Environmental Port Management

Environmental Port Management

IH Cantabria is actively  developing of tools and methodologies applied to the environmental management of port systems. Many of the efforts of recent years have been based upon the principles established by the European legislation on water quality. In line with these principles, IH Cantabria addresses three major challenges:

  • The adaptation of the generic goals of protection and improvement of aquatic systems to the uniqueness of a port environment by establishing the ROM 5.1

  • The implementation of management models in different geographical contrasted both statewide (Santander, Huelva, Cadiz, Tarragona, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, etc.) And European (UK, Ireland, Portugal, France);
  • The involvement of the business sector for technology transfer and innovation, by creating a discussion group framed within the PROTECMA technology platform.


    Some studies

-Implementing the assessment and management of environmental risks ROM 5.1 in the Port of Santa Cruz de Tenerifetenerife2 

DATES: 2011-2012

CLIENT: Port Authority of Santa Cruz de Tenerife

TASKS: Estimation and assessment of environmental risk associated with point and diffuse emissions previously located at  the Port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife.


-Environmental impact study for the expansion of the dredging of the port of Moin (Costa Rica)CostaRIca

DATE: 2005

CLIENT: Port Administration and Economic Development of the Atlantic (JAPDEVA) - University of Costa Rica

TASKS: a study of the environmental impact of the work provided


-Study of the effects of storm water discharge canal of Torrevieja Torrevieja2 Acequion Torrevieja2

DATE: 2009


TASKS: Analysis of environmental effects of discharges of stormwater on the different uses of the aquatic environment.









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