. “

The vice-rector of the UPC has underlined that “studies are not only classroom hours, but also to be in contact with facilities like these to do practices”, while the dean Agustí Martín has thanked the Port of Barcelona “for the recovery, for the FNB, of a space open to the sea and with multipurpose rooms for teaching and research that will serve to make specialized practices “.

In the Espacio Vela, built by the Port of Barcelona in Nova Bocana and which will also house the new provincial base of the Red Cross of the Sea, the FNB has more than 250 square meters to host the research and teaching activities of the degrees in Nautical and Maritime Transport, in Systems Engineering and Naval Technology, and in Marine Technologies.

He will also teach in these facilities the master’s degrees in Nautical and Maritime Transport Management, in Management and Operation of Maritime Energy Installations, and in Naval and Ocean Engineering.

In the building, equipped with a weather station on the roof, the FNB houses a classroom with capacity for 24 students, offices and locker rooms, as well as the different boats, platforms and materials it uses for its activities.

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