Professors Allan Williams and Nelson Rangel-Buitrago Acknowledged by the Universidad del Atlántico
There were several activities carried out in the Caribbean region by Research Professor Allan Thomas Williams, who in addition to giving a talk to a group of students and visiting the well-known beaches of Magdalena, Bolívar, and Atlántico, met with the Rector Rafael Castillo Pacheco in order to to deepen the approaches of the institution with the University of Wales: Trinity Saint David (United Kingdom).
During his visit to the facilities at the Universidad del Atlántico, the renowned researcher and Professor Emeritus expressed interest in creating research agreements between the University of Wales: Trinity Saint David and the Universidad del Atlántico. Professor Williams, along with the Vice-Rector for Research, Iván León Luna, and Full Professor Nelson Guillermo Rangel-Buitrago (Universidad del Atlántico) developed a field trip along the Colombian Caribbean coastline. This work allowed information to be compiled on two critical issues that affect the Colombian Caribbean coast: Coastal Erosion and Beach Pollution. With the results derived from these observations and the evaluation of a coastline under crisis, a series of scientific articles and papers will be prepared in international coastal congresses.
Upon arriving at the university campus, Williams was surprised by the majestic sports facilities, especially the swimming pool, noting that in the United Kingdom only two university institutions have a swimming pool for dives of Olympic dimensions, like those at the Universidad del Atlántico. Williams said, "I am a man of water and it is very impressive that you give such importance to this type of facilities, I liked that a lot. I am delighted and very interested in returning very soon. ".
Professor Allan Thomas Williams BSc, Ph.D, Dip Ed, C. Eng, C. Sci, MIMMM, is a world expert in issues related to the dynamics of coastal systems and has over 250 works published in high impact journals such as Shoreline Management, Marine Pollution, Tourist Management, Journal of Coastal Research (JCR), among others. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Coastal Education and Research Foundation (CERF) and is one the JCR Editorial Board.
Nelson Rangel-Buitrago (Bsc, Msc, PhD) is a Full Professor of Geology at the University of Atlantico, Barranquilla, Colombia. He has been teaching at the university level since 2003. In addition to his teaching experience, Prof. Rangel-Buitrago has conducted many research projects on geology, geomorphology, and coastal management and has served as an expert consultant for national and international organizations, mostly in Spain, Brazil, Chile, and Colombia. He is also part of the CERF-JCR research society by serving as a Lifetime Member.