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    • A methodological framework for selecting an optimal sediment source within a littoral cell 

      Gracia Garcia, Vicente; Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo; Caballero, Alberto; García León, Manuel; Mösso Aranda, César (2021-10)
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      One of the most used measures to counteract coastal erosion is beach nourishment. It has advantages with respect to the use of rigid structures that sometimes entail non desired impacts on the surrounding areas. However, ...
    • A multivariate model of NW Mediterranean extreme events at present and future climate: hydrodynamics, energy and duration 

      Lin Ye, Jue; García León, Manuel; Gracia Garcia, Vicente; Sánchez-Arcilla Conejo, Agustín (International Association for Mathematical Geosciences (IAMG), 2015)
      Conference report
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      A statistical model of the future wave-extreme-climate under the RCP8.5 Climatic-Change scenario was required. Some variables of interest are energy, unitary energy, peak wave-period, duration, wave direction and growth-decay ...
    • A multivariate statistical model of extreme events: an application to the Catalan coast 

      Lin Ye, Jue; García León, Manuel; Gracia Garcia, Vicente; Sánchez-Arcilla Conejo, Agustín (2016-11)
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      Wave extreme events can be understood as the combination of Storm-intensity, Directionality and Intra-time distribution. However, the dependence structure among these factors is still unclear. A methodology has been developed ...
    • A new generation of early warning systems for coastal risk: the iCoast project 

      Gracia Garcia, Vicente; García León, Manuel; Sánchez-Arcilla Conejo, Agustín; Gault, Jeremy; Oller, Pere; Fernández, Juan; Sairouni, Abdel; Cristofori, Elena; Toldrà, Ramón (2014)
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      A new coastal early warning system CEWS called iCoast for the NW Mediterranean Sea is under development. It is composed of three numerical modules: meteorological, hydrodynamic and morphodynamic. The CEWS is designed for ...
    • Assessing the coastal protection role of seagrass meadows along a barrier beach, southern Romanian coast 

      Dinu, Irina; Monclús, Albert; Gracia Garcia, Vicente; García León, Manuel; Lin Ye, Jue; Stanica, Adrian; Sánchez-Arcilla Conejo, Agustín (2023-02)
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      The presence of seagrass along the Romanian coast is currently seen as an important component of the marine ecosystem. Moreover, seagrass meadows play an additional wave energy dissipation role that has also to be considered ...
    • Assessing the impact of sea level rise on port operability using LiDAR-derived digital elevation models 

      Gracia Garcia, Vicente; Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo; Gómez, Marta; Pedrol, Mònica; Sampé, Sara; García León, Manuel; Gironella Cobos, Xavier (2019-10)
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      One of the main consequences of climate change is the sea level rise (SLR), which impacts coastal areas affecting many infrastructures, particularly seaports, whose operations may be jeopardized. In this paper, a methodological ...
    • Assessment of green measures as coastal defences using numerical models 

      Sánchez-Arcilla Conejo, Agustín; García León, Manuel; Gracia Garcia, Vicente; Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo (2017)
      Conference report
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      Climate change may reduce the performance and design life of “grey” coastal engineering interventions. Green solutions can be combined with present infrastructures providing extra flexibility to adapt our present beaches ...
    • Barriers and enablers for upscaling coastal restoration 

      Sánchez Arcilla, Agustín; Cáceres Rabionet, Iván; Le Roux, Xavier; Hinkel, Jochen; Schuerch, Mark; Nicholls, Robert J.; Otero, Maria del Mar; Staneva, Joanna; de Vries, Mindert; Pernice, Umberto; Briere, Christophe; Caiola, Nuno; Gracia Garcia, Vicente; Ibañez, Carles; Torresan, Silvia (Elsevier, 2022-12)
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      Coastal restoration is often distrusted and, at best, implemented at small scales, which hampers its potential for coastal adaptation. Present technical, economic and management barriers stem from sectoral and poorly ...
    • Beach profile changes induced by surrogate Posidonia Oceanica: laboratory experiments 

      Astudillo Gutiérrez, Carlos Salvador; Gracia Garcia, Vicente; Cáceres Rabionet, Iván; Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo; Sánchez-Arcilla Conejo, Agustín (2022-08)
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      New flume experiments with surrogate seagrass meadows are presented. The experiments included the creation of a full-scale and realistic Posidonia Oceanica model to evaluate the effect over wave attenuation, sediment ...
    • Breaching of a barrier beach under extreme events: the role of morphodynamic simulations 

      Gracia Garcia, Vicente; García León, Manuel; Grifoll Colls, Manel; Sánchez-Arcilla Conejo, Agustín (Coastal Education Research Foundation (CERF), Coastal Processes Research Group, School of Marine Science and Engineering, Plymouth University, 2013)
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      A study of three breaching episodes of the Trabucador barrier beach (Spanish Mediterranean coast) is presented. The analysis is done from a modeling perspective using XBEACH and SWAN. The morphodynamic model (XBEACH) has ...
    • Coastal adaptation and uncertainties: the need of ethics for a shared coastal future 

      Sánchez-Arcilla Conejo, Agustín; Gracia Garcia, Vicente; Mösso Aranda, César; Cáceres Rabionet, Iván; González Marco, Daniel; Gómez Aguar, Jesús Javier (Frontiers Media, 2021-09)
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      Coastal hydro-morphodynamics present significant uncertainties, one order of magnitude larger for sediment transport than for the driving hydrodynamics. Met-ocean factors (waves, currents and levels essentially) are normally ...
    • Coastal ECO Research projects 

      Gracia Garcia, Vicente (2022-10-19)
      Conference lecture
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      En aquest Research Café es presenten projectes on la tecnologia es posa al servei dels mars i els oceans, i que estan lligats amb els objectius ODS Vida Submarina i Acció pel clima.
    • Coastal flooding and erosion under a changing climate: implications at a low-lying coast (Ebro delta) 

      Grases, Albert; Gracia Garcia, Vicente; García León, Manuel; Lin Ye, Jue; Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo (2020-02)
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      Episodic coastal hazards associated to sea storms are responsible for sudden and intense changes in coastal morphology. Climate change and local anthropogenic activities such as river regulation and urban growth are raising ...
    • Coastal sustainability for uncertain futures: a Spanish Mediterranean case from the RISES-AM- project 

      Sánchez-Arcilla Conejo, Agustín; Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo; Gracia Garcia, Vicente; García León, Manuel; Jiménez Quintana, José Antonio; Mösso Aranda, César; Valdemoro Garcia, Herminia (2015)
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      This document presents the impacts of future climatic conditions as a function of coastal typology. The impact assessment is carried out at decadal and storm scales showing how such a combination produces the worst levels ...
    • Effects of ultra-porous 3D printed reefs on wave kinematics 

      Frau, Lorenzoi; Marzeddu, Andrea; Dini, Enrico; Gracia Garcia, Vicente; Gironella Cobos, Xavier; Eriolo, Alessio; Zomparelli, Alessandro; Sánchez-Arcilla Conejo, Agustín (2016-03)
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      Present 3D printing technology allows the efficient design and construction of structures with complex shapes and high porosity satisfying biological and coastal protection demands. In this case, an array of ultra-porous ...
    • El hemidelta Sur del Llobregat: un sistema natural controlado por la acción humana 

      Gracia Garcia, Vicente; Calafat, Antoni (Instituto de Ciencias del Mar, 2019)
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      La evolución reciente del hemidelta Sur del Llobregat (Barcelona) es un claro ejemplo de sistema natural dominado por la acción del hombre. Las necesidades de ocupación de la llanura y frente deltaico junto con la regulación ...
    • Evaluation of transient defence measures against storms 

      García León, Manuel; Gracia Garcia, Vicente; Robichaux, Laura; Kroger, Arne; Gault, Jeremy; Sánchez-Arcilla Conejo, Agustín (2015)
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      Transient Defence Measures (TDM) are defined as actions that can be taken in advance in the coastal zone in order to reduce the impacts of an specific forecasted storm event. The design of such transient works requires ...
    • First considerations on environmental friendly solutions to protect the southern Romanian coast 

      Monclús, Albert; Dinu, Irina; García León, Manuel; Lin Ye, Jue; Gracia Garcia, Vicente; Stanica, Adrian (GeoEcoMar, 2018-12)
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      The aim of this work is to assess the effect of a nature-based solution for reducing wave heights on the Southern Romanian coast. Apart from investigating the presence of seagrass from the environmental point of view, there ...
    • Geomorfología costera urbana 

      Gracia Garcia, Vicente; Valdemoro Garcia, Herminia; Jiménez Quintana, José Antonio; Sánchez-Arcilla Conejo, Agustín (2011-08-01)
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    • Green measures for Mediterranean harbours under a changing climate 

      Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo; García León, Manuel; Gracia Garcia, Vicente; Sánchez-Arcilla Conejo, Agustín (2017-06)
      Article
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      Harbour operability may be hampered by climate change. Green solutions can be used to provide extra flexibility with respect to present grey infrastructure to adapt to, and mitigate, such functional disruptions with ...