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  • Life cycle assessment to address the environmental impacts of tourism in a Spanish tourist destination: The case of Rias Baixas (Galicia) holidays 

    Campos Toresano, Cristina; Gallego Fernández, María; Villanueva Rey, Pedro; Laso Cortabitarte, Jara; Dias, Ana Claudia; Gil Neto Quinteiro, Paula Sofia; Oliveira, Sara; Alberti, Jaume; Fullana Palmer, Pere; Mélon, Lela; Sazdovski, Ilija; Roca Puigvert, Mercè; Xifré, Ramon; Margallo Blanco, Maria; Aldaco Garcia, Rubén; Campos Herrero, Cristina (Elsevier, 2023-08-10)
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    Tourism has grown steadily in recent decades, becoming a strategic sector for the economy in many countries. However, the environmental impacts associated with tourism have also experienced an upward trend. In this sense, ...
  • Maritime accidents in fishing craft in Spain. A Peltzman effect? 

    Torné Reverté, Alfredo; Martínez de Osés, Francesc Xavier; Isalgué Buxeda, Antonio (Universidad de Cantabria, 2022-01-29)
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    Fishing has always been a basic activity in different societies, being one of the most dangerous jobs. Facing the problem of the high number of accidents and casualties in the Spanish fishing sector, we present an observational ...
  • Visión descriptiva de los planes de contingencia en los puertos de interés general 

    Díez Besora, Josep Lluis; Teva Córdova, Jesús (2019-06-12)
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    En el ámbito de la gestión portuaria, los aspectos relacionados con la seguridad y más concretamente la coordinación y actuación eficiente sobre las emergencias, no están exentos de la elevada complejidad y especialización ...
  • Generación eléctrica a bordo: Eficiencia, control y protección: Tres criterios aparentemente antagonistas que deben respetarse en el diseño” 

    Herrero Sabat, Antonio; Medes García, Joan; Bosch Tous, Ricard (2022-06-30)
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    A power plant designed exclusively with efficiency criteria is not capable of adequately supplying the current demanded by the transverse bow thruster during start-up. A control criterion is needed for the excitation of ...
  • Relationship between eroded volume and main scour hole dimensions near quay walls caused by internal counter-rotating twin-propellers 

    Curulli, Giuseppe; Llull Marroig, Antoni Ignaci; Penna, Nadia; Mujal Colilles, Anna; Gironella Cobos, Xavier; Sánchez Arcilla, Agustín; Gaudio, Roberto (2022-07-14)
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    The present study aims at computing and analysing the eroded sediment volumes induced by twin-propeller jets near a vertical quay wall from the main geometric characteristics of the scour hole. Two different scouring ...
  • DLT-based sustainable business models for the shipping industry 

    Henríquez Larrazábal, Ricardo Daniel; Martínez de Osés, Francesc Xavier; Martínez Marín, Jesús Ezequiel (Istituti Editoriali e Poligrafici Internazionali, 2022-05-17)
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    This paper explores how distributed ledger technology (DLT), aka blockchain, might function as the technological basis for sustainable business models (SBM) in the shipping industry. More specifically, it examines the role ...
  • A comprehensive ship weather routing system using CMEMS products and A* algorithm 

    Grifoll Colls, Manel; Borén Altés, Clara; Castells Sanabra, Marcel·la (2022-07)
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    We describe the implementation of a comprehensive software for Ship Weather Routing referred to as SIM- ROUTE. The A* pathfinding algorithm is used to optimize the sailing route as a function of the wave action. The aim ...
  • Blockchain-based innovation in post-COVID-19 trade finance 

    Henríquez Larrazábal, Ricardo Daniel; Martínez de Osés, Francesc Xavier; Martínez Marín, Jesús Ezequiel; Tomas, Cristina (2021-08-25)
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    While trade finance has been recognized as a key enabler in international trade, there is a persistent gap between supply and demand. This gap threatens to widen after the shocks suffered during the COVID-19 pandemic, which ...
  • Ship emissions reduction using weather ship routing optimisation 

    Borén Altés, Clara; Castells Sanabra, Marcel·la; Grifoll Colls, Manel (2022-01-01)
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    A significant proportion of global carbon dioxide emissions are attributed to ocean-sailing ships and shipping emissions are predicted to double in less than 30 years. This paper investigates the benefit of using weather ...
  • VDES, la fusión del pasado y del futuro: Comunicaciones digitales para los VTS. 

    Uyà Juncadella, Àfrica (2021-11-02)
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    El acrónimo en inglés VDES responde a: VHF Data Exchange System. Se presenta como un nuevo sistema de comunicaciones marítimas de alcance global, con mayor capacidad de transmisión y recepción, más seguro y fiable. Se ...
  • Open-loop exhaust-gas cleaning system: analysis of effects produced on Barcelona port water pH 

    Díaz Delgado, Nelson Gustavo; Martínez de Osés, Francesc Xavier (2022-03-31)
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    The implementation of a 0.5% mass/mass sulphur cap in fuels used by ships has become a reality. Furthermore, regulation 14 of the MARPOL Convention–Annex VI (amended) establishes that the limit on fuel used by ships operating ...
  • COVID-19 impact on maritime traffic and corresponding pollutant emissions. The case of the Port of Barcelona 

    Mujal Colilles, Anna; Nieto Guarasa, Javier; Fonollosa Magrinyà, Jordi; Llull Marroig, Antoni Ignaci; Castells Sanabra, Marcel·la (2022-02)
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    The impact of the SARS-CoV pandemic has gone well beyond health concerns, reaching the maritime industry. The study on the environmental impact of shipping industry during COVID-19 pandemic can provide useful insights to ...

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