El LIM/UPC (Dept. Enginyeria Civil i Ambiental de l'ETSECCPB) està format per investigadors altament qualificats i de disciplines tecnicocientífiques diverses. Les línies de treball són: hidrodinàmica costanera i estuariana, clima i qualitat del medi ambient marí, física i enginyeria oceanogràfiques, enginyeria i morfologia costanera, enginyeria portuària, i gestió de la zona costanera i els recursos costaners.
El LIM/UPC ha desenvolupat un avançat conjunt de models numèrics i disposa d’una infraestructura de laboratori i camp per al vessant experimental dels projectes desenvolupats (destaca el canal d’onatge ICTS-CIEM, tercer en importància a la UE).

El LIM / UPC (Dpto Ingeniería Civil y Ambiental de la ETSECCPB) está formado por investigadores altamente cualificados y de disciplinas técnico-científicas diversas. Las líneas de trabajo son: hidrodinámica costera y estuárica, clima y calidad del medio ambiente marino, física e ingeniería oceanográficas, ingeniería y morfología costera, ingeniería portuaria, y gestión de la zona costera y los recursos costeros.
El LIM / UPC ha desarrollado un avanzado conjunto de modelos numéricos y dispone de una infraestructura de laboratorio y campo para la vertiente experimental de los proyectos desarrollados (destaca el canal de oleaje ICTS-CIEM, tercero en importancia en la UE).

The Maritime Engineering Laboratory (LIM/UPC) of the Technical University of Catalonia has long-standing experience in the field of maritime engineering. It is a unit of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of the School of Civil Engineering of Barcelona. The LIM/UPC is made up of a team of highly qualified professionals who have solid experience and come from different technical and scientific disciplines (mathematics, physics, geology, civil engineering, oceanography, etc.), who are organised into specialised workgroups that are well-coordinated among themselves. This enables a naturally multidisciplinary approach to the services offered. The basic aims are to undertake basic and applied research, to develop oceanographic and maritime technology, to draw up training programmes for different levels and to organise dissemination activities in the maritime and coastal engineering fields. The main research lines are coastal and estuarine hydrodynamics, maritime environment climate.

The Maritime Engineering Laboratory (LIM/UPC) of the Technical University of Catalonia has long-standing experience in the field of maritime engineering. It is a unit of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of the School of Civil Engineering of Barcelona. The LIM/UPC is made up of a team of highly qualified professionals who have solid experience and come from different technical and scientific disciplines (mathematics, physics, geology, civil engineering, oceanography, etc.), who are organised into specialised workgroups that are well-coordinated among themselves. This enables a naturally multidisciplinary approach to the services offered. The basic aims are to undertake basic and applied research, to develop oceanographic and maritime technology, to draw up training programmes for different levels and to organise dissemination activities in the maritime and coastal engineering fields. The main research lines are coastal and estuarine hydrodynamics, maritime environment climate.

Recent Submissions

  • Storm Gloria: sea state evolution based on in situ measurements and modeled data and its impact on extreme values 

    Alfonso, Marta de; Lin Ye, Jue; García Valdecasas, José María; Pérez Rubio, Susana; Luna, Yolanda; Santos Muñoz, Daniel; Ruiz Gil de la Serna, María Isabel; Pérez Gómez, Begoña; Álvarez Fanjul, Enrique (Frontiers Media, 2021-03-30)
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    Storm Gloria, generated on January 17th, 2020 in the Eastern North Atlantic, crossed the Iberian Peninsula and impacted the Western Mediterranean during the following days. The event produced relevant damages on the coast ...
  • 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 ...
  • Beachgoer perceptions on health regulations of COVID-19 in two popular beaches on the Brazilian Amazon 

    Cajueiro Carneiro Pereira, Luci; de Sousa-Felix, Rosigleyse Corrêa; Brito Dias, Ana Beatriz; Coelho Pessoa, Rubem Manoel; Ribeiro Padilha da Silva, Brenda; da Costa Baldez, Carlos Alessandro; da Costa, Rauquírio Marinho; Sousa da Silva, Taynara; Ferreira da Silva Assis, Luciane; Jiménez Quintana, José Antonio (2021-06)
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    The sandy beaches of the Brazilian Amazon coast have enormous touristic potential and attract thousands of visitors each year, principally in July, at the beginning of the summer vacation period. In 2020, beach going was ...
  • A new morphodynamic instability associated with cross-shore transport in the nearshore 

    Falqués Serra, Albert; Ribas Prats, Francesca; Mujal Colilles, Anna; Puig i Polo, Càrol (2021-07-16)
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    The existing theory for shore-transverse rhythmic sand bars relies on morphodynamic instabilities involving the wave-driven longshore current and rip currents. Intriguingly, transverse finger bars are common on coasts with ...
  • Global costs of protecting against sea-level rise at 1.5°C to 4.0°C 

    Brown, Sally; Jenkins, Katie; Goodwin, Philip; Lincke, Daniel; Vafeidis, Athanasios T.; Tol, Richard S. J.; Jenkins, Rhosanna; Warren, Rachel; Nicholls, Robert J.; Jevrejeva, Svetlana; Sánchez-Arcilla Conejo, Agustín; Haigh, Ivan D. (2021-07)
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    Sea-levels will rise, even with stringent climate change mitigation. Mitigation will slow the rate of rise. There is limited knowledge on how the costs of coastal protection vary with alternative global warming levels of ...
  • Classifying compound coastal storm and heavy rainfall events in the north-western Spanish Mediterranean 

    Sanuy Vázquez, Marc; Rigo, Tomeu; Jiménez Quintana, José Antonio; Llasat Botija, Maria Carmen (2021-06)
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    The north-west (NW) Mediterranean coastal zone is a populous and well-developed area in which the impact of natural hazards like flash floods and coastal storms can result in frequent and significant damages. Although the ...
  • 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, ...
  • The role of beach morphology and mid-century climate change effects on wave runup and storm impact on the northern Yucatan coast 

    Medellín, Gabriela; Mayor, Martí; Appendini, Christian M.; Cerezo Mota, Ruth; Jiménez Quintana, José Antonio (MDPI, 2021-05)
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    Wave runup is a relevant parameter to determine the storm impact on barrier islands. Here, the role of the beach morphology on wave runup and storm impact was investigated at four coastal communities located on the northern ...
  • Sand transport processes and bed level changes induced by two alternating laboratory swash events 

    Van der Zanden, Joep; Cáceres Rabionet, Iván; Eichentopf, Sonja; Ribberink, Jan; Werf, Jebbe J. van der; Alsina Torrent, José María (2019-10)
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    Sand transport processes and net transport rates are studied in a large-scale laboratory swash zone. Bichromatic waves with a phase modulation were generated, producing two continuously alternating swash events that have ...
  • The use of news information published in newspapers to estimate the impact of coastal storms at a regional scale 

    Sancho García, A.; Guillén Aranda, Jorge; Gracia Garcia, Vicente; Rodriguez Gómez, Ana Carlota; Rubio Nicolas, Belén (MDPI, 2021-05)
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    The evaluation of coastal damage caused by storms is not straightforward and different approaches can be applied. In this study, damage caused by extreme storms is evaluated at a regional scale based on news information ...
  • Coastal ocean forecasting in Spanish ports: the SAMOA operational service 

    García Sotillo, Marcos; Cerralbo Peñarroya, Pablo; Lorente Jiménez, Pablo; Grifoll Colls, Manel; Espino Infantes, Manuel; Sánchez-Arcilla Conejo, Agustín; Álvarez Fanjul, Enrique (2020-01)
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    SAMOA (Sistema de Apoyo Meteorológico y Oceanográfico de la Autoridad Portuaria) is the latest initiative of Puertos del Estado, the Spanish Public State Port Agency, to enhance the delivery of user-customised operational ...
  • Applicability enhancement of integrated formula of wave overtopping and runup modeling 

    Yuhi, Masatoshi; Ohtani, Naoya; Mase, Hajime; Sooyoul, Kim; Umeda, Shinya; Altomare, Corrado (Japan Society of Civil Engineers, 2019-10)
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    This study attempts to enhance the applicability of Integrated Formula of Wave Ovetopping and Runup Modeling (IFORM) for the estimation of wave overtopping discharge on seawalls constructed in shallow water depth. The ...

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