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

  • Sensitivity of storm-induced hazards in a highly curvilinear coastline to changing storm directions: the Tordera delta case (NW Mediterranean) 

    Sanuy Vázquez, Marc; Jiménez Quintana, José Antonio (2019-04)
    Article
    Open Access
    Extreme coastal storms, especially when incident in areas with densely urbanized coastlines, are one of the most damaging forms of natural disasters. The main hazards originating from coastal storms are inundation and ...
  • Characterization of bottom sediment resuspension events observed in a micro-tidal bay 

    Grifoll Colls, Manel; Cerralbo Peñarroya, Pablo; Guillén Aranda, Jorge; Espino Infantes, Manuel; Boye Hansen, Lars; Sánchez-Arcilla Conejo, Agustín (2019-03)
    Article
    Open Access
    In this study we investigate the variability in near-bottom turbidity in Alfacs Bay (in the northwestern Mediterranean Sea). The bay is characterized by a micro-tidal environment and seiching activity that may lead to flow ...
  • Ship manoeuvre patterns to prevent propeller scouring effects 

    Castells Sanabra, Marcel·la; Mujal Colilles, Anna; Llull Marroig, Antoni Ignaci; Gironella Cobos, Xavier; Martínez de Osés, Francesc Xavier; Martín Mallofré, Agustí; Sánchez-Arcilla Conejo, Agustín (World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure (PIANC), 2018)
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  • 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)
    Article
    Open Access
    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 ...
  • Use of a hydrodynamic model for the management of water renovation in a coastal system 

    Cerralbo Peñarroya, Pablo; Fernández Pedrera, Marta; Mestres Ridge, Marc; Fernández, Margarita; Espino Infantes, Manuel; Grifoll Colls, Manel; Sánchez-Arcilla Conejo, Agustín (2019-03)
    Article
    Open Access
    In this contribution we investigate the hydrodynamic response in Alfacs Bay (Ebro Delta, NW Mediterranean Sea) to different anthropogenic modifications in freshwater flows and inner bay–open sea connections. The fresh water ...
  • Rhythmic morphology in a microtidal low-energy beach 

    Mujal Colilles, Anna; Grifoll Colls, Manel; Falqués Serra, Albert (2019-06)
    Article
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    Observations of rythmic features along the inner side of the Trabucador barrier beach are coupled to two numerical models to unravel the mechanisms of its formation. The Trabucador is a long (6 Km) narrow (125 m) barrier ...
  • The land–sea coastal border: a quantitative definition by considering the wind and wave conditions in a wave-dominated, micro-tidal environment 

    Sánchez-Arcilla Conejo, Agustín; Lin Ye, Jue; García León, Manuel; Gracia Garcia, Vicente; Pallarès López, Elena (2019-01)
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    Open Access
    A quantitative definition for the land–sea (coastal) transitional area is proposed here for wave-driven areas, based on the variability and isotropy of met-ocean processes. Wind velocity and significant wave height fields ...
  • Impact of sea-level rise on the tourist-carrying capacity of Catalan beaches 

    López-Doriga Sandoval, Uxía; Jiménez Quintana, José Antonio; Valdemoro Garcia, Herminia; Nicholls, Robert J. (2019-03)
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    Tourism provides about 11% of Catalonia's GDP, with most accommodations placed being associated with the “sun-and-sand” model. Since beaches are the main resource to be exploited, it is important to assess how their future ...
  • Wave–current interactions in a wind-jet region 

    Ràfols Bundó, Laura; Grifoll Colls, Manel; Espino Infantes, Manuel (2019-01)
    Article
    Open Access
    Wave–current interactions (WCIs) are investigated. The study area is located at the northern margin of the Ebro shelf (northwestern Mediterranean Sea), where episodes of strong cross-shelf wind (wind jets) occur. The aim ...
  • Breaker bar morphodynamics under erosive and accretive wave conditions in large-scale experiments 

    Eichentopf, Sonja; Cáceres Rabionet, Iván; Alsina Torrent, José Maria (2018)
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    Differences between breaker bar evolution under high energy (erosive) and subsequent mild energy (accretive) wave conditions are studied based on three data sets from large-scale morphodynamic experiments. Under erosive ...
  • Subtidal circulation in a microtidal Mediterranean bay 

    Cerralbo Peñarroya, Pablo; Espino Infantes, Manuel; Grifoll Colls, Manel; ValleLevinson, Arnoldo (2018-12)
    Article
    Open Access
    We examine the role of different forcings on the subtidal circulation in a microtidal bay with freshwater inputs in the NW Mediterranean Sea: Alfacs Bay. Observations of subtidal flow in summer 2013 and winter 2014 reveal ...
  • Linking source with consequences of coastal storm impacts for climate change and risk reduction scenarios for Mediterranean sandy beaches 

    Sanuy Vázquez, Marc; Duo, Enrico; Jager, Wiebke S.; Ciavola, Paolo; Jiménez Quintana, José Antonio (2018-07)
    Article
    Open Access
    Integrated risk assessment approaches to support coastal managers' decisions when designing plans are increasingly becoming an urgent need. To enable efficient coastal management, possible present and future scenarios must ...

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